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2014 PACSA Film & Arts Festival

Please join us at the 2014 edition of the PACSA Film and Arts Festival on the theme ‘People live here . . . 20 years into Democracy’ from Friday 26th to Sunday 28th September 2014 at the University of KwaZulu Natal (Pietermaritzburg campus). Click here to view the detailed programme. 

An emerging movement on food sovereignty

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Over the past six months a number of groups have been collaborating and mentoring each other in agro-ecological gardening and this is leading to an emerging movement in the District.

Anna Puntman – new PACSA intern

Hello everyone! My name is Anna and I’m the new intern at PACSA. I am a third year human geography student from the University of Amsterdam.

Mandela Day Events

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Nelson Mandela International Day (or Mandela Day) is celebrated annually on the 18th of July, the late Nelson Mandela's birthday. This year a number of our community partners had events around Mandela Day. Sizonqoba group in Gezubuso had a joint event with the The Chatsworth Youth Centre, Revolution Motorcycle Club, Pink Drive and Art of Living Foundation from Durban.

PACSA and Partners attend the Southern Cape Land Committee’s Agro-ecological producers platform

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Mada Mtine and Julie Smith, from PACSA, and Ntombifikile Khanyile and MamNyoka, two members of PACSA’s community partners, attended the Southern Cape Agro-Ecological Producers platform

PACSA’s 35th Annual General Meeting

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Sixty-nine people joined us in celebrating the 35th Annual General Meeting of PACSA on Saturday, 14 June 2014, at the Methodist Church in Peter Kerchoff Street, Pietermaritzburg. It was fitting that we gathered in a street named after the founder of PACSA.

Roundtable discussion: The May 2014 elections and the future of politics in South Africa

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PACSA, in collaboration with the Catholic Parliamentary Liaison Office and the Hans Seidel Foundation, hosted a round table discussion on 'The May 2014 Elections and the Future of Politics in SA’ on the 18th June 2014 which was attended by 67 people.

Thembalihle Youth Development Group on Umgungundlovu Radio

In August three members of the Thembalihle Youth Development Group from Pietermaritzburg took part on the Ingelosi engenaMaphiko show on the Umgungundlovu Radio station.

"The SA Reserve Bank announced this week that ­inflation eased to 6.3% in July from 6.6% in June. But the good news is not translating to most South Africans’ shopping trolleys."

Read the article here published by the City Press on August 24th, 2014. 



Pacsa LogoPACSA is an independent, faith-based, non-governmental organisation that has worked to achieve social and economic justice for over 30 years.

PACSA works for improved social cohesion as inequality and poverty is reduced in communities in the uMgungundlovu District in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.

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26 – 28 September:
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