Creative Consulting & Development Works

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Tag: Education

Don’t waste a crisis – It’s an opportunity for partnerships and change

21 November 2016

It was mid-November and Gauteng has been declared a disaster area. Heavy rains and flash floods in the preceding week had created chaos, loss of life and extensive damage to property and infrastructure. Amidst the horrific reports of children swept away by the floods and families tirelessly searching for missing […]

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, […]

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 […]

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: […]

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 […]

Lalela Project: if i could… Host Organisation

14 February 2014 Lalela – Robin Rhode collaboration at Cape Town’s Michael Stevenson gallery, © Federica Angelucci/Michael Stevenson gallery

Lalela Project is an arts non-profit organisation based in Hout Bay – a coastal suburb known as “the valley of the Atlantic seaboard” of the Cape Peninsula. Lalela, which means to “listen” in Zulu, was founded by Andrea Kerzner when she was inspired by the many organisations that work tirelessly […]

“Children bear the brunt” by if i could… intern Kyle Hiebert

20 November 2013

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 15 November, Impumelelo intern Kyle Heibert wrote an impassioned call for better education in South Africa, pointing out that South Africa certainly won’t reach […]