Creative Consulting & Development Works

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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 […]

Championing Transitional Justice in Africa

16 September 2014

South Africa has a history of social injustice rooted in its apartheid past. Unlike numerous African countries on the continent, South Africa has become a success story – one that stands as a good example of healing. South Africa has provided positive reference for countries that are experiencing civil war […]

2015: The International Year of Evaluation

16 September 2014

2015 was officially declared as the International Year of Evaluation at the Third International Conference on National Evaluation Capacities held in São Paulo, Brazil, 29 September-2 October 2013. The aim of the International Year of Evaluation (EvalYear) is to strengthen the demand for and use of evaluation to inform public […]

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 […]

August Edition of HIV this Month

1 September 2014

  HIV this month. Issue no. 8. August 2014 Welcome to UNAIDS Science now and to the 8th issue of HIV this month 2014! In July the Mississippi child was reported found with detectable virus after 27 months of being “in remission”, off-treatment and with undetectable virus.  In this light, […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

The Campaign and Commission to Change Khayelitsha Policing

9 June 2014 Activists protest for the O'Regan/Pikoli Commission of Inquiry into Khayelitsha Policing in Khayelitsha, South Africa. Photograph by the Social Justice Coalition.

Former if i could… intern Stephanie Hale recently updated us on what she’s up to post-internship, and we’re thrilled to share her good news! Read her published article on the Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry, “The Campaign and Commission to Change Khayelitsha Policing” “I live in London now and work at Think […]