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  • SAIRR: Looting Not Caused by Inequality

    The South African Institute of Race Relations (SAIRR) believes economic inequality as the driving force behind recent violence’s in Soweto.

    SAIRR head of media and public affairs, Mienke Steytler, believes economic inequality as the driving force behind recent violence in South Africa.

    In the past week, residents in Soweto, Kagiso and Diepsloot looted shops owned by foreign nationals within the community. The police are calling it criminal acts while some say the attacks are xenophobic.

    To read the article titled, “Inequality not necessarily reasons behind looting: experts,” click here.

    Source: 
    SABC News
  • SA Urged to Investigate Soweto Lootings

    The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) in South Africa says it is concerned about the recent spate of violence and looting in Soweto that mainly affects foreigners and asylum seekers.

    UNHCR spokesperson, Tina Ghelli, says they will together with their non-governmental organisation (NGO) partners be speaking to community leaders as well undertaking a study of the shops affected by the looting.

    Ghelli says it is vital that government get it is head around the matter and address the problem, adding that, "I think the primary responsibility lies with the South African government. We also need to do a lot more to explain to South Africans why refugees and asylum seekers are in the country.”

    To read the article titled, “Govt needs to find root cause of Soweto lootings: UNHRC,” click here.

    Source: 
    SABC News
  • Xenophobia: Danger Brewing for 2016 Elections

    In a xenophobic atmosphere ripe for political exploitation, only a few stand to lose as much as foreign nationals.

    In his analysis, Phillip de Wet, says that foreign traders in some Gauteng townships say they are trading normally, following an incident in which their spaza shops were cleared out by mobs as police stood idle or – in a small number of cases – were accused of aiding and abetting looters.

    De Wet maintains that even as Soweto seem to be normalising, and promises of firmer police action came thick and fast at the time, foreign nationals across the province flagged local politics as a continuing threat to their safety.

    To read the article titled, “Xenophobia: Danger brewing for 2016 elections,” click here.

    Source: 
    Mail and Guardian
  • Center for Justice and Crime Prevention: Researcher

    Center for Justice and Crime Prevention (CJCP)
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Saturday, January 10, 2015
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment

    The Center for Justice and Crime Prevention (CJCP) is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) based in Mowbray, Cape Town, which aims to develop, inform and promote crime and violence prevention policy and practice in South Africa and other selected developing countries.

    CJCP seeks to appoint a Researcher, based in Cape Town.

    This is a three year position, subject to performance and funding.

    Responsibilities:

    • ​Undertake rigorous survey and qualitative researchin the field of youth and child violence prevention;
    • Manage survey field teams and large-scale research projects;
    • Collect, analyse and interpret data from research projects;
    • Write decriptive, analytical and evaluate research projects;
    • Liase with project partners and key stakeholders;
    • Positively promote the work of the CJCP and its activities;
    • Assist in the publication and dissemination of research findings.

    Requirements:

    • Post-graduate degree in social science, psycology, development or criminal justice field;
    • Practical research experience;
    • Strong communication skills;
    • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills;
    • An ability to multi-task;
    • Ability to function under constant levels of pressure;
    • Effective organisational and project management skills;
    • Exhibit individual initiative;
    • Experience in the Microsoft Office Suite of applications;
    • Proven knowledge of SPSS;
    • Knowledge of Epi-Info would be an advantage;
    • A drivers licence;
    • Willingness to travel.

    Salary: The CJCP offers a competative package, commensurate with experience.

    To apply, submit a detailed CV (including the contact details of two referees), and a motivational letter as to why you would be suitable for this position to Rene Kiewiet at rkiewiet@cjcp.org.za.

    Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    The CJCP supports employment equity and persons from previously disadvantaged groups are encouraged to apply.

    For more about the Center for Justice and Crime Prevention, refer to www.cjcp.org.za.

    For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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  • Police Intimidation Continues in Swaziland

    Swaziland Police have harassed another progressive, Sifiso Mabuza, deputy secretary of the Swaziland National Association of Teachers.

    About 30 armed police raided his home claiming they were looking for explosives, where they found none. Mabuza told local media the police questioned him about his union activities and threatened him.

    Swaziland has a history of attacking workers' rights. It has banned the workers' federation, the Trades Union Congress of Swaziland, broken up its meeting and harassed and arrested its leaders.

    To read the article titled, “Police intimidation continues,” click here.

    Source: 
    All Africa
  • Call to Intensify Fight Against HIV

    Tutu says the HIV/AIDS epidemic in South Africa is not over and people need to recommit themselves to eradicating the virus.

    In a pre-recorded message at a Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) briefing in Johannesburg, Tutu pointed out that, "AIDS is not over while one person still needs ARV antiretroviral medicines, or dies of tuberculosis."

    He said it is not over until the evils that drive HIV, like rape and violence against women and children, are defeated.

    To read the article titled, “Fight against HIV/AIDS not over: Tutu,” click here.

    Source: 
    SABC News
  • NGO Leader Shot in Cape Town

    Ses'khona People's Rights Movement chairperson, Andile Lili, is reportedly in a critical condition after being shot four times on 5 November 2014 in Khayelitsha.

    Ses'khona spokesperson, Sithembele Majova, points out that the movement is devastated by the news, and also found it strange that the shooting happened on the eve of a planned march to Parliament and the African National Congress offices over the high rate of unemployment.

    Meanwhile, Western Cape police are investigating the attempted murder of a 39-year-old male, and that the motive is unknown. No arrests have been made yet.

    To read the article titled, “Andile Lili shot outside home – reports,” click here.

    Source: 
    News 24
  • ISS: Farm Killings Not Politically Motivated

    The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) has refuted some reports which claim that farm attacks are racially motivated.
     
    The ISS study has found that most attacks are motivated by greed and not by racial intolerance.
     
    ISS senior researcher, Johan Burger, states that the report could not find any evidence showing that violent crimes committed on farms and small holdings were motivated by race or class.
     
    To read the article titled, “Farm attacks not racially motivated: ISS,” click here.

    Source: 
    SABC News
  • Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation: Senior Psychosocial Professional

    Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Wednesday, April 16, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR) is an innovator in preventing violence and building peaceful societies. The Centre adopts a multi-disciplinary approach to understand and prevent violence, heal its effects and build sustainable peace locally, continentally and globally.

    CSVR seeks to appoint a Senior Psychosocial Professional, based in Johannesburg.

    The successful candidate will provide an oversight of clinical system, ensure quality assurance of clinical work and provide psychosocial/therapeutic interventions to individuals, families and groups who are affected by violence and torture.

    This is a 12 month contract.

    Responsibilities
    • Provide clinical interventions to survivors of violence and torture;
    • Ensure adherence to clinical systems and procedures;
    • Engage with M&E and model refinement processes;
    • Ensure the continual improvement of the clinical systems and process;
    • Oversee case management within the clinic;
    • Capacity building activities for students and other relevant service providers;
    • Participate in developing a referral network for service providers;
    • Coach, mentorship and quality assurance of the clinical staff;
    • Liaise with external supervisors and ensure the clinical team’s adherence to individual and group supervision;
    • Facilitate linkages between clinical and community work .
    Requirements:
    • Qualified psychologist or social worker, registered with the relevant professional body;
    • Master’s Degree in Social Work or Psychology;
    • Experience in clinical work with previous exposure to the field of traumatic stress;
    • Minimum for five years’ experience with non-governmental organisations;
    • Experience in overseeing of clinical systems, protocols and procedures;
    • Experience and exposure to M&E protocols;
    • Prior experience in providing therapy and counselling to survivors of violence and torture;
    • Good Verbal and written communications skills;
    • Experience in providing support and mentorship to other mental health/psychosocial professional;
    • Facilitation skills;
    • Analysing and problem solving skills;
    • Service orientated;
    • Counselling skills;
    • Leadership skills                  
    • Conflict Management Skills
    • Basic Human Resource Management                          
    • Planning and Organising skills
    To apply, submit a CV and motivational letter with contactable references to mharry@csvr.org.za.

    Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

    For more about the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation, refer to www.csvr.org.za

    For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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  • Trauma Centre for Survivors of Violence and Torture: Project Manager

    The Trauma Centre for Survivors of Violence and Torture
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Wednesday, April 24, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    The Trauma Centre for Survivors of Violence and Torture (The Trauma Centre) is a human rights-based organisation providing prevention and early intervention services to people, organisations and communities affected by violence and torture. The organisation focused on self-directed, interpersonal and collective violence offering psychosocial support to survivors.

    The Trauma Centre seeks to appoint a Project Manager for its Trauma Response Project, based in Woodstock, Cape Town

    Responsibilities:
    • Manage crisis interventions and trauma response call outs;
    • Manage volunteers working in the project;
    • Provide initial containment and on-going trauma counselling to victims affected by violence;
    • Liaise with clients’ Human Resource Management, EAP officers, community leaders and frontline workers;
    • Update intake registers and compile reports
    • Train volunteers as Trauma Support Officers
    • Provide on-going mentorship to Trauma Support officers
    • Manage general administration of the project
    Requirements:
    • Psychology or social work qualification at Honours level;
    • Registration with the HPCSA or SACSSP;
    • Minimum of one year experience in trauma counselling experience;
    • Ability to organise and prioritise competing demands;
    • Attention to detail, good judgment, strategic and critical thinker;
    • Be a team player and be willing to contribute to the broader programme of the organisation.
    Starting date: 6 May 2013.

    To apply, submit a CV, contact details of two referees and motivation letter to info@trauma.org.za.

    Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

    For more about the Trauma Centre for Survivors of Violence and Torture, refer to www.trauma.org.za.

    For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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