Social Issues

Major setback for SASSA beneficiaries

2 months ago - 15 October 2018 | Social Issues

Otis Finck The majority of South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) beneficiaries could forfeit their monthly grants. Isabel Fortuin the SASSA grants administrator for the Walvis Bay office (the only one in Namibia), called...

Sparks fly at FWT meeting

2 months ago - 15 October 2018 | Social Issues

Otis FinckEmotions came to a boiling point between an elected Fishermen Widows Trust (FWT) member and a director of Ehika Fishing during a meeting in Walvis Bay on Wednesday. Leoni Warne, treasurer of the FWT,...

The role of young leaders discussed

2 months ago - 15 October 2018 | Social Issues

Otis FinckTwenty five youth leaders from Walvis Bay, Swakopmund and Arandis met to discuss issues affecting youngsters within the church and in the community. Topics such as the role of a leader...

These women really care

2 months ago - 15 October 2018 | Social Issues

Otis Finck This year’s Women Who Care brunch generated more than N$35 000 for cancer related causes. “We handed N$30 000 of the proceeds from this year’s event over to CAN, as...

Helping the homeless

2 months ago - 15 October 2018 | Social Issues

Leandrea Louw Darryn Booysen (17) a grade 11 learner at JJ’s Care Centre in Walvis Bay is on a mission to help the homeless of Swakopmund. He started with the project in July...

Around the world before the big three-oh

2 months ago - 01 October 2018 | Social Issues

Yolanda NelOne adventurer had only one goal in 2015: To visit every country in the world before he turns 30. And now he is slowly...

Food crises at hospitals far from over

2 months ago - 01 October 2018 | Social Issues

Otis Finck Erongo governor Cleophas Mutjavikua has appealed for more foodstuff donations to alleviate the prevailing food shortage at hospitals in the region. ...

Social workers appreciated

2 months ago - 01 October 2018 | Social Issues

Otis Finck Social workers of the ministry of health and social services celebrated national Social Workers Day on 19 September. Walvis Bay Salt...

Suicides continue to rock the country

2 months ago - 24 September 2018 | Social Issues

Jemima Beukes and Otis Finck Namibia’s suicide rate is the fourth highest in Africa after Mozambique, Tanzania and Burundi, and 11th in the world.“In...

Prayer warriors united against social evils

2 months ago - 17 September 2018 | Social Issues

Walvis Bay residents joined in prayer yesterday morning. The prayer session was initiated after the gruesome murder of Cheryl Avihe Ujaha (9) whose mutilated body...

Cheryl’s death a chance to address GBV

2 months ago - 17 September 2018 | Social Issues

Jana-Mari Smith The recent discovery of the dismembered body of nine-year-old Cheryl Avihe Ujaha in Windhoek has forced the spotlight back on the epidemic...

Disco dancing for charity

3 months ago - 10 September 2018 | Social Issues

Otis Finck Narraville Community Projects (NCP) hosted a spring, old school disco and raised N$21 300 for worthy causes in the community. ...

Social Issues

Food security is attainable

3 months ago - 03 September 2018 | Social Issues

In June this year, the World Pover­ty Clock suggested that Namibia is off track reaching Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 1 which aims to end poverty­...

Disabled minor remains homeless

3 months ago - 03 September 2018 | Social Issues

Jessica Botes The eight-year-old Willyo Damaseb, who is an orphan and is disabled, will have to wait for a house just like all other residents...

Marginalised communities are suffering

3 months ago - 27 August 2018 | Social Issues

Leandrea LouwChildren in rural areas have nothing to eat, do not have access to schools and health facilities, and do not even have a comfortable...

Social protective system to ensure...

3 months ago - 27 August 2018 | Social Issues

Adolf Kaure Government views social protection as an important component in the wheel of progress of Namibia to overcome inequality and to achieve prosperity for...

Church opposes bail for suspected...

3 months ago - 20 August 2018 | Social Issues

Otis Finck Placard-wielding community members repeatedly chanted “no bail” during the formal bail application of Grant Noble (36) and Dinath Azhar (62) at the Walvis...

The power of education and...

3 months ago - 20 August 2018 | Social Issues

Leandrea Louw Over 310 women attended the annual Erongo Social Services (ESS) breakfast in celebration of Women’s Day.At the breakfast Reon Cloete, who is...

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