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Firefighters from all over train in Swakopmund

Firefighters from all over train in Swakopmund

20 Firefighters from various local authorities all over Namibia are on a training course at the Swakopmund Fire Brigade until tomorrow. As part of the basic firefighting offered the firemen had to do a search-and-rescue operation in a house yesterday and extinguish an open fire. Some old tyres were set alight on the premises of […]

Construction camps are not for accomodation

Construction camps are not for accomodation

The Swakopmund Town Council has once again reinforced its opinion not to allow staff members to overnight at construction camps which fall under its jurisdiction. Council decided this at the recent meeting after an application was received from the contractor currently upgrading the Swakopmund-Henties Bay-Uis road. The application was received by Zhong Mei Engineering Group […]

Tourism is booming in Namibia

Tourism is booming in Namibia

Political stability, good infrastructure and a safe traveling destination were cited as some of the main strengths of Namibia which ensure “the stars smiling down on the country’s tourism.” This was said in a statement by the Managing Director of the Gondwana Group, Mannfred Goldbeck, who said the Group posted a record 78,56 % monthly […]

Battle heats up over “non-existent” Rössmund Golf Estate

It is no golf estate – it is an ordinary suburb of Swakopmund that happens to be situated next to a golf course – resident The Rössmund suburb of Swakopmund has allegedly been misrepresented as a golf estate to prospective buyers. Furthermore, each of the home owners has notarial bonds against their title deeds in […]

Fisheries Ministry admits assessing Chinese businessman’s request for export of live seals to Asian Aquarium trade

Fisheries Ministry admits assessing Chinese businessman’s request for export of live seals to Asian Aquarium trade

The Fisheries Management Committee of the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR) is currently reviewing an application by a Chinese company to catch and export live seals for the Asian aquarium trade. This was now confirmed by the spokesperson of the MFMR to namib times. The ministry remains tight-lipped if the company is also […]

Swakopmund to register all Taxis

Swakopmund to register all Taxis

In an attempt to curb crime and reduce illegal activities in Swakopmund, Town Council has decided to mark all Taxis and equip them with a number – similarly to the system already in place in the capital Windhoek. This announcement was made by Mayor Pauline Nashilundo at the recent Council meeting. “The registration and distribution […]

Swakopmund does not owe NamWater N$74m

Swakopmund does not owe NamWater N$74m

The municipality of Swakopmund does not owe the national water utility NamWater any money due to outstanding bills. This was now reiterated by Swakopmund town councillor Wilfried Groenewald during an interview with namib times. Groenewald was reacting to reports after the Minister of Agriculture, Water and Forestry, John Mutorwa, visited Swakopmund recently during an information […]

International Day of Peace to be commemorated

International Day of Peace to be commemorated

The M.O.T.H. (Memorable Order of Tin Hats) Escarpment Shellhole in Walvis Bay announced this week it would be observing the International Day of Peace this Sunday, as part of the worldwide commemoration of this Day every year on 21 September. Due to practical purposes the M.O.T.H. Escarpment Shellhole will observe as from this year the […]

DTA’s Venaani accused of politically exploiting “fired” fishermen

DTA’s Venaani accused of politically exploiting “fired” fishermen

The Confederation of Namibian Fishing Associations expressed disappointment on Wednesday in the approach taken by DTA leader, McHenry Venaani, whom it says is politically exploiting the situation of some 1500 fishermen who lost their jobs in recent months over an illegal strike. Venaani last week in Walvis Bay threatened to mobilise a nation-wide unemployment march […]

Famed Namibian artist Koos van Ellinckhuijzen passes on at age 73

Famed Namibian artist Koos van Ellinckhuijzen passes on at age 73

The world-renowned artist Jacobus Johannes “Koos” van Ellinckhuijzen (pictured) passed away in Swakopmund on Tuesday at the age of 73. Van Ellinckhuijzen was initially admitted to hospital after suffering a stroke. He passed away in the morning in the Prinzessin Rupprecht Heim. Van Ellinckhuijzen was born on September 20 1942 in Pretoria. He moved to […]