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Unregistered accommodation outlets hurt Swakopmund hospitality sector

Unregistered accommodation outlets hurt Swakopmund hospitality sector

Isaac Chikosi  Owners of registered guesthouses and bed and breakfast establishments in Swakopmund are crying foul over the high number of unregistered airbnb’s. The owners of accommodation registered with Airbnb are competing unfairly against establishments who are registered with the municipality (fitness certificates etc.) as well as the Namibia Tourism Board (NTB) which among others […]

Early closure of schools due to the National Elections and National Clean Up Campaign

Early closure of schools due to the National Elections and National Clean Up Campaign

This letter serves to inform all the government schools two important issues. Firstly, due to the National Elections which has been scheduled to take place on 27 November, the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture is directed by the Minister to close all government schools including the hostels on 22 November. However, schools management are […]

Petty criminals hold Walvis Bay ransom

Petty criminals hold Walvis Bay ransom

Eileen van der Schyff Scrap metal scavengers continue to inflict damage and losses to residents of Walvis Bay. In this latest incident in the central business district one of these scavengers broke off a water tap, leading to huge water losses and also the premises owner who had to incur expenses of several hundred Namibia […]

Mrs Bosman turned 90

Mrs Bosman turned 90

Rudi Bowe  A retired teacher of Walvis Bay, Mrs Annie Bosman, celebrated her 90th birthday on Saturday. Friends and family celebrated this milestone moment with her. Mrs Bosman was an English teacher at Narraville Primary School (NPS) for the last 15 years of her decades-long career as teacher. Bosman’s motto is you might be aged […]

Road condition update: C14 Walvis Bay to Solitaire

Road condition update:  C14 Walvis Bay to Solitaire

The first 50 kms from Walvis Bay is in a good condition. The next stretch up to Kries se Rus is in a fair to bad (on some stretches) condition, characterised by an uneven road surface which include corrugation, loose sand and stone. From Kries se Rus up to the Tropic of Capricorn-line, the road […]

Christian group on way to Swakopmund in horror crash

Christian group on way to Swakopmund in horror crash

Eileen van der Schyff A Christian group on their way from Okamatapati to Swakopmund for a church event faced horror when the mini-bus they were travelling in overturned on late Friday afternoon. The driver was one of the fourteen unfortunate people who died in the crash. The 16 seater minibus was carrying 45 passengers including […]

Drunken driving the cause of a lost life

Drunken driving the cause of a lost life

Eileen van der Schyff A passenger in an Opel Corsa lost his life when the driver, under the influence of alcohol lost control over the vehicle causing it to overturn about 10 km from Walvis Bay on the C 14 road this past Saturday. The 49-year-old driver was also injured and arrested after he tested […]

Man shoots himself at the front door of his house

Man shoots himself at the front door of his house

Eileen van der Schyff It is suspected a 52-year-old man shot himself outside his own house on Thursday 12 September. Jacobus Kaundinge Haipinge parked his car at his home. The sound of the car woke his wife and she looked through the window and saw him walking around inside the yard. She then went back […]

Walvis Bay music artists scoop at the Nama’s

Walvis Bay music artists scoop at the Nama’s

Sharlien Tjambari Walvis Bay music artists, Top Cheri and Vaughn Ahrens, won awards at the recently-held Namibian Annual Music Awards (NAMA’s). The NAMA’s was presented this year for the 9th year and was hosted at The Dome Swakopmund. Top Cheri won awards for Best Album and Best New-comer of the Year. Vaughn Ahrens won Best […]

White mussel harvesting continues

White mussel harvesting continues

Two people with wetsuits were spotted on the beach south of Walvis Bay on Sunday harvesting hundreds of white mussel. The drove a grey pick-up with an Outapi registration mark. The registration number was in the meantime reported to Fisheries). Anglers who saw the duo harvesting the mussels expressed concern this might be a renewed […]

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