The City of Windhoek’s bulk and waste water management division came under fire this week after Informanté discovered that most underground freshwater supply pipes in the capital are made from asbestos, a deadly material known for causing cancer.
“We need to stop the gravy train before it is too late. As you know, Africans like watching things go out of hand, then start fighting instead of taking corrective measures.” That’s how economist refer to the Namibian public debt increase by 50% over the past twelve months, from N$10 billion to about N$20 billion.
TWENTY-ONE years after independence the news of the end of apartheid seem not to have reached some white farmers in the more remote areas. A case of crimen injuria and defamation of character was filed against Johan Harm de Waal, owner of farm Rus en Vrede situated 130 kilometres south of Gobabis in the Aminius constituency.
A Walvis Bay resident was stunned when he came to the Ministry of Home Affairs in the capital to trace his marriage records just to be told that he should marry his wife again.
The new Exclusive Health and Wellness Club situated on the 5th floor of the Alexander Forbes house in Windhoek’s Independence Avenue is allegedly making empty promises to their clients. The gym is owned by the well-known businessman Tonata Shiimi.
Ondangwa - Former police deputy commissioner Gerhard Tshipena is facing charges of theft under false pretenses involving N$4,200 which was extorted from an ex-inmate whom he shared a room with at the Oluno Rehabilitation Centre.
Lucky fellow Christopher Knipe accuses the owner of Axon Mobile Technology, Estelle Esterhuizen, of dishonesty and theft. The 28 year-old Walvis Bay resident won more than N$17,000 at One Lotto, a subsidiary of Axon Mobile Technology, on 12 October 2011, but Knipe is still waiting for his win.
An 81 year-old sickly mother and a resident of Omundaungilo village, Dortea Shafooli, is drawn into a land dispute after her elderly son, Werner “Mbishi” Nanghala, sold a large part of their land to another person.
Concern is growing among stakeholders in the country’s tourism industry over the development of a lodge in the old lighthouse building of the Pelican Point peninsula by a Belgian national, Dirk Maes. Maes, who has been doing business in Namibia for a number of years, is renting the complex from the Namibian Ports Authority.
Brave Warriors midfield kingpin Christiaan Jacobus Doeseb is abandoned and in isolation at the Tuberculosis ward at Walvis Bay state hospital, without the national team even enquiring about his well-being.