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Winter rains over the coast

Winter rains over the coast

Predictions were correct: Yesterday afternoon it rained in Swakopmund, albeit it was only very little. Many residents were surprised when they first heard a loud thunder followed by droplets all over town. The weather will once again change in the coming days with East Wind conditions expected to begin on Sunday. The photo shows the […]

Swakopmund municipality’s solution is to pour sand over the flooded mess

Swakopmund municipality’s solution is to pour sand over the flooded mess

The owner of house number 637 Ochs Street in Tamariskia in Swakomund, Mr Johny Gamatham, says he is desperate for a solution over sewage and rain water which have been frequently flooding his premises from street level. “I have been complaining about the issue to the Swakopmund Municipality but to no avail, I called and […]

South African commits suicide at Nonidas

A 55 year old South African man committed suicide Monday evening close to Nonidas on the outskirts of Swakopmund by gassing himself in his car. The body of Neville William Duvenhage was found on Tuesday morning at about 06:00, said Regional Crime Co-ordinator, Deputy Commissioner Ottilie Kashuupulwa.… According to Kashuupulwa the deceased left a suicide […]

Swakopmund budget down by N$36,3 million

True to its word, the Swakopmund Town Council has made the formalization of DRC and the availing of affordable serviced land its main focus for the new financial year. During the last Town Council Meeting on Tuesday evening Erkkie Shitana, Chairperson of the Management Committee, tabled a Capital Budget to the tune of N$88.6 million. […]

Swakopmund’s guinea fowl population multiplied to more than 150 individuals

Swakopmund’s guinea fowl population multiplied to more than 150 individuals

Swakopmunds guinea fowl population around the Lighthouse at the Mole has grown to about 150 individual birds – these are the most recent estimates by some individuals who feed them regularly. The flock of guinea fowl remains a bone of contention since the birds moved into the area some years ago. While tourists and some […]

Well known Pino Borruso dies

Well known Pino Borruso dies

The death occurred in Walvis Bay at 00:30 on Thursday of Mr Pino Borruso, a long time Walvis Bay resident. Mr Borruso celebrated his 81st birthday last month. He leaves behind his wife Vivian, children Tony, Laura, Teresa and Patrick as well as grandchildren, great-grandchildren, stepchildren and other relatives whom all loved him dearly.

Carnival spirit grips Swakopmund

Carnival spirit grips Swakopmund

The Swakopmund Karneval, also known as Küska, has begun: On Saturday a part of the main road was closed for this year’s “Narrenwecker”. Narrenwecker in German means Jokers/Jester wake-up-call and marks the start of the carnival season. “It was a very successful event, which we can in part thank the very good weather,” commented Küska […]

Trailer overturns near Swakopmund on B2

Trailer overturns near Swakopmund on B2

Late News: a trailer of a heavy truck overturned some 25km from Swakopmund on the B2 main road yesterday. The trailer overturned next to the road, leading to minimal disruption to traffic. Full details of the accident was not yet available at the time of going to press.

Uis abuzz with Fly-In 2016

Uis abuzz with Fly-In 2016

The small town of Uis in Damaraland was abuzz with the sound of aircraft engines on Friday and Saturday 27 and 28 May. The second Uis Fly-In was held this past week end where aviation lovers and enthusiasts gathered together in the shadow of the mighty Brandberg to partake in this fun filled event. The […]

Johnny Doeseb heads NCCI Walvis Bay

Johnny Doeseb heads NCCI Walvis Bay

New blood is flowing through the veins of the Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry Walvis Bay branch, following an election on Thursday of a new committee entirely made up of newcomers. The Chamber has been under heavy criticism in recent months for not delivering to standards and sidelining smaller business people from previously disadvantaged […]