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The home is dangerous for women
Apr 07, 2014

The home is dangerous for women

South Africa has the most intimate partner violence deaths in the world: It is time to act, says Savera Kalideen.

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Apr 03, 2014

Kwanda Imbizo in Mthwalume, KwaZulu Natal – 4 April 2014

The groundbreaking community development initiative, Kwanda, will be holding its second Imbizo in Mthwalume in KwaZulu Natal on Friday 4 April. This is part of a series of Imbizo’s taking place in Kwanda communities around the country. The five communities are Lephepane in Limpopo, Tjakastad in Mpumalanga, Kwakwatsi in the Free State, Pefferville in the Eastern Cape and uMthwalume in KwaZulu Natal.

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Edutainment: Using Stories and Media for Social Action and Behaviour Change
Apr 03, 2014

Edutainment: Using Stories and Media for Social Action and Behaviour Change

The manual is designed for media practitioners and activists who wish to use the power of entertainment and mass media to promote health, human rights, and social justice. Drawing on successful stories and case studies from Africa and elsewhere, this manual is designed to inspire, give fresh ideas, and share experiences of interesting edutainment programmes.

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Apr 01, 2014

A regional collaboration to address SRHR and nutrition

Soul City’s regional partner organisation in Mozambique, N’weti in partnership with MASC Mozambique, will be hosting an international conference on SRHR from 2nd to 3rd April 2014 in Maputo.

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Violence, pregnant teenagers and booze at De Aar's end of the world
Mar 07, 2014

Violence, pregnant teenagers and booze at De Aar's end of the world

Alcohol abuse breeds apathy and joblessness, and fuels abuse in an ever more vicious cycle.

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Comment: Alcohol industry still calls the shots
Mar 07, 2014

Comment: Alcohol industry still calls the shots

When Soul City's PhuzaWize campaigners did a community mapping exercise there in 2013, they found 2 305 households, one community library, a cultural village, a soccer stadium, an arts school, two clinics, 10 schools, five creches and 14 churches. And 28 liquor outlets; 24 were illegal.

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Feb 21, 2014

Alcohol in South Africa

Some interesting statistics on alcohol and alcohol use in South Africa.

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Soul City: Behaviour Change In Young Women
Feb 05, 2014

Soul City: Behaviour Change In Young Women

At a meeting on 3 December 2013, the Global Fund Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) elected the Soul City Institute for Health and Development Communication as the 6th Principal Recipient (PR) of a Global Fund grant in the allocation of 307 293 214 billion USD approved last September (Soul City received R60 million of the grant).

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Jan 02, 2014

Young adults 'damage DNA' with weekend alcohol consumption

College students are renowned for partying at the weekends, and this usually involves having a drink or two. But new research has found that this level of alcohol consumption may cause damage to DNA. This is according to a study published in the journal Alcohol.

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Tribute to Nelson Mandela
Dec 06, 2013

Tribute to Nelson Mandela

The Soul City Institute extends its condolences to the Mandela family. Like everyone across the world, we received the news of Tata’s passing with great sadness and disbelief. Although he had been sick for a while, I do not think that we would ever be ready to say goodbye to him.

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Dec 02, 2013

We're Getting The Message

Article from Daily Sun, 2 December 2013 - Written by Njabulo Ngcobo

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Nov 30, 2013

Campaign against HIV/AIDS scores stunning results

The results of a campaign by Africa's largest social change communication organisation, the Johannesburg-based Soul City Institute for Health and Development Communication (Soul City), indicate very strongly that the HIV/AIDS pandemic ravaging sub-Saharan Africa can be beaten back if there is sufficient will and committed support for worthy programmes.

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New partners join Eldis in “Open Knowledge Hub” project
Nov 29, 2013

New partners join Eldis in “Open Knowledge Hub” project

Eldis is joining forces with eight new partner organisations in a new collaborative project, provisionally called the “Open Knowledge Hub”, to support knowledge producers and consumers, particularly those in developing countries, to improve the availability and accessibility of global development research.

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Nov 29, 2013

Communicate to combat HIV pandemic

Article from The New Age, 29 November 2013 - Written by Lebo Ramafoko

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