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[VIDEO] Tonight With Jane Dutton - 20% of South Africans are substance abusers
Sep 05, 2018

[VIDEO] Tonight With Jane Dutton - 20% of South Africans are substance abusers

Nearly 20% of South Africans are substance abusers. This is costing the state some 40-billion-rand per annum. The rise of illicit drugs like tik, nyaope and sugars suggest we're losing the war on drugs. But have we bungled up the way we treat substance abuse?

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Aug 13, 2018

Mama Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s feminist legacy lives on

The Soul City Institute for Social Justice held a women’s month event to honour Mama Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s feminist legacy at the Constitutional Hill, Johannesburg on August 08, under the theme “Amplifying and multiplying Mama Winnie’s feminist legacy”.

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Aug 08, 2018

Invitations To Submit Proposal For Review Of The Finance And Procurement Units At Soul City Institute

Soul City Institute for Social Justice is inviting proposal from qualified consultants who have experience in the NGO/development sector to come and assess the effectiveness of the Finance and Procurement/Contracts Units to meet donor regulations in an efficient and cost effective manner.

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Jul 30, 2018

Soul City is marching with women for #TotalShutdown

Soul City supports the #TotalShutdown called by women on 1 August 2018. We support it because we are tired.

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QALO Shelter Shoe Box Project needs your support today
Jul 25, 2018

QALO Shelter Shoe Box Project needs your support today

Qalo, in conjunction with Soul City, aims to fundraise for and distribute 500 'dignity' boxes to women's shelters in Gauteng during Women's Month, August 2018.

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Jul 24, 2018

Call For Proposals: Procurement and Finance Review

SCI would like to appoint a consultant who has experience in grant-making in the NGO/development sector to come and assess the effectiveness of the Finance and Procurement/Contracts and identify strategies to improve the efficiency of the Finance and Procurement Units with due regard to the environment in which these units operate.

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Declaration of the 2018 International Social and Behaviour Change Communication Summit (Nusa Dua, Indonesia, April 16-20)
Jul 02, 2018

Declaration of the 2018 International Social and Behaviour Change Communication Summit (Nusa Dua, Indonesia, April 16-20)

Our message to decision- and change-makers everywhere is simple: together, we can ¬unleash the transformational power of Social and Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) to address the challenges facing the global community today.

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Jun 29, 2018

Soul City Institute and Safetipin wins the prestigious Womanity Award 2018: Safer Urban Environments for Women

A ground-breaking South to South partnership has won the global Womanity Award 2018 announced at the Tech4Dev UNESCO Conference, Lausanne.

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Lebo Ramafoko gives a SHORT ‘SHARP talk’ to the prestigious Duke Mendell Media Exchange in Johannesburg
Jun 09, 2018

Lebo Ramafoko gives a SHORT ‘SHARP talk’ to the prestigious Duke Mendell Media Exchange in Johannesburg

In her talk she speaks about the power of storytelling in women’s fight to be freed from the fear of rape and violence, and to write the story of their own lives.

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The Soul City Institute for Social Justice welcomes President Cyril Ramaphosa’s remarks on femicide in South Africa
Jun 01, 2018

The Soul City Institute for Social Justice welcomes President Cyril Ramaphosa’s remarks on femicide in South Africa

South Africa has one of the highest per capita rates of women being killed by their partners according to the statistics provided by the South African Medical Research Council.

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May 17, 2018

Soul City Joins Calls By Civil Society to Remove Mduduzi Manana from Parliament

The Soul City Institute for Social Justice joins the calls by civil society to have Mduduzi Manana removed from parliament as a repeat perpetrator of gender-based violence. We further endorse the complaint filed by Sonke Gender Justice against Mr Manana with the Parliamentary Ethics Committee.

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Lillian Dube tells international summit "Soul City saved my life"
Apr 18, 2018

Lillian Dube tells international summit "Soul City saved my life"

Speaking at the Social & Behavior Change Communication Summit in Bali, Lillian Dube opened up about her role as Sister Bettina, her battle with (and triumph over) cancer, and got attendees thinking and talking about their role in driving social behavior changes.

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Apr 15, 2018

[VIDEO] Poet Lebo Mashile pays tribute to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

Watch this moving tribut by poet Lebo Mashile to late struggle hero Winnie Madikizela-Mandela with a poem from Alice Walker.

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How the VAT increases the social and economic burdens the poor
Apr 09, 2018

How the VAT increases the social and economic burdens the poor

The national budget of any country is, in essence, a statement of value of its government and vicariously of the key power players and ‘influencers’ in that society. The budget delivered by former Minister of Finance, Malusi Gigaba, was delivered in the context of political transition, uncertainty and the notion of a ‘hole in the fiscus’ due to a global and national financial and economic crises, as well as money lost to the fiscus due to state capture and corruption.

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‘The Rock of rocks’
Apr 03, 2018

‘The Rock of rocks’

Tribute to Ma Winnie Madikizela-Mandela by Lebo Ramafoko - CEO of Soul City

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Mar 30, 2018

[VIDEO] Soul City at the Human Rights Festival

Raising Voices for Young Women and Girls Advocates were part of the Human Rights Festival hosted by the South African Constitutional Hill, Johannesburg. With funding from the European Union, SCI has partnered with Women’s Net and Masimanyane Women’s Rights International to birth the Raising Voices of Young Women and Girls programme which focuses on democracy, governance, human rights and advocacy. The programme is run in the North West, Free State and Mpumalanga provinces.

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