News from the coast

24 August 2017 | Opinion

This week readers can look forward to an inspiring article in the Erongo about the South African Born Australian woman, Claire McFarlane, who will be running more than 3 000 kilometres across the beaches of 184 countries. Her “Footsteps to Inspire” campaign is aimed at removing the taboo around rape and to support the healing process.

The rise in violent crimes in Swakopmund does not seem to have drifted to neighbouring towns, since police in Walvis Bay have noted a decrease in crime in Kuisebmond. Incidents of housebreaking and assault however, still dominate the crime scene in the suburb.

Erongo also reports on a new initiative for car guards by the Walvis Bay municipality, traffic and police departments. Through the initiative, 11 registered car guards have been identified and were handed bibs in an effort to regulate the occupation.

Erongo also reports on the excellent performance of Pro-Ed Academy’s U-19 rugby team at the Momentum Schools Rugby League. The team came out on top for the third year in a row with a score of 29-27 against Keetmanshoop Private School.

What to look forward to at the coast this weekend:

Friday, 25 August

Robin Auld and Wendy Oldfield perform with special guest PD Stoman at Desert Tavern in Swakopmund at 20:00. Wendy Oldfield’s powerful and soulful voice has been a fixture of the South African music scene for many years. Slide guitar, harmonica, African blues guitar stylings and surfrock vocals all feature in the fresh sound of Robin Auld. Tickets cost N$120 at the door.

Saturday, 26 August

G-String performs his first solo show at Desert Tavern in Swakopmund at 21:00. Tickets cost N$30 at the door.

The Coastal Open Squash Tournament 2017 junior and senior category B takes place in Walvis Bay at 08:30.

The National Leg 5 Dirt Oval racing takes place at the desert raceway in Walvis Bay at 13:00.

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