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HAN and NCCI S/mund condemns rise in crimes targeting tourists

HAN and NCCI S/mund condemns rise in crimes targeting tourists

The Hospitality Association of Namibia (HAN) and the Swakopmund branch of the Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI) are appealing to the coastal business community and general public to join forces with both institutions to address the issue of the rising crime committed against tourists. “This cannot go on and something needs to be […]

Paratus power station to be upgraded to 40mw

The Paratus power station in Walvis Bay, currently decommissioned because of its aged generating equipment, could return to its former glory in the foreseeable future, according to the Managing Director of Nampower Mr Kahenge Haulofu. Mr Haulofu made this statement on 14 October this year at the inauguration of Nampower’s new substation at Walvis Bay, […]

Desalination – time for talk is over

The panel consisted of eight experts stemming from various organisations and institutions, each giving a brief presentation if desalination is indeed a sustainable solution to Namibia’s water crisis. “We are in dire straits, but we shouldn’t be afraid and rather embrace desalination. There is no other option,” said Dewald Duvenhage, GM Engineering Services at the […]

Tourism one of few sectors showing growth – HAN

“Together, we are stronger!” This was a clear message at the media launch of the 2016 annual HAN event, the Tourism Congress, Trade Forum and Awards Gala that took place on Monday, 17 October. The tourism industry is, according to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Hospitality Association of Namibia (HAN), Gitta Paetzold currently […]

Little Foot Nursery wants to expand its footprint

The Swakopmund Town Council has approved an application by the private nursery Little Foot to rezone their property along the Henties Bay road from “Special” to “General Business”. The nursery now got permission to add more business activities to the existing operations. An application in this regard stemming from Little Foot Property Holding CC was […]

FNB gives big to SWAITEX

FNB gives big to SWAITEX

First National Bank of Namibia supported the 2016 Swakopmund International Trade Expo (SWAITEX) with an amount of N$ 100 000. The bank’s strategy is based on 4 P’s namely people, partnerships, planet and profit and being involved in and with the trade expo forms part of the partnership pillar. The event took place from 13 […]

Spate of robberies targeting tourists in Swakopmund

The Swakopmund Neighbourhood Watch is appealing to the tourist industry to be vigilant and educate guests from other countries on safety and security tips. This appeal comes in the wake of a series of robberies reported within the past few days. Some tourists were robbed in their sleep, others even mugged at knife point. “We […]

Learners at Private School sent home for non-payment

Some parents of learners at the Pro Ed Akademie Private School in Swakopmund are up in arms after their kids were allegedly shown the door for school fees in arrears. In an interview with namib times the school described the unfortunate situation as a last resort. “There usually is a long history attached to such […]

Platz Am Meer officially opened

Platz Am Meer officially opened

The shopping mall at the Swakopmund Waterfront development “Platz am Meer” was officially opened by Mayor Paulina Nashilundo on Friday. Many invited guests, amongst them contractors and various other stakeholders, witnessed the auspicious event. “The waterfront is the first of its kind in Namibia and a landmark for the country,” said Nashilundo during her brief […]

Striking Teachers back to school

Striking Namibian teachers have reported back to classrooms on yesterday (Monday) after the government, Namibia Public Workers Union (Napwu) and the Namibia National Teachers Union (Nantu) reached an amicable solution on Saturday, 15 October about the salary increment dispute between the parties. The agreement was signed at the State House in Windhoek. Last week the […]