Social Issues

Baby now four weeks on the streets

4 weeks 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 with options”.Nghipangelwa said he heard about the situation but the...

Namibians drown in liquor

1 month - 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 consume alcohol, the majority being men, who on average have...

Namibia's shame

1 month - 23 August 2018 | Social Issues

About 18 months after Namibian Sun first lifted the veil on the living conditions of a forgotten San community in Ohangwena, their hopeless and impoverish plight remains unchanged.People as old as 103 have simply given...

Women still lag behind

2 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 23.5% in South Africa.One of the other findings was that...

Food bank rollout in full swing

2 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, food banks were launched in the Hardap and //Karas regions...

Govt failing the poor

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 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...

San childhood development under spotlight

4 months 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...

Women are critical to development success

4 months 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...

Homeless People's Parliament to restore dignity

4 months 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...

Social Issues

Last outpost of contract labour

5 months ago - 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...

Steep increase in OVC grants

5 months ago - 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

6 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

6 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

7 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...

7 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...

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