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Young boy loses battle against pneumonia Madelaine Laubscher

A three-year-old boy who was diagnosed with cancer in October 2013 lost his battle against pneumonia and sadly passed away on Sunday morning. Almero Alexander Gurirab was diagnosed with Leukemia (Burkett’s Lymphoma stage 3) last year and had been in Windhoek Central state hospital since then. His mother had to resign from her work to be with him all the time. The newspaper spoke to the grandmother of Almero, Mrs Estelle Smit. “Almero was diagnosed with cancer last year. His

condition worsened and thus he was put into the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in the Windhoek Central state hospital. He was diagnosed with double pneumonia on top of the cancer recently. He only had two chemo treatments left before he would have been released from the hospital to return home, but he was still on a ventilator in the ICU.

One moment he was fine and the next his condition got worse again. On Saturday morning his chest was swollen and pipes were inserted into his chest to pump fluid from his lungs. However, he lost the battle and passed away on Sunday morning at 10:30,” she said. “The doctor told us that it was not

the cancer that caused Almero to pass away, but he lost his life due to the pneumonia. He would have turned four years old on Monday,” she added. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday at Mrs Smit`s house in Narraville, 13 Begonia Street at 19:00. Her contact number is 081 647 3646.

EPC to run Martin Luther site The historical site of the Martin Luther monument alongside the B2 road on the outskirts of Swakopmund has been leased for five years to EPC Events and Catering (EPC). The area, measuring about 2 000 m², will be leased to EPC Events at a cost of N$920 per month, subject to an annual increase of 10%. Council noted, however, that the additional piece of land that EPC applied for cannot be approved and that a separate application would have to be made in this regard. Council stipulated in its original invitation for proposals that any business proposal “must enhance the heritage status of the Martin Luther historical site” and the lessee will have

to “maintain the site, building and other improvements” for the duration of the lease period and will be responsible for providing 24-hour security to the site. Besides a security worker, they will also not be allowed to accommodate any employees at the site. Council further ordered that when recruiting workers, EPC should “give preference to one existing employee, Mrs Gerlinde Nuas,” who previously worked for Namib-I, on the same terms she had enjoyed before.

Martin Luther EPC will also have to maintain the logo of Namibia Breweries on the display board outside for the duration of the lease period and may not erect any structures that may obscure the Martin Luther monument from the road. All objections against the lease were rejected and

will be submitted alongside Council’s motivation to the Minister of Regional and Local Government, Housing and Rural Development. Council will thus apply to the minister to proceed with the extension of the current lease of the cafeteria to EPC until the end of November 2014.

The appointment of Aqua Utilities Corporation (AUC) as the main operator of the new sewerage and purification plant and pump station has in principle been approved by the Swakopmund Town Council. The contract is worth an estimated N$10 million per year.

A thorough cost analysis still needs to be done before the contract is compiled and approved, but the appointment of Aqua Utilities has in principle been approved, Council indicated at its last meeting. The contract would be for five years initially, with the possibility of renewal. The operational cost of the new sewerage plant was estimated by Council in mid2012 to amount to N$9.6 million per year. The construction of the facility was financed wholly from Council’s own funds. The N$134 million tender to build the new plant was

Council approves two refuge homes for children Jade McClune The Swakopmund Town Council has granted official approval for the establishment of two new places of refuge for vulnerable children and orphans.

Aqua to run sewerage plant for five years Jade McClune

awarded to local civil engineering company, Botes & Kennedy Namibia in December 2010 and the plant became operational last year. The contract with AUC would include a clause to ensure that the company’s employment policy corresponds to the municipality’s personnel policy. The operation of the plant requires the services of well-trained operators and the company will therefore be required to make room for understudies and job attachments in order to facilitate a skills transfer and raise the level of skills

available locally. The shareholding of the main operator (AUC) is held by Aqua Service Engineering, a local subsidiary of Veolia Water Inc. The other shareholders are Epoch Consulting, a new black empowerment consulting firm, which says it is involved in “engineering, economics, mining, water management and construction”, as well as Kumwe Investment Holdings and Patron Investment Corporation. Kumwe is an empowerment group comprising a number of well-known and politically-connected Na-

mibians, including Jason Nandago, Joan Guriras, Rairirira Mbetjiha and Victor Tonchi. Black empowerment group, Patron Investment Corporation, which says it aims to increase Namibian ownership and management of the country’s resources, also holds a stake in EVI Gold, which in turn holds 8% ownership the Otjikoto Gold mine. Following the conclusion of negotiations with AUC, the agreement will have to be tabled to Council’s Management Committee for final approval.

At its last meeting the municipality approved the applications by two organisations concerned with the welfare of children, Tears of Hope and Ndatitangi Day Care, to set up the places of safety for children in Mondesa. No objections to the proposals were received from the public and approval was thus granted to operate places of instruction at Erf 3703 and Erf 368 in Daniel Kamho Street, Mondesa. Tears of Hope will be allowed to operate as a place of safety while the rezoning of the property from residential use to institutional is ongoing. FACT: 8.1% of the population aged 18 years and below in the Erongo Region have lost one parent, while another 1.5 had no parents Throughout the Erongo Region, the highest level of orphanhood was recorded in Arandis with 9.1% of the population who have lost one of their parents. The proportion of those children who have lost both of their parents was however comparatively higher in Omaruru constituency (10.9%). Compared to other towns and villages in the region, the levels of orphan hood in Swakopmund were comparatively lower,” according to the latest statistics released by the National Statistics Agency in March. The latest figures indicate that there are 13 938 people under the age of 18 living in Swakopmund,

Plan for lawn farm approved

Jade McClune The Swakopmund Town Council has approved the application by Disa Landscaping to lease 20 000 m² of land to set up a lawn farm immediately to the south of the new sewerage works. Mr Erich Knuffel of Disa Landscaping wrote in his application that they intend to develop the central sports fields and were hoping “to reap the lawn sods during mid-November to January when all sports activities are at a standstill.” Disa Landscaping thus applied to “lease a piece of land at the new sewerage plant with a supply of effluent water to establish a lawn turf nursery” over an area of 2 - 3 hectares (20 -

Almero Alexander Gurirab

30 000 m²). In his application Knuffel noted that they plan on making a substantial capital investment and were looking at a long-term contract. “Apart from job creation I think we both will gain from this,” he wrote to the Swakopmund CEO at the end of 2012. The area had earlier been earmarked by Palms for Africa for a compost plant and related business activities, but they withdrew their application

due to the restrictions on setting up permanent structures in that area. A lease period of one year, with the option of renewal was approved at a monthly cost of N$0.089c last month. The rental fee was calculated per square metre, based on the rental fee of R&R Karting nearby, which amounts to N$0.089c per m2 or N$4 450 for 50 000m². There are a number of conditions attached to the

agreement: the lease remains subject to a bail-out clause, which means it would have to be returned to the local authority should Council at any time want to use the land, subject to a three month notice period. Potable water and purified effluent connections will have to be paid for by the applicant. They will also have to build their own access road and ensure that waste water is disposed of safely, as there

is no connection to the sewer system. No permanent structures may be erected at the proposed lawn farm, nobody may overnight on the premises and a three metre clean space must be maintained around the boundary walls. The agreement will commence in the month following approval from the Minister of Regional and Local Government, Housing and Rural Development.

and of these 1 013 children (7.3%) have lost one parent, while 180 (1.3%) have lost both parents. UNICEF estimated in 2007 that around 11 000 primary caregivers die in Namibia every year, adding to the number of orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) in need of assistance. The growing number of orphans and vulnerable children is also linked to the HIV scourge and extreme poverty. It is estimated that 28% of all children in the country are either orphaned or vul-

nerable. Around 150 000 orphans and vulnerable children are said to currently receive the social grant of N$250 per month. Council noted that both Tears of Hope and Ndatitangi Day Care would still need to register with the municipality’s health services department and adhere to all standard health regulations. Council further reserved the right to cancel its consent to using the properties as places of instruction should there be any valid complaints.


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Easter babies for Walvis Bay Dorcas Mhungu

A total of 24 babies were delivered at the health institutions in Walvis Bay during the Easter holiday. Walvis Bay State hospital recorded 22 births

The other Welwitschia Hospital Easter baby

by 14:00 yesterday, 13 boys and nine girls ac-

cording to Nurse Victoria Elago. Welwitschia

Grandmother Nina Boger, her daughter Olga, and baby Nina.

Vis is lewe

Hospital delivered only two babies, both girls, at the time of going to press. When the namib times visited the State hospital on Sunday morning, the maternity ward was a typical delivery wing with baby cries coming from the different wards. Most of the women were however reluctant to have pictures taken, citing breach of

traditional norms and values. “I want to have the picture in the newspaper but I must first get permission from the father of the baby,” said one woman. Another said the baby could not be published in the media because he still did not have a name and doing so is breaking traditional norms. For Olga Human and her husband the publicity was more than wel-

Maggy and Nathaniel Andreas with baby Justin delivered at Walvis Bay State hospital.

come. Olga gave birth to the 3,7kg Nina on Good Friday. The couple

named their first born after Olga’s mother who travelled from Germany to be with her daughter.

Rawson Properties get Festive

Marshallino Beukes

Ten spyte van die feit dat die kus ‘n algemene beeld van vooruitgang en ontwikkeling na buite uitdra, is armoede in die gemeenskap steeds ‘n groot bron van kommer, met baie inwoners wat steeds onder die broodlyn leef.

Rawson Properties took the time to hand out Easter eggs at the robot on Nangolo Mbumba drive and Rikumbi Kandanga street

on Thursday morning to bring a sweet and festive touch to the start of the long weekend. More than 200 eggs

were handed out to the motorists on their way to work. The Rawson Property Group, affectionately known as ‘The

Rawson Family’, was founded in 1982 by William ‘Bill’ Rawson – and has been one of the leading real estate companies ever since.

Mr Andreas Gawaseb

dat hy uit sy eie sak na Walvisbaai en terug reis en dan ook persoonlik huis tot huis aflewerings doen. Hy dui aan dat die Trust ‘n opname gemaak het van persone, wat regtig ‘n tekort aan voedsel het of nie ‘n inkomste het nie. Senior burgers en gestremdes kry voorkeur en mnr Gawasab vertel dat dit ‘n riem onder die hart is om die dankbaarheid en blydskap op begunstigdes se gesigte te sien, wanneer hy sy maandelikse opwagting met die vis maak. Hy wil ook enige vrywilliges vra om hom by te staan in sy taak om hierdie lewenslyn na behoeftiges te vervoer. Mnr Gawaseb kan gekontak word by 081 289 3961.

The Rawson Properties Girls

Photographs by Piquest Jacobs


Die Erongo Regional Elderly Trust het hierdie nood raakgesien en ongeveer drie jaar gelede besluit om ‘n helpende hand na hulpbehoewende inwoners in Swakopmund en Walvisbaai uit te steek. Mnr Andreas Gawaseb, wat aan die Trust verbonde is, het verlede week met ‘n bakkie vol vars vis die kantoor van die namib times besoek, voor hy die vis aan huisgesinne en gestremde persone, wat sukkel om die mas op te kom, gaan oorhandig het. Hy noem dat hy hoofsaaklik in Tamariskia, Mondesa en DRC woonbuurte aflewer. Die Trust kry maandeliks ‘n voorraad vis vanaf NAMSOV vir die spesifieke doel. Mnr Gawaseb noem


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Standard Bank warns against SIM-card swop The latest fraudulent activity, called SIM-card swop, is of great concern to financial institutions and Standard Bank Namibia sent out a stern warning in this regard. “Fraudsters obtain and utilise your swopped SIM-card to acquire security messages and onetime passwords (OTP) sent to you by the bank. Using the OTP, criminals are able to change, add beneficiaries and transfer money from your account using your personal information that they would have obtained”, explains Thaddius Maswahu, Head of Marketing at Standard Bank Na-

mibia. Sometimes fraudulent employees at the cell phone provider will disable the SIM-card in your phone and allocate your cell phone number to the fraudsters. When OTPs are sent to your number the fraudsters will then receive the security code, which enables them to set-up beneficiaries on your internet banking profile.

In order to mitigate the risk of becoming a victim of SIM-card Swop, Standard Bank customers are advised to: • Protect their personal information, SIM-card has been swopped. bank account and cell phone account • Register for Standard Bank ‘My Upinformation – also when you are ondates’ and stay informed of all transacline. tions taking place on your account. • Do not disclose your ID number on • Immediately notify your service prowebsites unless they have verified the vider if you suspect your SIM-card has legitimacy of the site. The bank already been swopped. knows your ID and will not require it • Immediately change your internet again. banking logon credentials until an investigation into the SIM swop has been • Always make sure that your contact details on your internet banking profile completed. Logon credentials can be are valid and correct. changed on the Standard Bank internet banking site and it only takes a few • Immediately investigate when you minutes. notice you are not receiving calls and • Contact the Standard Bank internet messages on your cell phone. banking call centre on 0819286 and re• Keep your cell phone switched on; otherwise you will not notice when your port an unauthorised SIM-card swop.

Thaddius Maswahu Standard Bank Namibia Head of Marketing

Depositors’ funds no longer safe at banks Piquet Jacobs

Banks are no longer safe havens for money with the surge in cases of card cloning as one Walvis Bay resident recently discovered. The man become the latest victim when a total of N$60 000 allegedly went missing from his bank account. The client became aware of this on Thursday while trying to withdraw money at the ATM and got a message that his account was overdrawn. He told the newspaper that he found it hard to believe and requested a bank state-

A Picture of an ATM in Narraville (not related to the article)

Employee by day, burglar by night On Tuesday night a burglary occurred at a Walvis Bay resident’s house in Fairways after she had internet installed at her house earlier that day. She alleges that the culprits can only be the employees of the company that installed the internet. She spoke to the news- morning and found that small safe. paper to share her ordeal my cell phone that I usu- “After the burglary I went and to warn the public to ally put on my bedside ta- to talk to a superior at the be careful when having ble was missing. I asked company that installed internet installed. someone to dial my num- my internet and told him “On Tuesday two men ber. When the call went that I believe it was his came to my house to in- to voice mail I realised employees as they were The crime scene stall internet. One of the something was wrong. the only ones who were be careful when allowing any employees was very in- I walked into the living in the house, knowing kind of employee or stranger interested in having all sorts room and found one of exactly where everything side your house, especially when of conversation with me. the windows were open, was and who had time to having your internet installed. I found it strange that he the blinds pulled up and open the window while Do not leave the employees seemed so interested, but the front door was wide installing the internet. alone for one second in the house I carried on in the con- open. I realised my house He simply told me to go and make sure all the windows versations we shared an- had been broken into. to the police because he and doors are locked after they yway. The next morning The only conclusion I can could not do anything. I are gone. I do not want to make a I realised that my house come to is that they must went to the police and re- big deal out of this, but I do have had been broken into,” have opened the window ported my cell phone was to warn the community that if it while installing the inter- stolen, but I did not report happened to me it could happen she said. According to her, the net and I never noticed as the burglary yet. There to anyone. I was never scared culprits can only have the blinds were down all could be fingerprints on but now I live in fear therefore the window, but I am not I will certainly get hold of the been the employees that the time. ” installed the internet the According to her, the bur- sure,” she said. Reaction Team of Walvis Bay to glars stole her cell phone, “I want to warn the com- track these criminals down,” she previous day. “I woke up the next her bank card, cash and a munity of Walvis Bay to concluded.

School teacher rape bail hearing today The Omaruru Magistrate’s Court will rule today whether to give bail to a primary school teacher who has been charged with raping four boarding school boys. his innocence. According to his lawyer, Mberira intended to resign from the temporary teaching job at the Omaruru Primary School in order not to interfere with the witnesses. State Prosecutor Louis Chigunwe said Constable Foibe Shapumbu opposed bail arguing that her investigation had been interrupted by witnesses going on school holidays. According to Shapumbu a fifth boy, who is also sus-

pected to have been raped and who showed similar symptoms to those of the other victims, was taken to a clinic and there is a possibility that he will be added to the list of complainants. She stressed that some witnesses who had been interviewed thus far had mentioned other boys who could add to the list of complainants. Shapumbu testified that initial diagnoses of the four boys show the same sexu-

made from ATM’s in Narraville and in town which do not have security cameras. Because the victim discovered the crime just before the Easter holiday, he was not able to lodge a complaint with his bank. Elsewhere in this edition, Standard Bank has issued a stern warning about the latest fraudulent activity, called SIM-card swop.

Alcohol abuse goes hand in hand with suicides and violence

Madelaine Laubscher

Juda Mberira stands accused of allegedly raping the boys repeatedly. Magistrate Masule Kwizi reserved judgment for today after submissions by lawyer Josua Kaumbi who represents the accused. Mberira in his bail application informed the court that he was born in Omaruru and he does not possess a passport and therefore would not run away or interfere with the investigations and witnesses since he believes in

ment. He realised that over a 2 month period, irregular amounts of money were withdrawn from his account. It then became obvious that his card had been cloned, as he still had his card in his possession. He said his card could have been cloned while making purchases. The statement shows that all of the withdrawals were

ally transmitted disease as those of the accused, who have refused to submit to an HIV test. She said that the accused had asked twice to talk to parents of the victim and tried to persuade them not to proceed with the charges against him. Prosecutor Chigunwe stated the accused would eventually be indicted for more than ten counts as he had allegedly raped the four boys on more than one occasion.

Alcohol abuse in Namibia is closely associated with suicides and violence in society. According to the Parliamentary Standing committee on Human Resources, Social and Community Development’s report on the Mo-

tion on Alcohol Abuse in Namibia tabled by SWAPO MP Agnes Tjongarero in the National Assembly recently, Namibian Police reports in-

dicate that alcohol abuse has become a major contributor to the rising crime trends and moral decay in the various communities.

ECN extends provisional voters inspection period The Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) has extended the inspection period of the provisional voters register until the end of April. This follows formal complaints lodged by some registered political parties and individuals that the initial period was too short. The first inspection period started on 3 April and ended on 15 April. The display of the provisional voters register is provided for in the electoral law. According to ECN Director of Operations, Theo Mujoro, this is to afford registered parties and vot-

ers an opportunity to ascertain the veracity of voters’ details or lodge objections against any voter believed to have been unlawfully registered. The ECN had apparently learned that over one-thousand voters had registered twice after the general registration of voters was concluded. Mujoro pointed out that it was no longer an issue as the newly acquired biom-

etric system detected all irregular entries. He also referred to the issue of the names of deceased persons on the provisional voters register and said that the ECN was busy addressing the issue in consultation with the Home Affairs Ministry. He gave the assurance that those names would be removed before the final voters role was prepared and gazetted.

Korean ferry captain to be charged The captain of the South Korean ferry that capsized off the country’s southwest coast is facing a criminal investigation, amid unconfirmed reports that he was one of the first people to jump to safety as the vessel began sinking. The Sewol ferry was carrying 475 passengers and crew when it capsized last week Wednesday. The government anounced that nine people were found dead and 179 were rescued, leaving about 290 people, most of them

teenaged school children, missing and possibly trapped in the submerged vessel. An official from the country’s coast guard confirmed that the captain, identified as Lee Joon-seok, 69, was being questioned and was

the subject of a criminal investigation. Media reports said he was facing the possibility of charges of negligence leading to death and also for violating a law that stipulated the conduct of shipping crew.


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Turkish Navy on friendly port visit


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One of the frigates

Turkish Maritime Task Group (Barbaros TMTG) will visit Walvis Bay and 18 other African countries, for the first time, during the first week of May. The group’s visit will eventually include more than 24 countries. The Barbaros TMTG, which was activated by the Turkish Naval Forces on 17th March, will conduct port visits from May 1 to 3. The vessel will sail a distance of more than 15 000 nautical miles over 102 days and will carry out training activities before returning to Turkey on 27 June, according to a press release from the Office of the Secretary General of the Turkish General Staff and Naval Forces. The task group will visit the Namibian port city with two frigates and one corvette. Barbaros TMTG consists of the TCG Gediz (F-495), TCG Orugreis (F-245) frigates, the TCG Heybeliada (F-511) corvette and the TCG Yarbay Kudret G|ngvr (A-595) a logistic support ship. The ships will be open for visits by members of the public and its crew members will distribute food aid for drought stricken areas and other aid material in the Erongo Region in coordination with the local authorities and the Namibian Navy. The Barbaros TMTG aims to demonstrate maritime presence at world seas, enhance the Turkish foreign policy, and positively contribute to bilateral relations with African countries. The Task Group supports antipiracy operations and contribute to maritime security in the Indian Ocean. The TMTG will take part in the Obangame Express Exercise planned by the United States Africa Command with the participation of West African Countries. Guided missile and gun fire will be conducted at the Overberg Test Range in South Africa. About the ships TCG Gediz (F495), former USS John A. Moore, eleventh ship of the Oliver Hazard Perry class of guided-missile frigates, was named for Commander John Anderson Moore (19101944). Ordered from Todd Shipyards, San Pedro, CA on 28 February 1977

as part of the FY77 program, John A. Moore was laid down on 19 September 1978, launched on 20 October 1979, and commissioned on 14 November 1981. John A. Moore (FFG-19) was the first ship of that name in the US Navy. The namesake was commanding officer of the submarine USS Grayback (SS-208) in 1943 and 1944. Cdr. Moore received three awards of the Navy Cross during his command; the last posthumously after the Grayback was sunk in February 1944. Decommissioned and stricken on 1 September 2000, she was transferred to Turkey as that nation's TCG Gediz (F 495). As of 2011, she is still active in service of the Turkish Navy. On the television show JAG (season 3 episode "Tiger, Tiger"), the USS John A. Moore (FFG19) played the part of a fictional frigate USS Stockdale (FFG-62). Displacement: 4,100 long tons (4,200 t), full load. Length: 453 feet (138 m), overall. Beam: 45 feet (14 m). Draught: 22 feet (6.7 m). Propulsion: 2 W General Electric LM2500-30 gas turbines generating 41,000 shp (31 MW) through a single shaft and variable pitch propeller. 2 W Auxiliary Propulsion Units, 350 hp (260 kW) retractable electric azimuth thrusters for maneuvering and docking. Speed: over 29 knots (54 km/h). Range: 5 000 nautical miles at 18 knots (9 300 km at 33 km/h). Complement: 15 officers and 190 enlisted, plus SH-60 LAMPS detachment of roughly six officer pilots and 15 enlisted maintainers. Sensors and processing systems: AN/SPS-49 airsearch radar. AN/SPS-55 surface-search radar. CAS and STIR fire-control radar. AN/SQS-56 sonar. Electronic warfare & decoys: AN/SLQ-32 Armament as built: 1 W OTO Melara Mk 75 76 mm/62 caliber naval gun, 2

W Mk 32 triple-tube (324 mm) launchers for Mark 46 torpedoes, 1 W Vulcan Phalanx CIWS; four .50cal (12.7 mm) machine guns. 1 W Mk 13 Mod 4 single-arm launcher for Harpoon anti-ship missiles and SM-1MR Standard anti-ship/air missiles (40 round magazine). Aircraft carried: 2 W SH-60 LAMPS III helicopters TCG Heybeliada (F-511) is the lead ship of the Ada class ASW corvettes of the Turkish Navy. TCG Heybeliada was named after Heybeliada Island, where the Turkish Naval High School is located. Heybeliada Island is part of the Prince Islands archipelago in the Sea of Marmara, to the southeast of Istanbul. Designed, developed and built by the Tuzla (Istanbul) Naval Shipyard as a part of the MILGEM project, it was laid down on 22 January 2007, launched on 27 September 2008, and commissioned on 27 September 2011. Istanbul Naval Shipyard Command started construction of the TCG Heybeliada on 22 January 2007. Sailed out for initial sea trials in 2008, she was officially commissioned by the Turkish Navy and entered navy service on 27 September 2011. Since her commissioning, her longest voyage has been a 2013 Mediterranean cruise. This journey took the vessel to the ports of Alexandria,(2) Tripoli, Libya, Algiers, La Goulette, Casablanca, and Durres. Throughout the vagaries of her service career, the vessel has received the moniker the "Ghost of the Seas". TCG Heybeliada has a displacement of 2 300 tons, is 99.56 metres (326.6 ft) in length, 14.4 metres (47 ft) in beam, and has a draft of 3.89 metres (12.8 ft). She is powered by two diesel engines and a gas turbine,

with a power of 30 000 kilowatts (40 000 hp), driving two propellers, and is capable of speeding up to 29 knots. She has a range of 3 500 nautical miles (6 500 km; 4 000 mi) at 15 knots, and has an endurance of 21 days with logistical support and ten days while operating autonomously. She has a crew of 93, with space for up to 106. TCG Heybeliada is equipped with GENESIS combat management system that controls search and navigation radars, electronic warfare suits, weapons, countermeasures, communication devices, underwater and onboard sensors. The ship is armed with a single Otobreda 76 mm gun, two Aselsan STAMP 12.7-millimetre (0.50 in) guns, eight Harpoon missiles, 21 Rolling Airframe Missiles and two 324-millimetre (12.8 in) Mark 32 triple launchers for Mark 46 torpedoes. Electronic warfare systems include a dedicated EW radar, laser/RF systems, ASW jammers, and an SSTD system. Communication and navigation systems involve satellite communication, X-band, navigation, fire control and LPI radar, ECDIS, GPS and LAN infrastructure. The radar suite is the SMART-S Mk2, built by Thales. The ship is fitted with sonar developed by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey. The whole platform is managed by an advanced integrated platform management system. The ship is capable of carrying Sikorsky S-70 helicopter or unmanned aircraft, along with the associated armaments, 20 tons of JP-5 aircraft fuel, aerial refuelling systems and maintenance facilities.

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Walvis Bay and Swakopmund Tides

Tuesday 22 April 2014: the sun will rise in Walvis Bay at 6:18 h and sunset will be at 17:43 h. The moonset will take place at 255º southwest at 12:46 h. In the high tide and low tide chart, we can see that the first low tide will be at 1:50 h and the next low tide at 14:25 h. The first high tide will be at 8:15 h and the next high tide at 21:05 h. The lunar phase will be a Last Quarter Moon. Tomorrow we will have 11 hours and 25 minutes of sun. The solar transit will be at 12:00 h and the length of time the moon will be visible will be 12 hours and 46 minutes. The sun will rise in Swakopmund at 6:18 h and sunset will be at 17:43 h. The moonset will take place at 255º southwest at 12:45 h. In the high tide and low tide chart, we can see that the first low tide will be at 1:40 h and the next low tide at 14:15 h. The first high tide will be at 8:10 h and the next high tide at 21:00 h. The lunar phase will be a Last Quarter Moon. Tomorrow we will have 11 hours and 25 minutes of sun. The solar transit will be at 12:00 h and the length of time the moon will be visible will be 12 hours and 45 minutes. Wednesday 23 April 2014: The sun will rise in Walvis Bay at 6:18 h and sunset will be at 17:42 h. The moon will rise in the southeast (102º) at 0:27 h and will set in the southwest (259º) at 13:33 h. In the high tide and low tide chart, we can see that the first low tide will be at 3:30 h and the next low tide at 15:55 h. The first high tide will be at 9:50 h and the next high tide at 22:30 h. The lunar phase will be a Waning Crescent. We will have 11 hours and 24 minutes of sun. The solar transit will be at 12:00 h and the length of time the moon will be visible will be 13 hours and 33 minutes. The sun will rise in Swakopmund at 6:18 h and sunset will be at 17:42 h. The moon will rise in the southeast (102º) at 0:27 h and will set in the southwest (259º) at 13:33 h. In the high tide and low tide chart, we can see that the first low tide will be at 3:20 h and the next low tide at 15:50 h. The first high tide will be at 9:45 h and the next high tide at 22:25 h. The lunar phase will be a Waning Crescent. We will have 11 hours and 24 minutes of sun. The solar transit will be at 12:00 h and the length of time the moon will be visible will be 13 hours and 33 minutes. Thursday 24 April of 2014. The sun will rise in Walvis Bay at 6:19 h and sunset will be at 17:41 h. The moon will rise in the east (99º) at 1:28 h and will set in the west (264º) at 14:18 h. In the high tide and low tide chart, we can see that the first low tide will be at 4:50 h and the next low tide at 17:10 h. The first high tide will be at 11:15 h and the next high tide at 23:40 h. The lunar phase will be a Waning Crescent. We will have 11 hours and 22 minutes of sun. The solar transit will be at 12:00 h and the length of time the moon will be visible will be 12 hours and 50 minutes. The sun will rise in Swakopmund at 6:18 h and sunset will be at 17:42 h. The moon will rise in the east (99º) at 1:28 h and will set in the west (264º) at 14:18 h. In the high tide and low tide chart, we can see that the first low tide will be at 4:45 h and the next low tide at 17:00 h. The first high tide will be at 11:10 h and the next high tide at 23:35 h. The lunar phase will be a Waning Crescent. We will have 11 hours and 24 minutes of sun. The solar transit will be at 12:00 h and the length of time the moon will be visible will be 12 hours and 50 minutes. Source: TIDES4FISHING.COM


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Katali irked by locals selling EPLs to foreigners According to an article published in a daily on 16 April 2014 entitled “Katali irked by locals selling EPLs to foreigners”, Minister Katali is deeply disturbed by many Namibians who are holders of the exclusive prospecting licences (EPL’s) in the mining sector, but opt to sell them to multinational foreign companies, and remain mere proxies. He is quoted to have added the following: “However, what is deeply disturbing our ministry and the government as a whole, is the fact that these EPLs have become ‘get rich quick’ schemes, for our own people who have previously benefited from the acquisition of these licenses”. The Minister made these remarks as a guest speaker at the Namibia Chamber of Commerce

and Industry (NCCI) northern branch’s annual general meeting at Ongwediva on 15 April 2014. What is significant is the fact that the EPL’s being held by the companies wanting to mine marine phosphate were all allocated by the Ministry of Mines and that all three the major ones of these companies are overwhelmingly foreign controlled, Namibia Marine Phosphate

(85% by Australia and Oman), LL NP (90% by Israel) and Chatham Rock Phosphate (nearly 100% by New Zealand). So what is not clear is whether these EPL’s were allocated to Namibians in the first instance or to foreigners applying for them ! Swakopmund Matters 16 April 2014 (For Swakopmund Matters the environment of the Namibian coastline and its ocean matters).

Very disappointed Citizen I am quite disgusted with the service received during the course of the last 3 weeks with one specific company in the Industrial area in Swakopmund. We contacted the manager first of all to find out about a quotation for erecting walls to build an office inside a warehouse. After numerous visits there and phoning we did not even get a call back to say that he is busy and will attend to our quote enquiry – NOTH-

ING. Again we went to the office and spoke to the clerk this time, lots of promises to receive a quotation the following morning. Needless to say, nothing was received. Four follow-up calls later during the course of that day and more promises made – still nothing.

Do they make so much money that they do not need more business? We also have our own business and try our best to satisfy our clients as they are our bread and butter at the end of the month. The problem is this is the only business of the sort at the coast, what do you suggest we do?

Bankprobleme Laat my toe om ook my storie oor (naam weerhou) home loans te vertel. Ek dink Mnr Hangara het ons almal die moed gegee om te praat en nie meer stil te bly nie. Ek en my agent het ook 'n probleem met die home loan agent (dame) van Walvis wat ook Swakopmund (naam weerhou) se agent is. As ek so luister gaan dit al vir meer as 'n jaar so aan dat sy laks is met haar werk, so dit is nie net van vandag af wat mense met haar sukkel nie. Ek is besig om aansoek te doen vir ‘n huislening om ‘n huis te koop. Die probleem is dat daar geen terugvoering van haar is na 'n maand se gesukkel. Sy is kronies nie beskikbaar nie, antwoord ook nie haar e mails nie. Daar gebeur net mooi niks!!! Sy het my vorms gestuur na weke se gesukkel om antwoord te kry, wat deur haarself ingevul moet word. Sy het my na 'n dame hier by die bank met my vorms gestuur

wat ook nie tyd vir my gehad het nie want sy was besig!! Sy moes my help met invul van my vorms maar het my net laat teken en gesê sy sal dit aan die dame gee as sy van Windhoek af terug kom. Nou na ‘n maand van navraag en soebat vir ‘n antwoord is my aansoek uit 'n 'BOX' gehaal waar dit deur die dame ingegooi is. Wel, deur een van hulle en nie Windhoek toe gestuur is soos gesê is nie. Nou is altwee die dames uitstedig, nie beskikbaar vir enige navraag of vordering met my aansoek nie. Intussen het my kontrak met eienaar verval en moes weer hernu word. Uiters swak en onprofessioneel sy behoort saam met die ander afgedank te word oor hul laksheids.

Die bankbestuurder behoort 'n bietjie oor sy werknemers se skouers te loer wat hul doen. Wat nog 'n frustrasie is as jy by die bank kom is dat hul computers nog nie aan is as hul deure vroegoggend oopmaak om kliënte te help nie, jy staan ure in die ry want hul werk soos trapsuutjies. Of jy vul jou naam in die boek in en sit op die stoel en wag om gehelp te word en as jy sien is die dag om en almal is voor jou geroep, sommige het nie eens hul name ingevul nie, en die bank wil al toemaak. Of hul roep hul vriende en familie eerste. Regtig baie pateties en ek hoop dat daar drasties 'n verandering sal kom in die dienste wat deur (naam weerhou) verskaf word. Gefrustreerde bank kliënt

namib times reader’s comments

It is very nice to see that traffic rules apply to normal people, but does not apply to the people that are supposed to set an example and enforce these rules... And that vehicle has been standing there for more than an hour. Well done to the Swakopmund Traffic for setting such great examples!


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Danny Beukes I salute them traffic officers for their hard work, cut the oak some slack, you donno his emergency... If you work at a bank, do u go and stand in line to do a deposit?? Nope, certain jobs do come with some perks... who says the yellow line isn’t reserved for them. Pls stop finding fault...get your own illegal parking spot. Belinda N Mike I was told as I applied for a vehicle clearance certificate, that the laws of Namibia apply to everyone. Everyone is equal, but some are more equal than others it would appear... Real Dan His commander should write him a ticket! Elizna Sowden In Otjiwarongo is dit dieselfde storie - Polisie, NDF en verkeersmense. Dit lyk of hulle

verhewe is bo die wet. Leilanie Majiedt Moenie praat van city police in whk nie...sele storie Mark van Aardt I saw a Swakop traffic talking on her cell phone while driving on patrol in Sam Nujoma Street - wonder if she knows the laws she is supposed to enforce? Welmien Cloete Dai ene algesien en moeti prt van Safetybelt ni ja nee so ga dt mr langs di Kus! Zhivago Elnino Groenewald Skryf n ticket en sit dit op sy windscreen ....of vat sy nr platt vir as hy jo eendag aftrek dan wys j net die foto haha....

Ngatupahe Tjiuru As the community we the right to change our society this is the best way to get change not by tickets just the person know that is an offence. Estelle van Urk Hulle moet hulle werk doen en in Swakop kry jy nie parkeer plek nie, so ek glo nie hulle gaan tien kilometer ver parkeer om hier boetes uit te skryf nie wens mense wil regtig ophou met kla. Sam Martin He must get punishment Ngaifiwa Fhielanzo As mens natis toe gan behandl hule mens sleg om gld te kry... hule is vol korapsie!!!

Uranium miners face cancer risk, new report highlights A shocking new report released this week points to a number of serious health threats facing workers on Namibia’s uranium mines. Odette Jooné Kanker is aan die toeneem, en nie noodwendig as gevolg van die uraan myne nie, maar veral oor ons verkeerde leefstyl??? Navorsing moet nie baseer word op hoor sê stories nie, maar mediese feite! Daar is so baie mense wat kanker kry en hulle werk nie op myn...

Denise Van Bergen Agree with Odette. And radiation therapy, x-rays, and so many other medical procedures, would be impossible without uranium. No, mining will never be safe. But many cancer survivors and their loved ones will always be grateful for the option of radiation therapy which has saved

many lives, as well, not to mention such “everyday” health aids like x-rays, etc. Always many aspects to most things in life. John John Fugitive Mining will never be safe and it’s unhealthy to human and to environment as well.

Bank accommodates loan client A disgruntled Standard Bank client, Mr Joel Hangara, who claims that he fully paid off a loan which he received from the bank, met with Mr Ronnie Einbeck, the regional manager of Standard Bank for the Erongo Region to discuss his dispute after the bank refused to give him the title deeds of his house. Wilhelmine Cackau Kanime as jy iets aangaan, tenminstens standards at all hule behandle Kyk net daar, mense soos ons is daar 'n derde oog, baie dan- mens so sleg by dai bank. Eks wat nou gou skrik vir alles sou kie vir die oplossing al benefit ek bly ek het van bank verander nou alles verloor het, in vandag niks, maybe oneday it will be me. want ek sukkel ook nou nog met se lewe moet 'n mens maar net Natasha Kandara Standard 'n loan payback aan (no) Standwakker bly en altyd getuies het Bank strikes again... nee wat no ard Bank.

NamPol ready to smother the smoke

NamPol held a one day workshop in Kuisebmond last Friday for Station and Unit Commanders from the Erongo Region to discuss the implementation of the Tobacco Products Control Act Eckhard Hall Well done namibia! You should be extremely proud of urself! Instead of smoking i will start murdering people cause then i only have to pay a fine of about N$ 12 000.00 much cheaper then smoking and could maby also become a habbit, or maby i will start raping people since the fine is about or bail money is about N$ 4 000.00 and then i might even have some pleasure in it! Well done namibia! WELL DONE!!! Zandri Müller Ridiculous! As if there isn’t enough other serious crime going to rather focus on. Sean G Oberg Typical Namibia always has to be on extreme level.. Erickson Moongo Thnks Dr Kam-

wi! Thumb up! Enrico ‘Biggy Smallz’ Bouman Ek se julle hier kom nog n’groot ding an oor die rook ding... Werner Salpeter Really......they don’t have better s...t to keep them busy, like people killing, rapping and s...t, yeah, like MY smoke will kill YOU.......but if i’m p....d on the road, basically no problem, NO PROBLEM AT ALL........nice one.....keep up the great work!!!!!!! Lynette van Niekerk Yay!! Eventually! I am sick and tired of breathing in some inconsiderate a..........s smoke while I am trying to enjoy my cup of coffee!! Charne Chandre Carew It has to

do with human rights. Yes, unfortunately there are worse offences which need more attention but atleast the government is making a start. Many other countries already prohibit public smoking. I would rather applaud the government for enforcing such strong laws, and so encouraging them to tackle greater problem areas. Rita Sowden Ek is nie n roker nie, maar die regering maak idiotiese wette! Maak wette aangaande die vermorsing en misbruik en wanbesteding en selfverryking deur die regering , van belasting betalers se geld, en dit sonder toestemming... Kan ek maar aangaan? Nie genoeg tyd of spasie nie.

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Anri Jacobs

The 27-year-old Jacques Pienaar is yet another talented artist from Arandis. He grew up in Leonardville but now lives in Swakopmund. The talented Jacques mostly uses graphite, charcoal and colour pencils in his drawings. Even though he has no formal training and is a self-taught artist, his talent speaks for itself through his works. The art touches the hearts of most people and even the young ones. The desire also caught Jacques at a young age. Jacques started drawing when he was a child. “I used

to draw cartoons then later on as a teenager, I started drawing faces of my classmates at school. I remember in high school, the principal of Swakopmund Secondary School at that time asked me to do a portrait of him. He was so impressed that he bought it and took it home with him.” Jacques said that he ventured into art because he genuinelyenjoys it and it gives him a sense of

The talented Jacques in action

purpose and respect. When asked who inspires him he said, “I always admired the work of Leonardo Da Vinci. There is also another artist that goes by the name of 'The illest-rator'. These artists inspires me. I mentioned these two artists but my inspiration and encouragement lies with every realism artist that comes up with something great, this makes me want to do greater things through my art.” In life and in art, inspiration and motivation is a much needed aspect. When asked what the best advice is that he has been given as an artist, he shared, “Don’t you neglect your talent Jacques. You are going to make big money with this someday.” A part from drawing, Jacques tries to venture into other forms of art such as sculpting and music as well as going out dirt biking sometimes. He however added that he struggles to find time for everything. This is also due to the fact that he currently has a fulltime job at Rossing. At the moment Jacques is mostly busy with client portraits. He added that his next piece will be

Some of the artist's works

a huge drawing with vivid colours. He further explained, “This one will be different because it’s going to be from my imagination.” Many artists struggle to find ways to sell their art. Jacques however mostly markets his work through social media. He added, “I don’t usually sell my art through art galleries. I don’t expect to make money from what I do but it would be nice to have an exhibition someday soon.” Regarding the workspace, Jacques explained that he doesn’t have an art studio or anything of that sort at home. All that he needs is a clipboard, paper and a pencil. We asked Jacques what he sees as the importance of art in everyday life as people easily lose touch with their creative talents by concentrating on surviving and earning a living through formal jobs. He said, “I don’t make a living with my art, although I get clients from time to time who ask me to draw portraits of themselves, their kids and/or loved ones. Art for me is awesome and amazing. I hope to make the statement that anybody can be a Michelangelo if they just focus, practise and learn.” For those who have not seen Jacques’ work, you can follow him on various social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram. He further added, “My art isn’t in any of the art galleries in Swakopmund yet. I keep them all in my little flat and in files. I just don’t know what to do with them.” When asked what we can expect to see from him in the future he added, “Who knows, somebody or some art organisation might discover this great artist.”

• AUCTION - Bay Auctioneers, Every Saturday, Corner of Rikumbi Kandanga and 6th Street, Opposite Sea Pride. • Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday: Book Exchange at the Mission to Seafarers. All Welcome. • Every Tuesday: Blood clinic (NAMBTS) at Welwitschia Hospital next to indoor pool. • 26 April: M.O.T.H. Escarpment Shellhole - 99th Anniversary, battle of Trekkopje. • 27 April: M.O.T.H. Escarpment Shellhole - Annual wreath laying ceremony by M.O.T.H. and German tradition verband Trekkopje 11:00. • 6 May: Interkerklike gebedskring - Katolieke Kerk om 09:00. • 14 May: M.O.T.H. Escarpment Shellhole CentreMonthly meeting starts 19:00. • 3 June: Interkerklike gebedskring - Lutherse Kerk om 09:00. • 11 June: M.O.T.H. Escarpment Shellhole CentreMonthly meeting starts 19:00. • 30 June: NPS - Praise & Worship - Forever Faithfull. • 1 July: Interkerklike gebedskring - Rynse Kerk om 09:00. • 1 July: NPS - Official opening - “Formal & Flashy”. • 2 July: NPS - Fountain of knowledge & SA Dance Show. • 3 July: NPS - Mr & Miss NPS - “Feeling Fabulous”. • 4 July: NPS - Gala evening - “Flourishing at Fifty”. • 5 July: NPS - Mr & Mrs 50. • 9 July: M.O.T.H. Escarpment Shellhole CentreMonthly meeting starts 19:00. • 12 July: M.O.T.H. Escarpment Shellhole - Wreath laying ceremony at M.O.T.H Monument Usakos 11:00. • 13 July: M.O.T.H. Escarpment Shellhole - Delville Wood Remembrance Church Parade 09:00. • 16 July: M.O.T.H. Escarpment Shellhole - Delville Wood Remembrance Day. • 26 July: Bethel Cong Women’s Fellowship present “July Ladies’’ with Linda van der Merwe of Channel 7. • 5 Aug.: Interkerklike gebedskring - Metodiste kerk in Kuisebmond om 09:00.

SWAKOPMUND • BRIDGE: Every Monday evening at 19:00 Lions Old Age Home. Contact: Ed Barbour 064-405 604. • Markets at the Last Resort Centre - Last Sunday of every month. They are situated at 5 Libertine Amadhila street, one street up from the Jetty. • Swakopmund Toastmasters meets every first and third Monday of the month at the Europa Hof Hotel, Bismark Str 39, Swakopmund, Namibia from 19:00 - 20:30. • 5 April: Fun Dog Day. Every dog has it’s day at the SFC Sports Ground. Registration from 12:30-13:45. • 10 May: St Stefanus Roman Chatholic Church presents Live Langarm Dance with B. Brother’s (Rehoboth) at the Tamariskia Town Hall.

ART EXHIBITIONS • Every Saturday: Open Air Arts Exhibition at the Mole next to Tennis courts in Swakopmund. Oil paintings - weather permitting. • Permanent Collection: Woermannhaus Gallery in Bismarck Street. Fine collection of the Swakopmund Arts Association’s “South West Mas-ters’’ and contemporary Namibian art works. Open Mondays to Saturdays 10:00 to 12:00 and 15:00 to 17:00. • Swakopmund Museum: Open daily, including Sundays 10:00 - 17:00. • Sam Cohen Library: Monday to Friday: 08:00 – 13:00/15:00 – 17:00 and the second Saturday per month 09:00 – 13:00. • Die Galerie, Walvis Bay: Exhibition of Namibian and South African Artists. Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday: 08:00 - 13:00 & 14:00 - 17:00. Saturday 08:30 - 12:30. • Art Stop Gallery, Swakopmund: Fine collection of Namibian and South African Artists. Gallery hours: 09:00 - 19:00 Monday - Sunday. Shop No. 2 Brauhaus Arcade. • Woermannhaus - Art Gallery: Namibia - Our country - Our people. • Permanent collection & selected art on offer till end of February.

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14 NAMIB TIMES Vacancy: Creditors Location: Swakopmund MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS · Matric · Previous experience in the role as creditors clerk at medium sized business (minimum 3 Years) · Ability to do reconciliations on excel · Good communication skills ( written and verbal ) · Experience with Pastel Accounting package · Attention to detail PRINCIPAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES · On a daily basis will match supplier invoices to purchase orders on company database. Need to communicate with suppliers to ensure that invoices and statements are received regularly from the suppliers. · Accurately process invoices in Pastel · Prepare a reconciliation each month for each supplier on excel · Prepare the monthly payment advice for each supplier Closing Date: 23 April 2014 If you are interested and qualify, please email your CV with relevant qualifications to Please note: Candidates who do not receive any correspondence within 3 weeks after the closing date may assume that their applications were unsuccessful and are hereby thanked for applying. No private correspondence will be entered into.

REZONING APPLICATION IN TERMS OF THE SWAKOPMUND TOWN PLANNING SCHEME REZONING: From: General Residential 2 with a density of 1/300sqm To: General Residential 1with a density of 1/100sqm ON ERF NO: 3289 TOWNSHIP: Mondesa Extension 8 In terms of the above-mentioned Scheme, notice is hereby given that I/we, the undersigned, have applied to the Swakopmund Municipality for permission to erect/ establish a high density residential development. Plans may be inspected or particulars of this application may be obtained at the Town Planning Office and Municipal Notice Board, Swakopmund Municipality Building, C/O Rakotoka Street & Daniel Kamho Avenue, Swakopmund. Any person objecting to the proposed rezoning as indicated above may lodge objections, together with the grounds thereof, with the undersigned or the Chief Executive Officer, Municipality of Swakopmund, P.O. Box 53, Swakopmund, in writing, before or on, 13 May 2014. NAME AND ADDRESS OF APPLICANT(S): Bruce Stewart, Town Planner, P.O. Box 2095, Walvis Bay (081 170 0960)

INVITATION TO A PUBLIC MEETING The Municipality of Walvis Bay hereby invites all interested and affected parties to a public meeting to share any comments, issues and concerns related to the development of the Botswana Dry Port - New Container Terminal. The meeting will be held in Walvis Bay: Venue: Date: Time:

Town Hall (Side Hall) 30 May 2014 10:00

For further information regarding the meeting, please contact: Mr David Uushona Municipality of Walvis Bay Telephone: +264 64 214 304 Email.


Stubenrauch Planning Consultants cc on behalf of the owner of Erven 4079 and 4080 Swakopmund, Extension 11, herewith inform you that we intend to apply for the following: - Rezoning of Erven 4079 and 4080, Swakopmund Extension 11 from “Single Residential” with a density of 1:600 to “General Residential 1” with a density of 1:100; - Consent in terms of Table B of the Swakopmund Town Planning Amendment Scheme to construct a Licensed Hotel with a bulk of 1.0 on Erven 4079 and 4080, Swakopmund; - Consent to commence with construction while the rezoning is in process. Erven 4079 and 4080, Swakopmund measures ± 950 m2 and 948 m2 in extent respectively. According to the Swakopmund Town Planning Amendment Scheme the erven are zoned for “Single Residential” purposes with a density of 1:600. It is the intension of our client to rezone Erven 4079 and 4080, Swakopmund Extension 11 from “Single Residential” with a density of 1:600 to “General Residential 1” with a density of 1:100. It is further our clients' intention to consolidate Erven 4079 and 4080, Swakopmund Extension 11 and construct a licensed hotel with a bulk of 1.0 on the consolidated erf (measuring 1898 m2). In terms of the Swakopmund Town Planning Amendment Scheme one can with consent from Council construct a Licensed Hotel on a “General Residential 1” zoned erf. The intended consolidation will enable the erf to meet the minimum erf size requirement (1500 m2) for a Licensed Hotel as stipulated in the Swakopmund Town Planning Amendment Scheme. The intended rezoning and subsequent consolidation will enable the owner to construct a Licensed Hotel with a maximum floor area of 1898 m2. Further take notice that the locality map of the erf lies for inspection during normal office hours on the town planning notice board at the Swakopmund Municipal Office and SPC Office, 45 Feld Street, Windhoek. Further take notice that any person objecting to the proposed change in land use as set out above may lodge such objection together with the grounds thereof, with the Municipality and with the applicant in writing before Monday, 12 May 2014. Applicant:

Stubenrauch Planning Consultants PO Box 11869 Windhoek Tel.: (061) 251189

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Namib High School Honours Achievers

Leading in more way than one! Proud LRC achievers showing off their well-earned certificates The annual Prize-Giving Ceremony of Namib High School took place on 30 January and once again parents, teachers and all friends of NHS took pride in what learners had achieved in 2013. Numerous prizes were

Enduro champions Sebastian van Oppen and Julia Mentrup with Mr H Seidler

awarded, among which was the award for being the top mathematician, which went to Lucio Carlos, while head girl Nicole Jenneker received the award for being the most versatile learner in all three sciences, namely Math-

ematics, Physics and Biology. David de Beer was announced as the Most Versatile learner in English, for participating in all related activities such as Debating, the Speech Competition, Drama, Poetry and for achieving

Mrs Sander hands over the trophy for The Most Versatile Candidate to Conchita Matthys

excellent marks in the subject, too. The Ulamba Trophy for being the Most Versatile Candidate overall went to Conchita Matthys. Not only was she the top Grade 10 learner in the Erongo Region in Grade 10, but she is a brilliant

gymnast and still finds time to participate in cultural activities as well. The Bradley Haosemab Trophy for Perseverance went to a most deserving candidate, PJ Grobler. This boy has grown consistently in many areas since grade 8 and has

Photos contributed indeed blossomed into a young man who is widely respected and loved. The best academic candidates in the respective grades were Ilka Denker (grade 8), Felicia Engelhardt (grade 9), Conchita Matthys (grade 10) and in grade 11 Nuricil-

ia Neels was the top performer on Higher Level while Kira Rohloff performed best on Ordinary Level. Congratulations to all these achievers and may they serve as motivation for others.

Proud father, Mr Helmut Seidler, with son Phillip, Sportsman of the Year 2013

Top achievers in Accounting, Conchita Matthys, Freia Klostermann and Cara Reddig, with Mr Gerrit Esterhuyse from sponsor PriceWaterhouseCoopers

Mrs A Sander with Nicole Jenneker (Best CandiBest academic candidates: Ilka Denker (grade 8), Felicia Engelhardt (grade 9), Con- date in all three sciences), Lucio Carlos (Top Perchita Matthys (grade 10), Nuricilia Neels (grade 11 Higher Level), Kira Rohloff (grade 11 former in Mathematics) with Maths teacher, Mrs L van Rensburg Ordinary Level) and principal, Mr Ernest Olivier.

PJ Grobler receives the Bradley Haosemab Trophy for Perseverance


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It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of


08.04.1945 - 08.04.2014

A husband, father and proud grandfather. Johann passed away peacefully in his sleep after many years of ill health. We thank our family, friends and those who touched his life. We as a family appreciate every word and hug of comfort, every sms and phone call, flowers and support in every way. A special thank you to Dr Theo Potgieter for his determination to get Johann well and to Gabriella and her fantastic team for not giving up. The family will scatter his ashes in Keetmanshoop, the last place he enjoyed in the veld. A donation in lieu for flowers to the SPCA will be appreciated

Edith Clarice Orgill (Nee Oswald) (Ouma Eddie) 11 Timoteus 4 vers 7 Ek het die goeie stryd gestry, ek het die wedloop voleindig, ek het die geloof behou.

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in Swakopmund Wir erwarten gute Kommunikationsfähigkeiten in Deutsch & Englisch. Kenntnisse von Namibia und umliegenden Ländern, sowie vorige Erfahrung im Tourismussektor & gute Computerkenntnisse (Word & Excel) sind empfehlenswert. Angebote bitte an Dianne bei Nur Bewerber der engeren Auswahl werden kontaktiert

* 15.01.1924 +13.04.2014

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Namib Times Virtual Edition  

22 April 2014