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Pioneer of Walvis Bay’s ship chandling industry Maria Engelbrecht dies

Pioneer of Walvis Bay’s ship chandling industry Maria Engelbrecht dies

The death of Mrs Maria Engelbrecht at the age of 80 occurred in Walvis Bay on Wednesday. Engelbrecht was seen as the founder of Walvis Bay’s ship chandling industry. Engelbrecht arrived in Walvis Bay’s as a young girl of 18 in 1955. She was the founder of the first ship chandlers and also Portuguese market […]

Swakopmund wants to be asbestos-free

The Swakopmund Town Council has taken the decision to remove all asbestos from buildings and structures. Council intends to make N$250 000 available for the 2018/19 operational budget for the sole purpose of identifying asbestos “hot spots” in the holiday town and the removal thereof. The decision to make Swakopmund asbestos-free was taken at the […]

Magistrate admits cocaine dealing is a growing problem at coastal towns

An alleged drug dealer, who was arrested in July in Swakopmund after he was allegedly found to be in possession of 15.3-kilogram cannabis, was granted bail to the tune of N$15 000. The state opposed bail when the bail matter was heard in the Swakopmund magistrates court.   Joseph Hoa-Khaob (37) was arrested on 7 […]

NASA’s Dr Japie to host most interesting space talk in Walvis Bay on 20 December – send the kids

NASA’s Dr Japie to host most interesting space talk in Walvis Bay on 20 December – send the kids

Eye Namibia, in partnership with the American corner in Walvis Bay, presents a talk on Robotic Solar Systems Exploration presented by Dr Japie Van Zyl, the well known Namibian working for US space agency NASA in the United States of America. Earlier this year, Dr Japie van Zyl had several skype presentations with learners from […]

Traffic chief explains the presence of his vehicle on parking lot for disabled

Traffic chief explains the presence of his vehicle on parking lot for disabled

Swakopmund’s municipal traffic chief Mr Melvyn Cloete explained this week the reason why he had to park his vehicle on a parking bay designated for disabled drivers. This follows after a member of the public took a picture of him parking there and taking exception to it, as any other motorist could face a fine […]

LGBTIQ march in Swakopmund

LGBTIQ march in Swakopmund

About 50 people participated in this year’s “Swakopmund Pride” parade on Saturday. It was the second parade organized by Our-Right Namibia (ORN) in the country, the theme being: “#WeAreOne.” The ORN Campaign aims to celebrate the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTIQ+) persons living in Namibia. The march started at the Shoprite […]

1820 children don’t have place for Grade 1 in Walvis Bay and Swakopmund for 2018

The placement of Grade 1 learners in schools in Swakopmund and Walvis Bay has become a challenge for the Ministry of Education Arts and Culture. Next year, a total of 1820 learners will not have place in primary schools to start their school careers in either Swakopmund or Walvis Bay. This very cumbersome figure was […]

66-year-old rescued after spending 80 hours in the desert

An elderly lady residing in Mondesa in Swakopmund, who went missing for more than three days in the desert, was saved by mere chance on Friday afternoon. A Swakopmund resident, who went for a run in the desert, found the severely dehydrated, 66-year-old Elisabeth Katamila. According to Deputy Commissioner Erastus Iikuyu, police regional crime investigations […]

Woman missing for more than a week

The family members of 50-year-old Adolfine Nuwuses are still frantically in search of the woman, who has been missing since Saturday, 2 December, when she left her home in the Ozondjie suburb of Omaruru and hasn’t been seen since. Nuwuses was last seen leaving her home in the company of a man known as Absalom […]

Accidents over the weekend

Accidents over the weekend

An SUV vehicle carrying 2 people veered off the road and over-turned on the MR44 route (road behind the dunes) early Saturday morning. It seems as the wet road conditions at the time of the incident contributed to the driver losing control. Fortunately, both occupants sustained less serious and minor injuries. Another incident reported on […]