• NAMIBIA’S MEDIA: Changing landscape
    AFROBAROMETER DISPATCH | FEBRUARY 2020 KEY FINDINGS: The most common source of daily news for Namibians is the radio (62%). By 2021, more than 44% of Namibians had still “never” use the internet. Social media users are most frequently blamed as sources of fake news, followed by journalists and politicians.…
  • HIGH VACCINE DISTRUST: Most Namibians still unprotected against Covid-19 virus
    AFROBAROMETER  NEWS RELEASE 18 February 2022 As of October-November 2021, only about one-quarter (27%) of adult Namibians say they have received one or more doses of a COVID-19 vaccine (Figure 1). o Another 27% say they are “somewhat likely” or “very likely” to try to get the vaccine. o More than four…
  • NO TO FORCE: Namibians reject mandatory Covid-19 vaccinations
    AFROBAROMETER NEWS RELEASE 18 February 2022 Citizens older than 45 are somewhat more supportive of mandatory vaccinations than their younger counterparts. Opposition to mandatory vaccination is highest among 18-to-25-year-olds (77%). Citizens above age 45 are somewhat more supportive of mandatory vaccinations than their younger counterparts. Opposition to mandatory vaccination is…
  • NAMIBIAN ATTITUDES: Mixed views of government’s Covid-19 response & vaccine scepticism
    A majority of Namibians approve of the government’s overall response response to the Covid-19 pandemic, but are critical of several related issues, including insufficient Covid-19 relief efforts and suspected corruption in Namibia during the pandemic. Many are also sceptical of the safety of Covid vaccines, according to the latest Afrobarometer…
  • YOUTH & DEMOCRACY: Namibian youth, democracy and politics: An overview
    This paper will look at specific trends regarding participation of Namibia’s youth in the political processes of the country.
  • SNAPSHOT OF A PANDEMIC: Covid-19 impact on Namibian livelihoods (2020)
    Namibian households are struggling to cope with the impact of the pandemic on their livelihoods. They have experienced reductions in income mainly as a result of retrenchments or reductions in salary and wages.  Most report difficulties in meeting financial commitments and many expect problems with food security. Most households that…
  • COVID-19 SNAPSHOT: Impact of pandemic on business in Namibia (2020)
    The COVID-19 crisis has significantly affected enterprises in Namibia. Considering the important role that businesses play in creating jobs, economic growth, development and prosperity, Survey Warehouse conducted a needs assessment survey to identify key challenges faced by businesses resulting from COVID-19.  This survey was conducted with 517 enterprises in 13…
  • EXPERTS DISCUSS: Trust in the Judiciary (2021)
    Trust in the competence of the judiciary is strong, albeit lower amongst more experienced respondents, a 2021 survey among Namibian legal practitioners found. The survey was undertaken by ISG Risk Services in collaboration with Survey Warehouse and published in December 2021. The survey also found that legal practitioners are more…
  • SPEAK UP: Africans see growing corruption, poor government response, but fear retaliation if they speak out
    Developing countries lose $1.26 trillion a year to corruption, theft, and tax evasion, according to analysts’ estimates – a sum large enough to lift 1.4 billion people above the poverty line for six years (Fleming, 2019). Unless we control corruption, development experts say, achieving the other Sustainable Development Goals will…
  • A WOMAN’S RIGHT: Namibians see gender-based violence as priority issue to address
    Despite the government’s efforts, gender equality remains a goal rather than a reality, and some analysts point to reports of increased GBV during the COVID-19 pandemic as evidence of a “shadow pandemic”. This Afrobarometer dispatch reports on a special survey module included in the Afrobarometer Round 9 (2021/2022) questionnaire to…
  • NAMIBIA IS SAFE: But levels of fear are on the rise
    Three out of four Namibians consider their country a safe place to live, a recent Afrobarometer survey indicates. The same proportion of citizens say safety and security have improved in Namibia over the past five years – even as increasing numbers report fear of crime. More than half of Namibians…