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Speed and failure to adhere to road sign cause of this accident

Speed and failure to adhere to road sign cause of this accident

Lunch hour traffic was obstructed on Friday in Walvis Bay’s 6th street, after two vehicles were involved in a collision on the 12th Road juncture. A combination of speed and a driver failing to adhere to the stop sign where 12th Road connects with 6th Street resulted in this accident. The one vehicle, a taxi, […]

Computer virus responsible for crash of WB municipal computer system

Computer virus responsible for crash of WB municipal computer system

The municipality of Walvis Bay confirmed this week a computer virus was responsible for the crash of the local authority’s computer network. The crash not only resulted in administrative headaches for both ratepayers and municipal staff, but the municipality is also experiencing a financial setback in that rates and taxes accounts will only be posted […]

Rossmund homeowner defies municipality of Swakopmund’s decision he transgressed building rules of the “so-called Golf Estate” “

In hindsight, had I known then what I know now, I would never have invested a single cent at Rössmund.” This was said this week by one of the residents of this upper class suburb after the Swakopmund Town Council recently took a bold decision in the ongoing so called Rössmund Golf Estate saga to […]

Calls for three year ban of pilchard catches

The Namibia Chamber of Environment (NCE) has called on the Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Bernhard Esau, to introduce a moratorium on pilchard fishing as an urgent measure – for at least three years or until the stock has recovered to a sustainable level. In a statement released this week the Namibia Chamber of […]

Compactor operators demands regular occupational health check-ups

Employees from the solid waste management department, also known as compactor operators, at the Swakopmund Municipality are not happy with the way occupational health check-ups are done at their respective work places and feel that the employees working at the sewerage plant get special treatment compared to them while they almost do the same job, […]

Low uranium price continues to present major challenge

The currently depressed uranium price presents a major challenge to the members of the Namibian Uranium Association (NUA), which includes all mines and various exploration operations. NUA released a statement this week, stating that as a result of the above major stakeholders must be aware of the considerable risks at hand, and support the industry […]

Suspected rapist, who is out on bail, strikes again

A 19 year-old Swakopmund resident, who is currently out on bail on a charge of rape, struck once again over the weekend and raped another victim. This time he raped his neighbour, said Deputy Commissioner Ottilie Kashuupulwa, regional crime investigations co-ordinator for Erongo, to namib times yesterday. According to Kashuupulwa the suspect broke into the […]

River could reach the sea for the first time in six years

River could reach the sea for the first time in six years

For the first time in six years the Swakop River has inched close to the Atlantic Ocean, passing Goanikontes on Saturday. By Sunday the water, which initially was only a small trickle, had filled most of the sand mining pits at the smallholdings outside of town. By yesterday afternoon the river had not reached the […]

Body of drowning victim not yet recovered – Tourists saved from Omaruru flood

Body of drowning victim not yet recovered – Tourists saved from Omaruru flood

The search for the body of a 19 year-old pupil was still ongoing yesterday after he drowned in a feeder of the Omaruru River on Friday evening. Ronald Tjipundi was crossing the river together with a 17 year-old girl, when he was swept away by the strong current. According to Deputy Commissioner Ottilie Kashuupulwa, regional […]

Rains wash away railway track north of Kranzberg – train derails

Rains wash away railway track north of Kranzberg – train derails

The railway line connecting the coast with the north of Namibia has been disrupted about 40 kilometres north of the Kranzberg station located in the vicinity of Usakos. A part of the railway line washed away during the night of Thursday to Friday after heavy rains fell in the area. A freight train, which was […]