• 16
  • Aug
Gender-Based Violence (GBV), specifically violence against women, has been a hard-hitting issue in Namibia for as far as I can remember. We often hear cases that a man killed, beat, punched or stabbed his girlfriend or wife.
  • 16
  • Aug
There is a video making the rounds showing a teacher of young children in a Rehoboth school insulting her charges and slapping one of them.  Teachers using physical aggression on students is a constant recurrence in Namibia.  And yet, corporal punishment in schools is supposed to be illegal. 
  • 12
  • Aug

Many white people are very quick to call “reverse racism” as soon as any person of color calls out the racist actions – however small – of white people. It is an almost laughable display of ignorance and privilege – for as it turns out, reverse racism isn’t a thing!

  • 09
  • Aug
It’s easy to be smug, as a Namibian, when you hear the international news these days.
Smug, adjective: having or showing an excessive pride in oneself or one's achievements.
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