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16 Days of Activism confronting Gender Based Violence (GBV)

CA in South Africa is again involved in 16 Days of Activism confronting Gender Based Violence (GBV) in the country – through our emerging joint ACT Ubumbano Solidarity Hub work. We focus on 2 key solidarity activities this year to empower communities to take forward the justice struggles against GBV (prophetic voice in action) far […]

Government’s Intervention Vital in the Waste Industry

Community activists are calling for government to intervene in the waste pickers industry. The community of Thulani Snake Park informal settlement in Soweto wants the government to regulate the industry by protecting waste pickers and thus allow the community to make a meaningful living from collecting waste. “Residing in a community that is contaminated by […]

NGO creates citizen journalism app for communities

By Sibahle Malinga, IT Web Journalist Johannesburg CT Ubumbano, a network of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) around Southern Africa, has unveiled a mobile and Web-based application aimed at helping community members report and share their personal stories of social, economic and gender injustice. ACT Ubumbano is part of the global ACT Alliance consisting of members from […]

Ubumbano Wants To Empower Communities To Tell Their Own Stories

By Shaazia Ebrahim Your smartphone is a powerful tool. It is a basis of a terrible inequality, and one of the reasons that the Democratic Republic of Congo – and various countries in Africa – suffer disruptions. But it can also be used as a tool for change. ACT Ubumbano wants to empower communities to use […]

Digital Activism Key to Galvanising Communities

Press Release 17 October 2018 “Cell phones have become a critical tool to change lives in communities.” This was highlighted by community activists at the launch of the Ubumbano Voice Community Project in Johannesburg today. Bobby Marie of the Bench Marks Foundation facilitated a panel discussion on the value of digital media in promoting social […]

Inequality and The Struggle for Humanity in Southern Africa

This resource showcases the content, process and concrete outcomes of the Solidarity Platform meeting. Its purpose is to document the critical learnings that emerged, and to offer a framework for the thinking and doing of solidarity in transformative ways. It is hoped the resource will support the ongoing reflective practice of ACT Alliance partner organisations, as well […]

Arda Transau Relocation, A Tale of the Resource Curse

Drug abuse, commercial sex work, domestic violence and family disintegration are some of the social ills that remain embedded in most rural communities. Villagers residing in Arda Transau, a state owned farm turned residential area for people displaced by mining activities in Chiadzwa’s diamond fields have argued that these challenges are faced predominantly by women. […]

Press Release: Arda Transau Relocation, A Tale of the Resource Curse

Drug abuse, commercial sex work, domestic violence and family disintegration are some of the social ills that remain embedded in most rural communities. Villagers residing in Arda Transau, a state owned farm turned residential area for people displaced by mining activities in Chiadzwa’s diamond fields have argued that these challenges are faced predominantly by women. […]

Illegal Sand Mining, An Ecological Negative Practice

By Booker Menzva Illegal sand mining in the Kruger to Canyons biosphere is depleting the rivers ecosystem adversely affecting the livelihoods of communities who live around and depend on the rivers. Miners are leaving deep holes that fill up with water and are a hazard to children and livestocks, drowning cases are on the rise. […]