Hands-On Issue 2 (May-Aug 2011)


Growth Sparks by Ilifa Labantwana

Ilifa Labantwana is a multi-donor partnership to support integrated early childhood development (ECD). Specifically the project aims to increase access to, and improve the quality of ECD for children in under-served communities; and to support South African policy implementation of integrated ECD interventions in a sustainable manner. Growth Sparks articles are an ECD resource exploring […]

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South Africa’s vulnerable ageing population

South Africa has a rapidly ageing population. The birth rate is falling and many people are living to a greater age. Family structures are changing and older persons can no longer rely on their children for care and support. The sector task team for older persons (STTOP) convened by Neighbourhood Old Age Homes (NOAH) reflect […]

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Perspectives on Leadership Development – Lessons from Life and Practice

Earlier this year TSiBA Education endeavoured to explore the state of leadership development in South Africa’s social sector. The overarching impetus was to explore two key questions: “Where will the next Mandelas, Tutus and Rampheles come from? And what do we know collectively, about helping to nurture them?” Prior to the official release of their […]

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Go for Gold: Mediating Opportunity Connections for Youth in the Construction Industry

The Go for Gold programme is a unique partnership between civil society, the Western Cape Education Department and the Construction sector. The partnership emerged as a response to the critical shortage of candidates from disadvantaged communities with the necessary grounding in science and mathematics for entry into the construction industry. Over the last decade they […]

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Social Change Assistance Fund

Working with Northern Cape communities, the Social Change Assistance Fund (SCAT) aims to promote greater self-reliance and economic independence by establishing small scale and micro farming communities. Take a look at their strategy, progress and advice for other NGO’s here. We would greatly appreciate your feedback, please comment below.

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Improving how schools work – through better organisation and planning

Government has developed a school improvement strategy that plans to establish an annual school management cycle in all schools to improve and ensure school functionality. The burden for the implementation of this strategy lies on the school principals and district offices who often lack capacity and know-how to ensure school functionality and delivery of quality […]

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