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Community groups connecting around agro-ecological gardening

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On the 24th June members from the Electricity Action Group visited with Sizonqoba Women’s Group and Hlakaniphani Women’s Group in Gezubuso and Trustfeed respectively. The idea to connect with and learn with groups that were engaged around agro-ecological gardening came about through the Electricity Action Group’s

Conversation on gender stereotyping and roles

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Sakhisizwe Community Education Programme, a PACSA partner, and Imagine SA, two Pietermaritzburg-based youth organisations, hosted a youth conversation on gender stereotyping and its impact of young women, at Siyahlomula High School in Ashdown, on the 28 June 2014.

Fundisanani: SA and German Youth Connecting

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Ten young South Africans are currently on a month long exchange visit to Hertzogmeuhle, in Munich, Germany, to connect with young Germans. This exchange, aptly named, Fundisanani, is facilitated by Hertzogmeuhle, PACSA, the National Youth Initiative and Thabiso Skills Institute.

PACSA and ESSET in conversation on our work in the world

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For many years PACSA has collaborated with the Ecumenical Service for Socio-Economic Transformation (ESSET) around a number of campaigns and in jointly facilitating the Training for Socio-Economic Transformation course.

PACSA attend the SA Academy of Science conference

Mervyn Abrahams attended a two-day SA Academy of Sciences conference in Pretoria on the role of the Humanities in the university and society. The conference entitled, ‘On Being Controversial, The Humanities Reach Out.’

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.

Visitors to PACSA and PACSA staff movements

On the 20th June we hosted Geoff Daintree from the Christian Aid’s London office who visited PACSA to explore PACSA’s work on gender and in particular our work with churches in this regard. Geoff was in South Africa to host a discussion on tax and morality to feed into a Christian Aid publication.

I WALKED into my Spar several weeks ago to harried families swarming around the delicatessen, snatching up the last of the roasted chickens. One of the staff, with a trolley full of hastily constructed salad, pushing past me to restock the dwindling salad counter, whispered to me: “The lights went off in the big houses.”

To read the full article published in The Witness, on the 3rd April 2014, click here.



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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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