Creative Consulting & Development Works

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Category: Gender

The holiday season – a time to see, hear and love

15 December 2016

The buzz in the room was overwhelming. It was the dreaded 14h00 graveyard session of a late November workshop for the evaluation of the Older Persons’ Act. I was astounded by the energy and enthusiasm of the discussion. They just could not stop talking, and if I allowed them, they […]

Getting to know Justice Edwin Cameron

21 November 2014

The Centre for Conflict Resolution hosted the most interesting Public Dialogue recently where they launched the book Justice: A Personal Account by one of the most amazing leaders in South Africa; Justice Edwin Cameron, a judge of the Constitutional Court of South Africa. Justice Cameron is one of the few […]

CCR Public Dialogues: Homosexuality in Africa

24 October 2014

For more than a decade, Creative Consulting & Development Works has served as an incubator for emerging development practitioners by providing them with interesting and valuable internship placements in research, monitoring and evaluation, communications and project management.  if i could… offers internships that focus on the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, […]

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 […]

Make Change this Mandela Day and #ExposeRapeCulture

1 July 2014

Creative Consulting & Development Works is supporting Rape Crisis this Mandela Day through the launch of a social media campaign to #ExposeRapeCulture. Join us by dispelling myths about rape, and holding your own Mandela Day event to challenge rape culture.   Make Change this Mandela Day Mandela Day is a […]

Gender-based violence: How you can help

5 May 2014

Women and girls are at the most at risk of, and most affected by, gender-based violence (GBV) – something known all too well within the South African context. Gender-based violence is explained as violence that occurs primarily against women because of their gender, and involves power imbalances where, most often, […]

Chasing Misery: Women in Humanitarian Work

24 April 2014 Chasing Misery

When Kelsey Hoppe, the head of Chasing Misery’s editorial team is asked to describe humanitarian aid and why she decided to produce Chasing Misery, a new anthology, which collects the stories and experiences of women working in humanitarian aid she laughs and says, “It’s complicated. Both humanitarian aid and why […]

Expression of Interest: Consultants Database

3 April 2014

We are currently updating our Consultant Database and are looking for senior consultants with experience in a number of areas. Please see the below Expression of Interest: Consultants Database for more information.   Creative Consulting & Development Works (CC&DW) is a well-established consultancy providing a range of targeted services to […]

What is Development?

6 March 2014 Tshabo, © Maureen Sill

  “Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.” – Kofi Annan The term development presupposes that something is changing, evolving or progressing in order to be realised in a more effective and often, ethical […]

“Caregivers need more help” by if i could… intern Kyle Hiebert

14 January 2014 Mother and child in Cape Town's township, Langa, © Maureen Sill

Creative Consulting & Development Works internship placement service, if i could…, brings talented international students and graduates to Cape Town to support South African NGOs. On 22 November, Impumelelo research intern Kyle Heibert wrote an interesting analysis on Statistics South Africa’s study, South Africa’s young children: their family and home […]