The VCP: an initiative that tackles the root causes of crime and violence

  • 18 March 2014 | Opinion

In order to promote violence and crime prevention, the German and South African governments have agreed on a joint initiative: the Inclusive Violence and Crime Prevention for Safe Public Spaces Programme.

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Broadening our horizons on education

  • 11 March 2014 | Phillip Methula, Education Specialist | Opinion

On 26 February 2014, Tshikululu Social Investments hosted Godwin Khosa, the CEO of the National Education Collaboration Trust (NECT). The purpose of the event was to provide Tshikululu staff with an overview of the scope and focus of NECT’s work in the country.

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Register now for the 5th annual CSI conference, sponsored by Tshikululu

  • 10 March 2014 | Opinion

Time is running out for registrations for the 5th annual CSI Conference, sponsored by Tshikululu Social Investments, which takes place next month.

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Reframing interventions to end gender-based violence in South Africa

  • 06 March 2014 | Opinion

On 25 February 2014 the FirstRand Foundation hosted a breakfast session focusing on interventions designed to end gender-based violence (GBV) in South Africa, as part of the CSI That Works series. The event was hosted by Sizwe Nxasana, chairperson of the FirstRand Foundation. The event was dedicated to the subject of gender-based violence and followed on the Reframing Interventions to End Gender-Based Violence in South Africa research report, commissioned by the foundation.


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Peer reviews – accelerated learning

  • 05 March 2014 | Yvonne Pennington, Senior Consultant | Insight | Category: NGO Interest

The peer-review process can be an exciting forum in which to share information, experiences and innovations in an unthreatening learning environment.

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The 2013 matric results – a tale of two provinces

  • 04 March 2014 | Margie Keeton, Epoch & Optima Trustee | Insight | Category: Education

The 2013 cohort of Grade 12 learners produced the best results since the National Senior Certificate (NSC) was introduced six years ago. Much has been made of the improved pass rate (up from 73.9% to 78.2%), as well as the increased proportion and number of learners gaining Bachelor degree passes (up from 26.6% to 30.4%). This is all most encouraging – but there is much more to consider.

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Tracey Henry to give keynote address at Corporate Social Investment Conference

  • 03 March 2014 | Opinion

Tshikululu CEO Tracey Henry will be delivering the keynote address at Secolo Media’s Corporate Social Investment Conference in Johannesburg on 27 and 28 March.

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Discipline begins at school?

  • 03 March 2014 | Bertha Phohlela | Opinion

One of the major challenges in the schools supported by the Epoch and Optima Trusts is learner apathy. Learners are becoming more ill-disciplined, are not doing their homework, come in late, do not attend extra lessons, and are just not willing to go the extra mile. But who is responsible for their discipline?

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The Principals Management Development Programme makes an impact

  • 27 February 2014 | Tsepo Senoamali | Opinion

The Principals Management Development Programme (PMDP) – implemented by Performance Solutions Africa and PricewaterhouseCoopers in collaboration with the University of KwaZulu-Natal and the KZN Department of Education, was first piloted in 2009 at 50 schools in three districts in the province. It has since been implemented in Mpumalanga and the Eastern Cape, where it is attaining high levels of success.

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Tshikululu makes a mark at the Mining Indaba

  • 21 February 2014 | Jolene Shaw | Opinion

Tshikululu’s CEO, Tracey Henry, along with three executives, recently attended the Mining Indaba held at the Cape Town International Conference Centre from 3-6 February. The Indaba is among the world’s largest mining investment conferences, and is Africa’s largest mining event. In its 20th edition, the Mining Indaba attracted more than 7 800 of the most internationally diversified and influential professionals in African mining.

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