30 Apr
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SLF and Delft Safety Group Attend SAVI Conference and Launch of 16 Days of Activism

SLF continues to support the efforts of the Delft Safety Group (DSG), who, together with other community based organisations, are taking the lead in advocating for improved safety and other positive social changes in various areas in Delft. The group’s work builds upon a 3-year collaborative partnership with SLF team, exploring how a participatory approach […]

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30 Apr
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PMA goes international

Newsletter Content Contributor: Rory Liedeman   March 2017 was an extraordinary month for SLF’s Participatory Monitoring and Accountability (PMA) research team, for two main reasons. Firstly, from 5 March to 10 March, Farida Ryklief, Soeraya Davids, Sinazo Peters, Joanna Wheeler and Rory Liedeman attended a week-long participatory workshop, as part of a larger South African […]

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30 Apr
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Unlocking Land for Micro-Enterprise Growth: A Solution Lab

SLF has embarked on a research project entitled ‘Unlocking Land for Micro-Enterprise Growth’ (ULMEG), which has grown from the findings of our flagship project ‘Formalising Informal Micro Enterprises (FIME). Through FIME we have illustrated ways in which land use management systems have intentionally (as well as unintentionally) reinforced Apartheid era town planning and spatial injustice, […]

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30 Apr
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Developing Effective School Dropout Interventions

Newsletter Content Contributor: Andrew Hartnack   Since late 2016, SLF has been part of an exciting and important pilot project, funded by the DG Murray Trust, to examine which kinds of approaches aimed at reducing the drop out of at-risk teenagers from school can be most effective. SLF has a grant from the DGMT to […]

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30 Apr
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SLF engages stakeholders to unlock land

Sustainable Livelihoods Foundation, in partnership with Urban Works, conducted first of two ‘Solutions Lab’ in Johannesburg to engage stakeholders from civil society, business and government on strategies through which land can be unlocked to advantage micro-enterprises in the township economy. A second ‘solutions lab’ event will be conducted in Cape Town in late February.

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30 Apr
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A Conclusion to the “Addressing School Dropout” Project

In 2017, SLF Director Andrew Hartnack has been a research/knowledge partner in the DG Murray Trust’s “Addressing School Dropout” pilot project, which sought to test a number of models to prevent high school learners from leaving school early. Hartnack visited eight NGO-run projects throughout the year to document the work each was doing in schools […]

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30 Apr
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Community Careworkers Organise Stakeholder Engagement Event

Newsletter Content Contributor: Miriam Waltz   “We clock in and out under a tree whether it rains or is hot… we are like goats or dogs,” says Nozuko Fos, a Community Care Worker (CCW) in Nyanga. She adds: “They are playing games with us,” referring to the Department of Health, with whom the CCWs have […]

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30 Apr
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Release of our Making All Voices Count research report

Our Making All Voices Count research report has been published. This report draws on research that has been done at SLF within the past 6 years. It focuses on four case studies which examine challenges faced by marginalised groups and the individuals that campaign on their behalf. These groups include activists against gender-based violence, community […]

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30 Apr
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Building International Partnerships

In November Leif Petersen and Andrew Charman travelled to Boston, USA where they were keynote speakers at the Northeastern University conference on Social Entrepreneurship. http://theannualseconference.org/. The trip was jointly sponsored by Northeastern University in Boston and Concordia University in Montreal, where visits and meetings were also made. Leif then flew onto Washington DC for a […]

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