Young Swakopmund boxing talent reaches for the stars

Fillemon ‘Nadipite’ Nghudenanye, who turned professional last year in July, could be the next big thing out of Swakopmund, if the hype surrounding his exhibition fights last weekend is anything to go by.

Swakopmund mayor pleased to host NAMAs

The Mayor of Swakopmund, Paulina Ndahafa Nashilundo said she is pleased that the 2018 Namibian Annual Music Awards (NAMAs) was hosted in her town this year again.

Muller: a legend in the making

Namibia’s top kickboxer, Delano Muller, will have another busy year in which he will take part in various tournaments across the globe, starting with this weekend’s Amateur Boxing Night Trophy tournament promoted by Legacy Boxing Club on Saturday at the Dome, Swakopmund.

Currie Cup moves to Swakopmund

Swakopmund rugby lovers will this Saturday have the rare chance to watch the Windhoek Draught Welwitschias take on South African club, Boland Kavaliers, in a Currie Cup First Division match, at the Swakopmund Sports Field.
While Swakopmund can boast to the world of its many wonders and features, what must rank highly on the list is the first-ever in-house micro-brewery situated at the Strand Hotel, which has become a draw card for visitors and locals alike. 

Workshop explores new models for tourism funding

The Namibia Tourism Board (NTB) held a regional workshop on tourism’s economic contribution and funding possibilities in Swakopmund on 10-11 June 2017. 

Strand hotel sounds alarm bells

The Strand Hotel in Swakopmund has sounded alarm bells after experiencing a dip in business in recent months, as the liquidity crisis in the local economy bites.

Power Oyeno proposes low-cost houses for Swakop

Power-Oyeno Construction (POC) Namibia has been offered 150 erven to start with the development of much needed low-cost houses in the coastal town of Swakopmund, council minutes of a 31 May meeting have revealed.

Indonesia shares its Cultural craft magic

The sweet sound of Indonesian melodies wafting through the open air courtyard of the COSDEF Arts and Craft Centre in Swakopmund is not something you hear every day. And if you shut your eyes and let the music transport you far away to that beautiful archipelago, you will experience the sense of serenity and exotic beauty that captivated the audience.
The group of song ‘birds’ and musical performers of ‘Kolintang’ (Indonesian xylophone instruments), all swathed in colourful Indonesian prints, were in fact representatives of the Indonesian Embassy, which is celebrating 25 years of diplomatic relations with Namibia.

The recent brutal attack of an 80-year-old pensioner, living alone in an upmarket suburb of Swakopmund, has sparked fear and unease among residents, many of whom are now considering installing security features at their homes.


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