Latest Walvis Bay Stories

2008-10-14 06:00:33

Text of report by Botswana newspaper Mmegi on 13 October [Report by Monkagedi Gaotlhobogwe: "Khama off to fast-track projects in Namibia"] President Ian Khama is jetting off to Namibia today to fast track the construction of a Botswana harbour facility at Walvis Bay. Reliable sources in government told Monitor that the two presidents will unlock the logjam that has dogged negotiations for the lease of land for the construction of the facility. The project was first mooted under former...

2008-09-10 00:00:19

Text of report by state-owned Namibian newspaper New Era website on 9 September [Report by Desie Heita: "Strike Disrupts Fuel Supplies"] Windhoek: The strike at TransNamib has disrupted the supply of oil inland as petroleum companies find it difficult to move petroleum from the port of Walvis Bay aboard trucks in the absence of rail tankers. Mining operations that require chemical acids, such as Rossing Uranium, say they are using up their contingency stocks to keep operations going....

2008-09-01 18:00:19

Text of report by state-owned Namibian newspaper New Era website on 1 September [Report by Charles Tjatindi: "Mining Puts Water Supply in Tight Squeeze"] WALVIS BAY While Namibia largely benefits from uranium and other mining, these economic activities put a strain on the country's supply of vital services such as water. In a presentation given recently by one of the country's foremost experts on water issues Piet Heyns, it came to light that the imminent development of uranium mines...

2006-05-29 10:00:00

By Gordon Bell WALVIS BAY, Namibia - Elen Gubeb's tattered sandals and torn jeans don't match his pricey new Mizuno glove, but dress is not important at this home-made golf track on Namibia's desert coast, an unlikely golf hotspot. The 20-year-old part-time caddy practices with a classic swing as the first of a group of eight players tees off from a small rocky mound nearby. The nine-hole course dubbed the "West Side Club" has no greens or tees, water or grass. Stinging sand and gusts of wind...

2006-05-22 08:06:11

By Gordon Bell WALVIS BAY, Namibia (Reuters) - A Namibian judge dismissed charges on Monday against a South African photographer arrested for trespassing while trying to snap a shot of pregnant superstar Angelina Jolie and her partner Brad Pitt. John Liebenberg was taken into custody on Friday afternoon after driving into the back of a police barracks in search of a vantage point to take a photograph of a nearby private hospital in the port town of Walvis bay. The 48-year-old...

2006-04-09 07:50:00

JOHANNESBURG -- Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie arrived quietly in Namibia last week, officials said on Sunday, fuelling media speculation that she planned to have her baby away from the spotlight. Immigration officials said she arrived at the small Walvis Bay airport on a chartered flight on Apr. 4 with her boyfriend Brad Pitt and their two adopted children, Maddox and Zahara. There were five other passengers on the flight. A reporter for the Namibian Broadcasting Corp. who did not want...

Word of the Day
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.