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Holiday Fair brings the Christmas spirit to Swakopmund

Holiday Fair brings the Christmas spirit to Swakopmund

The Swakopmund Holiday Fair, formerly known as the Christmas Market, hosted on the parking lot below Café Anton, took place last weekend. This market is the perfect occasion to give momentum to the Christmas spirit of the holiday town, said Deputy Mayor Clr. Maria Elago (photo) during the opening of the market on Friday. Clr. […]

The 2017 Nedbank Desert Dash delivered

The 2017 Nedbank Desert Dash delivered

The 13th annual Nedbank Desert Dash delivered as promised, an exciting cycling marathon through the Namib Desert that started at the Grove Mall in Windhoek and ended at Tiger Reef in Swakopmund. A total of 900 hardcore cyclists took on 369 kilometres of gravel road in what is the most intense mountain-biking event in Namibia. […]

Jandré Dippenaar could just have walked up to us and said: “I am sorry”

Jandré Dippenaar, who stands accused of having killed six people in a horrific motor vehicle collision on 29 December 2014, has not made any attempt to apologise to any of the victims’ family members, who have all been present in the Swakopmund Regional Court throughout the trial so far. “It’s almost three years since I […]

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 […]