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Taxi commuters demand a stop to so called “increased” taxi tariffs

Taxi commuters at Walvis Bay pleaded yesterday for both the municipal traffic authority and the Namibian Police to urgently intervene in what they described as a growing standoff between taxi drivers and the public over so called increased taxi fares. Taxi drivers insist there was a fee increase. Members of the public question this, but […]

DTA and NUDO to pay more for erven than SWAPO

The Swakopmund Town Council has, in principle, approved the sale of properties to two political parties, one for the DTA and another for NUDO. Judging by the purchase price decided on though, both parties will have to fork out significantly more compared to the sale of the SWAPO erf earlier this year. According to the […]

Help Identify this boy

Help Identify this boy

Help Identify this boy This boy has local social workers and the Namibian Police puzzled, as he was brought to the Walvis Bay Kids Haven two weeks ago. The boy says his name is Damian but neither his parents or any other person came forward to identify him. Do you know this boy? The Namibian […]

Namibia Marine Phosphate comes out of its corner

Namibia Marine Phosphate (NMP) issued a statement over the weekend expressing its dissatisfaction and concern over its Environment Clearance Certificate withdrawn by the Environmental Commissioner, which effectively ends all hopes of the company establishing a marine phosphate mining venture off the Namibian coast near Walvis Bay. Below, find a full version of the statement issued […]

Strange sighting: Zebra drowns in pool at smallholding

Strange sighting: Zebra drowns in pool at smallholding

A young, male Zebra was found dead yesterday morning in a pool on the smallholding Hof-Holstein along the Swakop-River. “This is the first time in all the years I live here, that I’ve seen a Zebra here,” said the tenant Peter Ermann to namib times. He believes the animal drowned in the pool either on […]

Arandis Town Council will soon be managing a logistics hub

The development of the logics hub at the town of Arandis will start in a few months’ time. The Logistics Park’s design and layout is in progress. The installation of services commences in the first quarter of 2017, according to the Communications Officer Mr Manfred Murangi. According to Murangi logistics is a detailed and complex […]

“Nuwe” Taxitariewe nie geldig – Verkeershoof

‘n Vrou van Narraville op Walvisbaai is gisteroggend voor haar woning deur ‘n taxibestuurder aangerand, toe sy glo geweier het om ‘n verhoogde taxi-tarief te betaal. Daar is gistermiddag amptelike bevestiging daarvoor ontvang dat geen nuwe taxitariewe van krag is nie, en die publiek dus moet aandring op die huidige tariewe. Verskeie soortgelyke klagtes is […]

“Change this business-as-usual attitude” – Minister Kameeta grills Ministerial staff

“Change this business-as-usual attitude” – Minister Kameeta grills Ministerial staff

The newly created Ministry of Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare, which was meant to be a beacon of hope for the poor and destitute, lacks urgency in executing its duties. This is according to the Minister accountable for this Ministry, Bishop Emeritus Zephania Kameeta. Kameeta urged staff of the Ministry to change their “business as […]

“Interesting development” in phosphate saga

The decision by the Minister of Environment and Tourism, Pohamba Shifeta, to set aside the Environmental Clearance Certificate granted to Namibia Marine Phosphate on Wednesday this week, did not come as a surprise. Instead “it is an interesting development,” said Matti Amuka, Chairperson of the Confederation of Namibian Fishing Associations to namib times. Shifeta made […]

44 year old man hospitalised after beaten with brick and mugged

A 44 year-old Swakopmund resident was brutally assaulted on Sunday evening by a gang near the Cemetery in Mondesa while he was returning home from a night out. Such attacks have become a concern and a regular occurrence. “I was in bed already when my husband came home at midnight. He was badly wounded and […]