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PO Box 2209
No. 2 Kreft Street

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Otjiwarongo Municipality would like to invite the community to a public meeting scheduled as follows:


                                      Date         :         28 July 2016

                                      Time        :         17:30

                                      Venue      :         Swanevelder Hall

                                      Topic        :         Information Sharing- Street Naming                                                                                            Committee Nominations


For more information please call the office of the Public Relations Officer @ 067 302231.


Thanking you in advance.



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2 Kreft Street                                                                     CEO

Private Bag 2209       

OTJIWARONGO                                                            2016.07.25



“ Otjiwarongo – Cheetah capital of the world”





Carnivore Tracker

Spot it, Report it.

Why not make your holiday an opportunity to help conserve Namibian wildlife by becoming a field researcher for carnivore species while you travel through the country? Carnivores across Africa are in decline and YOU can help to save some of the most exciting and iconic species on the planet by downloading* CARNIVORE TRACKER to your smart phone from the links below. Join the increasing number of citizen scientists contributing to the long-term survival of our wild carnivores by keeping the conservation community informed on animal numbers and locations simply by registering a sighting. For more information on the project visit: www.cheetah.org/carnivore-tracker And why not check out our Promotional Video on youtube: search Carnivore Tracker Join and follow us on Facebook: search Carnivore Tracker, Tweet us @CTapp_Namibia Download the free Carnivore Tracker at: download     app     cell     *Even if you didn’t pay for an international mobile phone plan, you can still use your GPS for free, as it relies on satellites and not mobile phone towers which uses 0 data. Project by the Large Carnivore Management Association of Namibia lcma  

What is a betterment fee?

It is a levy that is charged on lands within areas where the value of land has increased as a result of the construction within those areas of certain development projects.

Guidelines for charging of betterment fees as per table below:

Deposit prepayment system

Institutional, private open space – no subsidized price Residential 1Residential 2 50%
Institutional, private open space – no subsidized price Office, Business 50%
Institutional, private open space – subsidized price applicable Any other zoning 75%Where land had been provided at a subsidized value which is not going to be recovered in any other way.
Residential 1 Higher density residential 20%
Residential 1 Residential 2 20%
Residential 1, Residential 2 Office or Business 40%
Residential 1, Residential 2, business Industrial 30%
Office Business 30%
Office or Business Increase in bulk 30%
Any zone Institutional No betterment fee
Any zone Special On own merits up to 50%
Undetermined Agriculture Any zone 30%
Special Any zone No betterment fee
Any zone – where an unauthorised activity or illegal building works is being legalised Any zone 75%Only when legalized use is authorized in terms of the scheme. (Unauthorised uses to be terminated if not compatible with     surrounding land uses)
State (Owned by Government) Any zone No betterment fee payable provided land is and remains in State ownership
State (state owned enterprises) Any zone Betterment fee based on existing legal   usage before rezoning.
Municipal Any zone No betterment fee
Township development on private land Any zone 30%

For more information contact the office of the Town Engineer @ 067 30 2231


Otjiwarongo Municipality would like to inform the community members of the following:

  • The informal settlement is a non-proclaimed area and belongs to municipality. (meaning it is not a formally developed area where people can buy and own a plot)
  • No one is allowed to sell a plot or land in the informal settlement because it belongs to the municipality
  • No exchanged or hand over of plot to another person without municipality’s consent or approval. If found guilty contracts of those will be cancelled immediately and the plot will be allocated to another tenant.
  • Permanent structures are NOT ALLOWED. If erected it is at the applicants own risk!!!
  • Illegal squatting or building on spaces not allocated by the municipality is not allowed and the owner will be penalized
  • No alcoholic trading businesses or shebeens will be allowed on residential plots.
  • Any other buildings e.g. flats, kindergartens, churches will only be allowed upon approval and authorization by the municipality.
  • The plots are not automatically inheritable or transferable upon death of a lessee. It will revert back to the municipality.
  • Crop fields in the informal settlement and outskirts are not allowed.
  • Keeping of animals such as goats, cattle, horses, pigs are not allowed in the informal settlement according to the Health regulations Act of the Local Authority. If found the animals will be  impounded and the owner will be penalised.

NB: Otjiwarongo Municipality is not liable for damages caused on permanent structures in the informal settlement and also for the refund of fees in the case of plot exchanges or purchase between the two individuals.

For more information please do not hesitate to call the office of the Public Relations Ms Adel Shilongo, Mr John Hinda and/or Mr Nickanor Muranda @ 067 302231. via email: shilongo@otjimun.org.na

fitnessOtjiwarongo business fraternity is hereby informed that the existing business re-registrations and new business registration date has been extended to the 30th of April 2016.

Hence all the existing businesses are urged to renew their business licences before on or before the 3oth  April 2016.

Please note: an inspection fee must be paid at the Town Treasurer before a certificate can be issued

A late charge on re-registration per month is 50% of Tariff after due date.