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Gala Dinner- Walvis Bay Corridor Group

Gala Dinner- Walvis Bay Corridor Group

On Thursday evening, 27 August, the coastal community and invited guests from across the country witnessed a very important milestone in the history of the Walvis Bay Corridor Group – their 15th annual celebrations took place at the Hotel and Entertainment Centre in Swakopmund, where President Hage Geingob was the Guest of Honour. During the […]

Three Brave Swakopmunders Cross English Channel over Weekend

Three Brave Swakopmunders Cross English Channel over Weekend

“Strokes for Earth  – an initiative to raise awareness for our beaches and the protection of our shoreline.” The Strokes For Earth -TEAM consists of Ulla Gossow-Buttner, Bobby Jo Bassingthwaighte, and Sandra le Roux. They call themselves “3 ordinary women taking on an extraordinary task of swimming across the English Channel AND back again… A […]

Beached Dolphins saved through Determination and Team Effort

Beached Dolphins saved through Determination and Team Effort

The special relationship between humans and dolphins was in the spotlight on Friday morning, after the news that several beached dolphins had been spotted by tour guides at around 07:00, outside Walvis Bay,  on the way to the salt pans. They were stuck in the shallow water about 200 meters offshore.  People immediately notified the […]

Ocean Key – construction to commence soon

Ocean Key – construction to commence soon

After construction on the controversial Ocean Key luxury penthouse complex at Langstrand was stalled since the end of last year, all indications are that construction will start again, soon. A spokesperson at the Municipality of Walvis Bay confirmed that they were informed that the project will go ahead, but could not say what the reason […]

Salt-strike intensifies

Salt-strike intensifies

Reporter: Marshallino Beukes “Union successfully opposed company’s urgent court application” With the strike of approximately 170 employees at Walvis Bay Salt Holdings still continuing, the Mineworkers Union of Namibia (MUN) Walvis Bay Salt Holdings Branch has successfully opposed an urgent court application, instituted by Walvis Bay Salt Refineries. The MUN sent out a press release in this regard, noting […]

Stemkoors loop hoog in Swakopmund

Stemkoors loop hoog in Swakopmund

Verslaggewer: Marshallino Beukes                                                                                                         Photograph […]

Geingob calls for equal partnerships in development

Geingob calls for equal partnerships in development

President Hage Geingob (pictured) has called for new partnership agreements between deve-loped and developing countries, where all parties are considered equal. Geingob said this on Monday in a statement prepared for delivery at the Third International Conference on Finan- cing for Development underway in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He called for a partnership based on equality, […]

Freight Train Derails

Freight Train Derails

  Report by: Maria Davel-Wallis en Liesl Losper A Class 34 acid tank freight train with a consignment of sulphuric acid destined for Rössing Uranium Mine, derailed late yesterday after it departed from Walvis Bay. The train carrying around 11 acid tankers derailed on the route behind the dune belt. Some of the sulphuric acid […]

Rod Braby bids farewell to NACOMA

Rod Braby bids farewell to NACOMA

After nine years at the Namibian Coast Conservation and Management (NACOMA) Project, Rodney Braby, better known as Rod Braby, bids farewell to the Project. Braby will embark on a new career at the Benguela Current Marine Spatial Management and Governance Project commissioned through the Benguela Current Commission by the Federal Republic of Germany’s Environment Ministry. […]

Salt workers determined in their quest

Salt workers  determined in their quest

  Reporter: Marshallino Beukes “Yes the strike is still on and the workers are determined to address the salary discrimination dispute.” This was the response of the striking employees at Walvis Bay Salt Holdings, yesterday. The workers downed tools on Monday, after no satisfactory solution for both parties (company and employees) could be reached. An […]