Social Issues

Walters wants self-sustainable childcare facilities

6 days ago - 15 September 2021 | Social Issues

NAMPAWINDHOEKOmbudsman John Walters has recommended that childcare facilities across the country initiate income-generating projects to fund their operations and reduce their dependency on donor funds, thus ensuring sustainability.He made the recommendation in the 2020 annual...

Geingob’s BIG not enough

1 week ago - 14 September 2021 | Social Issues

JEMIMA BEUKESA mere 42 000 out of the 800 000 starving Namibians are likely to benefit from President Hage Geingob’s plan to change the existing food bank and feeding schemes into a basic income grant...

Suicide statistics shocking – McLeod-Katjirua

1 week ago - 14 September 2021 | Social Issues

NAMPAWINDHOEKKhomas governor Laura McLeod-Katjirua has expressed concern about the “shocking and worrisome” suicide statistics in the country, saying there is an urgent need for practical interventions to address the matter.Recent statistics show that at least...

Shebeen owners urged to give back to the community

2 weeks ago - 03 September 2021 | Social Issues

ESTER KAMATIOTJIWARONGOWith ongoing discussions about the regulations which prohibit shebeen owners to trade during weekends and sell alcohol on site, the Otjozondjupa regional chairperson has asked bar owners in the region to look into giving...

Veterans demand promised N$400k

1 month - 29 July 2021 | Social Issues

OGONE TLHAGEWINDHOEKIn a recent petition to President Hage Geingob, the Peter Nanyemba Former Combatant Veterans Trust says government should come to the party and honour a Cabinet resolution to pay out veterans.The veterans are demanding...

GO for girls

1 month - 27 July 2021 | Social Issues

Mariselle Stofberg The Go Programme has been running since September 2020 and is a development programme aimed at servicing the vulnerable communities. Its vision is...

Keeping our children safe

1 month - 27 July 2021 | Social Issues

Mariselle StofbergData released by the African Partnership to End Violence Against Children (APEVAC) - an initiative of the African Child Policy Forum (ACPF) - revealed...

Namibia’s human trafficking efforts yield results

1 month - 23 July 2021 | Social Issues

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKThe number of people trafficked in Namibia has dropped from 30 in 2019 to 19 in 2020.This is according to the 2021 United States...

Namibians less stressed in 2020

2 months ago - 24 June 2021 | Social Issues

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKLast year, workers around the world were more stressed, worried and angry than before, but surprisingly the levels of these negative emotions among Namibian...

Almost half of Namibians deprived

3 months ago - 14 June 2021 | Social Issues

JEMIMA BEUKESWINDHOEKAlmost half the Namibian population lives in multidimensional poverty. The San communities and those from the Kavango and Zambezi regions are the poorest, with...

The red badge of courage

3 months ago - 08 June 2021 | Social Issues

14% of girls miss school due to periods Enzo AmueleAs in previous years, 28 May is a day taken out to commemorate and celebrate menstrual...

Stop being homophobic, First Lady tells SPYL

3 months ago - 24 May 2021 | Social Issues

STAFF REPORTERWINDHOEKFirst Lady Monica Geingos has taken issue with the “dehumanising and oppressive language” used by the Swapo Party Youth League (SPYL), which said in...

Social Issues

Government revamps farm for street...

4 months ago - 10 May 2021 | Social Issues

JANA-MARI SMITHWINDHOEKGovernment is in the process of upgrading a resettlement farm in the Omaheke Region that will serve as a home for street children.The ministry...

LGBTQ exile dies in UK

4 months ago - 26 April 2021 | Social Issues

JANA-MARI SMITHWINDHOEKA young Namibian, who reportedly fled Namibia and sought asylum in Britain because of discrimination experienced due to his bisexuality, has committed suicide.While devastated...

Legal framework for child protection...

5 months ago - 19 April 2021 | Social Issues

NAMPAKHORIXASChildren’s advocate Ingrid Husselmann says having a good legal framework for child protection is not enough and more needs to be done to properly implement...

Distell Namibia assists The One...

6 months ago - 19 March 2021 | Social Issues

Wetumwene ShikageOn Thursday, 17 March, the non- profit organisation, One Economy Foundation received a donation that was handed over at State House in Windhoek. The...

Call for tracking women's progress

6 months ago - 17 March 2021 | Social Issues

MOSES MAGADZAWINDHOEKAs the world marked International Women’s Day last week, the secretary-general of the SADC Parliamentary Forum, Boemo Sekgoma, called for a framework for tracking...

The Namibians for whom Czechoslovakia...

6 months ago - 15 March 2021 | Social Issues

REBECCA DAVISThe official version had it that they were war orphans. In reality, most of the children had at least one parent who was very...

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