Launch of Report on San in Namibia
Submitted by Delme Cupido on Tue, 04/08/2014 - 11:15
Since Independence in 1990, Namibia has made tremendous progress in entrenching its citizens’ social, economic and human rights. However, significant challenges remain, not least that Namibia has one of the highest income-distribution disparities in the world.
From 2010 to 2013, the Land, Environment and Development Project of the Legal Assistance Centre (LAC), in cooperation with the Desert Research Foundation of Namibia (DRFN), conducted a comprehensive study focusing on the living conditions of the San communities in Namibia. The study - entiteld Scraping the Pot: San in Namibia Two Decades after Independence - highlights the challenges and barriers faced by the San, being some of the country’s citizens who are disenfranchised by this extreme disparity. Further, the report provides a sound empirical foundation for policymaking and future San support programmes, and highlights potential opportunities for fostering a more equitable nation at large.
The study was supported by the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) as well as other donors.