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PRESS RELEASE

Consultative meeting ecumenical movement in
post-apartheid South Africa

DATE
Friday, 29 April 2016, 09:00-15:00
VENUE Johannesburg, at Khotso House (Chapel-1st floor)

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The Informal Trading Sector in SADC: Legal, Policy and Programmatic Support

ESSET The Informal Trading Sector in SADC: Legal, Policy and Programmatic Support

 

A Desk Study by the Ecumenical Service for
Socio-Economic Transformation (ESSET)


November 2015. ESSET’s view is that the active participation of women informal traders must provide the voice and compass to inform programmatic support in the sector. It must also be noted that the sector is not heterogeneous and particular circumstances should be looked at on a case by case basis.
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ESSET’s Gender-Based Violence Workshop 2015

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ESSET’s Gender-Based Violence Workshop 2015

November 2015. On the 18 and 19 November 2015, at Soweto Zola, Extension 1, ESSET had a workshop on Gender-Based Violence. The workshop was held with a youth group that has a community-driven development programme. The workshop was to raise awareness about causes and factors influencing gender-based violence. The workshop also created a space for young voices to get talking about issues of patriarchy, culture, socialisation, and religion.

 

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Increasing community mobilization for stronger local democracy and community-driven development

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ESSET as a mediator between the poor and the justice system aims at Increasing community mobilization for stronger local democracy and community-driven development. ESSET believes that every citizen of this country deserves a decent living and basic service delivery, as the South African constitution states. Read more...

 

Xenophobia in post-apartheid South Africa: A Theological Reflection

March 2016. ESSET’s 2015-2017 strategic plan points out that the church continues to guide us with contextual analysis of unjust acts in our country, and ESSET strongly believes in the God of the marginalized, and the God who cares. Therefore, in view of this, the theological reflection paper on xenophobia notes that xenophobia is a crisis that impels us to return to the Bible and search for the Word of God that is relevant to the xenophobic attacks; and that the church can play a vital role in making life worth living for victims of xenophobic attacks in South Africa and should draw social and political concerns in its rights.

 

The objective of the paper was to stimulate theological debate on xenophobia. The paper highlights the statistics of xenophobic attacks in South Africa. It also highlights the underlying factors that lead to xenophobic attacks.

 

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Thabo Molefe gets a slap on the wrist for raping and murdering Thembelihle Sokela

December 2015. On Wednesday 30 July 2015 at the Pretoria North Magistrate’s court, Judge Mokgosi sentenced Thembelihle Sokhela’s rapist and murderer to 22 years in Jail. Read more...