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Archive for 2009

Mamelani Fundraising Breakfast for HIV/AIDS initiatives

14 December 2009

“The question is how you can make a positive difference in the situation that you are in and not why you are in it.” Inspiring words by speaker Bret Jackelow, who recently completed the New York City Marathon and won a gold medal, despite being disabled after a severe car […]

Learners are the backbone of Equal Education

30 November 2009

“Equal Education is a movement of learners, parents, teachers and community members working for quality and equality in South African education, through analysis and activism” (Equal Education Annual Report, 2008). South African high school learners are taking a lead in making a difference in their schools through their membership to […]

Opinion: The implications of National Health Insurance (NHI) in South Africa

12 November 2009

This opinion piece appears in our latest newsletter. What do you think about the proposed National Health Insurance? Please comment below. If you are interested in receiving our newsletter, please email There are few emotions as unsettling as uncertainty, the dread of the unknown, the fear of what tomorrow […]

SURUDEC – call for proposals from service providers

9 November 2009

Relating to the call for proposals from service providers for communications and research related services, here are the answers to the questions posed as of 9/11/2009: Work package 5,6, 17 & 18 Q : It mentions you need stills, do you require a photographer to accompany us on our shoots […]

End Conscription Campaign turns 25 – now wants to focus on current issues

5 November 2009

During the 1980s, when the apartheid government in South Africa deployed troops not only in Angola, but also in townships within its own borders, there was a brave group of people who said: “No, I refuse to be part of this”. This year marks the 25th anniversary of that defiance, […]

Interesting read: Development and Dreams

8 September 2009

  A lot of very interesting reads can be found on the Human Science Research Council’s (HSRC) press website- many of which can be partially downloaded for free! Click here to browse the numerous publications. You are able to browse the HSRC publications by category or discipline of interest. The website […]

Living in the Present: A workshop dealing with stress

24 August 2009

Are you overwhelmed? Feeling the pressures of your work and living environment? Thinking about the past or worrying about the future? DEVELOPMENT WORKS is facilitating a series of workshops to help you feel at ease in these hard times. Stress distracts you from being fully present, and decreases your productivity. […]

The research community is in for tough times

27 July 2009

It is a worrying phenomenon for the research community that research is apparently being put on hold to fund the World Cup, especially given the already dampened global economic climate. An article by Cornia Pretorius in the July edition of the Mail and Gaurdian’s Higher Learning supplement, states: The National […]

Increase the priority of sport in schools

30 June 2009

Ironically, even though South Africa will be hosting the 2010 Fifa World Cup in less than a year, physical education is deprioritised in schools across the country. The benefits of sport for one’s well-being are disregarded. This was the opinion of guests at a colloquium hosted by the Social Transformation […]

Are gender roles really being broken down?

17 June 2009

Women’s resistance to traditional gendered roles performed within the family structure, has led to new roles of performance in relation to work, marriage and childcare. Throughout history certain norms were created determining gender roles. Women were perceived as the primary caregiver and men dominated in the workplace. Within the home […]