Disasters

Inferno reduces wholesaler to a pile of rubble

1 month - 02 April 2018 | Disasters

A major fire decimated the Swakopmund Metro Cash & Carry as well as the Metro Liquor branches early this morning, causing damages in the tens of millions of dollars. Significant damage was also reported at...

Rain causes havoc

3 months ago - 16 February 2018 | Disasters

Houses and household items of roughly 60 families were destroyed and blown away by heavy rains and winds over the weekend in the Burgershoek settlement on the northern outskirts of Rehoboth. Burgershoek is the one...

Namibgrens robbers set fire to farmhouse

4 months ago - 02 January 2018 | Disasters

The home of the owner of the well-known Namibgrens Guest Farm near the Gamsberg Pass west of Windhoek went up in flames at around 02:30 on New Year's Day.According to the Namibgrens manager, Annamarie Strydom,...

Water security still high on agenda

6 months ago - 30 October 2017 | Disasters

Water supply to Windhoek and the rest of central Namibia could be theoretically secured until 2020 subject to efficient water demand measures, a three-year model designed by NamWater experts indicates. At a water forum...

Harvey's path of destruction

8 months ago - 30 August 2017 | Disasters

More than three days after Harvey ravaged the Texas coastline as a Category 4 hurricane, authorities had confirmed only three deaths - including a woman killed Monday when heavy rains dislodged a large oak tree...

Regional force to distribute food in Kunene

9 months ago - 25 August 2017 | Disasters

Roughly 1 000 military personnel are expected to participate in the Blue Kunene exercise that will distribute humanitarian aid in the Kunene Region from 20...

Government drafts disaster plan

9 months ago - 25 August 2017 | Disasters

Following several years of natural disasters of devastating floods and droughts that have struck the north-central areas of Namibia, an integrated drought and flood management...

Zuma stays put

9 months ago - 09 August 2017 | Disasters

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has survived a motion of no confidence in his presidency, held via secret ballot in parliament.Following a two-hour debate and...

Water secure until 2020

9 months ago - 01 August 2017 | Disasters

With the available water resources, as well as the stipulated Windhoek water savings, NamWater is confident that the water security of the central region, particularly...

104 drought boreholes in limbo

10 months ago - 27 July 2017 | Disasters

The unused boreholes reported on by Namibian Sun last week were not drilled under the South African government's N$100 million donation to Namibia. That funding...

Windhoek digs deep for water

10 months ago - 24 July 2017 | Disasters

The City of Windhoek is hard at work to diversify water supply options in order to reduce its reliance on bulk supplier NamWater as part...

Enough water for 24 months in central area

10 months ago - 19 July 2017 | Disasters

Cabinet committee member on water supply Pedro Maritz said the central area of Namibia now has enough water to last at least for the next...

Disasters

'The drought will be back'

11 months ago - 21 June 2017 | Disasters

Minister for Agriculture, John Mutorwa, has expressed concern about recurring drought conditions globally, brought about by climate change.“It is not a question of whether drought...

Hell and high water

11 months ago - 09 June 2017 | Disasters

Up to 10 000 residents were forced to flee their homes in Knysna overnight as fires fuelled by storm winds ripped through the Western Cape...

SA storm to hit us

11 months ago - 07 June 2017 | Disasters

Namibia is also feeling the brunt of the storm that hit South Africa yesterday with severely cold conditions and strong winds expected. The system that...

USAID donates water trucks

11 months ago - 30 May 2017 | Disasters

SHONA NGAVAThe United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has donated eight water tankers to Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry and NamWater.The trucks, which...

Northern regions without water

1 year - 05 May 2017 | Disasters

A serious water shortage is being experienced in the Omusati, Ohangwena, Oshana and Oshikoto regions after the seasonal efundja flood caused extensive damage to NamWater's...

No will in Amarika water...

1 year - 05 May 2017 | Disasters

The water woes of the Amarika community appear to be eternal. Despite a visit by the deputy minister in the Office of the Vice-President...

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