Social Issues

N$20 sex at Oshikango

1 week 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 as people either try to make ends meet or to...

Old-age poverty omnipresent

1 week 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 UN independent expert on the enjoyment of human rights by...

Govt shaken by San exposé

3 weeks ago - 01 March 2017 | Social Issues

ILENI NANDJATO The deputy director of the Marginalised Community Division in the Office of the Vice-President, Gerson Kamatuka, has acknowledged that San communities in Ohangwena are suffering because the division...

Miserable, hopeless life

1 month - 17 February 2017 | Social Issues

About ten destitute elders and 12 ailing young people are living among other San people in a small community close to Oshipala village near Omundaungilo in the Ohangwena Region. Some of these people do...

Life at the dumpsite

2 months ago - 04 January 2017 | Social Issues

While some are on holiday and enjoying the festive season, a group of Babylon informal settlement residents are sifting through garbage to trade in for recycling or sell.Speaking to Nampa during a recent visit to...

Windhoek welcomes 31 babies on Xmas

2 months ago - 28 December 2016 | Social Issues

Thirty-one babies were born at state hospitals in Windhoek on Christmas Day. Cathrine Bonaya, a registered nurse at the Windhoek Central Hospital, told Nampa...

Ongha elders, orphans treated to early Christmas party

3 months ago - 19 December 2016 | Social Issues

Christmas came early for pensioners and orphans and vulnerable children at Ongha in the Endola Constituency of the Ohangwena Region.On Thursday more than 50 elders...

Namibians among biggest boozers in Africa

4 months ago - 17 November 2016 | Social Issues

ELLANIE SMIT There is no doubt that Namibians love their beer.And according to the World Health Organisation, Namibians are among the heaviest alcohol users on...

Man with baby passes out near road

4 months ago - 07 November 2016 | Social Issues

JANA-MARI SMITHA Rundu couple made a shocking discovery late at night last week when they found a man passed out close to a busy road...

Windhoek street kids return home

4 months ago - 04 November 2016 | Social Issues

JANA-MARI SMITH Fifteen street kids who have been begging at several Windhoek intersections were taken back to Gobabis on Wednesday...

Streets top option for some children

5 months ago - 24 October 2016 | Social Issues

JANA-MARI SMITHFamily poverty and food insecurity are some of the main factors driving children from their homes and onto the streets, a recent study of...

Zambezi children’s situation still dire

7 months ago - 02 August 2016 | Social Issues

The situation of child-headed households in the Zambezi Region exposed by this newspaper in March remains dire.A social worker told Namibian Sun that children living...

Social Issues

Namibia's alcohol consumption worrisome

9 months ago - 20 June 2016 | Social Issues

Recent calls by regional councils for limiting the operating hours of shebeens and bars, as well the findings of the latest Namibia Demographic and Health...

Life inside the Swapo camp

9 months ago - 08 June 2016 | Social Issues

Just 20km north of Windhoek is the home of the so-called struggle kids where more than 200 men, women and children are living in tents...

Handicapped beggars a national disgrace

9 months ago - 02 June 2016 | Social Issues

The Deputy Minister in the Office of the Vice-President responsible for Disability Affairs, Alexia Manombe-Ncube, says disabled people begging for handouts are tarnishing the government’s...

Govt pays lip-service to human...

1 year - 16 February 2016 | Social Issues

NamRights asserts in its latest report submitted to the United Nations Rights Committee that the Namibian government has “generally failed” or has neglected to give...

Govt pays lip-service to human...

1 year - 16 February 2016 | Social Issues

NamRights asserts in its latest report submitted to the United Nations Rights Committee that the Namibian government has “generally failed” or has neglected to give...

No limbs but plenty of...

1 year - 03 February 2016 | Social Issues

Having no limbs has proved no barrier to success for the inspirational Josephina Johannes, who is determined to get an education and become a teacher....

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