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PACSA Reflecting and Learning on its Practice

PACSA staff met from 24th-28th March 2014 for its first quarterly organisational week in 2014. The new format of bringing many typically separate reflection spaces into one week is useful to provide distance from the office to better reflect on the work as well as to provide improved focus for much richer learnings. It is a check-in and invigorator of sorts to reflect on our practice (where am I in our joint construction of practice), consolidate and reinforce our organisational learnings, whilst further deepening our theoretical understandings through readings and discussions.

Thulas Ndlovu: 23 Years of Service to PACSA

Thulas Ndlovu celebrated 23 years of service in PACSA this month. Thulas joined PACSA when it was a young organisation founded 9 years previously. He is the one who holds our thread with PACSA as it evolved over the years. Thanks for your commitment to social justice over the years Thulas.  

Young people reflecting on their experiences of unemployment

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On the 13th and 14th March 2014, PACSA, with the support of the Foundation for Human Rights, hosted a 2-day forum

PACSA receives a Human Rights Award

Mervyn Abrahams, on behalf of PACSA, received an award for its contribution to human rights from 'Love to Live', a Pietermaritzburg based organisation. The award is given "in recognition

PACSA partners participating in a Dialogue on the Right to Food

Representatives of two of PACSA’s community partners, Ntombifuthi Nyoka from the Hlakaniphani Women’s group and Ntombifikile Khanyile of the Sizonqoba Group, attended a 3 day “Right to Food” Dialogue in Grahamstown hosted by the Eastern Cape Agricultural Research Project.

Educators visiting an apartheid museum

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As part of our Human Rights Day celebration PACSA supported a group of 15 educators from 4 Pietermaritzburg schools to visit the Monty Naicker Exhibition on the struggle against apartheid in Durban. The visit took place on the 14th March 2014. 

PACSA and Partners explore most significant change story-telling methodology

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PACSA and 12 of our community partners took part in workshop, on the 19th and 20th of February, to explore the Most Significant Change story-telling methodology and its use in our work of social change.

Changing Male Identity In SA: Learning From Positive Masculinities

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PACSA, the Goedgedacht Forum for Social Reflection and OXFAM Australia jointly hosted a round table on ‘Changing Male Identity In SA: Learning from Positive Masculinities’ in Pietermaritzburg on the 20th March 2014.

1. 1KZNTV: Thulani Mthalane was on 1KZNTV during the eve of valentine day on the 23rd February 2014. He was invited to in the panel during the Lifestyle Show which was screened at 20h30. The show covered topics like; what are men’s expectations in the relationship, how to deal with infidelity in a relationship and what causes it, dealing with children from outside marriage, dealing with the ex-lover who keeps on popping to your relationship.

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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 poverty is reduced in communities in the uMgungundlovu District in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.

Upcoming Events

20 March:
Roundtable Discussion

7 June:
Youth Day Event

26 – 28 September:
Film and Arts Festival

21 November:
16 Days Event

28 November:
World Aids Day Event

PACSA is a member of the Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance

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PACSA subscribes to The Independant code of Governance for Non-Profit Organisations in South Africa

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