Social Issues

More job losses bloodbath feared

3 days ago - 04 August 2020 | Social Issues

OGONE TLHAGE WINDHOEKWith the release of the unemployment statistics for the first quarter of the year by the ministry of labour, commentators are pessimistic and say the latest report could paint a...

Traffickers cash in on Covid-19

3 days ago - 04 August 2020 | Social Issues

JANA-MARI SMITHWINDHOEKNamibia has joined the global community that is calling on countries to remain vigilant and proactive as the world health crisis ravages economies and exposes increasing numbers of vulnerable people to the threat of...

Fishing company delivers on promise

3 weeks ago - 15 July 2020 | Social Issues

KENYA KAMBOWEKASOTEA fishing company has delivered on its promise to build a home for a poverty-stricken family of seven at Kasote village in Kavango West.Two weeks ago, Teya Investment Number 20 pledged N$10 000 towards...

Blind woman desperate for a home

1 month - 11 June 2020 | Social Issues

ILENI NANDJATOEKOLYANAAMBODue to a lack of centres for people living with disabilities in northern Namibia, those who have been rejected by their families often struggle to find suitable places to live.One such person is a...

Braille printing centre offers unique service

1 month - 09 June 2020 | Social Issues

ILENI NANDJATOONIIPAThere is a high demand for Braille printing in Namibia and only one place that provides this service to blind Namibians - a centre at Oniipa in the Oshikoto Region.The centre is run by...

Covid-19: May weddings postponed

3 months ago - 28 April 2020 | Social Issues

ILENI NANDJATOONDANGWAMany people who were planning to get married next month have postponed their weddings because of the coronavirus pandemic, while a few have decided...

Inequality prevails in Namibian House

3 months ago - 14 April 2020 | Social Issues

Ester KamatiWINDHOEKThe slums of Okahandja Park, an isolated location many Namibians call home, is likely to be hit hardest by the effects of the coronavirus.The...

Illegal abortions remain a burning issue

5 months ago - 20 February 2020 | Social Issues

At least 74 persons were arrested for illegal abortions over the past five years, with one woman currently behind bars on a conviction related to...

Hamunyela urges Khorixas women to take threats by men...

7 months ago - 07 January 2020 | Social Issues

Khorixas-based public prosecutor Penda Hamunyela has urged women living in the area to take insults and threats made against them by men seriously, as they...

No place for tribalism, racism – Kawana

7 months ago - 06 January 2020 | Social Issues

Attorney-general Albert Kawana has urged Namibians not to go into reverse gear and compromise the ideals of Namibia's policy of reconciliation. This comes at a...

Making a real difference

7 months ago - 09 December 2019 | Social Issues

Twenty-nine-year-old Anna Tatelo will stop at nothing until her dream of a shelter for HIV children affected by HIV is realised.Equipped with experiences acquired under...

One million live in shacks

9 months ago - 01 November 2019 | Social Issues

The latest count by Namibia's largest community collective has found that close to 40% of Namibians live in shacks - amounting to close to one...

Social Issues

Pregnancies, HIV haunt teens

10 months ago - 12 September 2019 | Social Issues

Namibia is grappling with a stubbornly high national teenage pregnancy rate, which stands at 19%. In the two Kavango regions alone, the teen pregnancy...

ELCRN defends controversial synod

11 months ago - 03 September 2019 | Social Issues

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in the Republic of Namibia (ELRCN) has distanced itself from the violence that broke out during the elections held at its...

Teen pregnancies 'tragedy'

1 year - 30 July 2019 | Social Issues

The Khomas Region recorded 89 school pregnancies in the first term of this year, while 1 002 learners fell pregnant between 2015 and 2018.Ombudsman John...

Vulnerable and alone

1 year - 19 July 2019 | Social Issues

After an initial projection in 2008 that there would be 250 000 orphans and vulnerable children under the age of 15 by 2021, President Hage...

Hopeless, destitute

1 year - 14 June 2019 | Social Issues

A family of five at Kayeura village in the Musese constituency of Kavango East are living amid hopelessness in a makeshift structure made of pieces...

‘Just hunt for another woman’

1 year - 12 June 2019 | Social Issues

KENYA KAMBOWE Gender affairs minister Doreen Sioka has urged men to find another partner when their relationships go...

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