Third annual Sanlam marathon held at Swakopmund

The 2023 Sanlam Coastal Marathon features four race categories namely,  a five-kilometre run/walk, 10km, 21km half marathon and a full marathon.

The event is recognized as a qualifier run for two of the elite marathons in Africa, the Sanlam Cape Town marathon and the Comrades.

Proceeds from the Sanlam Coastal Marathon will go to an organisation partially sighted under Sanlam's 'Vision For Change' corporate social responsibility project.

Notable strides in improving labour relations in Namibia - Swakopmund lawyers

Swakopmund-based lawyers Mercedes Ovis and Gerhard van der Merwe said there have been notable strides in improving labour relations in the country, particularly via collective bargaining and through amendments made to the Labour Act.

The legal experts said this during the discussion on the Wheels of Justice Programme, which focused on the progress made in Namibia's labour laws since the end of the colonial and apartheid-sponsored migrant labour system.

Queen Mary 2 boosts Walvis Bay, Swakopmund tourism

The coastal towns of Walvis Bay and Swakopmund received a boost, with the arrival of more than 2 000 tourists on the Queen Mary 2 Passenger Vessel.

The Queen Mary 2 passenger vessel docked at the Walvis Bay port bringing much-needed relief to businesses, which were hard hit following the outbreak of COVID-19.

This is but one of the six-passenger vessels expected to dock at the Walvis Bay harbour this month.

About 20 000 tourists arrived with other major passenger vessels last year in November, December as well as January 2023.

SADC-PF SRHR project lauded as a success

Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) are not just about sexual rights, but also about implementing basic human rights and scrutinizing good governance.

This was the view of the Secretary-General of SADC's Parliamentary Forum Boemo Sekgoma at a multi-stakeholder consultative workshop on the performance of sexual and reproductive health rights projects in the region, between the years 2019 and 2023.

The engagement was held at Swakopmund.

Sanlam Coastal Marathon to be hosted at Swakopmund

Sanlam Namibia will go the extra mile on the 29th of April when they host a coastal marathon. The Sanlam Coastal Marathon will return next month after a three-year break, with this year's edition being hosted at Swakopmund. 

Over three hundred and fifty people have signed up so far, with registrations still coming in. Four race categories are lined up for the day, including 5 km and 10 km walk and runs and 21 and 42.2 km runs.

Landless Swakopmund residents stage demonstration

A group of landless Swakopmund residents staged a demonstration, demanding fairness in the delivery of land at the town.

The group marched to the municipal offices, where they delivered a petition.

In the petition, residents called on the Swakopmund Municipality to allocate them land where they can set up their formal structures as well as provide affordable houses to its residents.

Vocational training could be the solution to improve quality of education- Hei

The Managing Director of High Economic Intelligence, Salomo Hei believes vocational training could be part of the solution to improve the quality of education in the country.

Salomo Hei addressed a Nedbank economic breakfast panel discussion, held at Swakopmund.

Hei says Namibia has worked hard to improve access to basic education, but there is still significant work to be done.

It is imperative that government ensures education is adequately resourced he added.