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New Smartphone transaction to bring hope, jobs and affordable technology – Two Walvis Bay Businessmen part of N$8 Billion Deal –

New Smartphone transaction to bring hope, jobs and affordable technology – Two Walvis Bay Businessmen part of N$8 Billion Deal –

Reporter – Liesl Losper Two coastal businessmen, Rojo Van Wyk and Michael Dausab, have acquired the rights to the marketing and distribution of a range of Ultraphones by the Chinese manufacturer, Technology, Happy, Life (THL), which is part of the Shenzhen Hongjiayuan Communication Technology Co Ltd. This range of smartphones will make an end to […]

Save the Rhino Trust pockets N$100 000 through charity poker

Save the Rhino Trust pockets N$100 000 through charity poker

  A charity poker tournament in Hamburg, Germany, was the platform through which Save the Rhino Trust received a donation of N$100 000, yesterday.   The Good Samaritan who donated the money is Mr Christoph Thesen, who was born and raised in Swakopmund and who is now a successful artist and businessman in Germany. According to […]

“The world’s resources cannot continue to be looted by mankind” – The Importance of Pope Francis’ Encyclical on the Environment

“The world’s resources cannot continue to be looted by mankind” –  The Importance of Pope Francis’ Encyclical  on the Environment

The Pope’s 184-page (246 paragraphs) Encyclical on the Environment was released yesterday. It is sweeping in ambition and scope. He describes a relentless exploitation and destruction of the environment, which he blames on apathy, the reckless pursuit of profits, excessive faith in technology, and political short-sightedness. The golden thread throughout the entire Encyclical is: the […]

Visitors From Afar

Visitors From Afar

Media students and academics from various international and local universities paid the namib times a visit   AnneSophie Hokkanen (University of Helsinki), Jaana Hujanen, Professor (University of Helsinki), Sharon Zaaruka (University of Namibia), Maria Kandjungu (University of Namibia), Dr Dietrick Kaijanangoma (University of Dar es Salaam), Ari Heinonen, Professor (University of Tampere), Jovita Shete (University of Namibia), […]

The ‘forever’ container terminal – A Quarter of the work done, says NamPort

The ‘forever’ container terminal – A Quarter of the work done, says NamPort

Reporter: Leandrea Louw NamPort held a public information sharing session as required by the approved Environmental Management Plan for the new container terminal-on-reclaimed-land project, on Tuesday evening in Walvis Bay. Members of the public were introduced to PS HSE Consultants, the appointed environmental team under the Environmental Management Plan, and an independent contractor. A brief […]

Geingob drops housing bombshell on Minister – Minister must answer by end of June

Geingob drops housing bombshell on Minister –  Minister must answer by end of June

            Picture: President Hage Geingob   Reporter: Marshallino Beukes In an official letter, dated 24 April, President Hage Geingob demands from the Minister of Urban and Rural Development, Sophia Shaningwa, as well as Local Authorities to start playing a more constructive role in the provision of serviced land. He also […]

Jan Japan crackdown continues

Jan Japan crackdown continues

Reporter: Mavourlene Gaes Another suspect, also an employee of Jan Japan Motors CC, will appear in court today in connection with the theft of 14 Jan Japan motor vehicles. He was at work yesterday, going about his daily routine apparently unfazed,  and unsuspecting of what was awaiting him, when the police, led by Nampol Detective […]

Government Calls on Namibians to Assist in Fight against Poachers – Reward Doubled

Government Calls on Namibians to Assist in Fight against Poachers – Reward Doubled

The Ministry of Environment and Tourism, together with the Protected Resources Unit of the Namibian Police, has increased the offer for a reward of N$30 000 to N$60 000, to any member of the public that will provide information that will lead to the arrest of poachers of wildlife, and more specific, Rhinos and Elephants in […]

Plane Crash Latest

Plane Crash Latest

Members of the media present live coverage on a field during a search and rescue operation near to the crash site of an Airbus A320, in Seyne-les-Alpes, French Alps. Top Left:  A sign reading’Crash landing path’ stands at the LSC Westerwald flight club in Montabaur, where the Germanwings co-pilot had been a member. Top Rigt:  […]

Heldedaad by Jetty

Heldedaad by Jetty

‘n 24-Jarige man het Sondagnamiddag net-net ‘n besliste waterdood vrygespring nadat hy, in wat voorkom as ‘n selfmoordpoging, van die ysterkaai in Swakopmund afgespring het. Volgens ‘n bron het die voorval  tussen  16:00 en 17:00 plaasgevind. Die jong man is blyk- baar  deur  ‘n  werknemer van die restaurant op die kaai opgemerk, en nadat hy […]