The Communities of the Kalahari Photography Showcase launches the blog, kalaharicommunities.tumblr.com, which includes an accompanying virtual and community-based programme that presents the photography of Luce Steenkamp and Tommy Busakhwe.
Death, arrest and attack, these are some of the challenges facing journalists on the continent and around the world. In South Africa, the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the closure of several media houses and left hundreds of journalists without jobs. We need to protect the rights and livelihoods of journalists given their critical role on the frontline.
Heading up a philanthropic foundation during the toxic brew of COVID-19, which has brought a health, humanitarian and economic crisis and a fundamental shakeup of civil society has been both a deeply challenging ordeal, as well as an opportunity to reset and grab opportunities that promise a long-term ability to build back better.
As Covid-19 diagnostics, vaccines and therapeutics become available, we must ensure equal, and affordable access for not only citizens, but for everyone in South Africa, including refugees, asylum seekers and migrants (irrespective of legal status and documentation).
When my team and I first began tracking the new coronavirus as it spread across the globe, we thought about it in abstract terms: a problem to be solved. We focused specifically on how the virus would impact South Africa, given the particular challenges we face, such as glaring inequality coupled with high rates of TB, HIV/Aids and noncommunicable diseases.
Delegates from the violence against women and children (VAWC) sector(s), development agencies and parastatals congregated at an OSF-SA Colloquium held in Johannesburg
As South Africa puts in place measures to curtail the spread of Covid-19, the direct relationship between a pandemic and rising levels of gender-based violence cannot be overlooked.
I’ve received a flood of emails since sending out my last email in January. Some writers offered words of encouragement; others posed questions. I have been unable to respond to each email due to a frenetic global induction schedule coupled with my regular work, but please be assured that I have read every one.
On the evening of Friday, 28 February, OSF-SA hosted OSF President, Patrick Gaspard, and Regional Director of OSF’s Africa Regional Office, Muthoni Wanyeki, and scores of guests at a rooftop venue in Cape Town.
OSF President Patrick Gaspard visited South Africa in February 2020 to launch the #AfricaNoFilter 2020 Summit. OSF is a partner in this multi-funded collaborative, which aims to change prevailing narratives about Africa. ‘I need us to love ourselves A whole lot louder, Even when the “First Wo Read more >