Disasters

New plan for marine oil spills

3 days ago - 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 inadequate to effectively manage the fast evolving risk profile driven...

Water is Namibia's Achilles heel

1 month - 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 threatened by climate change and water used inefficiently. The agriculture...

No planning for efundja - DTA

1 month - 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 forewarning no planning was done for this potentially catastrophic situation....

100 days of water for Cape Town

1 month - 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 on record, the average level of the six main dams...

Govt liable for Fukishima

1 month - 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 the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the first time the judiciary has...

Ministry mum on aquifer

1 month - 16 March 2017 | Disasters

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

Windhoek water restrictions still in place

1 month - 14 March 2017 | Disasters

Despite the recent good rains and rising dam levels, Windhoek's water restrictions are still in place, because long-term water supply remains a critical concern.City of...

Dump landslide kills 46

1 month - 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 6 hours

1 month - 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

1 month - 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

1 month - 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

1 month - 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...

Disasters

Oshakati stunned by floods

1 month - 03 March 2017 | Disasters

With the rainy season still in the early stages the flood-prone town of Oshakati is yet again busy with the relocation of people to higher...

Congo fever under control

2 months ago - 27 February 2017 | Disasters

The health ministry is appealing to farmworkers and people working closely with animals to urgently report tick bites at their nearest health centre. This follows...

Dineo storms onto bucket list

2 months ago - 24 February 2017 | Disasters

When you plan a sunny Mozambican holiday in February, the last thing you expect is to be caught up in a cyclone. (Well, maybe we...

Support for shack fire victims

2 months ago - 15 February 2017 | Disasters

The Namibian National Insurance Corporation (NamibRe) handed over a donation of N$50 000 for victims of shack fires to the Walvis Bay Mayoral Fund last...

Kunene farmers desperate

2 months ago - 01 February 2017 | Disasters

Emotions are running high among Kunene farmers after losing hundreds of heads of livestock to the prolonged drought. Relief has been fickle, with the first...

Last warning for illegal car...

3 months ago - 19 January 2017 | Disasters

JANA-MARI SMITH A police sweep targeting illegal car-wash operations in public spaces will start in Windhoek next Tuesday.The City of...

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