Southern African parliamentary leaders convene in Windhoek 


Parliamentary leaders in Southern Africa are meeting in Windhoek to address pressing issues related to climate resilience, ecosystem conservation, and sustainable development.

Parliamentary leaders are promoting collaborative efforts and informed legislative action to tackle climate change effects.

Through these discussions, parliamentarians will be empowered to champion initiatives that promote climate resilience, protect ecosystems, learn about the environmental impacts of extractive industries, and drive sustainable development in the region.

Land development conference in Henties Bay advances sustainable urban vision


The Henties Bay Municipality hosted a three-day land development conference where participants from the fields of finance, land management, planning, infrastructure development, and financing and development shared their expertise.

The conference provides a valuable opportunity for public and private investors to exchange insights that shape the future of urban and rural landscapes.

The Mayor of Henties Bay, Lewies Vermaak, says land development plays a crucial role in the growth and prosperity of communities, and the municipality will do its part.

Ondangwa-Omutsegwonime water project to resolve supply challenges


Stakeholders gathered in Ondangwa to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Ondangwa-Omutsegwonime bulk water supply pipeline replacement project.

The long-awaited project, costing ninety-one million dollars in its first phase, will resolve water supply challenges in the Oshana and Oshikoto Regions.

The first phase, which started in May of this year, will end in May 2025.

The 17-kilometer stretch from Ondangwa to Oshali village will enable NamWater to improve its water supply.

Namibia plans new desalination plant


If all goes according to plan, fresh desalinated water will be available from the desalination plant in the Erongo Region by 2027.

This announcement was made by Carl Schlettwein, the Minister of Agriculture, Water, and Land Reform, during his address at a Land Development Conference in Henties Bay.

The government, through Namwater, aims to establish a secure, sustainable, and affordable potable water supply network by utilizing groundwater aquifers, specifically the Omaruru Delta and the Kuiseb Delta in the vicinity of Walvis Bay.

Namibia to develop ammonia bunkering hub


Namibia is in the process of developing an ammonia bunkering hub and a green hydrogen-powered train to decarbonise shipping and long-haul logistics routes.

President Nangolo Mbumba says this would ensure that goods and commodities transported via the country's port infrastructure minimise both scope 2 and scope 3 emissions.

President Mbumba outlined Namibia's ambitious plans during an address at the World Hydrogen 2024 summit and exhibition, underway in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Press Freedom Day 2024 highlights environmental journalism's vital role


To achieve sustainable development, it is necessary for journalists to report accurately, timely, and comprehensively on environmental issues and their consequences, as well as on possible solutions.

It is against this background that this year's Press Freedom Day will be celebrated under the theme "A Press for the Planet: Journalism in the Face of the Environmental Crisis."