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Shackfires devastate coastal communities

Shackfires devastate coastal communities

19 shacks were razed to the ground during a fire in Tulinawa in Swakopmund on Wednesday evening. A further three shacks were destroyed in DRC yesterday morning bringing the total amount of shacks that burned since Friday evening in Swakopmund close to 40. “These east wind conditions pose a problem. Residents should be extra careful […]

Nantu threatens to drags GRN to court

The Namibia National Teachers Union (NANTU) have decided to engage the Labour Commissioner in order to settle the three month dispute between them and the government over salary increment, transport and housing allowance increase which the government have up to this point not responded positively to. According to the Erongo Regional Chairperson of NANTU, Jonathan […]

Trustco pays bonus to paid-up Shield members

Trustco Insurance and Trustco Life Ltd – Namibian based short- and long term insurance companies today announced a Nawa bonus pay-out to existing paid up Shield members. Currently the insurers have 120 000 policy holders covering in excess of 300 000 insured members. Legal Shield, the core product of Trustco Insurance has to date paid […]

Mensah-Williams on outreach visit

Mensah-Williams on outreach visit

The entire Swakopmund Constituency community is invited to attend a very important outreach visit program by the Chairperson of the National Council, Ms Margaret Mensah-Williams which will take place on 15 July at the Multi-Purpose Centre in Mondesa at 09:00. The main purpose of the visit is to enhance public participation in the law-making process. […]

Container terminal 56 % complete

Container terminal 56 % complete

The Namibia Ports Authority (Namport) released statistics recently confirming the N$4 billion container terminal project on reclaimed land in the port of Walvis Bay has now reached 56 % completion. This project is the first of its kind in Namibia and involves the reclamation of 40 hectares of land in the port of Walvis Bay […]

Youth Development Policy launched

Youth Development Policy launched

While Namibia’s countrywide unemployment rate stands at 29.6% (2014 study) the situation in Swakopmund is much worse: 65% of the youth is unemployed. This figure was revealed yesterday and forms part of the reason why Swakopmund developed a Youth Development Policy and Strategy. “Namibia, like many of its neighbours, faces many challenges varying from unemployment, […]

Two plead guilty after caught with 60 illegally harvested rock lobster

Two plead guilty after caught with 60 illegally harvested rock lobster

Fishing Inspectors, private investigators and members of the Swakopmund neighbourhood watch made a break-through in the illegal rock lobster trade over the weekend after arresting two residents who illegally harvested 60 rock lobsters – even though the season is currently closed. Lorenzo Pitt (23) and Edmund Klazen (42) were sentenced to a fine of N$2 […]

The Dogg sets example with circumcision

The Dogg sets example with circumcision

The United States has now committed an additional N$100 million to support the Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) in Namibia. During the official opening of the VMMC Site in Swakopmund on Friday Namibian artist “The Dogg” announced that he will undergo the procedure in August this year – and the Minister of Health and Social […]

Cgals wins in Russia

Cgals wins in Russia

The Swakopmund Cgals Chamber Choir has won the Open Category for “Musica Sacra with accompaniment” at the 9th World Choir Games currently taking place in Sochi (Russia). The Cgals sing in a total of three categories at the event and have so far completed two categories. The next category will be completed next week after […]

Driver smashes into two vehicles and building after leaving bar

Driver smashes into two vehicles and building after leaving bar

An allegedly inebriated driver of a double-cab bakkie caused a serious accident late Friday evening in the road close to Vintage Dance Bar in Swakopmund. Eyewitnesses reported seeing the driver enter his parked car, spin on the road and then smashing into two parked vehicles before ending up in the showroom of Atlatek Refrigeration. Luckily […]