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Archive for 2011

Strong opposition as ANC majority vote against freedom of information

23 November 2011

On Black Tuesday the strong sentiment shared by many was probably a combination of disillusionment and disbelief. Civil rights groups, media houses, nobel laureates, global media and ordinary citizens voiced strong opposition to the adoption of the so called “Secrecy Bill” by the National Assembly yesterday. The bill was adopted […]

Photos from the Protest against the Secrecy Bill

22 November 2011

Staff members from Creative Consulting & Development Works took part in today’s protest at Parliament, advocating against the passing of the so-called ‘Secrecy Bill.’ Check out some photos from the day’s event:

Secrecy Bill undermines SA’s democracy

16 November 2011

Has the battle been lost as the “Secrecy Bill” (Protection of State Information Bill) is being tabled in the National Assembly today? Protesters gathered outside parliament from 1pm in protest against the latest developments which threaten to fast-track the possible implementation of this controversial bill. Righ2Know (R2K), a nation-wide coalition […]

Stability, growth and trade for regional integration

3 November 2011

Southern Africa is now part of a movement following high level talks held in Johannesburg on 3 November 2011 on regional integration.  The talks were convened by the Southern African Trust and the dialogue was opened by Mrs Graca Machel.  The talks focussed on regional integration and how best to improve […]

Government pushes for Carbon Tax ahead of Cop17

1 November 2011

In less than 4 weeks, Cop17 kicks off in Durban. This week we consider what steps the South African government is taking to address Climate Change. The main initiative (outlined on the Cop17 web site) appears to be that government is in the process of drafting a White Paper on […]

SA to host Cop17 Conference

25 October 2011

While there’s much anticipation around Cop17, the conference has inspired Creative Consulting & Development Works to consider the impact of local initiatives to address climate change. But before we tackle this challenging task, let’s briefly introduce the Cop17 Conference:   What is Cop17? Cop17 is the 17th Conference of the […]

Creative Consulting & Development Works opposes Secrecy Bill

28 September 2011

Creative Consulting & Development Works joined the Right2Know march to parliament on Saturday 17th September in opposition to the controversial “Secrecy Bill” which threatens freedom of information and could impose harsh prison sentences on whistle-blowers. Right2Know are a grassroots coalition against the proposed Secrecy Bill which successfully managed to co-ordinate […]

Edition 18 of Development e-News has just been released!

19 September 2011

This edition focuses on the SAMEA M&E Conference held at Emperor’s Palace in Johannesburg!  In line with our core offerings and after our attendance at the recent SAMEA (South African Monitoring & Evaluation Association) conference in Gauteng, we wanted to highlight M&E and its importance in the development sector for our readers. […]

Cape Town Happenings: Tri Continental Film Festival

16 September 2011

If you’re into documentaries and being made aware of issues and initiatives throughout the world, then the Tri Continental Film Festival is for you. Our office has been buzzing about the line-up all week, selecting our must-see’s and predictable favorites. Films come from all over the world, accredited by a […]

Discuss: Afro Optimism vs. Afro Pessimism

15 September 2011

  The Exclusives Books Top 10 Bestseller list at King Shaka International Airport was a staggering reflection of the fragile balance of the collective psyche of South Africans recently. This intriguing snapshot revealed high interest in South African current affairs and equal doses of nostalgic optimism and pessimistic reservations. Are we […]