So if you are wondering why the long silence since the post last week, well…I am in Durban after all, where things tend to move a little slower than Joburg and about as fast as Cape Town. And it has been busy: the ‘People’s Space’ at University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), mostly at the initiative of Patrick Bond, has taken off and is always buzzing with energy, people and a whole herd of news crews from local and international media.
Headed by Drs Rick and Anita Gutierrez, the Bethel Health Builders organisation, in partnership with the Health Economics and New HIV/AIDS Research Division (HEARD) and the Regional AIDS Training Network (RATN), produced a series of videos aimed at providing cost-effective health education on HIV/AIDS to people living in Sub-Saharan Africa.
This three-part series tackle:
Notes from the seaside
Daybreak in Durban was the usual muggy warmth that seems to seep into every pore of your skin just as perspiration is trying to seep out, leaving you feeling grubby and damp and taking three showers before 10am…but that is a waste of water (which is thankfully being recycled) so let’s not dwell here in this damp spot and rather move on to occupying Durban and more specifically occupying the climate change talks…
Every MP who presses the green button to vote ‘yes’ for the Protection of [State] Information Bill (Secrecy Bill) will at that moment take personal responsibility for the first piece of legislation since the end of apartheid that dismantles an aspect of our democracy
Mark this day.
Depending on the actions of the 400 MPs in the National Assembly at 14h00, it will end as a day of triumph or shame for our adolescent democracy.
First established as the SANGONeT NGO Portal on 24 October 2005, it raises the profile of South African NGOs both locally and internationally, and supports the process of repositioning and strengthening the sector in response to the development challenges facing South Africa.
This invaluable resource contains detailed information on over 500 organisations in Mpumalanga involved in health, wellbeing and development service provision.
Vulnerable people or families often need support in a number of areas. Our referral directory can help you solve this problem as it contains details of organisations providing services and support to vulnerable groups in all areas of the province.
South Africa is seen as a leader on the African continent in attaining democracy and universal franchise for its entire people. On the other hand the social and economic problems of poverty, deprivation, racism, xenophobia, discrimination, crime, lack of access to health services, education and justice remain a blemish and a debilitating obstacle to the future well-being of all its inhabitants.
Nearing the end of my studies in 2012 I had the desire to put myself outside of my comfort zone and also do something that would be for the benefit of someone other than myself.
On Sunday, 1 December 2013 at the Baxter Theatre, Impumelelo awarded 25 best-practice projects that have found solutions to early childhood development, children affected by foetal alcohol syndrome, innovative water waste treatment works, maths and science education, enterprise development, sexual and domestic violence, youth leadership, and health-care.
The eighth issue of our Hands-on Learning Publication Issue 8 which documents what we and our partners are learning through implementation and research is available on our website. This issue, which you can access from our homepage by clicking on the 'Hands-on' button, includes reports on:
Mother-infant booksharing: Stellenbosch University shares their implementation experience
In 1998, the Domestic Violence Act (DVA) was enacted to afford victims of domestic violence the maximum protection from domestic abuse that the law can provide. The DVA enables victims of domestic abuse to apply for a protection order against an abuser. While the Act is an impressive piece of legislation, public hearings on the Act in 2009 raised a number of concerns by civil society on the Act’s implementation.
What greater hope could we have for our youngest citizens than that they grow up marvelling at and wanting more of the treasury of stories from the vast patchwork of world culture, past and present? Stories that have travelled and crossed borders through translation allow us all to discover what it means to be human, in both unique and shared ways.
Matla A Bana (MAB) aims to minimise the secondary abuse children suffer when they report crimes against them. This year MAB projects will help 20 000 children who report rape and crimes against them, through thier various projects.
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Dear MAN of South Africa,
Brothers For Life in partnership with the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) Men’s’ Sector invites you to join thousands of other South African men at the NOT IN MY NAME Men’s Rally on the 24 August 2013 at the Johannesburg Stadium with Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe.
The Lotteries Amendment Bill [B 21-2013] has been introduced and referred to the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry for consideration.
Public hearings have been scheduled for 13, 14, and 16 August 2013.
Stakeholders that wishes to make an oral submission as well should indicated such request when submitting their written submission.