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ErongoRED to save millions with new solar powerplant

ErongoRED to save millions with new solar powerplant

A milestone for the regional electricity distributor Erongo RED: Yesterday the ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of a three Megawatt (MW) solar energy power plant at Arandis took place – the plant is expected to be in operation by June 2017. The new solar power plant is being built by OLC Arandis Solar Energy, a […]

No pay by today – we burn down the houses

No pay by today – we burn down the houses

Workers of the Delta Group, which got the contract to construct houses for the Mass Housing Development Programme on the north-eastern outskirts of Swakopmund, have threatened to burn down the houses if the company does not pay them by today. On Wednesday the workers gathered at the site and lit various small fires “to warn […]

Gebedstaptog

Die gemeenskap van Walvisbaai en Swakopmund verenig môre oor kerkgrense om deel te neem aan die Gebedstaptog (Walk For Jesus) om padveiligheid op die B2 kuspad aan God op te dra. Die twee groot kruise wat weerskante van die kuspad in die omgewing van Langstrand geplant is, was juis die handewerk van gebedstappers toe hierdie […]

If you don’t own a house, you have no value

In Namibia, if you don’t own a house, you are nobody. “If you don’t have a house, nobody will respect you, because you have nothing.” This was said by Bobby Kandjala, special advisor to Governor of Erongo, Cleophas Mutjavikua, in Henties Bay yesterday. Kandjala was speaking during the hand-over of 28 houses constructed under the […]

59-year old arrested for child molestation

59 Year-old Hendrick Heinrich Fourie, also known as Oupa Becks, will remain in custody after he was arrested for allegedly letting four minor girls “play” with his private parts. The suspect was apprehended on Wednesday in Swakopmund and appeared in the Swakopmund Magistrates Court yesterday. He is charged with contravening the Immoral Practices Act. According […]

Kaapehi demands inclusivity in German-Namibian talks

Kaapehi demands inclusivity in German-Namibian talks

Swakopmund Councillor Uahimisa Kaapehi has called on the German and Namibian Government to “go home and halt the ongoing pretentious engagements.” He made these remarks during the official visit in Swakopmund by Ruprech Polenz, Special Envoy for the German-Namibian talks on genocide negotiations, on Wednesday this week. About 20 members of the Ovaherero community met […]

Link between jewellery theft and Karibib robbery

Link between jewellery theft and Karibib robbery

The police has not made any arrests, nor recovered any of the stolen jewellery which was robbed on Monday night at the Swakopmund jeweller Indigo Blue. Three suspects got away with jewellery valued at more than N$500 000 after smashing the display window during the thunderstorm. “We are urgently requesting the public for assistance in […]

Mechanic killed instantly as truck slips off hydraulic jack

A 56 year-old employee of Coastal Auto Repairs in Swakopmund died on Friday morning when a truck on which he worked slipped off a hydraulic jack and crushed him. A second person sustained serious injuries during the freak accident. The incident was confirmed by Detective Inspector Erastus Iikuyu, Acting Regional Crime Investigations Co-ordinator for Erongo. […]

Week old abandoned baby discovered alive in desert near Nonidas

A member of the Swakopmund public discovered a crying week-old baby in the Nonidas area on Saturday morning. The infant is believed to have been abandoned and a hunt is now on to locate the baby’s mother. The public is urged to come forward with any possible information that can lead to the location of […]

Kahimise still “considering” offer of CoW top job

Kahimise still “considering” offer of CoW top job

Erongo Red CEO, Robert Kahimise, was not yet prepared to let the cat out of the bag, following news that he was offered the job as CEO of City of Windhoek (CoW). Staff members and other stakeholders of Erongo Red were left with divided opinions after a certain remark Kahimise made during the Erongo Red […]