Creative Consulting & Development Works

We are a research, evaluation and communications consultancy, servicing nonprofits, governments and donors with innovative solutions within the development context.

Category: Economy

A good time to donate

26 February 2013

With the end of the financial year on Thursday many South African businesses are looking for non-profits they can support through donations. Individuals can also gain a tax rebate by donating to a registered nonprofit organisation. So if you want to give something back here are a list of nonprofits […]

Residents furious over new Chapman’s Peak Toll

29 February 2012

Protesters against the construction of a new toll gate plaza on Chapman’s Peak have revved up their efforts in delaying building on site with various demonstrations including handcuffing themselves to the scaffolding at construction points – and in an extreme case, saw a woman entering into a 15-day hunger strike. […]

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 […]

Social Media: Helping to Educate Mozambique

13 June 2011

  A new day is dawning in Mozambique. After nearly many years of civil unrest, the small nation on South Eastern coast of Africa is starting to rebuild. The promise of limitless possibilities beams from the smiles of school children running to new or partially built schools. Unfortunately, these smiles […]

Black & Gold – coffee and trade

16 May 2011

Last week, I attended an interesting and insightful documentary at the Labia courtesy of FairTrade and While You Were Sleeping. It shed light on the fair trade industry and the massive coffee conglomerates. It was a bit of a shell shock to see, in total, how much the coffee industry […]

Google Launches Incubation in Cape Town

14 April 2011

Many people have a clear sense of their goals and career endeavours, but limited information or a lack of resources often restricts them from achieving their goals. South African mentors, investors, local tech stars, entrepreneurs and business leaders will greatly benefit from a new Google initiative called ‘Umbono,’ meaning vision, […]

Adrian Gore encourages SA to boost confidence & grow

3 March 2011

Adrian Gore is one of South Africa’s top business men and has focused most of his time and effort providing health and sustainable livelihood opportunities for South Africans. He funded Discovery Health, which is now SA’s largest medical support, which has provided healthcare for almost 2 million people. He is also the […]

Government housing aims for stability and safety

14 February 2011

Studies show that roughly 48,000 people migrate to the Western Cape each year. This influx comes from the Eastern Cape and is largely due to widespread poverty and a lack of employment opportunities. Because of limited housing and space however, Cape Town is not very suitable for habitation, but people […]