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Public concerned over “smelly” water pumped into lagoon

Public concerned over “smelly” water pumped into lagoon

Residents and tourists were rather skeptical on Sunday over this semi-purified effluent water (semi-purified sewerage water) that drained in to the Walvis Bay lagoon. The water was a dark brown, smelly mass which created a whitish foam as it flowed into the lagoon. Residents for many weeks now complain that the semi-purified effluent actually damages […]

Report affirms Namibia’s Logistics ambitions

Report affirms Namibia’s Logistics ambitions

Namibia’s Logistics Hub vision heralds the examination of our logistics performance indicators in the domestic and international logistic arena. It is against this background that the first annual state of logistics report for Namibia was launched in the capital earlier this month. The report, which documents Namibia’s size and contribution of logistics, was dubbed “a […]

Rail transport between Walvis Bay and Grootfontein set for major boost

Rail transport between Walvis Bay and Grootfontein set for major boost

TransNamib and Ascon Energy (Pty) Ltd signed a Rail Transport Agreement (RTA) on 20 March 2019 for the transport of coal, containers and various commodities between Walvis Bay and the inland terminals of Grootfontein and Gobabis. The agreement, signed by TransNamib CEO, Mr Johny Smith and Mr Nate MacMillan, Ascon Energy’s Managing Director, will cater […]

Dance the night away

Dance the night away

Sharlien Tjambari Dancers from The Dance Factory in Swakopmund had outstanding and breath-taking performances on Friday at the Namib Primary School Aula, where they showcased various styles of dancing ranging from contemporary to Hip-hop and Ballet. The night was all about dancing. The event was well attended and the hall was fully packed with people […]

Suicide by hanging

Suicide by hanging

A 38-year-old man’s body was found by his friends hanging from the roof of his girlfriend’s informal house in Kuisebmond this weekend. According to friends, Victor Akuumba was with his friends and girlfriend at a local bar on Thursday 4 April. He allegedly went for a smoke outside but instead disappeared to his girlfriend’s house. […]

RFA hosts successful continental Road Maintenance Fund AGM

RFA hosts successful continental Road Maintenance Fund AGM

Namibia’s Road Fund Administration had the distinct honour of hosting the 171h Annual General Assembly for the African Road Maintenance Funds Association (ARMFA) in Swakopmund earlier this month. This was the first time that Namibia has hosted this prestigious gathering. 150 Delegates from road funds, bilateral and multi-lateral institutions from Africa and the globe joined […]

Namoyster has new owners

Namoyster has new owners

One of the coast’s pioneering oyster producers, Namoyster CC, is under new ownership, Mr Theunis Keulder and his spouse Desmèon, both well-known residents of the coast. Mr Keulder hosted the Namibian media on Thursday on a guided tour to Namoyster’s growth facility off Walvis Bay as well the land-based facility where the oysters are cleaned […]

Hands off our tourists

Hands off our tourists

Isaac Chikosi A man who broke into the vehicle of tourists in Swakopmund on Saturday has been dealt swift justice and is now serving a year prison sentence. His co-accused maintains his innocence and will be going on trial on 20 May this year. The arrest and sentencing is a clear message to any criminal […]

Police confirms Elna-Marie Abbot committed suicide

Police confirms Elna-Marie Abbot committed suicide

Floris Steenkamp The Namibian Police confirmed earlier this week that its criminal investigation into the death of former Walvis Bay resident Elna-Marie Abbott concluded suicide. Abbott’s body was discovered next to a rail track in the capital Windhoek last Friday, with the body’s head severed. From an investigation point of view it was clear that […]

Consignment of pork up in flames

Consignment of pork up in flames

Sharlien Tjambari A Scania cooler truck loaded with pork and sheep carcasses on way from Mariental to Walvis Bay went up in flames on Wednesday, after the driver lost control of the truck when the fully loaded trailer’s right tyre burst. The driver managed to get the truck back on the road. According to Deputy […]