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Karasburg Council suspended over mismanagement

Minister of Urban and Rural Development, Erastus Uutoni, has suspended all seven councillors at the Karasburg Town Council with immediate effect due to persistent shortcomings in strategic direction, leadership, and accountability, among other reasons. The minister further accused the town council of dismissing the substantive CEO and other staff members without following due processes.

todayMarch 18, 2024 12


Walvis Bay taxi drivers go on strike

Walvis Bay’s taxi operators staged a protest against potholes and exorbitant traffic fines in the town on Tuesday. The group intends to deliver a petition to the municipality on Wednesday. The protest was sparked by the municipality's failure to address their concerns after receiving two petitions in 2023. Here is Walvis Bay Mayor, Trevino Forbes.

todayMarch 13, 2024 7

South Africa

South Africans are opting to go off-grid: how they’re being helped, and hindered, in their efforts

    By Germarié Viljoen, North-West University and Felix Dube, University of Pretoria   Eskom, South Africa’s state-owned power utility, struggles to generate and supply a stable flow of electricity to meet demand. In 2023, there were times when households and businesses had no power for up to 11 hours a day. Eskom has warned that load shedding will be worse in 2024. The result is that many South Africans […]

todayFebruary 2, 2024 6


Dina Namubes re-elected as mayor of Swakopmund

Dina Namubes of the Independent Patriot for Change and United Democratic Front’s David Am-!gabeb have been re-elected as Swakopmund’s Mayor and Deputy Mayor. According to the Namibia Press Agency, the elections follow the postponement of another election held on 30 November, which resulted in a tie between Namubes and Matthias Henrichsen of the Swakopmund Resident’s Association.

todayDecember 13, 2023 6


Eenhana Town Council introduces debt relief programme

The Eenhana Town Council plans to write off all interest on debt owed by residents for services rendered to them. Town mayor, Omri-Onn Kavandje, revealed this to Nampa on Monday, saying that to date, residents owe about N.dollars 40.2 million. He stated that as a result, the council has introduced an interest relief programme in which the council is waiving 100 per cent of interest on municipal bills for their […]

todayDecember 4, 2023 8


Otjiwarongo local authority council re-elects office bearers

The Otjiwarongo Municipality’s local authority council on Tuesday re-elected its office bearers to their respective positions. Mayor Gottlieb Shivute successfully retained his position after being nominated and seconded by fellow councillors. Deputy Town Mayor Julienda Kampungu also returned to her position through a unanimous vote. The councillors further re-elected Godhardt Hoko as the chairperson of the municipality's management committee, alongside Hilsa Jesaja and Sebetius Guiteb. Gideon Iiyambo was appointed as […]

todayNovember 29, 2023


No informal settlements in Tsandi

By Lydia Pitiri The Tsandi Village Council has formalised the informal settlement in the town after it allocated 300 to 500 square metres of land to each resident living in the area. About 140 people live in the informal settlement. The Land Management Officer of the Tsandi Village Council, Rebbeka Nuule said they are formalising informal settlements to ensure residents live in formal structures instead of shacks. “We believe people […]

todayNovember 1, 2023 4