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.
After a number of years of staff stability we have now had some changes. At the end of May 2016 we say good-bye to Madalitso Mtine who had been with us for 8 years. Mada will take a position of Programme Manager at ESSET in Johannesburg. We are very sad to bid farewell to Mada.
What do we do with excess produce from our gardens? The Hlakaniphani Widows Group in Trustfeed invited their peers in the Food Justice Collective to join them for a workshop on making jam and fresh juice from excess produce from their gardens.
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.
As the El Nino weather pattern challenges southern Africa, what is the role of churches in helping people realize their right to food and livelihood?
South Africa has one of the highest inequalities ratios and this is reflected in the wages that most workers in South Africa take home. The median wage, in 2014 figures, was R3033 per month and then 50% of all workers earned less that the median. The question of a national minimum wage and the level at which such a minimum should be set is therefore one of the most contested policy discussion in South Africa today.