Social Issues

Street kids want to zula

1 day - 11 December 2018 | Social Issues

A Unam study has found that street children return to the streets where they engage in prostitution, mainly because they get used to being their own bosses and making their own money. The study...

Everyone is struggling

3 weeks ago - 20 November 2018 | Social Issues

Poverty eradication minister Zephania Kameeta has slammed those who criticise the government's food bank initiative, saying even those critics with so-called good salaries are finding it hard to make ends meet.“Even those with so-called good...

Far fewer unemployed graduates

3 weeks ago - 19 November 2018 | Social Issues

A higher education ministry official has denied that there are 67 000 unemployed graduates in Namibia, saying he was misquoted in a newspaper report.“I pointed out that among the 67 000 jobseekers were an unspecified...

Stop marrying off young girls - Mbambo

4 weeks ago - 13 November 2018 | Social Issues

Kavango governor Samuel Mbambo says parents who marry off their daughters at a young age are not only compromising their health, but also risking their lives.Mbambo said he is aware of parents marrying off their...

Namibia's future workforce at risk

1 month - 08 November 2018 | Social Issues

The future productivity of Namibia's workforce may be at risk due to the country's poor health and education status.Namibia outranks only 40 other countries globally on the Human Capital Index. The index ranks Namibia 117th...

Mbumba urged to help poor San

1 month - 02 November 2018 | Social Issues

The Okongo village council is set to engage with Vice-president Nangolo Mbumba's office, after a San community was allocated ancestral land inside the village boundaries,...

Reusable pads could change lives

1 month - 31 October 2018 | Social Issues

A new Namibian-made reusable sanitary product could significantly ease the monthly struggle of an estimated 150 000 or more girls unable to afford disposable sanitary...

One suicide each day in Namibia

1 month - 29 October 2018 | Social Issues

Suicide remains one of the leading causes of death in Namibia, with available statistics showing the country ranks 11th globally and fourth in Africa in...

Shaken govt steps in

1 month - 29 October 2018 | Social Issues

Following Namibian Sun's exposé more than 20 months ago and a recent follow-up highlighting the plight of the San people who have been living in...

Gender ministry tackles violence, human rights

1 month - 23 October 2018 | Social Issues

With violence against women and children rampant in Namibia, the gender ministry this week began work to launch two regional gender-based violence and human rights...

Baby now four weeks on the streets

2 months ago - 21 September 2018 | Social Issues

Helao Nafidi mayor Eliaser Nghipangelwa has called on a homeless family, which includes a one-year-old baby girl, to visit him so he can “provide them...

Namibians drown in liquor

3 months ago - 07 September 2018 | Social Issues

About of half of Namibian men are drinkers, the latest statistics on alcohol consumption in Namibia show.A total of 37% of the Namibian population regularly...

Social Issues

Women still lag behind

3 months ago - 15 August 2018 | Social Issues

A Southern Africa gender survey has found that 28% of women hold economic decision-making posts in Namibia, compared to more than 36% in Botswana and...

Food bank rollout in full...

3 months ago - 14 August 2018 | Social Issues

Training has started for Rundu food bank street committee members, to pave the way for the programme to be rolled out in the north.In July,...

Govt failing the poor

5 months ago - 06 July 2018 | Social Issues

A survey of more than 1 000 adult Namibians found that nearly half had gone without food at least once in the span of a...

Drugs, alcohol ensnare youth

5 months ago - 26 June 2018 | Social Issues

Alcohol “remains the biggest drug problem” overall in Namibia, among adults and youth, followed by dagga, mandrax and crack cocaine abuse, the health ministry has...

Doornboom evictees dumped in corridor

5 months ago - 21 June 2018 | Social Issues

The 27 households evicted from Portion B of Farm Doornboom 316 in the Hardap Region are destitute and without water, after they were dumped in...

An endless cycle of poverty

5 months ago - 21 June 2018 | Social Issues

The future looks grim for children growing up in poverty, as their guardians fail to provide for their needs - a situation that forces them...

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