Disasters

Osona area hit by veld fires

2 days ago - 25 November 2021 | Disasters

Although the veld fires in the area surrounding Windhoek have calmed down recently, several major fires broke out countrywide yesterday. This image shows a fire outside Otjiwarongo, which has since been brought under control. Also,...

Open defecation crisis in informal settlements

1 week ago - 19 November 2021 | Disasters

Windhoek • [email protected]’s informal settlements continue to buckle under the strain of open defecation, posing a risk to lives and health as the world commemorates World Toilet Day.Namibia has one of the lowest sanitation coverage...

Many hands bring fire under control

1 week ago - 15 November 2021 | Disasters

Yesterday (Sunday, 14 November), a fire raged at N/a’an ku sê Lodge and Wildlife Sanctuary, destroying two thatch-roofed villas, and spreading to a number of neighbouring properties.Through immense community effort, the fire was contained after...

21 brande rondom hoofstad aangemeld

1 month - 12 October 2021 | Disasters

Windhoek • [email protected] 21 brande is vanaf 27 September tot 7 Oktober in die Windhoek-omgewing aangemeld. Hiervan is tien in voorstede aangemeld en 11 in die buitewyke.Volgens ’n munisipale woordvoerder, Lydia Amutenya, het die onlangse...

Relief for drought-stricken farmers

1 month - 11 October 2021 | Disasters

FNB Namibia joined in assisting the Namibia Farmers Association’s drought relief project.FNB’s donation was used to purchase lucern which in turn was transported by NBL, free of charge, to commercial farmers in the fire ravished...

App helps with locust outbreak

2 months ago - 02 September 2021 | Disasters

An application to improve early warning of locust outbreaks has been developed by the Food andAgriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO).The latest version of...

Veld fire management more important than ever

3 months ago - 12 August 2021 | Disasters

Windhoek • Erastus NgarukaRangeland productivity is influenced by several factors such as rainfall, soil condition, fire, herbivory, and other ecological forces like plant competition amongst...

CoW warns about veld fires

3 months ago - 10 August 2021 | Disasters

The City of Windhoek (CoW) has pleaded with residents to be extra cautious when handling fire and to help in curbing the veld fire that...

Join Dare to Care

3 months ago - 09 August 2021 | Disasters

The Namibia Agricultural Union (NAU) is painfully aware of the impact of widespread veld fires across the country in recent weeks. These fires are causing...

Suiderhof NDF clinic razed

5 months ago - 14 June 2021 | Disasters

The Namibian Defence Force clinic situated in Windhoek’s Suiderhof residential area was destroyed in a fire on Sunday. The fire burned for hours while the...

Wheels for drought relief

6 months ago - 21 May 2021 | Disasters

Namibia Breweries Limited (NBL) extended its support to Namibia Drought Relief by offering its transportation services to deliver fodder to farmers across the country who...

Fire safety measures every homeowner should implement

6 months ago - 11 May 2021 | Disasters

The recent blaze that unfolded along the Cape’s iconic Table Mountain was a reminder of the very real threat fire poses to homeowners. It is...

Disasters

Groundwater threatened by drilling

10 months ago - 19 January 2021 | Disasters

Windhoek • Frank SteffenIn 2011, a hydrological study dating back to 2001 was republished. Together with the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR...

Flooding worries continue

10 months ago - 16 January 2021 | Disasters

The Windhoek municipality on Friday evening gave a brief update on the flooding experienced in the capital.According to the City, the average rainfall from 30...

Residents relocated to avoid flooding

10 months ago - 15 January 2021 | Disasters

More than 200 residents of informal settlement in Windhoek were relocated to avoid their shacks being flooded.Speaking to Nampa, some residents said the decision was...

Flood damage at popular NWR...

10 months ago - 12 January 2021 | Disasters

Namibia Wildlife Resorts’ (NWR) /Ai-/Ais Hot Springs and Spa experienced heavy rains and flash floods on 5 January, resulting in the rivers along the resort...

Ozombouvapa dam dries up

1 year - 15 October 2020 | Disasters

Livestock farmers using the Ozombouvapa dam in the Epukiro constituency in the Omaheke region are called upon to be cautious after the dam dried up.The...

Dís hoe vinnig brande versprei

1 year - 09 October 2020 | Disasters

Twintig plakkershutte word binne vyf minute vernietig.Dit is hoe vinnig brande in informele nedersettings kan versprei. Hierdie is een van die belangrikste resultate van...

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