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Tourism Forum sets clear vision for Swakopmund

Tourism Forum sets clear vision for Swakopmund

The Swakopmund Tourism Forum (STF) has formally kicked off its activities with its first meeting held in Swakopmund in August. A clear vision for the growth of tourism in the town was defined. Consisting of representatives of various sectors of the tourism and business community, and driven by the Swakopmund Municipality as part of its […]

Guans Packaging star of NMA Awards

Guans Packaging star of NMA Awards

No less than four awards were won by the Namibian corrugator, Guan’s Packaging, at the recently held NMA (Namibian Manufacturers association) Awards in Windhoek. Proving to be the leaders in their industry, Guan’s Packaging was named winner of the category “Overall Large Manufacturer of the Year.” Along with that, they also won the Gold Award […]

New Police Boat carries the name of Former President Pohamba

New Police Boat carries the name of Former President Pohamba

The Namibian Police Force proudly commissioned a patrolling vessel to the value of approximately N$40 million on Friday morning, 21 October, which is named after the former Namibian President, Hifikepunye Pohamba, to honour him as the first Minister of the then Ministry of Home Affairs responsible for Police. The vessel will enable the members of […]

Mutjavikua urges all road users to exercise patience and respect the rules of the road

Mutjavikua urges all road users to exercise patience and respect the rules of the road

The Erongo Regional Road Safety Forum (ERRSF) hosted its 2nd Mini Conference yesterday, 20 October in Swakopmund to promote safer roads in Namibia with the emphasis on “Drive Safe, Secure the Future”. The conference took place at Tamariskia town hall. During the conference the Governor of Erongo Region Mr Cleophas Mutjavikua said the promotion of […]

Councillor Ndemula was involved in accident

It is alleged that on 22 October Councillor Hafeni Ndemula (56) the Councillor for Walvis Bay Urban constituency and Chairman of the Erongo Regional Council was involved in a motor vehicle accident just outside Swakopmund. He was travelling from Arandis to Swakopmund on the B2 route. According to Chief Inspector Erastus Iikuyu of the Namibian […]

Swakop house prices up by staggering 42.26%

Housing prices in Swakopmund have grown by a staggering 42% in the last quarter, while prices in Walvis Bay increased at a much slower rate of 3%. These figures were revealed in the latest FNB Housing Index released recently. The index gives a broad overview of housing prices across the country. “Coastal volume growth remains […]

Security company co-owner shots son, himself

The community of Swakopmund is reeling in shock as the co-owner of Ombala Security Companry, 43 year-old William John Basson, committed suicide in the early hours on Friday morning. Basson allegedly shot his son four times before turning the gun onto himself – his son is in hospital in a serious condition. The cause of […]

Stakeholders intervene as drought in Erongo takes its toll

Stakeholders intervene as drought in Erongo takes its toll

The Erongo Regional Council through the office of the Governor received a total of N$165 000 for the drought relief program from various sponsors. The money will be used to buy food for the cattle of drought stricken farmers in Erongo region. The handover took place at the office of the Governor on 19 October. […]

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, […]