• Jul. 28 2020
  • Janice Scheckter

COVID-19 pushes Civil Society’s watchdog role, a few notches up

This pandemic continues to highlight global inequality. For the privileged, isolation is possible. For the vast majority of workers, those fortunate to still have jobs, they risk their lives daily, travelling on public transport, sharing water sources, domestic work, factory work, store work and more.

  • Apr. 24 2020
  • Letswalo Marobane

Is COVID-19 fast-tracking digital transformation in companies?

2020 has become a year to forget. Coronavirus is a pandemic that has affected everyone globally. Our government has encouraged South Africas to stay at home and distance themselves from others to help reduce the spread of the virus.

  • Mar. 30 2020
  • Letswalo Marobane

Online communities providing a lifeline for LGBTQI

Many LGBTQI community members live under a cloud of stress and fear, they experience barriers to economic and social inclusion related to structural inequality and social stigma along multiple axes. According to research, over 60% of the LGBTQ community deals with some form of mental health illness.

  • Mar. 30 2020
  • Letswalo Marobane

The power of online engagement for mental health

Individuals and families dealing with mental health illness often have a sense of despair and isolation. Over 17 million people in South Africa suffer from a number of mental health illnesses, impacting many more millions across families and communities. Today, however, the exponential emergence of online communities, many levels of support become available.

  • Mar. 30 2020
  • Letswalo Marobane

A lifeline for isolated parents of children with special needs

Living with a disabled child can be very daunting for parents, many feel isolated and that nobody really understands the pressures of dealing with their child on a day-to-day basis. Their isolation is often due to a lack of support or connections to programmes in society that offer assistance.

  • Mar. 30 2020
  • Letswalo Marobane

WHY COMMUNITY? WHY NOW?

Organisations, multi-sectoral stakeholder groups, crisis committees, sales teams, NGOs and support teams around the world – have been caught with their proverbial pants down.

  • Jul. 4 2019
  • Janice Scheckter

Facts about disability continued

  • Jun. 21 2019
  • Janice Scheckter

Facts about disability

  • Jun. 10 2019
  • Thandile Thobela

South Africa’s newly elected cabinet demonstrates better gender equality

South African politics seems to be paving the way to improve gender equality. In his announcement of the newly elected cabinet, President Cyril Ramaphosa revealed a 50/50 gender split.  

 

  • Jun. 3 2019
  • Janice Scheckter

Civil society stories from the continent - Somalia

The role of civil society in Somalia’s reconstruction: achievements, challenges and opportunities

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