Disasters

'The drought will be back'

4 days 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 will come. Drought will come, and therefore, we have to...

Hell and high water

2 weeks 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 coastal town.Provincial local governance spokesman James-Brent Styan confirmed‚ in an...

SA storm to hit us

2 weeks 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 is being labelled in South Africa by forecasters as “one...

USAID donates water trucks

3 weeks 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 can transport 10 000 litres of water, will be used...

Northern regions without water

1 month - 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 infrastructure, resulting in water from the Calueque Dam not reaching...

No will in Amarika water crisis

1 month - 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...

New plan for marine oil spills

1 month - 27 April 2017 | Disasters

Cabinet has approved the new Draft National Marine Pollution Contingency Plan that will replace Namibia's first National Oil Spill Contingency Plan (NOSCP) which has become...

Water is Namibia's Achilles heel

2 months ago - 27 March 2017 | Disasters

Water security in Namibia is not only being threatened by increased demand for water, which in some areas has outstripped supply, but it is further...

No planning for efundja - DTA

3 months ago - 23 March 2017 | Disasters

DTA president McHenry Venaani says he is appalled by the government's handling of the seasonal efundja flood in the north. He says despite ample...

100 days of water for Cape Town

3 months ago - 20 March 2017 | Disasters

The crown jewel of South Africa's tourism industry, Cape Town has 100 days before it runs out of water.After two years of the least rainfall...

Govt liable for Fukishima

3 months ago - 20 March 2017 | Disasters

A court in Japan on Friday ruled that Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) and the government are liable for negligence in a case involving compensation for...

Ministry mum on aquifer

3 months ago - 16 March 2017 | Disasters

ILENI NANDJATO Despite the fact that the Ohangwena Region has a massive aquifer estimated to hold around 20 billion cubic...

Disasters

Dump landslide kills 46

3 months ago - 14 March 2017 | Disasters

At least 46 people died and dozens more were hurt in a giant landslide at Ethiopia's largest rubbish dump outside Addis Ababa, a tragedy squatters...

Mother clings to tree for...

3 months ago - 14 March 2017 | Disasters

A Zimbabwean woman, Nyaradzo Makholiso, 38, miraculously survived cyclone induced floods by “hanging precariously on a tree branch for six hours”, with her two-month-old baby...

Efundja arrives in Oshakati

3 months ago - 13 March 2017 | Disasters

Nothern hydrologist Leonard Hango confirmed to Namibian Sun yesterday that the seasonal floodwaters, known as efundja, crossed the Namibian-Angola border on Friday evening. Hango said...

Efundja is coming

3 months ago - 10 March 2017 | Disasters

Devastating floods could swamp parts of northern Namibia this weekend, the hydrological service has warned.Several parts of the country, especially in the north, continued to...

Oonakuyelulwa kefundja mOshakati ya tembudhwa

3 months ago - 09 March 2017 | Disasters

Konyala aakalimo mOmalukanda gomOshakati ya thika po-250 oya tembudhwa okuza pomahala gawo sho yayelulwa efundja no yali ye ga tungu shaaheli paveta. Omagumbo ga thika...

Oshakati flood victims relocated

3 months ago - 08 March 2017 | Disasters

The Oshakati town council has relocated about 250 people displaced by recent heavy rains in the north. The 51 families were moved from several informal...

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