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Passing the baton - Gondwana welcomes new Managing Director

18. January 2017, inke - Gondwana Collection, Tourism

Gys Joubert started as Gondwana’s new Managing Director on 16 January. The forty year old lawyer knew exactly what he was getting himself into, as he has served on the group’s Board of Directors for the past year. “As I got to know the company better, I fell head over heels in love with it and its potential. My primary focus will be on growth, rather than change.” He is also sure of the support he will receive from his predecessor. Manni Goldbeck will stay on with the Gondwana Collection as the Director of Brand and Marketing.

Passing the baton - Gondwana welcomes new Managing Director

Petition against illegal fishing stirring big waves

16. January 2017, inke - Environment, Gondwana Collection

Illegal fishing in Namibia is taking its final toll. Commercialization and exportation has placed immense pressure on the eco- and river systems, the local communities and tourism. This is stated through a video that was released on Friday morning (13/01) as part of an enlightenment campaign. Gondwana Collection Namibia is in full support of this initiative.

Petition against illegal fishing stirring big waves

The Jetty - Restaurant instead of Harbour Cranes

06. January 2017, inke - Discover Namibia

Standing on the jetty and marvelling at the sunset is an experience that is as much a part of a holiday in Swakopmund as salt belongs in the ocean. It is surprising then to find that both of these attractions are simply the result of a few quirks of history. If the bay of today’s Walvis Bay, 30 km further south, had not already been in British hands at the end of the 19th century and had Imperial Germany not declared the southwestern part of Africa a protectorate and done its utmost to build a harbour for the country, things might have been very different. 

The Jetty - Restaurant instead of Harbour Cranes

Namibian Politics to the Point – December 2016

02. January 2017, inke -

This year has been eventful on Namibia’s political front with “unprecedented headwinds” as President described 2016 in his New Year message on 31 December. President Geingob held a year-end press conference on 13 December, surrounded by Cabinet ministers and in the presence of the diplomatic corps. The event lasted 3 hours, with a presentation on progress with the Harambee Prosperity Plan.

Namibian Politics to the Point – December 2016

“Nommer asseblief”

30. December 2016, inke - Discover Namibia

One of the first lodge managers employed at Canyon Lodge was a 19-year-old man in his prime. At the time, Canyon Lodge was surrounded by a scattering of distant farms, the massive Fish River Canyon and a vast tract of arid land. It stands to reason that it’s not ideal for young men in their prime to be away from their peers and the possibility of love and partnership. And so it was that Stephan began to dream of romance. 

“Nommer asseblief”

Bikini is synonymous with holidays and freedom

23. December 2016, inke - Discover Namibia

Two topics were heatedly discussed in the summer of 1946. On June 30th a nuclear bomb exploded in the Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean. It was the first in an American test series that continued for twelve year. Five days after the first explosion a Frenchman by the name of Louis Réard caused similar shock waves in a figurative manner of speaking. At the elegant Piscine Molitor complex, the most popular public pool in Paris, nude dancer Micheline Bernadini took to the catwalk flaunting his latest fashion creation – a bikini.  

Bikini is synonymous with holidays and freedom

Commemorating Dingaan’s Day

16. December 2016, inke - Discover Namibia

16 December 1838. Geloftedag - Day of the Vow. It used to be the most significant commemoration day of the Afrikaners. It was the day when 470 Voortrekkers called on the help of God to defeat an overwhelming Zulu force at the Ncome River in what is KwaZulu-Natal today. After South Africa's first democratic elections in 1994 it became the Day of Reconciliation. December 16th is also the day when Umkontho we Sizwe, the military wing of the African National Congress (ANC), was founded in 1961.

Commemorating Dingaan’s Day

Windhoek’s dams are almost empty

08. December 2016, inke - Weather

Namibia’s cities and towns are supplied with water from dams, boreholes and rivers. In total the country’s dams contain about 705,855 million cubic metres of water. In addition to the sewage treatment plant, Windhoek’s water supply includes a large number of boreholes, which tap into groundwater reserves, as well as three dams. For months, Windhoekers have not managed to save the required amount of water given by NamWater and the city administration. 

Windhoek’s dams are almost empty

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