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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 […]

Woman Tortured And Killed By Her Boyfriend In Namibia

Woman Tortured And Killed By Her Boyfriend In Namibia

 A 34-year-old woman tragically died on Sunday morning in the Erongo Region after she was tortured and sprayed with goat tick/flea medicine, allegedly by her 36-year-old boyfriend. The woman, who was identified as Magdelenda Ganes, was severely beaten with thorn-tree branches by her boyfriend after he beat her up using his fists. The couple, parents […]

Gender – Based Violence Gets Knocked Down

Gender – Based Violence Gets Knocked Down

Gender-based Violence in Namibia was put in the spotlight on Saturday with a rather unconventional campaign at the Champions in Action boxing bonanza in Windhoek. As part of the marketing and build up to the bonanza, a mystery fight between ‘Selma’ and ‘Michael’ was also promoted, which raised a lot of concerns since amongst the […]

Namibia: Gender-Based Violence Crisis In The Black Community

Namibia: Gender-Based Violence Crisis In The Black Community

AT the beginning of this week, Namibians woke up to a nightmare that they are already accustomed to. That is the news of another senseless shooting, the spectre of gender-based violence (GBV) haunting this country, of Maria Megameno Kamati at the hands of her boyfriend of nine years, Erastus Heita. Maria’s middle name Megameno means […]

Onambutu School Takes On Menstrual Hygiene

Onambutu School Takes On Menstrual Hygiene

ONAMBUTU Combined School in the Ohangwena region is determined to keep girls in school by providing them with sanitary pads and sensitising boys about menstruation. The Namibian accompanied a United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) team to the school, at Eenhana, last month. Unicef, in collaboration with the ministry of agriculture and the ministry of health, […]

Keeping Namibian Girls In School

Keeping Namibian Girls In School

 No Namibian girl-child should stay away from school because of the lack of sanitary necessities. This is the spirit in which employees of Standard Bank’s northern branches and agencies recently donated toiletries and a number of sanitary items to over 300 disadvantaged schoolgirls at Oshikunde Combined School in the Okongo Constituency of Ohangwena Region. The […]