Sunday, 30 November 2014

Fairy circles in Namibia | Ведьмины круги Намибии

Fairy circles in Namibia
Fairy circles in Namibia
Fairy circles in Namibia

Fairy circles in Namibia

Fairy circles in Namibia

Fairy circles in Namibia

Fairy circles in Namibia

Fairy circles in Namibia

Fairy circles in Namibia

Fairy circles in Namibia

Namibia: Rambler - Shitty of Windhoek

Namibia: Rambler - Shitty of Windhoek, Zero F*cks Given

If you multiply all the sand grains in Namibia by the number of people with valid Namibian ID documents, add the amount of dollars BEE 'businessmen' leeched from government this year as well as the kickbacks paid to PSes and government officials and multiply that by zero you will find exactly how many f*cks your beloved government gives about your broke, landless, homeless, over-taxed arse.

OK, I'll wait for you while you get the damn calculator.

That's right. Zero. Nil. Fokol! Not one.

Did you recently get a Christmas house? Were you the fortunate recipient of an erf not so long ago? Maybe you are just a regular Joe wanting to buy your first house for your young family. Want a reasonably priced erf to build a starter pack house on? Regular Joe, you say? No political connections? Oh, perhaps struggle kid who kept his job? Did you say young professional with two degrees and a stable job?

Follow these instructions:

Take an A4 size paper. Fold it in half. Fold it in half again. Now tear a rough triangle out of the corner that makes the middle of the page. Now open the page.

That's exactly how much free or discounted shit you're getting from the Shitty of Windhoek, you fool!

I'm sorry, poor you. How can you be the same age as Mee Agnes Kafula's son (26) and not have a N$5 million plot? Where has your education gone wrong?

Did you win a few million dollars in a reality TV show? No, you didn't! So why the hell do you want free things? Do you think you're special?

Are you perhaps a well paid minister who can unfortunately not manage her own meagre finances and needed a violently reduced piece of land from the Shitty of Windhoek in a posh area?

We only give free and heavily discounted shit to our comrades, our own children and those who smile nicely to us.

You want a piece of land in Windhoek and you don't even have a foreign passport. You like jokes, ne!

I'm sorry, where were you when we fought for this country? And no, you will not erect a shack in this Shitty, my friend.

Just a friendly reminder of what her worship so eloquently asserted in February about the removal of shacks:

"Just because it is the year for elections, the law does not say demolitions should not be done and that illegal shacks should not be removed." She said shacks will be demolished "within the national legal framework".

No, no, no! Please don't come with that pseudo-revolutionary armchair keyboard activist excrement.

The Squatters Proclamation of 1985 might well be an Apartheid era law but we will use everything available to us to curb the spread of unsightly shacks littering our green spaces on the outskirts of our lovely city. These plebs must be stopped. No, it's not local elections yet. We will appease them when those come around. Voting cattle must sit down and vote for our party and presidential candidate. They should know by now what they are there for.

And no, we are not acting with impunity. We have the mandate.

I've seen many people asking on social media this week if we at the Shitty have a plan for our biggest challenges. They talk about sharing our master plan on urbanisation. Some also enquired under which officer's ample ass our affordable housing plan resides. One rudely asked who they needed to screw to see our land distribution plan.

Didn't you know that f*cking these mindless rate payers over and bleeding them dry is a strategy? We all studied strategic management at IUM. Didn't you know?

And I don't think we can, at this juncture, afford to make more land available. You know, basic economics tells us that the scarcer a commodity is the more people will pay for it, so... You idiots will just have to wait for the next auction. How do you slaughter your only milk cow? How do you think we can afford these nice salaries and perks for councillors and staff at the Shitty?

If you show the same tendencies that Manchester United fans showed under David Moyes and are rooting for your own team's demise, I'm afraid you'll wait a long time. There's no way Namibians will start to think for themselves. They're simply not capable.

Let me just remind you of our shining Shitty's vision: To enhance the quality of life of all our people.

Now go out and vote for the good people you've always voted for.

Saturday, 29 November 2014

Bus-train collision in Walvis Bay, Namibia | Авария в Намибии

Bus-train collision in Walvis Bay, Namibia
Namibia crush

Namibia crush

Namibia crush

Namibia crush

Namibia crush

Namibia crush

The first solar power plant in Erongo, Namibia

The first solar power plant in Namibia is expected to start production in early 2015 adding 4.5 MW of electricity to NamPower’s national grid. The N$ 84 million Omburu Solar Park, owned by French company InnoSun, is situated south of Omaruru and is the first renewable energy project in Namibia by an independent power producer (IPP).

The Development Bank of Namibia (DBN) has provided finance for Namibia's first large-scale solar power plant. Omburu Sun Energy, owned by InnoSun Energy, a locally registered company, was established after InnoSun signed a power purchase agreement with NamPower in December 2013. Work on the facility has already begun. Once completed Omburu Sun Energy is expected to generate 4.5 megawatt for NamPower, or one percent of the country’s electricity needs. The electricity generated will reduce NamPower's requirement for fossil fuels in a clean and sustainable manner, the DBN’s press statement indicates.

Flood in Walvis Bay Namibia - photos | Наводнение - Валфиш Бей Намибия

Flood at the coast (Walvis Bay) - a year ago:
Flood in Walvis Bay Namibia

Flood in Walvis Bay Namibia

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Kaza Univisa | Каза Юнивиза

Victoria Falls
The Kaza Univisa
A collaboration of countries in the SADC region has resulted in the launch of the Kaza Univisa.

Kavango - Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area, also known as KAZA is situated in a region where the international borders of no fewer than five countries converge. It includes a major part of the Upper Zambezi basin and the Okavango basin and Delta. The zone includes the Caprivi Strip of Namibia, the South Eastern corner of Angola, South Western Zambia, the northern wildlands of Botswana and western Zimbabwe. The centre of this area is at the confluence of the Chobe River and Zambezi River where the borders of Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe meet. It will incorporate notable sites such as Chobe National Park, Hwange National Park, the Okavango Delta in Botswana and the Victoria Falls.

Aside from the obvious saving of money and time, there are additional benefits:

Coming from Zambia.
On purchasing Univisa at one of the four Zambian designated entry points being Harry Mwanga Nkumbula Int (Livingstone) Airport, Kenneth Kaunda Int (Lusaka) Airport, Victoria Falls border post and Kazangula Border Post, you can:

1. Tour both sides of The Victoria Falls with no additional visa costs.
2. Partake in the Chobe Day Trip in Botswana and re-enter Zambia with no additional or double entry visa costs.
3. Visit Victoria Falls Town or even Hwange for the Day with no additional visa costs.
4. Play golf at the Elephant Hills resort with no additional visa costs.

Coming from Zimbabwe.
On purchasing a Univisa at one of the four Zimbabwean entry points being Harare Airport, Victoria Falls Airport, Victoria Falls Border Post and Kazangula Border Post, you can:

1. Tour both sides of The Victoria Falls with no additional visa costs.
2. Visit the famous Devil's Pool on Livingstone Island
3. Have dinner aboard The Royal Livingstone Express train (please note that the train on the Zimbabwe side is no longer operational)
4. Partake in the Chobe Day Trip in Botswana and re-enter Zimbabwe with no additional or double entry visa costs.
5. Visit the historical town of Livingstone or the famous 600 year old Mukuni Village or both.

The Univisa will only be issued at specified 8 entry points:

KK - Lusaka International Airport
HMN - Livingstone International Airport
Victoria Falls Border into Zambia
Kazungula border into Zambia

Harare International Airport
Victoria Falls International Airport
Victoria Falls Border into Zimbabwe
Kazungula border into Zimbabwe

• It does not restrict tourists on the point of exit. For example, If clients arrived through Victoria falls Border and obtain a Kaza Univisa, they can still exit through another point.
• The Kaza Univisa will also allow clients staying in Zambia or Zimbabwe to go to Botswana and back within 24hrs. If they spend a night in Botswana then on return to either Zambia or Zimbabwe they will be required to purchase another visa.
• Immigration are not doing away with the current visas. This means that clients will have a choice on arrival to either buy a normal visa or a Kaza Univisa.
• There will be a dedicated desk and immigration officer at every issuing point to assist clients and ensure information is correctly given to clients.
• The cost of the visa is US$50.00
• The visa is valid for 30 days from date of issue

Eligible countries:
Britain (UK)
Cook Islands
Czech Republic
New Zealand
Puerto Rico
In the future, it is anticipated that the KAZA Visa will be extended to the other three KAZA Countries of Angola,Botswana, and Namibia.

Namibian elections on 28 November | Выборы в Намибии

Namibia will vote in Africa’s first electronic ballot tomorrow, a general and presidential election that will usher in quotas to put more women in government. Namibians will choose 72 members of the national assembly and one of nine presidential candidates, ranging from the left-wing Economic Freedom Fighters to the white minority Republican Party.
About 1.2-million Namibians are eligible to cast their ballots at nearly 4,000 electronic voting stations across this vast desert nation. The presidential candidate of Namibia's ruling SWAPO party in the parliamentary and presidential elections is Prime Minister Hage Geingob, who campaigned for independence decades ago at the United Nations. If elected, he would succeed President Hifikepunye Pohamba, who is stepping down after serving two five-year terms.

Garage sale in Windhoek, Namibia

Garage sale: 29 November 2014 at 09:00: 116 Eros Road, Eros Park, Windhoek. Contact:, 0811 270795.
On sale: school uniform (Delta School Windhoek: jacket: 300 N$, 2 x shirts: 100 N$), microvawe (needs repairs: 300 N$), Playstation 3 games (200 N$ each), taxidermy: 2 x warthog heads with tusks (2500 N$ each), potted plants (send e-mail address for prices & photos), wooden garden table with 6 chairs (2900 N$, need varnishing), 2 x pool chairs with mattresses (1100 N$ for all), Sony VAIO VGN-P39VRL (5900 N$) with leather pouch, Trendnet TEW-650AP wireless router (250 N$), set of 60 coins Russian Empire, perfect for decoration (2950 N$), Sony Reader PRC-900 (2200 N$), Samsung Chat 3350 (550 N$), Solar Onyx Charger AM-109 (320 N$), Hilux spare wheel (500 N$), 4x4 wheel locking (300 N$).

Heat in Namibia (victims' photos) | Жара в Намибии

Hot and dry weather in Namibia, see latest updates here.
Heat in Namibia - Жара в Намибии

Heat in Namibia - Жара в Намибии

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Namibia: Hotel Hilton Windhoek stop sale | Отель Хилтон Виндхук Намибия

Due to poplar demand, Hilton Windhoek has 100% occupancy on dates indicated below.
Stop sale has been implemented for dates as indicated.

20th March 2015
21st March 2015
22nd March 2015

Zambia and Zimbabwe launch UNIVISA

Zambia and Zimbabwe will launch the Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA) UNIVISA on Friday, 28 November 2014.

The KAZA UNIVISA is a common tourist visa for the SADC region which shall be piloted by Zambia and Zimbabwe for six months, after which the UNIVISA will be rolled out to Angola, Botswana and Namibia.  More countries in the SADC region are expected to join in the UNIVISA initiative at a later stage.

During the launch event on Friday the Victoria Falls/Livingstone border crossing shall be closed from 06h00 to 14h30, after which the UNIVISA will be effective immediately and will be administered at only eight ports of entry as follows:

°    Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (Lusaka)
°    Harry Mwaanga International Airport (Livingstone)
°    Victoria Falls Land Border (Border with Zimbabwe)
°    Kazangula Land Border (Border with Botswana)
°    Harare International Airport
°    Victoria Falls International Airport
°    Victoria Falls Land Border (Border with Zambia)
°    Kazangula Land Border (Border with Botswana)
The UNIVISA costs US$50 and will be valid for 30 days, as long as guests remain within Zambia and Zimbabwe. It also covers Botswana day trips through the Kazangula Border, but not overnight stays. The visa is for holiday purposes only. Please note that where credit card point of sale facilities is not available at port of entry it is recommended that clients have US$50 available in cash for payment.

Eligble Countries:

Citizens from the following 40 countries shall be eligible for the KAZA UNIVISA:
Argentina, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Britain (UK), Brunei, Burundi, Canada, Cook Islands, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russia, Rwanda, Slovakia Republic, Slovenia Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UAE, Uruguay and USA.

Namibia - accommodation seasonal closures | Закрытия в сезон отпусков Намибия

Take note of the following seasonal closures:
01.12.2014 - 20.01.2015 - Susuwe Island Lodge will be closed.
05.01.2015 - 15.02.2015 -  Lianshulu Lodge will be closed.
Lianshulu Bush Lodge remains open
15.12.2014 - 15.02.2015 - Intu Afrika Camelthorn Lodge will be closed.

Namibia: Long Beach: removal of mobile homes | Лонг Бич Намибия

Mobile homes' owners in Long Beach (Langstrand), who had been notified to have them removed by the end of October, and have not done so yet, now have to remove their property before the end of November. They are responsible to remove homes at own cost - otherwise Council will remove the units and charge the owners accordingly. That was the message from council.
On a question to the council when the braai area and playground will be restored or fixed, the responsible individual at the Municipality informed that all recreational facilities will eventually shift to Dolphin Park Resort.

Long Beach Namibia - holiday houses' removal news

Namibia: NWR welcomes Turkish tour operators | Турецкие туроператоры в Намибии


Government-owned Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) along with the Turkish Embassy have recently decided to embark on an initiative to invite Turkish tour operators for a familiarisation visit. The tour operators arrived in Namibia this week.

Over the past few months the Turkish Ambassador, Deniz Çakar, engaged with NWR, Namibia Tourism Board (NTB), TURSAB, Air Namibia and the Turkish Airlines with the idea of bringing a delegation of tour operators to Namibia. After months of negotiations, it was finally agreed that nine tour operators along with a famous documentary film director would travel to Namibia and visit some of NWR establishments in order to create awareness of Namibia as a holiday destination for Turkish tourists.

The tour operators will travel to Waterberg Park, Okaukuejo, Namutoni and Onkoshi camps of Etosha.
YouTube channel: Exploring Namibia
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Namibia: opening of Khorixas cultural centre | Открытие культурного центра в Кхорихасе Намибия

Cultural centre opens in Kunene Region

The Namibian Coast Conservation and Management Project (NACOMA) handed over the Khorixas Cultural Heritage and Interpretive Centre to the Kunene regional council last week.
The Kunene inhabitants have little access to their 500 kilometre long coastline due to limited access to the Skeleton Coast - an ecosystem of biological importance. A huge number of the inhabitants therefore have limited exposure and knowledge about their coastline.

The new centre was identified under the Kunene regional council's Regional Development Plan of 2001- 2006 and aims to develop an indoor coastal environment and cultural heritage interpretative display for the Kunene inhabitants to educate and expose them to their coastal environment while creating a sustainable business platform for local entrepreneurs, mostly small and medium enterprises (SMEs) specialising in craft.

It will also facilitate cultural performances and conduct regular dialogue towards the preservation of cultural aspects of traditional communities in and around Khorixas.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Andersson's Camp Etosha Park Namibia | Андерсон Кемп Этоша Парк Намибия

Luxurious eco-retreat on Etosha’s doorstep

Family-friendly Andersson's Camp takes its name from Charles Andersson, the Swedish explorer who first discovered the Etosha Pan. Set in the private Ongava Game Reserve, Andersson's Camp looks over a large waterhole which attracts plenty of thirsty wildlife.

This former farmstead has been tastefully rebuilt to contemporary standards and combines comfort with eco-friendly living.The old farmhouse forms the main area of Andersson's Camp with 18 elevated tents, including two family suites, radiating outwards into secluded mopane woodlands. Tents are a mix of calcrete stone cladding, canvas and wood, with a small veranda.

Andersson's Camp Etosha Park Namibia

Andersson's Camp Etosha Park Namibia

Andersson's Camp Etosha Park Namibia

Andersson's Camp Etosha Park Namibia

Andersson's Camp Etosha Park Namibia

Andersson's Camp Etosha Park Namibia

Andersson's Camp Etosha Park Namibia

Andersson's Camp Etosha Park Namibia

Andersson's Camp Etosha Park Namibia

Andersson's Camp Etosha Park Namibia

Andersson's Camp Etosha Park Namibia

Andersson's Camp Etosha Park Namibia