Social Issues

Sioka condemns withdrawal of GBV cases

1 week ago - 21 September 2020 | Social Issues

KENYA KAMBOWENKURENKURUGender equality and child welfare minister Doreen Sioka has condemned victims of gender-based violence (GBV), predominantly women, who withdraw such cases after they have been opened with the police.The minister says if the country...

Suicide and the signs we ignore

1 month - 18 August 2020 | Social Issues

TUYEIMO HAIDULAANKAMBOIndian Sunday Erasmus (22) hanged herself at the family home in Ondangwa on Friday.On Saturday, Nelago Thomas, also 22, hanged himself in his room at the same town.In the Erongo Region, two more suicides...

Pads restore dignity at Ncamagoro

1 month - 12 August 2020 | Social Issues

KENYA KAMBOWENCAMAGOROAbout 40 women and girls at Ncamagoro village in Kavango West received free sanitary pads on Monday, donated by anonymous benefactors from the Namibia University of Science and Technology (Nust).This is the third sanitary...

More job losses bloodbath feared

1 month - 04 August 2020 | Social Issues

OGONE TLHAGE WINDHOEKWith the release of the unemployment statistics for the first quarter of the year by the ministry of labour, commentators are pessimistic and say the latest report could paint a...

Traffickers cash in on Covid-19

1 month - 04 August 2020 | Social Issues

JANA-MARI SMITHWINDHOEKNamibia has joined the global community that is calling on countries to remain vigilant and proactive as the world health crisis ravages economies and exposes increasing numbers of vulnerable people to the threat of...

Fishing company delivers on promise

2 months ago - 15 July 2020 | Social Issues

KENYA KAMBOWEKASOTEA fishing company has delivered on its promise to build a home for a poverty-stricken family of seven at Kasote village in Kavango West.Two...

Blind woman desperate for a home

3 months ago - 11 June 2020 | Social Issues

ILENI NANDJATOEKOLYANAAMBODue to a lack of centres for people living with disabilities in northern Namibia, those who have been rejected by their families often struggle...

Braille printing centre offers unique service

3 months ago - 09 June 2020 | Social Issues

ILENI NANDJATOONIIPAThere is a high demand for Braille printing in Namibia and only one place that provides this service to blind Namibians - a centre...

Covid-19: May weddings postponed

5 months ago - 28 April 2020 | Social Issues

ILENI NANDJATOONDANGWAMany people who were planning to get married next month have postponed their weddings because of the coronavirus pandemic, while a few have decided...

Inequality prevails in Namibian House

5 months ago - 14 April 2020 | Social Issues

Ester KamatiWINDHOEKThe slums of Okahandja Park, an isolated location many Namibians call home, is likely to be hit hardest by the effects of the coronavirus.The...

Illegal abortions remain a burning issue

7 months ago - 20 February 2020 | Social Issues

At least 74 persons were arrested for illegal abortions over the past five years, with one woman currently behind bars on a conviction related to...

Hamunyela urges Khorixas women to take threats by men...

8 months ago - 07 January 2020 | Social Issues

Khorixas-based public prosecutor Penda Hamunyela has urged women living in the area to take insults and threats made against them by men seriously, as they...

Social Issues

Making a real difference

9 months ago - 09 December 2019 | Social Issues

Twenty-nine-year-old Anna Tatelo will stop at nothing until her dream of a shelter for HIV children affected by HIV is realised.Equipped with experiences acquired under...

One million live in shacks

11 months ago - 01 November 2019 | Social Issues

The latest count by Namibia's largest community collective has found that close to 40% of Namibians live in shacks - amounting to close to one...

New lease on life

1 year - 24 September 2019 | Social Issues

Over a month after complaining at a presidential town hall meeting in Rundu about the lack of artificial limbs at the town's state hospital, 49-year-old...

Pregnancies, HIV haunt teens

1 year - 12 September 2019 | Social Issues

Namibia is grappling with a stubbornly high national teenage pregnancy rate, which stands at 19%. In the two Kavango regions alone, the teen pregnancy...

ELCRN defends controversial synod

1 year - 03 September 2019 | Social Issues

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in the Republic of Namibia (ELRCN) has distanced itself from the violence that broke out during the elections held at its...

Teen pregnancies 'tragedy'

1 year - 30 July 2019 | Social Issues

The Khomas Region recorded 89 school pregnancies in the first term of this year, while 1 002 learners fell pregnant between 2015 and 2018.Ombudsman John...

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