Disasters

Groundwater threatened by drilling

1 day - 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 in Hanover, Germany), the then Ministry of Agriculture, Water and...

Flooding worries continue

4 days 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 December 2020 to 13 January 2021 was recorded between 45mm...

Residents relocated to avoid flooding

5 days 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 commendable as some of them had sleepless nights.Simsolja Mpingana said...

Flood damage at popular NWR spa

1 week 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 overflowing, causing extensive damage to the resort and campsites. /Ai-/Ais...

Ozombouvapa dam dries up

3 months ago - 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 dam is the biggest earth dam at the settlement with...

Dís hoe vinnig brande versprei

3 months ago - 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...

Tents and more for Twaloloka

5 months ago - 29 July 2020 | Disasters

Namibia Breweries Limited today handed over a donation of 450 tents to the value of N$1 103 549 to the Walvis Bay Town Council and...

CoW warns against veld fires

6 months ago - 13 July 2020 | Disasters

Unlike many other hazards, most veld fires are caused by people and can be prevented by people too.This year the vegetation growth presents a lot...

Food hampers for tourism employees in Zambezi

6 months ago - 29 June 2020 | Disasters

The Community Conservation Fund Africa (CCFA) and Accor’s ALL Heartist Fund have assisted 225 of the Mantis Collection’s team members and their families working in...

Food support for vulnerable Namibians

6 months ago - 26 June 2020 | Disasters

The government of Japan through the World Food Programme (WFP) today donated food items including maize meal, beans, vegetable oil and salt valued at N$11.2...

Another boost for disaster relief

7 months ago - 02 June 2020 | Disasters

FNB, through the FirstRand Namibia Foundation Trust, donated N$1.5 million to government in response to Covid-19 efforts and aims at supporting the unemployed, small and...

CoW explains Category D water scenario

9 months ago - 21 April 2020 | Disasters

In spite of the good rains received especially in the central areas as well as increased dam water levels, the City of Windhoek (CoW) says...

Disasters

Register to reconnect water –...

9 months ago - 25 March 2020 | Disasters

The City of Windhoek announced that during the lockdown in the capital, clients whose water accounts were disconnected due to non-payment will be reconnected for...

State of emergency – here...

10 months ago - 18 March 2020 | Disasters

The following measures have been put in place under the state of emergency announced by government on Tuesday.Court and hearingsAll court hearings will take place...

Informele nedersettings kan baat by...

10 months ago - 10 March 2020 | Disasters

Brande in plakkershutte versprei baie vinnig en lei tot lewens- en eiendomsverlies in informele nedersettings. En hoewel daar geen wonderoplossing is om hierdie verwoestende brande...

School rises from the ashes

11 months ago - 05 February 2020 | Disasters

The cause of a fire which damaged classrooms and a library at Dr Fischer Primary School in the Aminuis Constituency of the Omaheke region last...

Windhoek’s boreholes dissected

11 months ago - 03 February 2020 | Disasters

The threats of climate change and the current drought have prompted the dependency on production boreholes as a sustainable supply for domestic water in Windhoek.Therefore,...

Simmering drought can cause food...

1 year - 14 January 2020 | Disasters

Yolanda Nel With Southern Africa experiencing a stream of devastating climate shocks in the past year, a total of 45 million people across the region...

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