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Arbor Day

Arbor Day

TREES ARE SIMPLY AMAZING they clean air and water, slow climate change, ease poverty and hunger, prevent species loss, and feed the human soul. All we need to do is plant and care for them. Let’s work together to make it happen around the world. Arbor Day (or Arbour; from the Latin Arbor, meaning tree) […]

OvaHimba Cultural Village now open

OvaHimba Cultural Village now open

Sharlien Tjambari The OvaHimba Cultural Village near the Martin Luther Museum is now open to the community with OvaHimba exhibitors showcasing their products and services, as well as their cultural music called “Ondjongo” for both tourists and residents alike. The OvaHimba Cultural Village is also under new management now after the previous manager Marikondjo Tjambiru […]

Namibia to represent Mrs Globe

Namibia to represent Mrs Globe

Isaac Chikosi Mrs Globe 2018 is set for China this year under the theme “celebrate”.  This prestigious international pageant is held annually and is the biggest pageant for married women in the world. Walvis Bay has produced a rare gem in Estrolita Petersen who won Mrs Namibia Universal 2016.  Petersen has now been selected to […]

Grindrod Fuelogic Namibia Emergency Drill

Grindrod Fuelogic Namibia Emergency Drill

As part of Grindrod Fuelogic Namibia commitment to Health, Safety and the Environment we as a company held regular emergency exercises to make all Grindrod Fuelogic staff members and the community of Walvis Bay aware of the dangers what a fire, spillage or an explosion can do. Grindrod Fuelogic had an emergency drill on the […]

Classic ship to call

Classic ship to call

The world’s oldest full rigged tall ship, Sørlandet, is scheduled to call at Walvis Bay on 5 January next year. The vessel is a Norwegian heritage tall ship and was launched in 1927. The ship’s main purpose is to sail the world’s oceans and invite young people on board to learn the art of sailing […]

Breakthrough: Four arrested after targeting tourist vehicle

Breakthrough: Four arrested after targeting tourist vehicle

Eileen van der Schyff Four suspects were nabbed in Walvis Bay on Saturday, shortly after they broke into a locked car of a South African tourist at the lagoon. The thugs were fleeing the scene in a black Golf GTI with a Windhoek registration mark. In fact, the vehicle is registered in the name of […]

Injured whale

Injured whale

An injured whale, presumed to be a Humpback, was spotted at the Walvis Bay fishing harbour yesterday. The whale was swimming near the Tunacor quay and was also spotted at the quay of the former United Fishing.   Stranded whale dies An Eight meters long humpback whale that stranded recently at Solitude, north of Henties […]

Don’t confuse a social grant with a pension – SASSA

Don’t confuse a social grant with a pension – SASSA

Some 900 people in Walvis Bay are affected by a decision of the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) not to pay monthly South African social grants any more to South Africans living in Walvis Bay (and for that matter Namibia). People were informed accordingly during a public meeting on Wednesday at the Walvis Bay […]

Kraatz Takes in More Nimt Students

Kraatz Takes in More Nimt Students

The Internship program by Kraatz – a subsidiary of the Ohlthaver & List (O&L) Group – is still going strong with more students from the Namibia Institute of Mining and Technology (NIMT) taken under its wing, in aid of developing their knowledge and skills, and preparing them for the real-world working environment. According to the […]

South Africa’s new visa rules – here’s everything you need to know

South Africa’s new visa rules – here’s everything you need to know

South Africa’s government will overhaul its visa rules by the end of next month to promote tourism and make it easier to do business, as part of a package of measures aimed at reviving an economy that’s mired in recession. Minors who are foreign nationals will no longer require a copy of their birth certificate […]