Social Issues

Head of UNAIDS meets DREAMS girls

4 days ago - 15 April 2021 | Social Issues

The executive director of the Joint United Nations Program on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS), Winnie Byanyima, recently visited beneficiaries of the US-funded DREAMS project in Namibia.DREAMS stands for Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored and Safe,...

Small increase for GIPF pensioners

5 days ago - 14 April 2021 | Social Issues

The Government Institutions Pension Fund (GIPF) announced a 3% pension benefit increase, effective 1 April 2021 for all GIPF pensioners.In a media release, the GIPF said that it continues to provide guaranteed benefits to members....

In love with Dairy Love

2 weeks ago - 01 April 2021 | Social Issues

Namibia Media Holdings’ staff recently collected funds with support of Namibia Dairy’s latest product, Dairy Love, to donate to the Cancer Association of Namibia (CAN). Pictured here are Marketing Coordinator of Namibia Dairies Fatima Honeb,...

Taking hands with MealForTwo

3 weeks ago - 24 March 2021 | Social Issues

Food security in Namibia remains a big concern and the need for assistance is increasing as more families find themselves in a desperate situation brought about by, amongst others, the Covid-19 pandemic.Given this reality, Capricorn...

Changemakers celebrate Independence at Groot Aub

3 weeks ago - 23 March 2021 | Social Issues

In the spirit of Independence celebrations, Capricorn Group employees in their role as Changemakers, visited the community of Groot Aub to bring joy to the vulnerable children at The Youth Worship Team project centre.Last Friday...

‘Stop handouts for street kids’

3 weeks ago - 23 March 2021 | Social Issues

The Ministry of Gender Equality, Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare has acquired a farm in the Witvlei area that will be used as a drug...

Two informal settlements on verge of Open Defecation Free...

1 month - 16 March 2021 | Social Issues

Windhoek • [email protected] communities at the outskirts of Windhoek are anxiously waiting to hear if they have achieved open defecation free (ODF) status, a possible...

Law seeks to make it easier to say ‘I...

1 month - 16 March 2021 | Social Issues

Windhoek • [email protected] steep financial and emotional costs involved in obtaining a divorce in Namibia could be eased greatly if a proposed amended divorce bill...

Same sex couple appeal to Supreme Court

1 month - 15 March 2021 | Social Issues

Windhoek • [email protected] South African married to a Namibian of the same gender plans to appeal a High Court decision at the Supreme Court that...

Yummy pancakes for kids fighting cancer

1 month - 10 March 2021 | Social Issues

On Friday (12 March), the Cancer Association of Namibia (CAN) is undertaking a mass pancake baking action to raise funds to renovate the children’s cancer...

German support for LGBTIQ+ rights project

1 month - 10 March 2021 | Social Issues

The Namibian NGO Rainbow Reflections of Namibia’s Beyoncé Garoes yesterday signed a funding agreement with the German embassy valued at N$820 048 for its project...

Basic income grant immediately feasible

1 month - 26 February 2021 | Social Issues

Windhoek • [email protected] of a basic income grant (BIG) for Namibia say not only is its immediate implementation feasible, but warn that without BIG, Namibia’s...

Social Issues

Energy-efficient lightbulbs for Health

2 months ago - 11 February 2021 | Social Issues

NamPower handed over 13 100 energy-efficient lightbulbs valued at almost N$300 000 to the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS) earlier this week.The donation...

SSC hush over dormant funds

2 months ago - 07 February 2021 | Social Issues

The Social Security Commission (SSC) remains unresponsive to questions regarding its dormant funds, the National Pension Fund (NPF) and National Medical Benefit Fund (NMBF) –...

Universal income grant is not...

2 months ago - 05 February 2021 | Social Issues

Windhoek • [email protected] monthly universal grant of N$500 to citizens aged 19 to 59 amidst a rickety economy and Covid-19’s economic carnage in addition to...

Fighting against hunger together

2 months ago - 26 January 2021 | Social Issues

Besides causing a variety of devastating disruptions to livelihoods and economies worldwide, Covid-19 placed many countries in overwhelming levels of hunger, with the United Nations...

Support for BAS

3 months ago - 14 January 2021 | Social Issues

The German Embassy in Windhoek continues to support Namibia in the areas of education and sport, especially now during Covid. Amongst others, the embassy has...

CAN reopens interim homes

3 months ago - 11 January 2021 | Social Issues

The Cancer Association of Namibia (CAN) provides various services for those undergoing cancer treatment.Following a short break in December, the association announced that their Chica...

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