Social Issues

Homeless girl, 10, writes to Geingob

3 weeks 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 a home.Their most recent attempt, through an application to the...

Enhancing women's empowerment

1 month - 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 it 108 out of 159 countries in the 2015 index....

Pensioner comes to family’s aid

2 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 recently lost everything in a shack fire.Johannes Luendi told Namibian...

Living off trash

2 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 of them have lived like this for 19 years. ...

N$20 sex at Oshikango

3 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 as people either try to make ends meet or to...

Old-age poverty omnipresent

3 months ago - 15 March 2017 | Social Issues

More can and must be done to ensure the dignity, safety and prosperity of old people in Namibia, a UN expert has said.Rosa Kornfeld-Matte, a...

Govt shaken by San exposé

3 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

4 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

5 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 Xmas

5 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 early Christmas party

6 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 Africa

7 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...

Social Issues

Windhoek street kids return home

7 months ago - 04 November 2016 | Social Issues

JANA-MARI SMITH Fifteen street kids who have been begging at several Windhoek intersections were taken back to Gobabis on Wednesday...

Streets top option for some...

8 months ago - 24 October 2016 | Social Issues

JANA-MARI SMITHFamily poverty and food insecurity are some of the main factors driving children from their homes and onto the streets, a recent study of...

Zambezi children’s situation still dire

10 months ago - 02 August 2016 | Social Issues

The situation of child-headed households in the Zambezi Region exposed by this newspaper in March remains dire.A social worker told Namibian Sun that children living...

Bridge children are going home

11 months ago - 04 July 2016 | Social Issues

The Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare has taken the children who had made the Avis Bridge in Windhoek their home to a local...

Namibia's alcohol consumption worrisome

1 year - 20 June 2016 | Social Issues

Recent calls by regional councils for limiting the operating hours of shebeens and bars, as well the findings of the latest Namibia Demographic and Health...

Life inside the Swapo camp

1 year - 08 June 2016 | Social Issues

Just 20km north of Windhoek is the home of the so-called struggle kids where more than 200 men, women and children are living in tents...

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