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“Eyes in the sky” watching for illegal activity along the coast

“Eyes in the sky” watching for illegal activity along the coast

Illegal hunters, poachers and thieves beware – the non-profit organisation Intelligence Support Against Poaching (ISAP) will conduct daily aerial patrols along the Namibian coastline this festive season and report any activities harmful to the environment. Operation Protector officially commenced on 1 December and will last at least until 15 January. ISAP will be working in […]

B2 coastal road off limits to trucks

Goods vehicles (light and heavy trucks) weighing more than five tons will not be allowed to travel on the B2 coastal road between Swakopmund and Walvis Bay from 12 December 2017 to 19 January 2018. The Ministry of Works and Transport imposes this restriction every year in the interest of road safety during the festive […]

Swakopmund overspent and underbudgeted in 2016/2017

During the financial year 2016/17, the Swakopmund municipality has over-spent more than N$2.86 million while at the same time did not budget enough for various other services, which amounts to an additional N$8.88 million. Town Council recently approved additional funds to make up for the shortfall. According to the minutes of the last Council meeting, […]

Listeriosis outbreak

The South African Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi announced on 5 December 2017 that more than 30 people had died following an outbreak of Listeriosis. Listeriosis is one of the serious food-borne illnesses and causes uncomfortable symptoms that can be fatal. With an influx of South African nationals expected to the coastal region and also […]

Swakopmund doctor stripped of his medical license in Ireland after two indecent exposure incidents

Dirk Redman, a medical doctor from Swakopmund was found guilty in Ireland by that country’s medical council for exposing himself in an indecent manner to a child and a nurse. He was found guilty for disgraceful and dishonourable conduct at the Sligo General Hospital in Ireland. The decision to cancel Dr Dirk Redman’s license to […]

Three suspects in Strzelecki murder remain behind bars

Three suspects in Strzelecki murder remain behind bars

The three suspects accused of murdering Swakopmund residents Siegfried Paul Helmuth (82) and his wife Sieglinde Roswitha Strzelecki (79) at the beginning of August will remain in custody for now. This was ordered when the accused made an appearance at the Swakopmund Magistrates Court on Wednesday this week. The three suspects, Daniel Stephanus Nghilifa (26), […]

Gruesome start to festive season on Namibia’s roads

Gruesome start to festive season on Namibia’s roads

The death toll on Namibia’s roads has marked the start of the festive season as the deadliest in the country’s history. Twenty people were killed on the country’s roads over the weekend, with five of the deaths in two separate accidents in the Erongo Region. Adding to this tragedy is the fact that a person […]

Swakopmund and Walvis Bay mayors re-elected

Both mayors were spared the political axe after not siding with faction Team Swapo that did not want President Hage Geingob to run for a second term in office as Head of State in the 2019 Presidential and National Assembly Elections. In Swakopmund, the seat of Deputy Mayor also remained unchanged in favour of Clr. […]

Fuel price increases

This week, on Wednesday at one minute past midnight, fuel prices in Namibia are increasing by fifty cents a liter, both for petrol and diesel. For those planning to travel far for holiday destinations, this brings an unexpected twist to the fuel budget. The Ministry of Mines and Energy in its announcement said the current […]

Usakos first ever expo to kick off soon

Usakos first ever expo to kick off soon

The first ever Usakos Development Expo will be hosted from 6 to 9 December. The Expo, which is themed ‘Embracing Diversity towards Development’, is the first of its kind for the town and will strive to become an annual event. The Usakos Development Expo is an initiative by the youth of Usakos and it is […]