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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 […]

Moving Beyond Community Politics

17 September 2014

First published on Sangonet and featured in the NGOpulse newsletter this week, Creative Consulting & Development Works shares our 10 top tips for overcoming community politics when conducting research. Research fieldwork can be daunting as it is, but when the community is not on your side, it can be near […]

Book Review: Poor Little Rich Slum

11 September 2014

Poor Little Rich Slum: What We Saw In Dharavi and Why It Matters Two middle-class Indian authors bring readers an adventure to the infamous Dharavi slum (location of the film Slumdog Millionaire) in Mumbai, weaving a tale of residents with determination, resourcefulness and spirit. Moving through the creative and frantic […]

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 […]

Uses for photography and video in nonprofit communications

25 June 2014

Below are some examples of how photographs and video can be used to advance nonprofit communications. Click here to read the first part of this series, “Does your organisation have bland or non-existent visuals? How to change” Examples of target audiences: Institutional Donors How can donors better understand an organisation’s […]

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 […]

Innovation: Utilising Mobile Survey Technology

13 May 2014 Screenshot of mobile survey technology phone interface.

  Throughout last year, Creative Consulting & Development Works (CC&DW) has been guided and inspired by thinking about how we can bring innovation into the research process to both increase the quality of our work and make the process more efficient and effective. One such way is to the employ […]

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, […]