Second oldest newspaper turns 60

10 December 2018 | Local News

Namibia’s second oldest newspaper, the Namib Times, celebrated its 60th birthday on 5 December.

The first edition hit the streets of Swakopmund and Walvis Bay in 1958.

The founder of the newspaper was the late Paul Vincent, who was synonymous with the newspaper for more than 40 years.

The paper was initially published only on Fridays and first printed in Swakopmund. The printing operations later moved to Walvis Bay.

Due to ill health, Vincent sold the newspaper on 2 July 2002 to businessmen Desmond Frankfort and Dean Kock.

The newspaper acquired its very own printing machines in 1985 and from then to mid-2017 the publication was printed at the Namib Times’ head office in Sam Nujoma Avenue. Word Press Namibia in Windhoek took over the printing aspect from August 2017.

The Namib Times is now a bi-weekly publication.

Similar News

 

Voters denied right to register

1 day - 18 August 2019 | Local News

Swakopmund • Adolf KaureThe Electoral Commission of Namibia's (ECN) Erongo regional coordinator, Kashidinge Nghipuilepo, says they were denied access to farms to register workers. They...

Giving hope to the destitute

1 day - 18 August 2019 | Local News

Walvis Bay • Leandrea Louw The Promiseland Trust established in Walvis Bay in 2009 feeds more than 2 500 children across the town...

Addressing the housing backlog

1 week ago - 11 August 2019 | Local News

Swakopmund – Adolf KaureThe municipality of Swakopmund and Power-Oyeno Namibia hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on the 40/40 housing initiative at Matutura Extension 6.As the shortage...

Role of women in the maritime sector recognised ...

1 week ago - 11 August 2019 | Local News

Walvis Bay - Otis Finck The organisation Women in the Maritime Sector in Eastern and Southern Africa (WOMESA) hosted...

Narraville shack dwellers on a roll

2 weeks ago - 04 August 2019 | Local News

Narraville • Otis Finck Ohorongo Cement stayed true to a promise and provided the Shack Dwellers Federation of Namibia group in...

Empowering the youth

3 weeks ago - 28 July 2019 | Local News

Swakopmund - Leandrea Louw Johnathan Harries (16) is the brainchild behind the establishment of the Swakopmund Youth Organisation (SYO). The voluntary welfare organisation has been...

Residents tackle waste pollution

4 weeks ago - 21 July 2019 | Local News

Henties Bay - Iréne-Mari van der Walt Scientists have warned that humans have about 12 years left to curb global warming and the harmful effects...

Visserman trek grote uit

4 weeks ago - 21 July 2019 | Local News

Iréne-Mari van der Walt Clint Barnard is in die wolke nadat hy onlangs op 'n yskoue en bewolkte dag 'n reusesteenbras in die geweste van...

Warmth for learners in winter

1 month - 14 July 2019 | Local News

Swakopmund - Otis Finck Metropolitan staff members handed over a donation of blankets, hoody tops, hand gloves and beanies to learners of the...

Rotary Swakopmund inducts new president

1 month - 07 July 2019 | Local News

Swakopmund • Adolf Kaure Phillip Oosthuysen was recently inducted as president of the Rotary Club Swakopmund at a ceremony hosted at the Hotel Deutsches...

Latest News

Raak liries oor 'Suidwes'

18 hours ago | Supplements

Die vyftiental Suid-Afrikaanse ­musikante wat die verhoog gaan deel by hierdie jaar se Hentiesfees, sluit onder andere die sangeres Jezelle, bekend vir haar liedjie “Suidwes”,...

Henties Bay is where /Honeb's...

18 hours ago | Supplements

There is much more to Henties Bay than it simply being known as fishing haven, holiday resort and a retirement village, says the mayor of...

Feesprogram

18 hours ago | Supplements

Vrydag 23 Augustus 2019 09:00 Hekke open ...

TOURIST ATTRACTION

18 hours ago | Supplements

Many fishing trawlers have sunk off the Henties Bay coast, but very few wrecks are still ­visible today because of the onslaught of the elements....

'Jive' saam met Jo

18 hours ago | Supplements

Jo Nichol (38) is 'n man van vele talente. Hy tree nie net as musikant en seremoniemeester by vanjaar se Hentiesfees op nie, maar sorg...

Lus vir iets Anders?

18 hours ago | Supplements

Wynand en Lindi Delport het aan die einde van 2007 in die huwelik getree en die jaar daarna saam begin musiek maak as die duo...

Vaughn vier saam Hentiesfees

18 hours ago | Supplements

Die Namibiese sanger, kitaarspeler en liedjieskrywer Vaughn Ahrens is geen vreemdeling by die Hentiesfees nie. Vanjaar sluit twee nuwe gesigte by hom op die verhoog...

DIE GALG WAG

18 hours ago | Supplements

Besoekers aan vanjaar se Hentiesfees wat nog nie 'n draai by Die Galg gemaak het nie, kan gerus gaan kyk. Die Galg is berug oor...

Mini-reünie op Hentiesbaai

18 hours ago | Supplements

Caroline Grace sal by vanjaar se Hentiesfees weer eens die verhoog met Fatman deel - nes hulle gemaak het in die finale ronde van The...

Load More