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Construction of lodge at Meob Bay

Construction of lodge at Meob Bay

The Namibian Affirmative Management and Businesses (Pty) Ltd. (NAMAB) has applied for environmental clearance for the construction of a lodge at Meob Bay, some 190km south of Walvis Bay. Environmental consultant Knight Piésold is conducting the impact study and the application for an environmental clearance certificate on behalf of NAMAB. On its website NAMAB explains […]

Oil spill contained

Oil spill contained

Floris Steenkamp The oil leak on the vessel Urzu that caused a massive oil spill in the port of Walvis Bay on Sunday has been isolated and the vessel will first be repaired before the port authority would allow her to sail. This was confirmed yesterday by the Directorate of Maritime Affairs. The vessel owner […]

A Hepatitis free DRC

A Hepatitis free DRC

Sharlien Tjambari During the launch of a pilot project on a disinfectant hand sanitiser to the DRC informal settlement, the Health Ambassador Bernard Haufiku said he wants a Hepatitis-free DRC. The launch took place last week. Officials from the Ministry of Health and Social Services, including and delegates from Blue Planet Investment Ag, Germany visited […]

SDFN agreement to ease housing woes

SDFN agreement to ease housing woes

Isaac Chikosi The Shack Dwellers Federation of Namibia (SDFN) together with Namibia Action Housing Group have joined forces with Swakopmund Municipality to commit to a constructive and collaborative partnership. The purpose of the partnership is to develop and implement a comprehensive and sustainable process aimed at scaling up the community driven land and shelter development […]

Erongo Region worst hit by drought

Erongo Region worst hit by drought

Isaac Chikosi The Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah met with stakeholders last week as well as leaders of traditional authorities within the region to discuss and assess the current drought condition in Swakopmund. Earlier this month, President Hage Geingob declared a state of emergency in all regions due to the drought precipitated by poor […]

Coastal Mathematics Challenge

Coastal Mathematics Challenge

Bank Windhoek will host the annual Bank Windhoek Coastal Maths Challenge in July 2019 at the Namib High School in Swakopmund. The event will see grade 8 to 10 learners from the Swakopmund Secondary and the Walvis Bay Secondary schools clusters compete in a mathematics skills challenge. The learners will once again battle it out […]

The 14th National Mathematics Congress

The 14th National Mathematics Congress

Over 300 mathematics educators, including teachers, university lecturers and ministry of education officials, from all 14 regions attended the 14th National Mathematics Congress from 6 – 9 May 2019 at Namib High School in Swakopmund. The 2019 Congress theme was Assessment is the Engine that Drives Learning. Presenters in 2019 included Dr Barbara Peters from […]

Oil Spill in port

Oil Spill in port

Floris Steenkamp A tanker ship sprung an oil leak alongside in the port of Walvis Bay over the weekend, triggering an oil clean up response. The tanker ship Ursu is believed to have started leaking oil after a bearing seal on one of the vessel’s propeller shaft failed. Two front page pictures as well as […]

Guilty of kidnapping and assault

Guilty of kidnapping and assault

Logan Pretorius and three co-accused sentenced on 10 June for kidnapping of three boys Floris Steenkamp Four Walvis Bay residents, who were found guilty on Friday of kidnapping and assault, will know their fate in less than a month. Logan Pretorius, Sandra Riobo, Ashley Januarie and Curven Vries were found guilty in the Swakopmund regional […]

Dr Nujoma

Dr Nujoma

Namibia’s Founding President Dr Sam Nujoma paid a courtesy visit to the port of Walvis Bay on Friday where he was briefed on latest developments. The Founding President was deeply impressed with progress made with the various port expansion projects and added the port of Walvis Bay is now a facility with an importance for […]