Mines contribute towards safer roads

Motor vehicle accidents a leading cause of death in Namibia.

02 September 2020 | Infrastructure

In an effort to aid road safety, CNNC Rössing Uranium and Swakop Uranium have spent N$200 000 on the installation of Stimsonite road studs over a distance of roughly 40km on the B2 road between Swakopmund and Arandis.

At the handover of the completed project to the Roads Authority of Namibia on Monday, representatives from both mines reiterated their dedication to the safety of their employees and other road users.

Stimsonite studs are reflective road studs used for improved demarcation on roads to aid drivers in their prediction of road conditions before taking certain actions. These are especially helpful in wet and misty conditions or at night.

CNNC Rössing Uranium and Swakop Uranium employees regularly brave the heavy flow of traffic on this stretch of road to travel to and from work.

Motor vehicle accidents are the third biggest cause of death in Namibia. This is the case despite research suggesting that Namibia has one of the best road networks in Africa.

“This revelation is of great concern to our companies who both value safety. It is our sincere hope that this donation can help decrease the number of accidents on Namibian roads,” CNNC Rössing Uranium and Swakop Uranium representatives said.

Similar News

 

Eighty three Covid positive cases reported

2 days ago - 26 September 2020 | Infrastructure

The minister of health and social services Kalumbi Shangula announced that a total number of 1 075 results were received from the laboratories. Shangula said...

Toekenningsproses van huise bevraagteken

6 days ago - 22 September 2020 | Infrastructure

Omaruru Lede van ’n groep inwoners van die enkelkwartiere op Omaruru, het die kantoor van die goewerneur genader om verskeie klagte onder...

Louw ­re-elected as CLOF chairman

6 days ago - 22 September 2020 | Infrastructure

Martin Louw (Macs) was re-elected as the chairperson of the Container Liners Operators Forum (CLOF). Armando Legner (CMA-CGM) was elected as vice-chairperson and Waldi...

Namport updates Covid-19 procedures

6 days ago - 22 September 2020 | Infrastructure

Walvis Bay port captain Lukas Kufuna announced some changes to the Covid-19 induced rules pertaining to foreign seamen on Friday. Kufuna said since the State...

New container terminal goes live

6 days ago - 22 September 2020 | Infrastructure

Walvis Bay's new container terminal went online on 24 August, with RDO Favour being the first container vessel to dock at berth 11. The...

Sustained price increases for homes in Erongo

2 weeks ago - 12 September 2020 | Infrastructure

The FNB House Price Index posted a contraction of 2.7% y/y at the end of June 2020, compared to contractions of 5.6% and 3.7% y/y...

House prices soften

2 weeks ago - 09 September 2020 | Infrastructure

The second quarter FNB Residential property report highlights the fact that the House Price Index was down 2.7% from the second quarter of 2019 to...

Namport’s new container terminal going strong

2 weeks ago - 08 September 2020 | Infrastructure

Walvis Bay Namibia witnessed the inauguration of Namport’s new container terminal (NCT) constructed on 40 hectares of reclaimed land at a cost of...

Millions unaccounted from MULSP

3 weeks ago - 06 September 2020 | Infrastructure

Walvis Bay • [email protected] The councillor for Walvis Bay urban constituency Knowledge Ipinge says he will institute legal action against the municipality of...

Shack Dwellers finally reap fruits of their labour

1 month - 09 August 2020 | Infrastructure

Walvis Bay •[email protected] Members of the Shack Dwellers Federation of Namibia (SDFN) were in high spirits on Saturday.The ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of houses...

Latest News

'n Tweede kans vir Swakop...

29th of September 00:00 | Local News

Swakopmund • [email protected] Die Covid-19-pandemie was vir meeste mense 'n ongelooflike terugslag, maar vir Swakopmund se haweloses is daar uiteindelik 'n langtermynoplossing. Die Jeugkoshuis...

Omaruru se hart klop kuns

29th of September 00:00 | Cultural

Omaruru • Irene- Mari van der Walt Die Omaruru Kunstefees is Saterdagaand op gepaste wyse met die luide klank van kitaarsnare en ploffende tromme afgesluit.Die...

Sjefs deel hul kennis

29th of September 00:00 | Local News

Swakopmund • [email protected] Die Strand Hotel se kombuis is hierdie naweek vir die eerste keer vir amateursjefs en tuiskokke geopen, sodat professionele sjefs...

Debmarine se vlagskip vorder goed

29th of September 00:00 | Business

Windhoek • [email protected] Debmarine Namibia het onlangs aangekondig dat konstruksie goed vorder aan die AMV3-diamantskip wat by die Damen-skeepswerf in Mangalia, Roemenië, gebou word....

TIDES

29th of September 00:00 | Fishing

Tuesday, 29 September High 02:16 Low 08:09 High 14:30 Low 20:32 Wednesday, 30 September High ...

Grumpy’s fishing report

29th of September 00:00 | Fishing

The big kob have finally arrived! I was flooded by reports this week of some big boys being pulled ashore. This time...

Swakop SPCA asks for more...

9 hours ago | Local News

Swakopmund • [email protected] “The Society for the Protection of Animals (SPCA) is doing an immense amount of work and the workload has increased significantly since...

Covid-19 kills Hats & Roses

10 hours ago | Events

The annual Cancer Association of Namibia Hats & Roses ladies event scheduled for the first Saturday of October in Windhoek, followed by a second event...

Bernard Esau Street should go

11 hours ago | Local News

Swakopmund • [email protected] The Affirmative Repositioning (AR) group that recently registered as a political party, is calling for the renaming of Bernard Esau Street in...

Load More