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Richard Branson in Namibia

Richard Branson in Namibia

The billionaire business magnate, investor and philanthropist is scheduled to meet with Namibian President Dr Hage Geingob on Tuesday to discuss investment opportunities in the country. With over 200 companies in more than 30 countries, Branson’s visit becomes the second-high profile billionaire mapping Namibia investment opportunities after Chinese billionaire Jack Ma”, reports Oshili24.

Langstrand emergency landing: plane ran out of fuel after pilot failed to switch to reserve tank

Langstrand emergency landing: plane ran out of fuel after pilot failed to switch to reserve tank

The Cessna 210 that made an emergency landing on the B2 coastal road near Langstrand on Thursday late afternoon was flown out again by an experienced pilot on Saturday. Traffic on the B2 coastal road was brought to a standstill to allow for the pilot to take off from the main road. Dozens of people […]

No special treatment for Hai-//om San living in Swakopmund

78 members of the Hai-//om San Traditional Authority residing in Swakopmund recently applied for residential plots in the coastal town. Town Council decided not to give the group special preferential treatment, but encouraged the members to participate in the housing registration exercise instead. In total there are about 300 Hai-//om San community members residing in […]

Open Market in DRC standing unused

Open Market in DRC standing unused

The business community of the DRC informal settlement is increasingly unhappy with the Swakopmund Municipality which constructed an open market for business people in the area, but years have passed during which the facility is unoccupied. The open market, also known as Omatara, in DRC was built sometime in 2011. There are many people in […]

Car hijacking attempt in Swakopmund

The Swakopmund Neighborhood Watch is calling on residents to be extra vigilant after an attempted hijacking in Ocean View on Wednesday morning. The victim managed to escape unharmed. According to the victim, Hennie Siemens, he was on his way to work on Wednesday and had to stop at the T-junction of Tsavorite Road and the […]

Swakopmund residents can now add their names to low cost housing waiting list

The Swakopmund municipality has invited residents of Swakopmund, who do not own a house, were never registered and are on no housing waiting list, to have their names placed down for low-cost housing options forming part of the Build-Together scheme. Registration starts on 6 November.   According to Mrs Liezle du Plessis from the municipality, […]

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. […]