Social Issues

Christmas comes early to Okahandja Park

2 days ago - 12 December 2017 | Social Issues

Hundreds of toys, snacks and soft drinks, as well as bags filled with essential household goods, were donated to residents of Okahandja Park during an annual Christmas charity drive over the weekend. A member...

Toddler succumbs to burns

1 week ago - 06 December 2017 | Social Issues

A small boy from the south of Namibia died a few hours before he was due to be treated by an orthopaedic surgeon.Clinton Swartbooi, 3, from a farm between Mariental and Gibeon, suffered extensive burns...

The shame of our GBV problem

2 weeks ago - 27 November 2017 | Social Issues

One third of Namibian rape victims are younger than 18 while more than a third of women aged between 15 and 49 have experienced some form of violence in this country. The Ministry of...

Discrimination, racism, tribalism rife

2 weeks ago - 27 November 2017 | Social Issues

Racism, racial discrimination, tribalism and general discrimination against women, marginalised communities, people with disabilities and others are alive and well in Namibia. This is the key finding in a report compiled by a team...

San women fight for their own

1 month - 14 November 2017 | Social Issues

JANA-MARI SMITH As more San women become empowered to speak up about the long-standing injustices their communities face, there is concern that the economic woes facing the country and slack...

Kavango teenage pregnancy headache

1 month - 19 October 2017 | Social Issues

Nearly 5 900 teenage pregnancies were recorded in the Kavango East and West regions between April 2016 and June 2017, the chief social worker in...

San miss golden opportunity

2 months ago - 10 October 2017 | Social Issues

The regional councillor for Omundaungilo Constituency in the Ohangwena Region, Festus Ikanda, says none of the marginalised San people in his constituency benefited from the...

Poverty plan goes to the people

2 months ago - 04 October 2017 | Social Issues

The Ministry of Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare will be hosting a series of workshops throughout the country to popularise the newly launched Blueprint on...

Namibian child in crisis

2 months ago - 28 September 2017 | Social Issues

While the country celebrates the Day of the Namibian Child today, the nation's children continue to suffer from hunger, parental neglect and oftentimes downright despair....

BIG back on the cards

2 months ago - 19 September 2017 | Social Issues

There is proof that a basic-income grant can improve the lives of people, says the special advisor to the minister of poverty eradication and social...

Woman seeks wheelchair for disabled child

2 months ago - 18 September 2017 | Social Issues

Lydia Alfeus from Ontananga village in the Oshikoto Region is appealing to Good Samaritans to assist her with a wheelchair for her three-year-old child who...

Namibian suicide rate drops

3 months ago - 14 September 2017 | Social Issues

ELLANIE SMIT While Namibia had previously been described as one of the countries with the highest suicide rates in...

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Homeless girl, 10, writes to...

6 months 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...

Enhancing women's empowerment

7 months ago - 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...

Pensioner comes to family’s aid

8 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...

Living off trash

8 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...

N$20 sex at Oshikango

8 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...

Old-age poverty omnipresent

9 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...

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