The Case for Adequate Housing for Teachers in Windhoek
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The initiative to investigate the housing situation of teachers in Namibia was triggered by teacher Gertrude Mujoro, who discussed the matter with her fellow colleagues who brought the matter to the attention of the leadership of the Teachers Union of Namibia (TUN). In 2014 the Trade Union Congress of Namibia (TUCNA), the umbrella federation that TUN belongs to, developed a document titled “TUCNA Development Policy Proposals” (TUCNA, 2014), which contains a section on housing. In line with this mandate, Mahongora Kavihuha, Secretary General of TUN and TUCNA, approached the Integrated Land Management Institute (ILMI) at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST), to establish an open collaboration around the topic. As a result, a series of workshops and discussions between teachers and ILMI staff were held to explore housing possibilities for teachers in Namibia.