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Taking rhythmic gymnastics to new heights

3 weeks ago - 25 February 2019 | People

Leandrea Louw - Former gymnast, now coach and rhythmic gymnastics club owner Britt Adonis (34) aspires to be Namibia’s first gymnastics judge at the Olympics.Adonis started her education at the Swakopmund English School, now known...

Not a pie in the sky

1 month - 11 February 2019 | People

Otis Finck - Uwe and Henrietta “Hetta” Bachmann established Artisan Bread Bakery and Coffee shop in 2011. Uwe hails from Swakopmund and formerly worked in the fishing industry. He later joined the retail industry...

Topnaars mourn death of Chief Kootjie

1 month - 28 January 2019 | People

Topnaar chief and Nama traditional council chairperson Joel Seth Kooitjie (65) passed away in Walvis Bay on Thursday evening. According to a relative he died at around 23:30 en route to the hospital due to...

Local pianist aims higher

5 months ago - 15 October 2018 | People

Leandrea LouwKarl Philander (18), a learner at De Duine Secondary School, was invited to participate in the University of South Africa (Unisa) South African Music Scholarship Competition. The competition is set to take place 12...

Woman walks 460 km along Swakop River

7 months ago - 20 July 2018 | People

After 28 days of walking along the Swakop River, covering 462 kilometres, the 49-year-old Nikola Fahrbach finally arrived at the river mouth at the end of May.She started her journey at Midgard Country Estate in...

Local to become first female marine engineer

7 months ago - 20 July 2018 | People

Leandrea Louw Ashlynn Zoe Paulse (25), originally from Narraville, Walvis Bay, is in her final year studying marine engineering in Vigo, Spain. Upon her...

Local learner ready to tackle youth matters

9 months ago - 24 May 2018 | People

Leandrea Louw - Tuilika Andreas, a grade 12 learner at Duinesig Combined School inWalvis Bay, was among the lucky persons to be selected for the...

Theatre industry needs more support

9 months ago - 24 May 2018 | People

Swakopmund raised Vanessa Kamatoto is one of the Namibian Theatre actresses who is putting the Erongo region on the map.The 24-year-old, who is a fourth...

Remembering Father Herman

10 months ago - 18 May 2018 | People

Father Herman Klein-Hitpass (OMI) passed away on 24 April after a prolonged sickbed in Windhoek. Ambassador Wilfried I Emvula paid tribute to the man known...

Fighting for what's right

10 months ago - 11 May 2018 | People

Eusebio Omar van Reenen (21) recently made history when he was chosen as the student association president at the State University of New York at...

Not disabled, just different

10 months ago - 27 April 2018 | People

April is Autism Awareness Month. I recently attended an event where I found myself surrounded by children laughing, screaming and running around. The...

In search of the Tropic of Capricorn ...

10 months ago - 27 April 2018 | People

Otis Finck - Johnny Bredenkamp is on a sightseeing tour with a difference in his Chevrolet Lumina SS bakkie. He modified the Holden...

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Böttcher joins corridor group

11 months ago - 13 April 2018 | People

The Walvis Bay Corridor Group (WBCG) announced that Boris Böttcher joined the organisation as its new manager for projects and funding. Böttcher is a...

Soul soothing Salvador

11 months ago - 05 April 2018 | People

Otis FinckErongo caught up with double NAMA nominee Salvador Mouers (24) in Narraville. Salvador’s song “Lay It Down” earned him a nomination in the Best...

Celebrating women in the maritime...

11 months ago - 29 March 2018 | People

Leandrea Louw The Namibian Ports Authority (Namport) celebrated women in the maritime industry along with International Women’s Day. The guest of honour and keynote speaker,...

Navigating the seven seas

11 months ago - 29 March 2018 | People

Since 1 March 2018, Tuwilika “Tully” Amukwa (40) is one of a few Namibian women with a Deck Officer Class 2 ticket in her possession.Tully...

Against all odds

1 year - 09 March 2018 | People

Leandrea Louw Sheri Brynard, a motivational speaker and the only person in the world with Down’s syndrome who holds a teaching diploma, visited Swakopmund as...

Drugs are not cool

1 year - 23 February 2018 | People

“I earned between N$30 000 and N$50 000 per weekend as a drug dealer and on a quiet day, I made between N$5 000 to...

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