DRC residents warned against mob justice


Chief Inspector Ileni Shapumba, the Commander of Community Policing in the Erongo Region, has issued a stern warning to the public against engaging in mob justice and taking the law into their own hands. 

This warning was prompted by an incident in the DRC Informal Settlement of Swakopmund, where residents barricaded a road in response to the death of a woman who was reportedly struck and killed by a taxi driver a week ago.

Swakopmund struggles to meet growing demands amid rural-urban migration


As people leave rural areas in search of a better livelihood, towns such as Swakopmund are under immense pressure, and their capacity to deliver is a challenge.

The Swakopmund population has grown to over 75,000 people from about 45,000 recorded about 13 years ago. The majority of them live in informal settlements. 

Swakopmund is one of the towns that has been experiencing a high influx of people from all around the country, some of whom could not land a job and ended up fending for themselves.

Swapo Party ready to continue improving people's living standard


Former Governor of the Erongo Region, Samuel Nuuyoma, says the Swapo Party is determined and ready to improve the living conditions of Namibians because that is the reason the party fought and sacrificed to liberate the country.

Nuuyoma made the remarks at a mini rally at Swakopmund, where he handed over cards to new members.

According to him, Swapo's plan for a better Namibia is not lost because the party will use available resources to realise that dream.

Rossing commits to maintaining Erongo Police's vehicle fleet 


Rossing Uranium has solidified the extension of its agreement with the Namibian Police Force to another three years to repair old, rusted, and faulty police vehicles at Swakopmund at a cost of N$750,000.

A total of 11 police vehicles were refurbished and maintained by the uranium mine for the past two years, at a cost of N$250,000.

Due to the wet weather conditions in the coastal towns, cars are prone to rust, and the bodies of the vehicles are damaged easily if proper care and maintenance are not taken. 

Swakopmund braces for busy Easter weekend as traffic surges into popular destination


Many Namibians and visitors are expected to spend their Easter weekend in Swakopmund.

The popular holiday destination has experienced high levels of traffic into the town since the early hours of this morning.

NBC news reporter Stefan |Uirab interviewed the town's Mayor, Dina Namubes.

AU urges New Peace and Security Council Members to safeguard Africa against war crimes


New members of the African Union Peace and Security Council have been called on to defend Africa against genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity.

The elected members of the Peace and Security Council are undergoing an induction at Swakopmund.

The programme is aimed at giving members an orientation on the mandate, powers, and functions of the council, established 20 years ago.

It is also a platform for the outgoing members to share their experiences with the incoming.

Swakopmund officials debunk rumors of radioactive storage facility


Misinformation has allegedly created the perception that there is currently a hazardous, radioactive storage facility at Swakopmund.

Municipality Chief Executive Officer Archie Benjamin says the council has not given approval to anyone to set up the facility as public consultations are ongoing.

Erongo Governor Neville Andre and leaders of the Swakopmund municipality called a media conference to provide clarity.

Andre says a member of parliament recently noted that a hazardous radioactive storage facility is being constructed in the industrial area.

Record-breaking Day at the Erongo Regional Athletics Championships


The Vineta Stadium in Swakopmund was the stage for the annual Erongo Regional Athletics Championships, where over 350 athletes from various parts of the region showcased their talents in track and field events.

Schools from the Welwitschia, Omaruru, Karibib, and Daures School Zones all participated in the competition.

After a month of competitions in all zones across the Erongo region, the Championships provided the final opportunity for qualifying athletes to shine.

Education Director raises alarm over literacy crisis


The Executive Director of Education, Arts, and Culture, Sanet Steenkamp, says that the world has been in a learning crisis since before COVID-19, and Namibia is no exception.

Steenkamp says that the literacy crisis in the county is far worse than previously thought, with the discovery that only one out of three learners can read.

She revealed this during the 2024 Nedbank coastal budget review breakfast meeting at Swakopmund.