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Gender-based violence epidemic in Erongo

Isaac Chikosi The number of gender-based violence incidents have this year almost doubled in the Erongo region compared to statistics of 2018. During 2018 a total of 184 gender-based violence related criminal cases were reported. This year the total stands at 287 cases, with three more months of the year to go. In August this […]

Boys’ play ends in tragedy

Boys’ play ends in tragedy

Drowned in the swimming pool of the Hotel de Duine in Henties Bay The small community of Henties Bay is horrified by the drowning on Saturday of a nine year old boy in the swimming pool of the town’s well-known Hotel de Duine.Ensley Esau Geingob and three of his friends sneaked into the hotel’s premises […]

Walvis Bay is the “twin-capital”

Walvis Bay is the “twin-capital”

Three sets of twins born in one week another to be born this week Eileen van der Schyff Three sets of twins were born in Walvis Bay last week. What makes it so much more exciting is the fact that another mother is also expecting the birth of her twins this week. The sets of […]

The 800g baby nicknamed “Brave”

The 800g baby nicknamed “Brave”

Eileen van der Schyff Born prematurely, George Kandume was given the nickname “Brave” by hospital staff of the Walvis Bay state hospital. And there is no other word to describe this very special baby George. He was born on 4 September, weighing only 800 grams. Due to the fact that the Windhoek state hospital is […]

Housing for skilled employees important for development

Housing for skilled employees  important for development

Talking at a groundbreaking ceremony for 112 erven in Katima Mulilo, Development Bank of Namibia (DBN) Head of Lending, John Mbango, explained the importance of serviced land and affordable housing for managers and highly skilled employees. Mbango said that while the Bank’s provision of finance for serviced land and affordable housing is contributing to adjustments […]

Crash results in serious injuries

Crash results in serious injuries

Eileen van der Schyff A case of reckless and or negligent driving was opened against a 48-year-old man who crashed into another vehicle in Walvis Bay on Friday 27 September. Nestor Nuuyoma faces these serious charges after he collided into a Toyota Corola, seriously injuring the driver, Hamushihla Neumbo and his passenger Hilaria Aukonga. Nuuyoma […]

March against domestic violence

March against domestic violence

A large number of people turned out on Saturday for a march to sensitise the Namibian public on the issue of domestic violence. Erongo Region has seen a surge in cases reported of domestic violence, and more specifically gender-based violence as in many instances women are the victims. The march was a colourful event and […]

Lichtenstrasser back to prison

Sharlien Tjambari Ernst Lichtenstrasser (58) appeared on a charge of double murder in the Swakopmund Magistrate Court on Friday, 27 September. His case was remanded to 17 December because of pending investigations and outstanding lab results. Lichtenstrasser is accused of the brutal killing of the NIMT Director Eckhart Mueller (72) and his Deputy Heimo Hellwig […]

SWAITEX taking place in two weeks

The 7th Annual Swakopmund International Trade Expo (SWAITEX), which will be taking place between 9 and 12 October at The Dome Swakopmund, was launched in Windhoek recently. This year’s theme is “Promoting Intra-Regional Trade and Economic Integration”. SWAITEX aims through its expo to assist turning around the economic trajectory of Namibia for greater economic inclusion, […]

Huis Palms hou Loslit Dag

Huis Palms hou Loslit Dag

Die inwoners en persooneel van Huis Palms tehuis vir bejaardes het Vrydag hul Loslit gehous. Almal was al van vroeg af slaggereed om die tog om die blok aan te pak

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