By Jethro Kwenani
My Father lost his father at the tender age of 12-years old and my late grandmother raised him and his siblings. Being the eldest was a lot of pressure, but he rose to the challenge. After school, he worked part-time to contribute to the household and help get his siblings through school. When I think back to when I was 12, I cannot even imagine having managed such a feat. That is just one of the reasons I call him Superman.
By Jethro Kwenani
Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) is a growing African institution committed to deepening democracy, protecting human rights and enhancing good governance in the region. It‘s vision is to promote and sustain the ideals, values, institutions and practices of open society, with the aim of establishing vibrant and tolerant southern African democracies in which people are free from material and other deprivation, understand their rights and responsibilities and participate actively in all spheres of life.
The Southern Africa Trust is an independent agency that supports deeper and wider engagement in regional policy to end poverty.
Southern Africa Trust is calling for applications for the 2015 Drivers of Change Awards.
Nominations for the 2015 Drivers of Change Awards are now open! Nominate individuals, businesses, civil society organisations and governments that are making a real impact in changing the lives of women and girls in southern Africa.
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According to a comment by the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA), no one could accuse Namibia's leading human rights institution, the Legal Assistance Centre (LAC), of being sensationalist.
OSISA states that when the LAC warns that the Namibian government is poised to implement a law that will undermine academic freedom, constitute a clear and present danger to Namibian democracy and open society in general, it is time for everyone to sit up and start worrying.
Southern African countries have agreed to launch a centre to tie together climate change studies across the region.
South Africa, Angola, Botswana, Zambia and Namibia have signed a declaration to launch the Southern African Science Service Centre for Climate Change and Adaptive Land Management in Windhoek, Namibia.
Set up with €50 million in German aid, the centre will streamline regional scientific research on climate change trends and on managing natural resources to deal with them.
The United Nations (UN) in Namibia held a workshop with several regions in Windhoek, which was aimed at staff and volunteers of multi-purpose community centres.
The workshop was aimed at equipping participants with hands-on experience in finalising the mission statements and management structures for their centres.
It was also aimed at expanding the knowledge, practice and to provide access to information in multiple formats to rural communities.
CSOs will jointly host a land workshop to review the current status of Namibia's land reform process, which they have criticised as slow and riddled with inconsistencies and allegations of corruption and favouritism.
Uhuru Dempers of Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Republic of Namibia's Desk for Social Development (DfSD) says the conference will come up with an action plan which Government and specifically the Ministry of Lands and Resettlement will be expected to act upon.
The Namibian Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Joel Kaapanda, has called on African countries to continue developing print and electronic media in a manner that suits their conditions.
Kaapanda, who believes that the exchange of ideas between African countries will result in a developed continent, states that, "If we implement the good things, we would have learnt from others then we are guaranteed of success."
The Organisation of African Youth (OAYouth) is the youth platform for information exchange, forum for debate on African issues and a network of future political, corporate, academic, literary, religious and traditional leaders in all African contexts.
The African Youth Day was declared and adopted by the African Union (AU) in 2006 to be commemorated on 1 November each year. It has since evolved as the most powerful platform of young people of Africa.