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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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Mar 16, 2018

United Nation's 2018 Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) (Lebo's Blog, pt 2)

Lebo and Rise Young Woman Advocate, Nadeli Chirwa, are attending the United Nation’s 2018 Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)

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Mar 15, 2018

Op-ed by Zane Dangor, COO of Soul City for The Star

I have joined Soul City as the Chief Operations Officer at an exciting time of change and renewal. The fast-changing political and socio-economic context in South Africa demands that Soul City responds with the “fierce urgency of now” by redefining the very concept of social justice.

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Mar 14, 2018

United Nation's 2018 Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) (Lebo's Blog, pt 1)

Soul City CEO, Lebo Ramafoko, is attending the United Nation's 2018 Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).

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Social justice heavyweight Zane Dangor joins Soul City
Mar 07, 2018

Social justice heavyweight Zane Dangor joins Soul City

I am proud to announce that Zane Dangor has joined Soul City as the Chief Operations Officer. He joins the organisation at a time of exciting change and renewal.

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Feb 07, 2018

Raising Voices of Young Women and Girls

This interactive training allowed the participants to apply understanding of the concepts to real life scenarios from their environment.

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Nov 16, 2017

World Aids Day Half Marathon & 10km Road Race

3 December 2017 - Katlehong Sports Complex

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Oct 19, 2017

Kwanda Challenge - 24 October at 9am

Seriti Institute and Soul City are launching the Kwanda Challenge at 9 a.m. on 24 October 2017. We invite you to a breakfast hosted by Norton Rose Fulbright, at 15 Alice Lane, Sandton.

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Sep 08, 2017

Photovoice: Pushing the boundaries of participatory research - Gerry Mshana

Why use photovoice as a research methodology? This Learning Lab presents experiences and findings from two studies in Tanzania, detailing successes and challenges of this approach.

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Sep 08, 2017

GIS Mapping: Geographic Information System Workshop 2015

STRIVE is conducing a multi-country study of alcohol availability, advertising and impact on young people. For one aspect of the research, partners in India, South Africa and Tanzania are mapping the density of alcohol outlets in relation to the places where young people live and go to school and college.

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Sep 08, 2017

Public Health vs Alcohol: An interview with Savera Kalideen

The Soul City Institute for Health and Development Communication is a STRIVE partner in South Africa. Soul City combines research with radio and television programming and community organising to run powerful campaigns on public health. With other STRIVE partners, Soul City is using GIS mapping to document the availability and marketing of alcohol in specific areas, and using photovoice to explore the impact of alcohol on the lives of young people in the same areas.

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