18 July 2022
On 18 July every year, we invite you to mark Nelson Mandela International Day by making a difference in your communities.
Everyone has the ability and the responsibility to change the world for the better! Mandela Day is an occasion for all to act and inspire change.
In November 2009, in recognition of the former South African President’s contribution to the culture of peace and freedom, the UN General Assembly declares 18 July “Nelson Mandela International Day “. Resolution A/RES/64/13 recognizes Mandela’s values and his dedication to the service of humanity in conflict resolution; race relations;promotion and protection of human rights; reconciliation; gender equality and the rights of children and other vulnerable groups; the fight against poverty;the promotion of social justice. Nelson Mandela devoted his life to the service of humanity – as a human rights lawyer, a prisoner of conscience, an international peacemaker and the first democratically elected president of a free South Africa. #Unitednations #MandelaDay2022
COP 27 Done and Dusted – So What Now?
COP 27 which was dubbed as an African COP because it was held on the African soil happened at a time when inequality in South Africa and the entire world was and is still worsening; costs of living are going up tremendously; and unemployment skyrocketing especially among the youth in South Africa, amid a crippling energy crisis and a life-threatening heat wave which has claimed the lives of Seven Farm Workers in the Kakamas in the Northern Cape in South Africa.
Flanders Southern Africa – Gender CC Southern Africa (GCRCI Project)
The Flanders Southern Africa – supported resilience building and vulnerability reduction project implemented by GenderCCSA for smallholder farmers in Hebron, Northwest Province and Vhembe, Limpopo Province was able to train farmers on how to dry their produce with solar dryers in collaboration with Food Masters SA.
Climate Change and Subsistence Farming in South African Communities
Climate change is one of the most important societal issues currently facing the world. Recent weather events across South Africa have sparked popular interest in understanding the role of global warming in driving extreme weather.