Being told to self-isolate or work from home as the world grapples with Covid-19 is meaningless to people who rely on shelters for a bed and food. So how are some of South Africa’s shelters adjusting to the declaration by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday that there should not be[…]
They might be from different political parties that have contrasting ideologies, but on gender-based violence they all agree – it is an issue that cannot be politicised. Public Works Minister Patricia De Lille, who is also the leader of GOOD, her social development counterpart, Lindiwe Zulu, a staunch ANC member,[…]
The National Shelter Movement (NSM) will host a picket outside Parliament on Wednesday to demand government priorities shelters for abused women and children, as an emergency joint session takes place inside. Last week, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the urgent sitting of the National Assembly and National Council of Provinces[…]
By Abubaker Abrahams The Departments of Economic Opportunities and Social Development in the Western Cape have announced a ground-breaking women empowerment initiative. The announcement was made at Sisters Incorporated, one of the social development department’s funded shelters for abused women. In a study done by the World Health Organization, it[…]
As the winter months draw closer, the incapacity of homeless shelters has worsened the already desperate living conditions of the homeless within the City of Cape Town. In response to the dire needs of homeless individuals, the City of Cape Town is offering food, blankets and toiletries to shelters this[…]
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