Social Issues

Churches compare abortion to genocide

16 hours ago | Social Issues

ESTER KAMATIWINDHOEKThe Alliance of Christian Churches in Namibia (ACCN) on Friday hosted a press conference to publicly reject the legalisation of abortion in Namibia in conjunction with the Coalition of Churches, National Council of Churches...

Inclusivity at its best

1 week ago - 19 October 2021 | Social Issues

Tunohole MungobaWith a total of 95 visually impaired learners and 209 hearing-impaired learners, Eluwa Special School commits themselves to provide equal opportunities to all their learners and staff members to develop their full potential.Linea Kapofi,...

Standard Bank waters veld fire fight

1 week ago - 14 October 2021 | Social Issues

Standard Bank Namibia today donated 500 bottles of water along with 500 bottles of energy drinks to firefighters in Windhoek. According to the bank’s marketing manager Fortune Kangueehi, the donation was a contribution in response...

Walters wants self-sustainable childcare facilities

1 month - 15 September 2021 | Social Issues

NAMPAWINDHOEKOmbudsman John Walters has recommended that childcare facilities across the country initiate income-generating projects to fund their operations and reduce their dependency on donor funds, thus ensuring sustainability.He made the recommendation in the 2020 annual...

Geingob’s BIG not enough

1 month - 14 September 2021 | Social Issues

JEMIMA BEUKESA mere 42 000 out of the 800 000 starving Namibians are likely to benefit from President Hage Geingob’s plan to change the existing food bank and feeding schemes into a basic income grant...

Suicide statistics shocking – McLeod-Katjirua

1 month - 14 September 2021 | Social Issues

NAMPAWINDHOEKKhomas governor Laura McLeod-Katjirua has expressed concern about the “shocking and worrisome” suicide statistics in the country, saying there is an urgent need for practical...

Shebeen owners urged to give back to the community

1 month - 03 September 2021 | Social Issues

ESTER KAMATIOTJIWARONGOWith ongoing discussions about the regulations which prohibit shebeen owners to trade during weekends and sell alcohol on site, the Otjozondjupa regional chairperson has...

Veterans demand promised N$400k

2 months ago - 29 July 2021 | Social Issues

OGONE TLHAGEWINDHOEKIn a recent petition to President Hage Geingob, the Peter Nanyemba Former Combatant Veterans Trust says government should come to the party and honour...

GO for girls

3 months ago - 27 July 2021 | Social Issues

Mariselle Stofberg The Go Programme has been running since September 2020 and is a development programme aimed at servicing the vulnerable communities. Its vision is...

Keeping our children safe

3 months ago - 27 July 2021 | Social Issues

Mariselle StofbergData released by the African Partnership to End Violence Against Children (APEVAC) - an initiative of the African Child Policy Forum (ACPF) - revealed...

Namibia’s human trafficking efforts yield results

3 months ago - 23 July 2021 | Social Issues

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKThe number of people trafficked in Namibia has dropped from 30 in 2019 to 19 in 2020.This is according to the 2021 United States...

Namibians less stressed in 2020

4 months ago - 24 June 2021 | Social Issues

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKLast year, workers around the world were more stressed, worried and angry than before, but surprisingly the levels of these negative emotions among Namibian...

Social Issues

The red badge of courage

4 months ago - 08 June 2021 | Social Issues

14% of girls miss school due to periods Enzo AmueleAs in previous years, 28 May is a day taken out to commemorate and celebrate menstrual...

Stop being homophobic, First Lady...

5 months ago - 24 May 2021 | Social Issues

STAFF REPORTERWINDHOEKFirst Lady Monica Geingos has taken issue with the “dehumanising and oppressive language” used by the Swapo Party Youth League (SPYL), which said in...

Namibians rated unhappy again

5 months ago - 20 May 2021 | Social Issues

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKNamibia has once again been rated as one of the saddest nations globally.After over a year of Covid-19 restrictions, the Land of the Brave...

Government revamps farm for street...

5 months ago - 10 May 2021 | Social Issues

JANA-MARI SMITHWINDHOEKGovernment is in the process of upgrading a resettlement farm in the Omaheke Region that will serve as a home for street children.The ministry...

LGBTQ exile dies in UK

6 months ago - 26 April 2021 | Social Issues

JANA-MARI SMITHWINDHOEKA young Namibian, who reportedly fled Namibia and sought asylum in Britain because of discrimination experienced due to his bisexuality, has committed suicide.While devastated...

Legal framework for child protection...

6 months ago - 19 April 2021 | Social Issues

NAMPAKHORIXASChildren’s advocate Ingrid Husselmann says having a good legal framework for child protection is not enough and more needs to be done to properly implement...

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