Social Issues

Deadbeat dads

6 hours ago | Social Issues

Although Namibian law holds both parents equally responsible for meeting the basic needs of their children, nearly half of households are run by single mothers, many of whom face severe financial struggles that compound the...

Confusion over shack baby

6 days ago - 15 May 2019 | Social Issues

The mother of a three-month-old baby girl who the City Police confirmed had died at the end of April after she and her three young siblings were rescued from a shack in which they were...

Blaauw makes a difference

1 week ago - 14 May 2019 | Social Issues

Mariselle Stofberg and Michelline NawatisesTylo Blaauw has raised funds to have an air conditioner installed at an old-age home and also handed over a cheque to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals...

Our grim suicide reality

1 month - 04 April 2019 | Social Issues

An estimated 25 000 Namibians attempted suicide in 2015, while 2 331 Namibians died by suicide between 2011 and 2015. The high number of suicides in the country prompted the health ministry to conduct...

No bed, no food, only God's grace

1 month - 02 April 2019 | Social Issues

With no bed to sleep on, no food to eat and a mahangu field that is likely to yield no harvest this year, an elderly couple from Gcigco village in the Kavango West describe themselves...

Women should aim for presidency - Geingos

2 months ago - 11 March 2019 | Social Issues

First Lady Monica Geingos has told women that they must aim to become president instead of first lady.Geingos was speaking during an interview with the...

Sixteen and pregnant

2 months ago - 04 March 2019 | Social Issues

Namibian Sun caught up with Anna Kastoor (not her real name) at Kalkrand. She left school when she was in Grade 7 because her family...

Govt neglects street kids

5 months ago - 17 December 2018 | Social Issues

A University of Namibia (Unam) study has found that only 3% of the 217 street children surveyed had received social grants, while a mere 5.53%...

Street kids want to zula

5 months ago - 11 December 2018 | Social Issues

A Unam study has found that street children return to the streets where they engage in prostitution, mainly because they get used to being their...

Everyone is struggling

5 months ago - 20 November 2018 | Social Issues

Poverty eradication minister Zephania Kameeta has slammed those who criticise the government's food bank initiative, saying even those critics with so-called good salaries are finding...

Far fewer unemployed graduates

6 months ago - 19 November 2018 | Social Issues

A higher education ministry official has denied that there are 67 000 unemployed graduates in Namibia, saying he was misquoted in a newspaper report.“I pointed...

Stop marrying off young girls - Mbambo

6 months ago - 13 November 2018 | Social Issues

Kavango governor Samuel Mbambo says parents who marry off their daughters at a young age are not only compromising their health, but also risking their...

Social Issues

Mbumba urged to help poor...

6 months ago - 02 November 2018 | Social Issues

The Okongo village council is set to engage with Vice-president Nangolo Mbumba's office, after a San community was allocated ancestral land inside the village boundaries,...

Reusable pads could change lives

6 months ago - 31 October 2018 | Social Issues

A new Namibian-made reusable sanitary product could significantly ease the monthly struggle of an estimated 150 000 or more girls unable to afford disposable sanitary...

One suicide each day in...

6 months ago - 29 October 2018 | Social Issues

Suicide remains one of the leading causes of death in Namibia, with available statistics showing the country ranks 11th globally and fourth in Africa in...

Shaken govt steps in

6 months ago - 29 October 2018 | Social Issues

Following Namibian Sun's exposé more than 20 months ago and a recent follow-up highlighting the plight of the San people who have been living in...

Gender ministry tackles violence, human...

6 months ago - 23 October 2018 | Social Issues

With violence against women and children rampant in Namibia, the gender ministry this week began work to launch two regional gender-based violence and human rights...

Baby now four weeks on...

7 months 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...

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