Social Issues

Blind woman desperate for a home

3 weeks ago - 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

3 weeks ago - 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

2 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 to go ahead under the social distancing rule banning gatherings...

Inequality prevails in Namibian House

2 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 location, which is kilometres away from health facilities and shops,...

Illegal abortions remain a burning issue

4 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 an illegal abortion. The arrests and convictions have been...

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

5 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

5 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

6 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

8 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...

New lease on life

9 months ago - 24 September 2019 | Social Issues

Over a month after complaining at a presidential town hall meeting in Rundu about the lack of artificial limbs at the town's state hospital, 49-year-old...

Pregnancies, HIV haunt teens

9 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

10 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...

Social Issues

Vulnerable and alone

11 months ago - 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...

Alcohol linked to high suicide...

1 year - 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...

Deadbeat dads

1 year - 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,...

Confusion over shack baby

1 year - 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...

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