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Building wells in the Covid-19 era

Building wells in the Covid-19 era

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

Unity Key in Push for Social Justice

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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COVID-19 & Access to Education

COVID-19 & Access to Education

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 StoriesĀ 

CEO Column: Joburg StoriesĀ 

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

CEO Column: Girls on the Move

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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CEO Column: Child participation is the only way forward

CEO Column: Child participation is the only way forward

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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