Social Issues

Women still lag behind

2 days 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

3 days 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

1 month - 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 year and 70% had gone without a cash income during...

Drugs, alcohol ensnare youth

1 month - 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 revealed. With studies indicating that nearly 60% of Namibian...

Doornboom evictees dumped in corridor

1 month - 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 a corridor along the reserve of proclaimed road D1282. ...

An endless cycle of poverty

1 month - 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

2 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

2 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

2 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...

Trapped in sex trade

3 months ago - 03 May 2018 | Social Issues

Impoverished village girls as young as 10 are trapped in the flourishing sex trade along the Zambia/Botswana border. Sex workers from Namibia, South Africa,...

Last outpost of contract labour

3 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

3 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...

Social Issues

Most Namibians condemn wife beating

4 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

5 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...

5 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...

An underworld of sex and...

5 months ago - 05 March 2018 | Social Issues

Sex workers in Namibia continue to battle a volley of abuse and violence with nearly 100% of those interviewed in a recent study reporting incidents...

Sex worker rights battle continues

5 months ago - 02 March 2018 | Social Issues

In support of sex worker rights and combatting the abuses they face nationally and across the globe, human rights organisation Rights Not Rescue Trust (RNRT)...

Your trash, my treasure

5 months ago - 20 February 2018 | Social Issues

A number of residents from Tsumeb's Kuvukiland informal settlement spend their days collecting food and sellable items at the municipal dump.Last week Namibian Sun visited...

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