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#Lockdowndairies: A tale of a village girl

10 Jun 2020

On the 23rd of March President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a national Lockdown and from that day our lives changed. As a Grade 11 learner from the Kgakgoa Secondary School, in Ga-Chokwe Village in Moletjie (Limpopo) , my whole school life has been disrupted. I’ve had to quickly learn and master the skill of self-studying, which has not been easy.
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Building wells in the Covid-19 era

18 May 2020

We have all heard a similar story; a well-meaning NGO ventures off to save the women of a village by building a well in the heart of their community, only to discover that the women preferred to walk the distance to collect water from a nearby source. 
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Unity Key in Push for Social Justice

8 May 2020

Strategic collaboration between the private sector, civil society and government has never been more important. 
 The number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise despite the lockdown. Infections are now rising at a rate of over 200 a day This is only the beginning.
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5 May 2020

Children make up 35% of the South African population and according to the Child Gauge (2018) in 2017, 11.2 million children between the ages of 7 and 17 were found to have attended some form of educational facility. This figure constitutes 98% of the country’s children. Given these numbers, our issues as children should be taken seriously.

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CEO Column: Joburg Stories 

4 Feb 2020

Empathy is a funny thing. Every day, almost all of us in South Africa find ourselves weighing whether we can or should do something to help others. That’s part of living in the most unequal society in the world, where wealth exists just across the highway from poverty.
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CEO Column: Girls on the Move

13 Jan 2020

I recently accompanied one of our Save the Children South Africa (SCSA) community mediators to meet a young girl in Bez Valley, a part of Johannesburg that is a home to large migrant communities. I was there to find out more about the everyday realities of migration, from a gendered perspective. 
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Introducing Sisonke – Philanthropy Matters

1 Jan 2020

A common question at the start of any meeting these days is “where has the year gone?” It is quite normal to lament the fast-paced passing of time around mid-Winter, but 2020 has been extraordinarily different, for many obvious and not so obvious reasons. 
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CEO Column: Child participation is the only way forward

12 Dec 2019

The girl sat with her back to the audience. In a heavy peach-coloured jacket, eyes closed, with a microphone in her hand. And she spoke of life in the township where she lives, of fear and inequality. It was a powerful message that fixed the attention of everyone in the room.
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CEO Column: The Ban on Corporal Punishment in the Home

21 Nov 2019

One day, not too long ago, a Johannesburg father came home to find his son watching pornography on TV. The father flew into a fit of rage, and beat his son so badly that he ended up in hospital. The case went to court, where the father argued that his actions should be considered as “reasonable chastisement”, which was permitted then under the Children’s Act.
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