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Tag: Culture

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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: […]