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Spate of robberies targeting tourists in Swakopmund

The Swakopmund Neighbourhood Watch is appealing to the tourist industry to be vigilant and educate guests from other countries on safety and security tips. This appeal comes in the wake of a series of robberies reported within the past few days. Some tourists were robbed in their sleep, others even mugged at knife point. “We […]

Learners at Private School sent home for non-payment

Some parents of learners at the Pro Ed Akademie Private School in Swakopmund are up in arms after their kids were allegedly shown the door for school fees in arrears. In an interview with namib times the school described the unfortunate situation as a last resort. “There usually is a long history attached to such […]

Platz Am Meer officially opened

Platz Am Meer officially opened

The shopping mall at the Swakopmund Waterfront development “Platz am Meer” was officially opened by Mayor Paulina Nashilundo on Friday. Many invited guests, amongst them contractors and various other stakeholders, witnessed the auspicious event. “The waterfront is the first of its kind in Namibia and a landmark for the country,” said Nashilundo during her brief […]

Striking Teachers back to school

Striking Namibian teachers have reported back to classrooms on yesterday (Monday) after the government, Namibia Public Workers Union (Napwu) and the Namibia National Teachers Union (Nantu) reached an amicable solution on Saturday, 15 October about the salary increment dispute between the parties. The agreement was signed at the State House in Windhoek. Last week the […]

Coastal aircraft makes emergency landing

Coastal aircraft makes emergency landing

Coastal air safari operator Pleasure Flights suffered another aviation setback on Saturday, when one of the company’s aircraft, a Cessan 210 Centurion with the call sign V5-JAG, made an emergency landing on open land next to the David Hosea Meroro double way in the vicinity of the Pioneerspark cemetery over the lunch hour on Saturday. […]

Two men rape women, assault man trying to help

Another brutal rape incident in Erongo: A 28 year-old woman was raped by two suspects late on Saturday evening in Karibib. Both suspects were arrested, said Detective Chief Inspector Erastus Iikuyu, acting crime co-ordinator in the Erongo Region. According to Iikuyu the incident occurred at about 23:30 in the Usab informal settlement. “It is alleged […]

Grade 1-3 teachers receive Mathematics professional development training

Grade 1-3 teachers receive Mathematics professional development training

Junior Primary Teachers from three schools in Swakopmund attended a Mathematics Professional Development Workshop which was aimed at providing teachers with the knowledge and skills to develop number sense and numeracy skills of grade one (1) to three (3) learners. The closing ceremony and handing over of certificates took place on Thursday, 13 October at […]

Teachers strike leaves biggest part of Erongo’s school education paralysed

Teachers strike leaves biggest part of Erongo’s school education paralysed

It is official, Namibian teachers are on strike. This came after the High Court dismissed attempts by the government to stop teachers from going on the “legal” strike, the strike commenced yesterday and teachers will be on the strike until the government give in on their demand for an eight percent salary increase. Negotiations about […]

Grief as Swakopmund’s Cat Lady suddenly dies

Grief as Swakopmund’s Cat Lady suddenly dies

Karene Brewis, the driving force behind the Swakopmund Cat Protection Society has died. Brewis has been taking care of the feral cats in the coastal town for the past 13 years. Her death has been described as unexpected and a big loss as the future of the feral cats in town, amounting to about 90 […]

Swakopmund to keep watchful eye on building industry – all have to register

All qualifying local builders and construction enterprises within the Swakopmund municipal jurisdiction are to be registered to ensure that they comply with building standards as well as health and safety regulations. This decision was taken by Town Council at the recent meeting. According to the Agenda of the recent Council meeting the reason for this […]