Friday, 4 February 2011: “Alcohol free schools means no alcohol for learners and no alcohol to be consumed by either teachers or parents on the school premises. It also means no advertising or sponsorships by alcohol producers or sellers at schools. It means all events and tours are to be alcohol free. No shebeen, tavern or bottle store should operate within 500 metres of the school. In addition schools need to be committed to educating learners about the consequences of alcohol and other substances in the school,’’ so said the Deputy Minister of Social Development, Bongi Maria Ntuli today at the launch of the Soul Buddyz television series.
Call for Tenders: Evaluation of the Southern African Regional Social and Behaviour Change Communication Programme
Implementation in Malawi
Johannesburg, 6 December 2010: The Soul City Institute’s Regional Campaign in partnership with the Champions for an HIV-Free Generation have produced a series of one minute ‘conversations’ with three exceptional African leaders: Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Dr Speciosa Wandira and Dr Kenneth Kaunda. The conversations are currently being broadcast across nine Southern African countries.
North West Department of Social Development, Women, Children and Persons with Disabilities partners with Soul City Institute
MEDIA RELEASE: WITS School of Public Health and The Soul City Institute for Health & Development Communication
The Wits School of Public Health and the Soul City Institute launch a Division of Social and Behaviour Change Communication – an African first
by Claire Keeton: NEW HIV infections in South Africa dropped by 35% between 2002 and 2008, a study reveals. The most striking reduction was a 60% decline among 15 to 24-year-olds.
The Soul City Institute has two quality dramas on air each week. Both programmes currently feature in the top 10 on SABC 1 and are amongst the most watched and enjoyed programmes in South Africa.
SABC 1 is heating up its prime time drama slot with the return of a brand new Soul City series 10. The series will be premiering on the channel on Monday, 22 March at 20h30.
Monday, 25 October 2009: Thousands of runners will commemorate World Aids Day by taking part in the Soul City Sports Club’s annual race on Sunday, 29 November 2009. The race starts and ends at University of Johannesburg with 5km, 10km and 21km events on offer. In running the race, ordinary people along with celebrities and musicians will be committing themselves to the OneLove campaign. There will be prize winners in each category as well as for couples who complete the race.
MEDIA RELEASE AND INVITATION: Kwanda Klothing will make its debut at the South African Sanlam Fashion Week
Monday, 14 September 2009: You won’t want to miss this! During Joburg Fashion Week make a special effort to see the Kwanda Klothing fashion range and interact with the designers of this innovative project. Five communities currently involved in the world’s first community makeover tv show are producing this range under the guidance of a designer and recent fashion graduates. Visit stalls B35, B36, B41 and B42.
MEDIA RELEASE: Now Soul City and Dept of Social Development bring you Kwanda, the first ever community makeover TV show
Tuesday, 25 August 2009: Kwanda, the first ever community makeover TV show will begin flighting from 2 September on SABC1. This extraordinary series shows teams of volunteers from all over the country working together to see whether common challenges faced by South African communities can be resolved.