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"I spent five months in Namibia, from March to August 1989. Four of these were spent living just outside the village of Okombahe in Damaraland, the "homeland" of the Damara population group, in western central Namibia. In this village, there is…

"Namibia won its independence in 1990 after a long liberation struggle lead by the – since independence ruling party – SWAPO. There is an ongoing nation-building process in the multiethnic country ever since, with a vision about a unified nation.…

"This thesis is approaching the concept of development in Namibian plans for development, its Vision 2030 and Third National Development Plan. The aim is to analyse discourses of development in the Namibian political context of planning for…

Dr. Schivute, who had been a member of SWAPO since 1960, left Namibia in 1962. He graduated in 1969 and became one of Namibia's first medical doctors to qualify under SWAPO's mass education programme. Over and above his MD, he gained further medical…

Graphics: Göran Lettstrand
On-Line Editing: Anders Rislöw
Sound Mix: Martin Dahl
Music: Stig-Erik Karlsson

A program by: Lasse Berg & Anders Ribbsjö

Film discussing post-independence Namibia from the perspective of the Ovahimba.

The “land question” is among the most difficult issues facing independent Namibia. About half of the agricultural land in Namibia is in the hands of about 3 500 whites, while nearly a million blacks live on subsistence farms in the communal…

Different San groups share problems of poverty, powerlessness, social disorganisation and marginalisation. In any agrarian society, the problems of poverty and marginalisation are never far removed from those of land and land tenure. The Namibian San…

Contents:
pt. 1. Cape Coloured people
pt. 2. Coloured people in Namibia, 1921 until 2001, 80 years
pt. 3. Basters, 1865 until 2001.

Firstly, while the land reform issue in Namibia is driven by the domination of primarily white-owned commercial farms in the centre of the country, almost half of the land in Namibia is communally owned, not privately owned. Virtually all authorities…

This study on the San of Namibia has again brought to light the need for a more broad-based approach involving all stakeholders, through participatory democracy, a legal framework for the recognition and enforcement of the rights of indigenous and…

In January 2008, a Basic Income Grant (BIG) pilot project began in the Otjivero-Omitara area 100 kilometres east of Windhoek. All residents below the age of 60 years receive a Basic Income Grant of N$100 per person per month, without any conditions…

"Using a critical discourse analysis this study focuses on the Namibian nation-building process. The former colony gained its independence in 1990 from the South African apartheid administration. It was this oppressing social structure that gave the…

Despite being only a B.A. Honours Thesis, Brigitte Lau's work has stood up as a solid resource in Damara historiography and early Namibian history

Documents resistance to the German conquest by the Herero and Nama peoples; the South African take-over under the League of Nations mandate; land, labour and community resistance from 1920-1960; the emergence of Nationalist organisations; appeals to…

Namibia has since gaining its independence managed to build a strong mining industry and a solid regulatory framework to govern it. Many foreign investors have looked to Namibia’s mining industry to invest in this growing sector over the years.…

"Teachers’ professional identity has been widely studied in the Western academic context during the last decades. This study is examining the stories of subject teachers’ professional identity in the context of Namibia. The purpose of this study…

At independence, apartheid policy was abolished and the new Constitution introduced the right of all Namibians to reside and settle in any part of the country. This provoked a dramatic increase of informal settlement in Windhoek, mostly around…

The Naukluft Region is situated +- 200 km southwest of Windhoek in Namibia and includes the Naukluft Nappe Complex (NNC), a series of nappe stacks of severely thrusted and folded limestones and dolomites of Neoproterozoic Damara orogen. Although it…

No. 42 in a series of government publications titled "Ethnological Publications." This issue discusses Gobabis district: history, ecology, education, Epukiro & Aminuis Reserves, livestock, demographics, urban areas, ethnicity, and other statistics.

No. 45 in a series of government publications titled "Ethnological Publications." This issue discusses Grootfontein district: history, mines, labor, SWANLA, demographics, urban areas, ethnicity, and other statistics.
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