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What is the truth about virginity testing
Karel
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17 Mar, 2016

Every year thousands of young women around South Africa are tested to find out if they are a virgin – someone who has not had sex. Some respect this as a cultural practice, others find it degrading. Rise visited a Club in KwaZulu-Natal in 2014 and spoke to some of the women involved. We also asked two young women, Nomalanga and Amanda, about their experiences.

Mbutho wethu!
Karel
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14 Mar, 2016

The Ngcobo-Zintombizodwa (Girls Only) Rise Young Women’s club from a rural District in the Eastern Cape has recorded a CD. The CD has a song dedicated to Rise Young Womens Clubs, their Club Coordinator, Pienaar Motabene and Soul City.

Achievers Take Action event - King Williams Town
Karel
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14 Mar, 2016

The (ATA) Achievers Take Action event hosted by Soul City Institute (SCI) for the Humble Helpers Club, held on the 3 of March at West Bank Senior Secondary School in King Williams Town, was indeed a great success. The aim of this event was to encourage young girls to be aware of the fact if one wants to achieve any goal they have set for themselves, the only way to achieve that goal is by taking action.

Motheo Rise District Meeting
Karel
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10 Mar, 2016

The Motheo Rise District meeting took place at Navilsig High School in Bloemfontein, on Sunday 06 March 2016.

Flying High
Karel
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09 Mar, 2016

Asnath Mahape is the first black woman pilot in South Africa. At the age of 35 she is flying huge passenger planes to placeslike London. But it has been a struggle to succeed.

SCI puts focus on Young Women and Alcohol
Karel
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09 Mar, 2016

Growing usage of alcohol by young women between the ages of 15 – 24 has resulted in high sexual risk and increased HIV infection, according to researchers who addressed a media briefing hosted by the Soul City Institute for Health and Development Communication today.

RYWC in King Williams Town
Karel
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08 Mar, 2016

The New Beginnings Young Women’s Club held an event regarding Rape and Sexual Assault on the 26 February 2016. The event was held at Charles Morgan Primary School.

RYWC Nkangala District event (Mpumalanga)
Karel
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08 Mar, 2016

The event was a Rise Club initiated event where they did a “Back to School Presentation” of donated school shoes to vulnerable children in 2 schools – Mbongo Primary school which houses the Luthando Rise club and Babutheni Secondary school.

What is the truth about virginity testing

Every year thousands of young women around South Africa are tested to find out if they are a virgin – someone who has not had sex. Some respect this as a cultural practice, others find it degrading. Rise visited a Club in KwaZulu-Natal in 2014 and spoke to some of the women involved. We also asked two young women, Nomalanga and Amanda, about their experiences.

Mbutho wethu!

The Ngcobo-Zintombizodwa (Girls Only) Rise Young Women’s club from a rural District in the Eastern Cape has recorded a CD. The CD has a song dedicated to Rise Young Womens Clubs, their Club Coordinator, Pienaar Motabene and Soul City.

Achievers Take Action event - King Williams Town

The (ATA) Achievers Take Action event hosted by Soul City Institute (SCI) for the Humble Helpers Club, held on the 3 of March at West Bank Senior Secondary School in King Williams Town, was indeed a great success. The aim of this event was to encourage young girls to be aware of the fact if one wants to achieve any goal they have set for themselves, the only way to achieve that goal is by taking action.

Motheo Rise District Meeting

The Motheo Rise District meeting took place at Navilsig High School in Bloemfontein, on Sunday 06 March 2016.

Flying High

Asnath Mahape is the first black woman pilot in South Africa. At the age of 35 she is flying huge passenger planes to placeslike London. But it has been a struggle to succeed.

Dr Sue Goldstein visits Salzburg Global Seminar "Hooked on Health Care: Designing strategies for Better Health"

As a follow on of a meeting that was held in London about measuring Social and Behaviour Change I was invited to a “Salzburg Global Seminar” entitled “Hooked on Health Care: Designing strategies for Better Health.

SCI puts focus on Young Women and Alcohol

Growing usage of alcohol by young women between the ages of 15 – 24 has resulted in high sexual risk and increased HIV infection, according to researchers who addressed a media briefing hosted by the Soul City Institute for Health and Development Communication today.

SANAC Statement on HIV letter from former president Mbeki

The South African National AIDS Council has been inundated with requests from the media to respond to the letter from former President Thabo Mbeki on his Facebook page published this morning.

RYWC in King Williams Town

The New Beginnings Young Women’s Club held an event regarding Rape and Sexual Assault on the 26 February 2016. The event was held at Charles Morgan Primary School.

RYWC Nkangala District event (Mpumalanga)

The event was a Rise Club initiated event where they did a “Back to School Presentation” of donated school shoes to vulnerable children in 2 schools – Mbongo Primary school which houses the Luthando Rise club and Babutheni Secondary school.

Murray & Roberts and Soul Buddyz Scholarship Programme Report 2010 – 2014

Eighteen learners received the Murray & Roberts Soul Buddyz Scholarships in 2010.

Rise Clubs activities weekend of 27 - 28 February

Last weekend we saw Rise Clubs across the country engaged in District meetings and other activities.