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Spar Express officially open

Spar Express officially open

ELCRN youth stands up against alcohol and drug abuse

ELCRN youth stands up against alcohol and drug abuse

Sharlien Tjambari The Evangelical Lutheran Church in the Republic of Namibia (ELCRN) Young People’s Ministry handed over a petition to the Chief Regional Officer Ludmilla Doeses, which con-demns the use and abuse of drugs and alcohol. The overall theme of the Young People’s Ministry is “Do not let anyone look down on you because you […]

EAN comments on fuel price drop

EAN comments on fuel price drop

The Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) announced on 30 November 2018 a fuel price decrease of N$1 per litre for petrol and 40 cents per litre for diesel countrywide with effect of 5 December 2018 midnight. The Economic Association of Namibia provided a brief analysis on the latest fuel price drop: “Increased global oil […]

60 years old……….

60 years old……….

Newspaper celebrates six decades of reporting on harbour developments The port of Walvis Bay finds itself in very exciting times right now. The inauguration and commissioning is around the corner of the container terminal on reclaimed land in the port of Walvis Bay. As part of our 60th anniversary, we look back at some key […]

Fishing Industry’s foundation vested in pilchard fishery

Fishing Industry’s foundation vested in pilchard fishery

There could possibly only be a few Walvis Bay residents with no ties to Walvis Bay’s pilchard industry of yesteryear. Can you still recall these names and can you still recall the names of these managers? A list of factories established in Walvis Bay between 1950 and 1968 (with their managers). This period is seen […]

Namib Times first edition

Namib Times first edition

The first edition of the namib times was on the street in Swakopmund and Walvis Bay on the morning of 5 December 1958. Initially it was published only on Fridays. The newspaper was first printed in Swakopmund and later printing operations moved to Walvis Bay. In 1985 the newspaper acquired its very own printing machines. […]

1970 – 1962 Extracts from the Namib Times.

1970 – 1962 Extracts from the Namib Times.

6 February 1970: Swakopmund will soon have its first private swimming pool. Mr. D. Gudehus is having the swimming pool constructed in the garden of his home near the Rupprecht Heim. The pool measures 15 by 30ft and its depth 3ft 6 inches. 19 April 1962: the Namib Times banned from any military occupied premises […]

Extract from the Namib Times, Friday 20 March 1964

Extract from the Namib Times, Friday 20 March 1964

“Over 600 people were present on Saturday evening at the Commissioning Ceremony of the new building of the Walvis Bay Yacht Club. The Commissioning was performed by the Mayor of Walvis Bay, Clr. M.C. Botma. After the Reverend E.J. Wilson-Hughes blessed the building, the Mayor’s spouse Mrs. Betsy Botma cut the ribbon at the main […]

“Edward Bohlen” and Parow’s special link

“Edward Bohlen” and Parow’s special link

Probably the most famous shipwreck along the Namibian coast is that of the “Eduard Bohlen”. The ship ran aground in the early 1900’s in thick fog at Conception Bay, some 80 miles south of Walvis Bay. But what does this shipwreck and the suburb Parow in Cape Town have in common? We asked this question […]

Mrs Weiske’s memories of the coastal towns during an interview in 1966

Mrs Weiske’s memories of the coastal towns during an interview in 1966

Paying a short visit to Walvis Bay this week before leaving for Germany was Mrs Gertrud Weiske, whose husband was Director of Railways in South West Africa under the German Administration from 1906 to 1919. Mrs Weiske had been living in Windhoek but now at the age of 80 intends settling in Germany. Namib Times […]