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LED vehicle lamps legal

LED vehicle lamps legal

Floris Steenkamp Confusion  after magistrate overturns acquittal of two vehicle owners who  had “LED bars” fitted to their vehicles. The already complicated and confusing saga around LED vehicle lamps (led = light emitting diodes) has become more confusing. That is after a successful appeal by the Walvis Bay municipal traffic department against the acquittal earlier […]

New CEO

Mr Archie Benjamin, the newly appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Swakopmund municipality will take office on 3 December this year. Mr Benjamin follows up Mr Eckhardt Demasius who served Swakopmund Municipality from 1992 to 2016. Mr Marco Swarts was the Acting CEO since 2016.

Flies, Flies!

Flies, Flies!

Walvis Bay has become Namibia’s fly capital. Residents in recent weeks reported no less than fifty complaints at the municipality’s health department, citing the fly outbreak poses a hygiene risk to restaurant- and hotel kitchens, at schools, the hospitals and is also a subject of great frustration to residents in general. It was understood this […]

Two 5-year-olds drown

Two 5-year-olds drown

Isaac Chikosi Tragedy struck a small farm community near Karibib on Wednesday, when two five-year-old boys drowned in a dam on the farm Leventina-Ombujomenge. The drownings followed only days after a 14-year-old girl drowned in a swimming pool near Otjimbingwe during a church weekend outing. According to a Namibian Police spokesperson in Erongo, DWO Daniel […]

Cran Enforces Consumer Rights

Cran Enforces Consumer Rights

CRAN enforces consumer rights in respect of Mobile Telecommunications limited customer subscription agreements. The Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN) is mandated to ensure that consumers are protected from exploitation and abuse in respect of price, quality, variety of services and user equipment supplied. The public is invited to note that all telecommunications service licensees […]

Taxi Driver finds abandoned new born

Taxi Driver finds abandoned new born

Sharlien Tjambari A new-born baby girl wrapped in a blanket next to a dustbin was discovered by a Taxi driver earlier this week. The taxi driver picked up a child for school at 06:45 on Tuesday morning in Tulinawa, Swakopmund when he found the baby laying next to a dustbin in the yard. The man […]

Suspected farm murderer arrested

Suspected farm murderer arrested

Eileen van der Schyff The suspect who allegedly brutally murdered a farmer this past weekend was arrested. Twenty-two-year-old Nicolas Manganda was arrested at Rundu, Kavango East on Tuesday afternoon. He was brought before a magistrate who ordered his transfer under custody to Karibib where he will make a first appearance on charges of murder, kidnapping […]

Train derailed

Train derailed

TransNamib is investigating the cause of the train which derailed late on Wednesday afternoon causing a build up of traffic. At the time of going to press, the cause was still not known.

Lion’s Old Age home tests over 80 residents within an hour for diabetes

Lion’s Old Age home tests over 80 residents within an hour for diabetes

Sharlien Tjambari The Swakopmund Lions Club had their free diabetes testing on Wednesday this week in honour of the World Diabetes Day which is annually commemorated on 14 November. This year’s theme was “The Family and Diabetes”. The lion’s Club frail care Nurse Francis Maletzky and Mrs Magret Bester tested about 80 pensioners and residents […]

Walvis Bay Spar Media Statement

Walvis Bay Spar Media Statement

In recent days various comments have been posted on social media which have portrayed Walvis Bay Super- spar as having terminated the services of the car guards who have been operating from the parking area in front of Walvis Bay Superspar and as being unsympathetic to the plight of such car guards. From the outset […]

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