Economic data shows jobs crisis in a context of low wages creates cycle of deepening poverty, inequality and unemployment.
Talks to determine the level at which the National Minimum Wage (NMW) will be set have stalled in NEDLAC. The offer made by Business of R1 800 is just too low to make any substantial improvement to the lives of workers.
In order to deepen our knowledge and competence to mainstream legal strategies in our social change work, David Cote, Strategic Litigation Programme Coordinator at Lawyers for Human Rights, facilitated a two-day workshop for PACSA staff on the Right to Protest and the use of strategic litigation to open ‘closed spaces’ and advance a social change agenda.
The KwaZulu-Natal Stress and Trauma Network, a PACSA community partner, conducted two trauma awareness workshops in Kwa-Haza and Howick West. These workshops create safe spaces to identify trauma, provide emotional support through sharing stories and assist participants in reducing the impact of stress and trauma on their physical, emotional and mental well- being.
The Midlands Christian Council, with support from PACSA, hosted a dialogue of church leaders to reflect on ethical leadership in the public space. This dialogue was prompted by the Constitutional Court ruling that President Zuma has failed to protect, defend and respect the constitution in the Nkandla matter.
On Saturday, 18 June 2016, PACSA hosted its 36th Annual General Meeting at the Msunduzi Museum. 40 people attended the meeting during which PACSA presented highlights of its work in 2015 and rendered accountability to PACSA members and the wider society.
Our Process Facilitators participated in a Facilitator Development Program (FDP) course facilitated by Davine Thaw of Footsteps International. The programme was facilitated over 2 modules, with each module lasting 3 days.
The Source of Hope Youth Foundation, a PACSA partner, in partnership with Rivlife International conducted a community campaign entitled, “100% Against Teen Pregnancy” on the 21st May 2016. The campaign walk attracted about 90 youth from the communities of Eastwood, Cinderella Park, Panorama and Thembalihle.
PACSA’s Monthly Food Price Barometer for May 2016
Talks to determine the level at which the National Minimum Wage will be set have stalled in NEDLAC. The offer made by Business of R1 800 is just too low to make any substantial improvement to the lives of workers.