Children warned against swimming in sewer ponds


Grootfontein Mayor Talitha Garises has warned parents to always ensure that they know the whereabouts of their children, as many are said to be flocking to the town's sewer ponds to swim.

Garises cautioned that the children risk contracting waterborne diseases such as typhoid and cholera from swimming in the ponds.

There have been cases of children drowning in sewer ponds, such as the recently reported incident at Otavi, where a nine-year-old boy died in a sewer pond.

Namibia shines at CANA Zone IV Swimming Championship


The Namibian Swimming Federation proudly announced a total of 117 medals and the best team award from the tournament. Swimmers were welcomed by a swarm of happy parents and supporters at the Hosea Kutako International Airport.

Coach Jean, head of the delegation, stated that the team took the competition more seriously than in previous years. 

They brought the top two performers in all categories for both male and female swimmers, which helped their chances.