Disasters

Good possibility for rain

6 days ago - 18 August 2019 | Disasters

Swakopmund • Erwin LeuschnerFor many Namibians, especially farmers, there may be a small glimmer of hope. The strong El Niño phenomenon, which is one of the reasons for the current drought, is lessening. This is...

Dams at shockingly low levels

1 week ago - 11 August 2019 | Disasters

Windhoek • Elvira Hattingh Residents of the capital are ­finally taking water savings a little more seriously and managed to save 4% last week.According to Lydia Amutenya of the City of Windhoek (CoW), the current...

Dams at critical levels

1 month - 14 July 2019 | Disasters

Windhoek • Elvira Hattingh Dams in Namibia only have 26.7% or 186 820 Mm³ (million cubic meters) of water available, compared to the same time last year when levels stood at 41.9%.Dams in and around...

New water restrictions in full force

1 month - 30 June 2019 | Disasters

Windhoek • Elvira Hattingh Residents of Windhoek are reminded that starting tomorrow, 1 July, various water restrictions come into effect. This entails that lawns and landscaping are henceforth to be watered with semi-purified water only;...

We are running out of water

2 months ago - 23 June 2019 | Disasters

Windhoek • Elvira Hattingh The date for dams supplying Windhoek to run dry has now advanced with between two and three weeks. The reason for this is that Windhoekers have not achieved water saving targets...

More support for Dare to Care

2 months ago - 09 June 2019 | Disasters

Given that Namibia continues to be ravaged by drought, Engen earlier this week donated N$1 million to the Dare to Care Foundation to assist the...

Erongo shudders under weight of drought

2 months ago - 26 May 2019 | Disasters

Swakopmund • Leandrea LouwAlmost 13 000 bags of maize meal were distributed to households in the Karibib and Daures constituencies between November 2018 to March...

Ontbyt saam vir boere

2 months ago - 26 May 2019 | Disasters

Windhoek • Yolanda Nel Wanneer ons eet, dink ons selde aan hoe die eier, melk of spek op ons bord beland het. Die meeste...

Plans to place water along the Fish

2 months ago - 26 May 2019 | Disasters

//Ai-/Ais • Erwin Leuschner The popular Fish River hiking trail in southern Namibia is threatened with closure at the end of the month due to...

Watertekort in hoofstad neem toe

3 months ago - 19 May 2019 | Disasters

Skaars twee weke ná die Windhoekse munisipaliteit aangekondig het daar is vooruitgang in terme van waterbesparings – hoewel gering – tree streng waterbeperkings op 1...

Severe water shortages in the East

3 months ago - 13 May 2019 | Disasters

Residents of Otjongombe village are facing difficulties due to the ongoing drought and severe water shortages in the area. Otjongombe is situated about 120 km...

Wilde vrugte hul enigste hoop

3 months ago - 12 May 2019 | Disasters

Sihepere • Kenya Kambowe Grond wat onbenut is weens die huidige droogte en die feit dat hulle werkloos is, is twee van die talle uitdagings...

Disasters

Food for conservancy schools

4 months ago - 07 April 2019 | Disasters

In March food benefits were distributed to schools throughout the N≠a Jaqna Conservancy - the largest in the country and one of only two...

Spaar water of probleme kom

4 months ago - 31 March 2019 | Disasters

Yolanda Nel Huishoudelike waterverbruikers word gemaan om nie meer as 90 liter water per dag per persoon te gebruik nie, voor nóg strenger waterbeperkings...

Who will foot the oil...

4 months ago - 31 March 2019 | Disasters

Windhoek • Clemens von Alten Although the Gammams wastewater treatment plant is fully operational again, the quality of treated water leaves much to be desired...

Rosewood transporters have their say

5 months ago - 24 March 2019 | Disasters

Swakopmund • Otis Finck A local trucker who is in the business of transporting Rosewood says Namibians are confused about the practise and have little...

Does parasitic danger loom for...

5 months ago - 24 March 2019 | Disasters

Addressing the question of whether the ancient parasite of guinea worms is heading towards Namibia, Dr Eric Dziuban hosts a public talk at the Namibia...

Drought conditions intensify

5 months ago - 17 March 2019 | Disasters

Swakopmund • Erwin LeuschnerAfter analysing available data on precipitation and temperatures, the Swakopmund-based hobby meteorologist Klaus Knupp sums up the current situation: “The drought is...

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