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Archive for 2014

M&E Opportunities

5 September 2014

M&E opportunities within the Creative Consulting & Development Works team 2015 – The Year of Evaluation is fast approaching and Creative Consulting & Development Works (CC&DW) is pleased to announce that we have 3 M&E positions opening within our Research and Evaluation Unit. Celebrating 11 years in the sector, CC&DW […]

August Edition of HIV this Month

1 September 2014

  HIV this month. Issue no. 8. August 2014 Welcome to UNAIDS Science now and to the 8th issue of HIV this month 2014! In July the Mississippi child was reported found with detectable virus after 27 months of being “in remission”, off-treatment and with undetectable virus.  In this light, […]

India’s Ganesh Chathurthi Festival

30 August 2014

Ganesh Chaturthi, which begins this year on August 29, is celebrated as the birthday of the beloved Hindu elephant-headed god, Lord Ganesha, who is widely worshiped for his wisdom, ability to remove obstacles and bring good fortune. It is believed that during this spectacular festival, Lord Ganesh bestows his presence on […]

Transforming our Society

21 August 2014

South Africa has now been enjoying the fruits of democracy for 20 years. When advocating for a peaceful transition after the fall of apartheid, Nelson Mandela said “…We as a people chose the path of negotiation, compromise and peaceful settlement. Instead of hatred and revenge we chose reconciliation and nation-building”. […]

Starving, but not from lack of food

14 August 2014

Fascinating research findings from UNICEF and the Public Health Foundation of India comparing sanitation and growth stunting in India and Sub-Saharan Africa. Poor sanitation in India may be causing bacteria to eat away at children   By Gardiner Harris, International New York Times He wore thick black eyeliner to ward […]

National Women’s Day

9 August 2014

Today we celebrate National Women’s Day in South Africa, where women are recognised for their contribution in society, the workplace and at home. Many businesses offer mani/pedi specials and spa days, while in the home some husbands are washing dishes and cooking dinner tonight. Today we honor the four women […]

July Edition of HIV this Month

5 August 2014

HIV this month. Issue no. 7. July 2014 Welcome to UNAIDS Science now and to the 7th issue of HIV this month 2014! The Melbourne AIDS 2014 conference started on a sad note with the catastrophic loss of flight MH 17. While the mood was sombre, participants acknowledged the lives […]

Planning for Communications in the Proposal Phase and at a Grant Opening

31 July 2014

Communications is a big umbrella, and many NGOs struggle to clarify what all it entails. But this is no reason to abandon ship and downplay the importance of communications. You might tick the below boxes and think you’ve covered “comms and marketing”, but this over-simplification could be the very reason […]

IMPACT MEASUREMENT: Common Myths, Realities and Approaches

11 July 2014

While 86.9% of organisations in South Africa’s development sector consider impact measurement a crucial process, 61.7% recognise that they don’t actually do enough of it.[1] This finding appears to be contradictory; however, it is understandable to a point if we consider that people rarely enjoy being (rigorously) evaluated. We don’t […]

Education was my Saving Grace: Interview with Author Maria Phalime

8 July 2014

After several years of practising medicine, Soweto-born  Maria Phalime reached a realisation that it was time for her to put her career as a doctor behind her (she quit). Today, Maria is an acclaimed award-winning author of a non-fiction memoir, Postmortem: The Doctor Who Walked Away, based in Cape Town. […]