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Henima Investment Gives Free Sanitary Pads To Rural Schoolgirls In Namibia

Henima Investment Gives Free Sanitary Pads To Rural Schoolgirls In Namibia

 Many schoolgirls in rural areas are unable to afford sanitary pads and thus choose to rather sit at home during their menstrual periods and thus miss a lot of lessons. But Henry Jongwe of Henima Investment cc says no child should miss school due to lack of sanitary pads, which prompted him to donate 1,119 […]

Farmer Feeds Vulnerable Pupils At Otjivero School

Farmer Feeds Vulnerable Pupils At Otjivero School

Omaheke region farmer Marina Lamprecht donated 240 kilograms of maize meal to the Otjivero Primary School last Friday after food for the government’s school-feeding program did not arrive. Lamprecht said she was on standby to deliver more should the ministry of education’s much-anticipated supply not arrive during this week too. She said although it is […]

UNFPA Donates Consignment Of Contraceptives

UNFPA Donates Consignment Of Contraceptives

 The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has donated contraceptives worth over N$7 million for the country’s public health facilities. The contraceptives are long-term and include 60,000 units of DMPA depo-provera and soloshots syringes, 110,000 units of noristerate and soloshots syringes, 5,000 units of Copper T 380A IUDs, 1,100 units of Jadelle implants, 200,000 units of […]

SPWC Charges Government To Prioritise Women

SPWC Charges Government To Prioritise Women

The Swapo Party Women’s Council (SPWC) plans to compel government to prioritise women when allocating tenders for development projects, fishing quotas as well as housing and mining ventures. This is stipulated in the SPWC’s five-year strategic plan launched on Saturday in Windhoek, aimed at promoting projects for women’s empowerment and to address gender disparities, amongst […]

De Beers Diamond Venture Puts Namibian Mine On Sale

De Beers Diamond Venture Puts Namibian Mine On Sale

Namdeb, a 50/50 joint venture between the Namibian government and Anglo American’s diamond unit De Beers, has put the Elizabeth Bay Mine on sale, a company spokesperson said on Friday. The sale comes three weeks after the diamond miner wrote to staff offering voluntary redundancies that will affect at least 130 of its 1,700-strong workforce. […]

Banks Come Together To Support Underprivileged Learners

Banks Come Together To Support Underprivileged Learners

The Bankers Association of Namibia (BAN) has embarked on a nationwide collection campaign which will result in bank employees taking to the streets on 22 February 2018 in Windhoek and shaking tins in support of underprivileged learners in need of stationery and school gear. Baronice Hans, Chairperson of BAN said education has been highlighted as […]

School Children Alerted To Human Trafficking

School Children Alerted To Human Trafficking

 Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare Valencia Uiras forewarned children at the After School Centre in Katutura against human trafficking by getting in touch with the wrong people on the internet. Uiras said, “Don’t go do funny things on the computers and get connected with people you don’t know. We […]

Hepatitis E BreakOut In Nambia

Hepatitis E BreakOut In Nambia

A 26-YEAR-OLD mother who had just given birth is the first known victim of the hepatitis E outbreak in Windhoek that has been confirmed by the health ministry. The disease that affects the liver is transmitted through faecal contaminated water and poor sanitation. The health minister, Bernard Haufiku, told the media yesterday that a hepatitis […]

Women Score Big In Central Committee Elections

Women Score Big In Central Committee Elections

IN an unprecedented outcome, women have garnered the first eight highest votes compared to their male counterparts in the Swapo Party Central Committee elections. A total of 20 532 votes were counted in the female CC contest, while 20 734 were counted for the men with a total of 766 delegates at Swapo’s 6th congress […]

NWR Empowers Disadvantaged Women In Tourism

NWR Empowers Disadvantaged Women In Tourism

 Five young disadvantaged women from the /Ai-/Ais Richtersveld Transfrontier Park (ARTP) recently graduated from the SA College for Tourism (SACT) in Graaff Reinet in South Africa with certificates in hospitality. The women were part of a class of graduates all from the Southern African region. The five young women mainly from vulnerable groups within the […]

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