Social Issues

Hopeless, destitute

1 month - 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 of a mosquito net, maize meal sacks and plastic bags.They...

‘Just hunt for another woman’

1 month - 12 June 2019 | Social Issues

KENYA KAMBOWE Gender affairs minister Doreen Sioka has urged men to find another partner when their relationships go sour, as there are more women than men in Namibia.Sioka...

Alcohol linked to high suicide rate

1 month - 29 May 2019 | Social Issues

Namibia has once again been fingered as one of the African countries with the highest per capita alcohol consumption, which could also explain its high suicide and murder rates according to the latest study on...

Deadbeat dads

1 month - 21 May 2019 | Social Issues

Although Namibian law holds both parents equally responsible for meeting the basic needs of their children, nearly half of households are run by single mothers, many of whom face severe financial struggles that compound the...

Confusion over shack baby

2 months ago - 15 May 2019 | Social Issues

The mother of a three-month-old baby girl who the City Police confirmed had died at the end of April after she and her three young siblings were rescued from a shack in which they were...

Blaauw makes a difference

2 months ago - 14 May 2019 | Social Issues

Mariselle Stofberg and Michelline NawatisesTylo Blaauw has raised funds to have an air conditioner installed at an old-age home and also handed over a cheque...

Our grim suicide reality

3 months ago - 04 April 2019 | Social Issues

An estimated 25 000 Namibians attempted suicide in 2015, while 2 331 Namibians died by suicide between 2011 and 2015. The high number of...

No bed, no food, only God's grace

3 months ago - 02 April 2019 | Social Issues

With no bed to sleep on, no food to eat and a mahangu field that is likely to yield no harvest this year, an elderly...

Women should aim for presidency - Geingos

4 months ago - 11 March 2019 | Social Issues

First Lady Monica Geingos has told women that they must aim to become president instead of first lady.Geingos was speaking during an interview with the...

Sixteen and pregnant

4 months ago - 04 March 2019 | Social Issues

Namibian Sun caught up with Anna Kastoor (not her real name) at Kalkrand. She left school when she was in Grade 7 because her family...

Govt neglects street kids

6 months ago - 17 December 2018 | Social Issues

A University of Namibia (Unam) study has found that only 3% of the 217 street children surveyed had received social grants, while a mere 5.53%...

Street kids want to zula

7 months ago - 11 December 2018 | Social Issues

A Unam study has found that street children return to the streets where they engage in prostitution, mainly because they get used to being their...

Social Issues

Far fewer unemployed graduates

7 months ago - 19 November 2018 | Social Issues

A higher education ministry official has denied that there are 67 000 unemployed graduates in Namibia, saying he was misquoted in a newspaper report.“I pointed...

Stop marrying off young girls...

8 months ago - 13 November 2018 | Social Issues

Kavango governor Samuel Mbambo says parents who marry off their daughters at a young age are not only compromising their health, but also risking their...

Namibia's future workforce at risk

8 months ago - 08 November 2018 | Social Issues

The future productivity of Namibia's workforce may be at risk due to the country's poor health and education status.Namibia outranks only 40 other countries globally...

Mbumba urged to help poor...

8 months ago - 02 November 2018 | Social Issues

The Okongo village council is set to engage with Vice-president Nangolo Mbumba's office, after a San community was allocated ancestral land inside the village boundaries,...

Reusable pads could change lives

8 months ago - 31 October 2018 | Social Issues

A new Namibian-made reusable sanitary product could significantly ease the monthly struggle of an estimated 150 000 or more girls unable to afford disposable sanitary...

One suicide each day in...

8 months ago - 29 October 2018 | Social Issues

Suicide remains one of the leading causes of death in Namibia, with available statistics showing the country ranks 11th globally and fourth in Africa in...

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