Resources: Books

Twenty years ago, a group of activists came together to demand access to treatment for all people living with HIV. For a long time, getting HIV was seen as an “automatic death sentence.”  HIV/AIDS had devastated the African continent. South Africa, in particular, faced a spiralling epidemic: the number of people living with HIV had grown from 160 000 by 1990 to more than 4.2 million by 2000. That year, the number of people living in South Africa dying in their 30s and 40s exceeded those dying in their 60s and 70s. 
On 22 June 2018, Sonke Gender Justice hosted a criminal justice symposium, with a focus on bail and sentencing. The purpose for the symposium stemmed from the recognition that the current model and understanding of both bail and sentencing have had considerably negative effects on remand detainees and incarcerated persons. These include: overcrowding, disease, lack of rehabilitation programmes, and the effective criminalisation of poverty.
There is no typical father in South Africa. There are many types of fathers and many types of fatherhood in the country. There are biological fathers, social fathers, gay fathers, straight fathers, young fathers, older fathers. We have self-identified fatherhood, ascribed fatherhood, long-distance fatherhood and proximal fatherhood, to name only a few. The texture is rich by age, race, class, geo-type, ethnicity or family type. Mothers, fathers and children experience a wide canvas of fatherhood portrayals.
This is the proposed Voluntary Independent Code of Governance and Values for NPOs in South Africa. It has been initiated by a group of NPOs, and is intended to recognise their wide diversity of size, purpose, resources, and capacity. As an initial draft, comment, criticism, and suggestions are invited and encouraged.
UNCTAD has launched its annual Handbook of Statistics in a new, user-friendly format to celebrate its fiftieth year of publication. The 2017 edition has been overhauled entirely to make it shorter and easier to read, and features a wealth of maps, charts, and infographics.  
The PATHWAYS OUT OF POVERTY: Improving Farm Dwellers’ Tenure Security and Access to Housing and Services is a guide to legislation, policies and case law and will assist officials, non-governmental organisations and public interest law practitioners in navigating the highly complex legal and policy framework regulating farm dwellers’ rights to tenure security and access to adequate housing and basic service.
Leaders, managers and adult educators in Africa and countries of the South often face difficulties in finding education materials that are both educationally sound as well as appropriate to our context.   This book, compiled by Frank Julie, will be an extremely valuable resource to those in non-profit organisations (NPO’s) who are wanting to develop their leadership potential and skills as well as those working in the field of training in organisation and leadership development.
NGO Matters A practical legal guide to starting up Edition: 1st Published: 25 April 2017 Author: Nicole Copley ISBN: 978 1 48512 005 6 Format: Soft cover Extent: 152 Pages Retail price: R275
Media matters. From encouraging charitable donations and delivering public health messages to promoting democratic participation and state accountability, the media can play a crucial role in development. Yet the influence of the media is not always welcome. It can also be used as a mechanism of surveillance and control or to disseminate hate speech and propaganda.
Throughout history, innovations in media have had a profound impact on protest and dissent. But while these recent developments in social media have been the subject of intense scholarly attention, there has been little consideration of the wider historical role of media technologies in protest. Drawing on the work of key theorists such as Walter Benjamin and Raymond Williams, Crisis and Critique provides a historical analysis of media practices within the context of major economic crises.

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