Social Issues

San miss golden opportunity

1 week ago - 10 October 2017 | Social Issues

The regional councillor for Omundaungilo Constituency in the Ohangwena Region, Festus Ikanda, says none of the marginalised San people in his constituency benefited from the construction of the Etomba-Omundaungilo road.Ikanda said the regional council made...

Poverty plan goes to the people

2 weeks ago - 04 October 2017 | Social Issues

The Ministry of Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare will be hosting a series of workshops throughout the country to popularise the newly launched Blueprint on Wealth Redistribution and Poverty Eradication.The first workshop took place at...

Namibian child in crisis

2 weeks ago - 28 September 2017 | Social Issues

While the country celebrates the Day of the Namibian Child today, the nation's children continue to suffer from hunger, parental neglect and oftentimes downright despair. Community activist and former MP Rosa Namises warns that...

BIG back on the cards

4 weeks ago - 19 September 2017 | Social Issues

There is proof that a basic-income grant can improve the lives of people, says the special advisor to the minister of poverty eradication and social welfare, Bience Gawanas. Speaking during a recent discussion of...

Woman seeks wheelchair for disabled child

4 weeks ago - 18 September 2017 | Social Issues

Lydia Alfeus from Ontananga village in the Oshikoto Region is appealing to Good Samaritans to assist her with a wheelchair for her three-year-old child who has been disabled since birth.The 34-year-old told Namibian Sun that...

Namibian suicide rate drops

1 month - 14 September 2017 | Social Issues

ELLANIE SMIT While Namibia had previously been described as one of the countries with the highest suicide rates in...

Teen pregnancy stats shock Rehoboth

1 month - 13 September 2017 | Social Issues

About 20% of the 681 pregnant women in the Rehoboth district in the Hardap Region are children. According to confidential reports in Namibian Sun's...

Homeless girl, 10, writes to Geingob

4 months ago - 02 June 2017 | Social Issues

Mercelyn Tsibes, now 12, penned a letter to President Hage Geingob two years ago asking him to help her and her mother, Merlien, 34, secure...

Enhancing women's empowerment

5 months ago - 02 May 2017 | Social Issues

Gender equality and women empowerment should become essential dimensions of advancing human development in Namibia.Namibia has a Gender Inequality Index (GI value) of 0.474, ranking...

Pensioner comes to family’s aid

6 months ago - 11 April 2017 | Social Issues

JUNE SHIMUOSHILIA resident of the Katutura Old Age Home extended his hand and donated various items, including clothing and blankets, to a Windhoek family who...

Living off trash

6 months ago - 05 April 2017 | Social Issues

A lack of jobs has forced men and women at Oshakati to make a living from collecting recyclable materials at the town's dump. Some...

N$20 sex at Oshikango

7 months ago - 17 March 2017 | Social Issues

KENYA KAMBOWE The difficult economic circumstances in Namibia and Angola have turned Oshikango into a cesspool of cheap commercial sex...

Social Issues

Govt shaken by San exposé

7 months ago - 01 March 2017 | Social Issues

ILENI NANDJATO The deputy director of the Marginalised Community Division in the Office of the Vice-President, Gerson Kamatuka, has acknowledged...

Miserable, hopeless life

7 months ago - 17 February 2017 | Social Issues

About ten destitute elders and 12 ailing young people are living among other San people in a small community close to Oshipala village near Omundaungilo...

Life at the dumpsite

9 months ago - 04 January 2017 | Social Issues

While some are on holiday and enjoying the festive season, a group of Babylon informal settlement residents are sifting through garbage to trade in for...

Windhoek welcomes 31 babies on...

9 months ago - 28 December 2016 | Social Issues

Thirty-one babies were born at state hospitals in Windhoek on Christmas Day. Cathrine Bonaya, a registered nurse at the Windhoek Central Hospital, told Nampa...

Ongha elders, orphans treated to...

9 months ago - 19 December 2016 | Social Issues

Christmas came early for pensioners and orphans and vulnerable children at Ongha in the Endola Constituency of the Ohangwena Region.On Thursday more than 50 elders...

Namibians among biggest boozers in...

11 months ago - 17 November 2016 | Social Issues

ELLANIE SMIT There is no doubt that Namibians love their beer.And according to the World Health Organisation, Namibians are among the heaviest alcohol users on...

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