Social Issues

San childhood development under spotlight

5 days ago - 14 June 2018 | Social Issues

Among a multitude of hurdles faced by San communities in Namibia in accessing education, health and other basic services are the humiliating and discriminatory treatment experienced at the hand of service providers. Findings in...

Women are critical to development success

1 week ago - 06 June 2018 | Social Issues

The upliftment of women and girls through education and literacy programmes and overall gender equality are undeniably tied to achieving successful development goals in countries such as Namibia.Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the first female president in...

Homeless People's Parliament to restore dignity

4 weeks ago - 22 May 2018 | Social Issues

The devastating consequences of life on the street were laid bare during the inaugural Homeless People's Parliament that was held last week under the theme 'Voice of the Voiceless…Dignity Restored'.Those who have made the country's...

Trapped in sex trade

1 month - 03 May 2018 | Social Issues

Impoverished village girls as young as 10 are trapped in the flourishing sex trade along the Zambia/Botswana border. Sex workers from Namibia, South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe are plying their trade in the area...

Last outpost of contract labour

1 month - 02 May 2018 | Social Issues

People living at the country's sole remaining single-quarters complex, the pre-independence living quarters for labourers at Grootfontein in the Otjozondjupa Region, say they were happy when the Grootfontein council announced two years ago that it...

Steep increase in OVC grants

1 month - 23 April 2018 | Social Issues

Over the past two financial years the number of grants for orphans and vulnerable children rose by nearly 60 000 to a total of nearly...

Majority say Germany must pay

2 months ago - 16 April 2018 | Social Issues

The majority of Namibians say traditional authorities should join the negotiations for genocide reparations, the latest Afrobarometer survey has shown. Currently two parallel negotiations...

Most Namibians condemn wife beating

2 months ago - 13 April 2018 | Social Issues

While a majority of Namibians say nothing justifies a man beating a woman, men and rural communities are more prone to hold the belief that...

Poverty declines, inequality still high

3 months ago - 15 March 2018 | Social Issues

ILENI NANDJATO Poverty and inequality remain pressing concerns in Namibia despite the latest figures showing a slight decline.The Namibia Statistics...

Sex workers stand up for their rights

3 months ago - 07 March 2018 | Social Issues

JANA-MARI SMITH Poverty, abuse and being shunned by a homophobic and trans-phobic community were some of the push factors named...

An underworld of sex and violence

3 months ago - 05 March 2018 | Social Issues

Sex workers in Namibia continue to battle a volley of abuse and violence with nearly 100% of those interviewed in a recent study reporting incidents...

Sex worker rights battle continues

3 months ago - 02 March 2018 | Social Issues

In support of sex worker rights and combatting the abuses they face nationally and across the globe, human rights organisation Rights Not Rescue Trust (RNRT)...

Social Issues

Hellish road to child support

4 months ago - 15 February 2018 | Social Issues

Pleas by at least ten single mothers for help to trace fathers owing child support went viral last month and highlighted a weak legal structure...

San are tired of handouts

4 months ago - 12 February 2018 | Social Issues

KENYA KAMBOWE A San community at Eenhana is demanding job opportunities, saying that living on handouts is not the way...

Food bank rollout stalls

5 months ago - 10 January 2018 | Social Issues

Tight budgets have led to delays in expanding the government's food bank programme to other regions since mid-2016 when it was launched in the Khomas...

Janu-worry hits cash loans hard

5 months ago - 09 January 2018 | Social Issues

It appears to be 'Janu-worry' too for cash-loan businesses, as they have to contend with a high rate of arrears in loan repayments since December,...

Empty pockets at start of...

5 months ago - 05 January 2018 | Social Issues

Next week Wednesday, all government and most private schools will open for the new school year and parents, mainly young single mothers, are faced with...

Shelters for street children in...

5 months ago - 04 January 2018 | Social Issues

Community activist Rosa Namises believes it is time for the government to tackle the issue of homelessness and go the extra mile to rehabilitate street...

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