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Steinsund off to the fishing grounds

Steinsund off to the fishing grounds

Namib Times reported last week the fishing vessel Steinsund of Seaflower Pelagic Processing undertook her maiden fishing expedition from Walvis Bay. Seaflower Pelagic Processing was so kind to forward us this picture of the vessel as she left the fishing harbour last week.

Guinea’s Alpha Condé visits Walvis Bay – Pres. Hage Geingob accompanies visitor to harbour town

Guinea’s Alpha Condé visits Walvis Bay – Pres. Hage Geingob accompanies  visitor to harbour town

Rudi Bowe Guinea’s President, Alpha Condé, paid a visit to Seawork Fish Processors in Walvis Bay yesterday as part of his State visit to Namibia. The visiting head of state was accompanied by Namibia’s Head of State Dr Hage Geingob. The two presidents are seen here during the visit when they were shown the finer […]

IPSAS soon the new accounting standard

Isaac Chikosi Since 1999 Swakopmund Municipality has made use of the fund-based accounting system IMFO. The Institute of Municipal Finance Officers (IMFO) is the recognized professional body for finance, audit, risk management, performance management and related professionals in the public sector. However, the IMFO reporting standards are no longer in compliance with any international recognised […]

Fisheries Minister seeks N$250m budget allocation

Fisheries Minister seeks N$250m budget allocation

Namibia’s Fisheries Minister Bernhard Esau this week submitted his Ministry’s budget for the 2019/20 financial year, telling the National Assembly he needs N$250 million to carry out his mandate. In his address to the National Assembly, Esau explained approximately N$229 million would be needed to fund the ministry’s operations. An estimated 71 % of this […]

Hit by vehicle at fish factories

Hit by vehicle at fish factories

Eileen van der Schyff Cases of reckless and or negligent driving and drunken driving were opened against a driver who over-took and slammed into a car and then into a pavement hitting a pedestrian. It is alleged Wayne McGuire (29) was driving in Ben Amathila Street towards the naval base and wanted to make a […]

Vulnerable children visit the Swakopmund Aquarium

Vulnerable children visit the Swakopmund Aquarium

Sharlien Tjambari Jo-Ann Lizanne Cloete, under the Namib Nature Delight, took twenty-seven orphans and vulnerable children on an outing to the Swakopmund Aquarium this past Saturday. Children aged between 4-20 years from Tears of Hope and House of Bethanie Orphanage Homes joined Jo-Ann on a sand-boarding adventure and afterwards they visited the Aquarium. Jo-Ann said […]

Public concerned over “smelly” water pumped into lagoon

Public concerned over “smelly” water pumped into lagoon

Residents and tourists were rather skeptical on Sunday over this semi-purified effluent water (semi-purified sewerage water) that drained in to the Walvis Bay lagoon. The water was a dark brown, smelly mass which created a whitish foam as it flowed into the lagoon. Residents for many weeks now complain that the semi-purified effluent actually damages […]

Dune 7 a disgrace

Dune 7 a disgrace

Eileen van der Schyff A Walvis Bay resident was shocked when she visited Dune 7 again for the first time in 15 years, describing the utter disappointment when she saw how this once thriving visitors spot degenerated into a disgusting place no one can be proud of. The person is also an avid reader of […]

NBS coming to Swakopmund and Ongwediva

NBS coming to Swakopmund and Ongwediva

The Namibia Business School (NBS) at the University of Namibia (Unam) is announcing the opening of two regional centres in June 2019: The Director of NBS, Professor Grafton Whyte commented that this move is in direct response to demands from business and student candidates to have courses available closer to important client communities. Business is […]

Key conference on acid and sulphuric acid for mining held at Swakopmund

Key conference on acid and sulphuric acid for mining held at Swakopmund

Contributed Sulphur and Sulphuric Acid Conference hosted by the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM) was held in Swakopmund on Monday 11th March 2019. The two day international event received unrivalled industry support and exceptional participation with over 95 representatives and industry leaders from various countries around the world such as Namibia, Zambia, […]

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