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Environmental committee introduces “bag for life” to the community of Swakopmund

Environmental committee introduces “bag for life” to the community of Swakopmund

This past Saturday the newly established environmental committee, approved by the Swakopmund Municipal Council, hosted an awareness campaign at Vineta Woermann Brock and at the Shoprite Shopping centre. The campaign is aimed at introducing a new shopping bag called “the bag for life”.   The Environmental Committee consists of representatives from various organisations including the […]

Swakopmund’s first high-rise building at the Mole

Swakopmund’s first high-rise building at the Mole

The new development on the old municipal swimming pool erf at the Mole received generally positive reviews when it was presented to the public on Friday at the Swakopmund municipality. “Sur la Plage” will include the first high-rise building to be constructed in the coastal town.   The development “Sur la Plage” will consist of […]

Two matriculants in deadly accident hours after writing final examinations

Four young Swakopmund residents were involved in a deadly car accident on the C14 gravel road in the vicinity of the Gaub Pass on Tuesday evening. The accident claimed the life of 18-year-old Saskia de Beer. Two of the occupants who survived the accident were Grade 12 learners of the Swakopmund Private School. They only […]

Sulphur spill in Walvis Bay

Sulphur spill in Walvis Bay

A truck carrying break bulk sulphur powder spilled some of its content close to the main gate of the port of Walvis Bay on Tuesday morning, setting into action a swift environmental clean-up operation. All the relevant emergency services assisted, which include the Walvis Bay traffic department to cordon off traffic from the contaminated area […]

18 small businesses donated equipment

A total of twelve small businesses from different towns within the constituencies of Erongo received various types of equipment donated by the Income Generating Activities’ (IGA) programme on Wednesday. The IGA is managed by the Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare (MGCW). The IGA programme is aimed at contributing to the socio-economic empowerment of […]

Beer from new Namib Dunes Craft Brewery now on sale

Beer from new Namib Dunes Craft Brewery now on sale

Swakopmund is fast making a comeback as the beer brewing capital of Namibia. A unique, new craft brewery is operating at Swakopmund since the end of September. It is called the Namib Dunes Craft Brewery and their product is now on sale at various restaurants and stores in Swakopmund. The two partners and brewers are […]

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 […]