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Walvis Bay to get second floating dock operator

Walvis Bay to get second floating dock operator

Studies are currently underway to test the viability of establishing a second floating dock operator in Walvis Bay. The floating dock will not only focus on vessel repairs in the local fishing industry, but also attract the wider marine ship repair markets of West Africa, sources very close to the project explained. The project was […]

ACC makes good on its promise

The Anti-Corruption Commission of Namibia (ACC) announced in April it will be “knocking on doors soon”. Within days the first arrest followed. The ACC confirmed the arrest of a Karibib town council property clerk, Jafet Garoeb (52) for alleged corrupt activities since 2013. Garoeb is accused of having used his position as a property clerk […]

Rally riders in minor accidents

Rally riders in minor accidents

The past weekend welcomed more than 400 bikers to the coast for the 2nd annual Skeleton Coast Rally in Swakopmund, hosted by the Harley Owners Group of Namibia. Fortunately, only two incidents were reported with less than serious injuries sustained. On Friday morning, a rally participant took a fall on the B2 between Swakopmund and […]

Skeleton Coast Rally 2017: Harley’s “conquer” the coast

Skeleton Coast Rally 2017: Harley’s “conquer” the coast

The recent Skeleton Coast Rally 2017 hosted by the Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.) Namibia Chapter was a resounding success. More than the expected owners of Harley motorbikes took part during the four-day rally, which ended on Sunday. Hundreds of riders from all over the country as well as South Africa travelled to the coast for […]

Competition Commission approves Namport-EBHN merger

Competition Commission approves Namport-EBHN merger

The Namibian Competition Commission (NCC) approved a proposed merger between the Namibia Ports Authority (Namport) and Elgin Brown & Hamer Consortium (Pty) Ltd, which will give the port authority 100 % shareholding in Elgin Brown Hamer Namibia (EBHN). EBHN is one of Namibia’s largest marine-industrial and ship repair companies and operates Namibia’s only floating docks, […]

Usakos Council accused of corruption, nepotism and incompetence

Community members of Usakos are fed up with the “deliberate and open corruption, incompetence and favoritism” by public office bearers. About 30 residents calling themselves the “Usakos Rise Up Group” marched to the Usakos Town Council on Friday where they handed over a petition listing a total of 22 grievances. Adelheid Kandjala, special advisor to […]

Roswitha Deetlefs loses battle against cancer

Roswitha Deetlefs loses battle against cancer

Friends and family of Walvis Bay resident Roswitha Deetlefs are still coming to terms with her passing this weekend. 32 year-old Deetlefs lost the battle against cancer. She was an inspiration to many as she attempted to defeat the disease naturally and continuously remained positive. Deetlefs leaves behind her husband Willi and one year-old daughter […]

Karibib earthquake measured 3.4 on Richterscale

An earthquake measuring 3.4 on the Richterscale was recorded on Tuesday (26 April) at 12:59:58 South of Karibib. This data was released by the Geological Survey of Namibia. The shaking earth was felt by some residents of both Karibib and Usakos. According to the Geological Survey the earthquake occurred at a depth of ten kilometers. […]

Alleged drunk, reckless driver arrested after wild police chase

A 31 year-old spent Sunday and Monday behind bars after he recklessly overtook numerous vehicles on the B2 between Swakopmund and Walvis Bay on Sunday after midnight and thereafter sped off from traffic officials resulting in a lengthy and dangerous police chase through Swakopmund. It actually borders a miracle that nobody was injured during the […]

Gruesome long weekend on Namibian roads: At least 22 dead

Gruesome long weekend on Namibian roads: At least 22 dead

The past long May weekend was one of the bloodiest weekends on the roads in the Namibian history. Across the entire country at least 22 people lost their lives during various accidents. The most horrific collision being the accident between Okahandja and Otjiwarongo on Sunday which claimed the lives of 15 people. “A sad day […]