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Archive for 2010

Residents of Gugulethu take a stand against crime in their community

20 December 2010

community can work together to fight crime,Photo:Nondumiso Ntsengentsu The Dewani saga (the “Tourist Honeymoon Murder” that has gained international media attention) has reinforced negative stereotypes about both Gugulethu and Khayelitsha townships.  As a response to the negative attention focussed on their community, the Gugulethu Youth Development Council (GYDC) has taken […]

HIV and AIDS: We all have to Conquer!

10 December 2010

Currently there are more than 33 million people in the world living with HIV and AIDS, according to avert.org. This website also reports that 605,480 people died of HIV and AIDS related causes in South Africa in 2006 (although this is sometimes difficult to calculate). Many people have relatives, friends, […]

Community raises concerns at Khayelitsha Health Summit

6 December 2010

Khayelitsha residents came in great numbers to the two-day Health Summit that was held at Isiphiwo Primary School in Harare on Saturday and Sunday, 20-21 November. This was their chance to voice their concerns regarding health care service delivery.  SANGOCO Western Cape, People’s Health Movement South Africa, DKT International, City of […]

Empowerment of women through training is still lacking

23 November 2010

Many training programmes exist in South Africa with the aim of empowering women, but most women are still not gaining the marketable professional skills they are meant to from these initiatives. The Sowetan reports that it was found in a study commissioned by Policy Analysis and Capacity Enhancement and the […]

Why are our children violent?

17 November 2010

South Africa was recently shocked by the gang-rape of a school girl by three of her fellow pupils. The girl was drugged and raped while other pupils watched and filmed it on their cellphones. Why are some children in South Africa so violent and what can be done about it? […]

Red Card needs the help of all community activists

3 November 2010

A while ago, Creative Consulting & Development Works blogged about the Red Card initiative, that was run during the 2010 Soccer World Cup, to create awareness about risky sexual behaviour, human trafficking, forced labour and sexual slavery. We are excited to see that this initiative has now extended beyond the […]

Tracing our heritage through museums

22 October 2010

This article first appeared in the 14th edition of the Development Works Newslettter, which we just sent out. What do you think the value of museums are? Please leave your comment below. If you are not yet on our newsletter mailing list, please contact us. Our heritage is that which […]

Unpacking the Constitution: How far are we in realising children’s rights

22 October 2010

Even though the capabilities of children should not be underestimated, it is a fact that children (especially at a younger age) often lack the political power to make sure that their rights are being protected. The onus falls on adults to ensure that the 18.7 million children living in South […]

Support World Food Day with a virtual ‘Living Wall’

15 October 2010

Tomorrow is World Food Day. Think about going to bed hungry every night. Think about waking up in the morning and knowing that you’ll remain hungry. Think about relying on your own small garden for your survival. Think about what it would mean if you could no longer grow your […]

Youth write about culture in World Bank competition

5 October 2010

Do you have a talent for writing, but you think you are too young to make an impact? Are you proud of your culture and do you want to share it with the world? People might differ in terms of the languages they speak, the way they dress and eat, […]