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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”. […]

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 […]

Day of Reconciliation

16 December 2013 Reconciliation Day South Africa graphic

Today, the Day of Reconciliation, marks the 18th celebration of national unity after South Africa’s historic 1994 democratic elections. This year’s commemoration is all the more poignant, following the recent passing of former President Nelson Mandela who lives in the hearts of all South Africans, and in the hearts of […]

Tata Mandela

6 December 2013 Nelson Mandela, 92nd birthday official photo

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, 18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013 We wish to express our deep sadness for the passing of Tata Mandela, and our heartfelt condolences to Nelson Mandela’s family, both immediate and across the country as a people. As a person of unwavering integrity in the face of […]

Why they call Madiba the ‘troublemaker’

21 July 2013

by Charlene Yared-West Rolihlahla, means ‘troublemaker’ in Xhosa and this was the name Nelson Mandela was given on his birthday; July 18, 1918. He was only later given the name of Nelson on his first day at school by his teacher, Miss Mdingane who gave each of the pupils present an […]

Mandela Monday Mania!

27 June 2011

“Take Action. Inspire Change. Make Every Day a Mandela Day,” is the slogan for this year’s Mandela Day. Mandela Day, was first introduced on 18 July 2009, the former Nelson Mandela’s birthday, its aim is to persuade people to contribute 67 minutes of their time to make the world a […]

Kader Asmal (8 October 1934 – 22 June 2011)

23 June 2011

Creative Consulting and Development Works would like to extend our sympathy to the Asmal family as we join the rest of South Africa in celebrating Kader Asmal and his life as an activist academic and politician.  His ANC comrades hail him as a “selfless man of honour” and that “his […]

Trevor’s Depressing Manual

17 June 2011

The Times published an article by Justice Malala on June 13, in which he discusses what he sees as the biggest social problems confronting South Africa in response to the issues outlined in the diagnostic overview of South Africa, a report released by Trevor Manual and the National Planning Commission. […]

A Look Back at Youth Day

15 June 2011

Youth Day, 16 June, is a national holiday that commemorates the 1976 student uprisings in Soweto. In 1953 the National Party government of South Africa introduced The Bantu Education Act, which segregated the education system along the lines of race. While this act enabled more children to attend school, it […]

A Celebration of Life: Albertina Sisulu (October 21, 1918 – June 2, 2011)

6 June 2011

Creative Consulting and Development Works joins the rest of the world in mourning the loss and celebrating the legendary life of Nontsikelelo Albertina Sisulu activist, mother and liberation icon. MaSisulu made her mark on history by standing up for human rights and dignity for all people during the dark years […]