Creative Consulting & Development Works

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Category: Youth Development

Careers shape futures: supporting emerging evaluators

18 October 2017

Choosing a career path can be a daunting or exciting journey for anyone, young or old. But when you are younger, the possibilities are endless and exploring them can become life-changing. When Creative Consulting & Development Works (CC&DW) was approached by the South African Institute of International Affairs as well […]

The Courage to Learn

13 October 2017

It takes courage for a funder of a programme to receive feedback on what has worked, and what has not worked. It takes even more courage to share this with an audience that includes donors and other powerful stakeholders. This is what Zenex Foundation did at its Breakfast Seminar in […]

Evaluation improves lives

9 November 2015

With the title “Using Evaluation to Improve People’s Lives”, the  5th Biennial SAMEA Conference invited participants to go back to the beginning and consider the fundamental questions of “why do we do what we do?” and “what are we trying to achieve?” “This year’s SAMEA Conference served as a debriefing […]

Using evaluation to create the world we want

19 October 2015

Established in November 2005, the South African Monitoring and Evaluation Association (SAMEA) strives to cultivate a vibrant community that will support, guide and strengthen the development of Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) as an important discipline, profession and instrument for empowerment and accountability in South Africa – used in a manner […]

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, […]

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. […]

Youth Day: How far has South Africa come since 1976?

16 June 2014

Every 16 June, South Africans across the country share in the celebration of Youth Day. This national holiday is for remembrance of the thousands of youths, who on 16 June 1976, risked their lives in protest against the oppression of apartheid and Bantu Education. Unfortunately, what started as a peaceful […]

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 […]

Cape Town Child Welfare: if i could… Host Organisation

26 March 2014 CTCW logo

Cape Town Child Welfare (CTCW) is an NGO based in Cape Town, which seeks to alleviate one of the greatest challenges facing South Africa today: the survival, protection and development of children and families affected by HIV/AIDS, poverty, violence and other issues. Founded in 1908, Cape Town Child Welfare, widely […]

WDC 2014: CTCA Young Creatives Awards

12 March 2014 CTCA Young Creatives Awards 2013 winner, Carla Kleinsmit

In the past, South Africa’s creative education and artistic career prospects have been mainly accessible to people of privilege. The majority of citizens blame the government, while others blame the ‘lack of ambition’ demonstrated by youth. But, rather than look to the past we pose questions for today and tomorrow: […]