Healthcare services in Kavango East affected by growing population


Healthcare services in the Kavango East Region are unable to cater to the region's population growth. 

Kavango East Governor, Bonifatius Wakudumo, says health facilities are crumbling under pressure, not only from locals but also from patients needing treatment from neighbouring Angola. 

The region is vast, and locals who can afford it are sometimes forced to travel long distances for medical care, but for the unfortunate majority, it is a different story. 

In March, four minors from Livayi village died of suspected food poisoning. 

NSA completes 2023 Census


The Namibian Statistics Agency (NSA) has finally completed its 2023 Population and Housing Census fieldwork.

The agency began the process on September 18, 2023, and concluded it with the post-enumeration survey, including the reconciliation field visit on February 14, 2023.

During this period, the NSA dedicated its field staff to collecting vital census data across all 14 regions.

The census journey comprised the pre-enumeration, the enumeration phase, and the post-enumeration.

NSA ready for census


The Namibian Statistics Agency says it is ready to conduct the Population and Housing Census.

NSA's Stastician General Alex Shimuafeni explains who will be counted during the Census Reference Night of the 24th.

NSA gears up for 2023 Census


Namibian Statistics Agency (NSA) Statistician General Alex Shimuafeni is confident that the 2023 Population and Housing Census will be less prone to errors than ever.

Shimwafeni says the NSA will deploy a digital enumeration system for the first time this year.

The NSA continued its information-sharing engagements at a media briefing held in Swakopmund.

The Statistician General, Alex Shimuafeni, says the digital system will also reduce the waiting period for survey results.

Increase in population of brown fur seals at Cape Cross raises concern


The Minister of Environment, Forestry, and Tourism Pohamba Shifeta has expressed concern at the increase in the population of brown fur seals at Cape Cross.

The Cape Fur Seal colony on the Skeleton Coast of Namibia is the biggest on the African coast, with over 100,000 seals.
The months of October, November, and December are usually the seal breeding season, where male seals reserve and defend their territories that consist of harems of between five and 25 females.

NSA updates various stakeholders in Omusati on upcoming census


The Namibia Statistic Agency (NSA) met various stakeholders in Omusati Region to update them on the upcoming 2023 Population and Housing census.  

The last Population and Housing Census conducted in Namibia was in 2011 and according to the Census Manager Isaak Neemu, this year's focus will be on Population and Housing.

Recruitment has already started and will end in June.

NSA advised those with permanent employment not to apply because they will not be considered.