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ESSET'S POLITICAL EDUCATION FORUM

ESSET is hosting a political education forum on 7 & 8 December 2016. The political education forum will be attended by leaders and members of informal trader organizations, women's cooperatives, youth organizations, women's organizations, social movements and church organizations. READ MORE...

 

Date: 7 & 8 December 2016
Time: 9:00-16:30
Venue: Misty Rivers Lodge, Johannesburg

 

DIALOGUE ON GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE

As a response to issues that affect women and children, specifically based on their gender and sex, ESSET will be hosting a dialogue with women ONLY! This dialogue seeks to address issues of gender-based violence, guided by the theme “challenging Gender-Based Violence (GBV)”. ESSET intends on creating a safe space for women to critically reflect on GBV issues and also to look at how certain biblical interpretations legitimise gender-based violence.

 

Date: 30 November 2016
Time: 9:00-14:00
Venue: Khotso House, Marshalltown

 

Freedom Park to occupy and claim their land back #BringbackOurLand

August 2016. From Friday 29 July to Saturday 31 July, Freedom park residents will be illegally occupying land that is unused, for sustainable economy in their community.
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Marikana

September 2015. Ecumenical Service for Socio-Economic Transformation (ESSET) deplores the Marikana report for its inadequacy. It ignores several important issues at the core of justice and our democracy. The key issue of compensation for the families of the victims, especially women, children and the elderly dependents, who have been left without breadwinners is ignored. The pivotal role that the victims were playing in meeting the material and social needs of their families is an issue of fundamental rights. The report dismally failed to address this deprivation.
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Xenophobia

September 2015. Ecumenical Service for Socio-Economic Transformation (ESSET) condemns in the strongest terms the Xenophobic attacks that have swept through Johannesburg and Durban since the beginning of the year. These attacks inflict wounds of prejudice, exclusion and humiliation on black people, and therefore it must be fought with the same vigour that we ought to fight racism and white supremacy.

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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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Meeting

ESSET to host a regional meeting on the relationship between ESSET and Informal Trader Organisations in SADC

Date: 23 February 2016
Time: 08:00am - 14:00pm
Venue: Gender Links Cottages

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