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NamPol intervenes at Paheye Primary School in Omaruru

This week members of the Namibian Police had to cut down locks from the gates of Paheye Primary School in Omaruru after parents changed the locks on the gates on Monday and refused to remove them to keep learners from entering the school premises. The incident is directly linked to parents’ dissatisfaction with the exodus […]

Driving license revoked for drunken driving

Walvis Bay resident Elizabeth Cronje’s driving license was revoked for one year, and she was slapped by a fine of N$20 000 or one year imprisonment, after Magistrate John Sindano found her guilty last week of drunken driving. Cronje was arrested on 6 February this year. As this was the fourth time that she was […]

Quarrel over bottle of wine ends in bloody death

A man bleeds death between 06:00-06:30 on Saturday in Ekuatalike Street, in the DRC informal settlement after an alcohol-fuelled, violent rage during an argument with his girlfriend over a bottle of Tassenberg wine. The deceased was identified as Joel Somseb (37). According to Nampol spokesperson in Erongo, Deputy Commissioner Erastus Iikuyu, Somseb engaged in an […]

Penguin population on a sharp decline

Penguin population on a sharp decline

During the past few weeks four injured and malnourished African Penguins were rescued in the area of Swakopmund and Walvis Bay. They are recovering in the care of the Seabird and Penguin Rehabilitation Centre in Swakopmund.   Since 1997, Dr Sandra Dantu and Mark Boorman have been taking care of injured penguins, found by the […]

Richard Branson in Namibia

Richard Branson in Namibia

The billionaire business magnate, investor and philanthropist is scheduled to meet with Namibian President Dr Hage Geingob on Tuesday to discuss investment opportunities in the country. With over 200 companies in more than 30 countries, Branson’s visit becomes the second-high profile billionaire mapping Namibia investment opportunities after Chinese billionaire Jack Ma”, reports Oshili24.

Langstrand emergency landing: plane ran out of fuel after pilot failed to switch to reserve tank

Langstrand emergency landing: plane ran out of fuel after pilot failed to switch to reserve tank

The Cessna 210 that made an emergency landing on the B2 coastal road near Langstrand on Thursday late afternoon was flown out again by an experienced pilot on Saturday. Traffic on the B2 coastal road was brought to a standstill to allow for the pilot to take off from the main road. Dozens of people […]

No special treatment for Hai-//om San living in Swakopmund

78 members of the Hai-//om San Traditional Authority residing in Swakopmund recently applied for residential plots in the coastal town. Town Council decided not to give the group special preferential treatment, but encouraged the members to participate in the housing registration exercise instead. In total there are about 300 Hai-//om San community members residing in […]

Open Market in DRC standing unused

Open Market in DRC standing unused

The business community of the DRC informal settlement is increasingly unhappy with the Swakopmund Municipality which constructed an open market for business people in the area, but years have passed during which the facility is unoccupied. The open market, also known as Omatara, in DRC was built sometime in 2011. There are many people in […]

Car hijacking attempt in Swakopmund

The Swakopmund Neighborhood Watch is calling on residents to be extra vigilant after an attempted hijacking in Ocean View on Wednesday morning. The victim managed to escape unharmed. According to the victim, Hennie Siemens, he was on his way to work on Wednesday and had to stop at the T-junction of Tsavorite Road and the […]

Swakopmund residents can now add their names to low cost housing waiting list

The Swakopmund municipality has invited residents of Swakopmund, who do not own a house, were never registered and are on no housing waiting list, to have their names placed down for low-cost housing options forming part of the Build-Together scheme. Registration starts on 6 November.   According to Mrs Liezle du Plessis from the municipality, […]