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Langstrand downpour can be as high as 25mm

Langstrand downpour can be as high as 25mm

Thunder, lightning and rain: that is what many coastal residents woke up to on Tuesday morning. Langstrand received exceptional rains whilst Swakopmund and Walvis Bay only saw very mild downpours. Although parts of Langstrand’s streets became temporary rivers as a result of the rains, reports of a 100mm downpour is a long shot. Residents at […]

The Ramform Atlas

The Ramform Atlas

This is not your everyday occurrence: two vessels will be alongside in the port of Walvis Bay today, both vessels the largest in their respective classes on the planet. The Ramform Atlas, the biggest seismic research vessels on earth, is currently alongside in port for repairs. Then, on Saturday the super yacht, M5 (formerly Mirabella […]

Wlotzkas desalination plant running at 75% capacity

Wlotzkas desalination plant running at 75% capacity

The desalination plant located near the coast at Wlotzkasbaken, north of Swakopmund, is currently running at 75% capacity and is supplying close to 50% of total water demand of the Erongo Region. This statistic was revealed by Areva Resources. While Areva emphasises the fact the plant operates smoothly, the price for its desalinated water remains […]

Nampol looks for owner of this hide

Nampol looks for owner of this hide

A ornamental animal hide, which was confiscated from a person suspected to have stolen it, is still in possession of the Namibian Police at Walvis Bay. They would like the owner to contact the investigating officer to provide more details which could lead to the prosecution of the suspect in whose possession it was found. […]

Walvis Bay closer to Mass Housing target

President Hage Geingob was in Walvis Bay on Friday to inau-gurate the handing over of nearly 250 low cost houses in Kuisebmond and Narraville. These two- and three-bedroom houses are products of cooperation between the Ministry of Urban and Rural Development, the Walvis Bay Municipality and the private sector and are part of Namibia’s Mass […]

Huge changes to traffic system around Dunes Mall in the pipeline

Huge changes to traffic system around Dunes Mall in the pipeline

With the regulation of traffic flow to- and from the Dunes Mall as the only short-term solution, namib times also this week wanted to hear from the municipality of Walvis Bay’s traffic authority what the longer-term solutions entail. Traffic chief Eben Platt confirmed that the Walvis Bay local aut-hority held a meeting where several changes […]

Swakopmund one step closer to install CCTV cameras

The Police Public Relations Committee (PPRC) will soon organise public meetings to sensitise the community on the proposal of installing CCTV cameras at selected positions around Swakopmund. This was decided at the recent Council meeting after recognising the increase in the crime rate in town.   To realise the goal of installing CCTV cameras in […]

Petrol prices to increase

Petrol prices to increase

The Ministry of Mines and Energy has announced in a media release that fuel pump prices will increase tomorrow, 1 November 2017 at 00:01. This decision was made due to ‘recent reports indicating that oil companies are failing to generate sufficient returns on their investments in the petroleum sector and there is a need to […]

Arts and crafts dealers relocated as Kavita Park palm trees are being pruned

Arts and crafts dealers relocated as Kavita Park palm trees are being pruned

62 Vendors operating at Kavita Park in Swakopmund selling arts and handcrafted goods have been temporarily relocated to the parking lot at the tennis courts. These micro entrepreneurs will operate from this new site for the time being, whilst the palm trees at Kavita Park are pruned. The decision regarding the temporary relocation was taken […]

Convicted rapist free after 17 years

Former Karibib farmer and convicted rapist, Thomas Afrikaner, who has been serving a 27-year jail term on five charges of rape is a free man after serving 17 years of the sentence. That is thanks to the Supreme Court overturning two of the five counts. Afrikaner was found guilty and sentenced by Judge Pio Teek […]