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Farewell to our dear Colleague Sibusiso Johannes Khanyile

It is with great sadness and sense of loss that we ann

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Inxeba to be screened at PMB Festival

The nineth annual Maritzburg SOcial Justice Film and Ar

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PACSA DIRECTOR POST: ADVERT & JOB DESCRIPTION

PACSA (Pietermaritzburg Agency for Community Social Act

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Release of the 2017 PACSA Food Price Barometer annual report

The PACSA Food Price Barometer is an indicator of food

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PACSA MONTHLY FOOD PRICE BAROMETER

The January 2018 PACSA Food Price Barometer shows the i

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More than 20 years into democracy and some farm-workers still find no dignity even in death

In the Democratic South Africa, Farm workers are still

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Book launch: Faith and Migration

PACSA’s Mervyn Abrahams was the guest speaker at the

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Introducing the new members of the PACSA team

In January 2018 two new staff members joined the PACSA

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Release of the 2017 PACSA Food Price Barometer annual report

The PACSA Food Price Barometer is an indicator of food

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Let’s raise minimum wages to stave off revolution

THE story is headlined ‘PACSA says you should pay you

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Why 30 million South Africans are trapped in poverty – even with a national minimum wage

The latest data from the Pietermaritzburg Agency for Co

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PACSA Monthly Food Price Barometer: August 2017

Statistics South Africa’s latest Poverty Trends in So

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Shifting the hegemonic narrative that “jobs are the solution” to our economic crisis

Statistics South Africa released its jobs statistics fo

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REMEMBERING THE MARIKANA MASSACRE

On 16 August 2012 thirty-four striking workers at the L

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PACSA’s 37th Annual General Meeting

On Saturday, 1st July 2017, we hosted our 37th Annual G

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Jobs statistics call on us all to think differently and take this thinking seriously

This month’s May 2017 barometer unpacks and dis-aggre

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Drop in April food prices – but not large enough or fast enough to offer households relief

Month-on-month the price of the PACSA Food Basket has c

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Drop in April food prices – but not large enough or fast enough to offer households relief

Month-on-month the price of the PACSA Food Basket has c

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DIAKONIA IN THE TIME OF INEQUALITY

As people of faith, we are deeply concerned by the grow

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Budget 2017 is not trans-formative

Budget 2017 does not respond to the real context and cr

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PACSA’s Submission: National Budget 2017

“The economy is about society deciding about how to s

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National Minimum Wage: a response

The statement from Deputy President Ramaphosa on the fi

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Belgian Youth visit PACSA as part of an exchange visit to South Africa

On the 3rd November 2016 we hosted an exchange visit be

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Influencing Policy on Food in South Africa

Since we released our 2016 PACSA Food Price Barometer o

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Electricity Action Group wins important court victory

On Thursday the 28th July 2016 the first public interes

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PACSA monthly food price barometer

Food price inflation in the baskets of low-income house

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PACSA at the Jozie Book Fair

Mervyn Abrahams from PACSA was invited to be part of a

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Solidarity with the people of Tolima to stop the ‘La Colosa’ mine

For the past 9 years the people of Tolima and Quindio,

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Reviving water springs – caring for our water resource

The community of Gezubuso, a semi-rural area outside Pi

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PACSA Monthly food price barometer

Economic data shows jobs crisis in a context of low wag

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Church Leaders call public officials to exercise ethical leadership

The Midlands Christian Council, with support from PACSA

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100% Against Teen Pregnancy Campaign

The Source of Hope Youth Foundation, a PACSA partner, i

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Unlocking personal energy for social transformation

The KwaZulu-Natal Stress and Trauma Network, a PACSA co

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Deepening our Practise: Program Staff attends a Facilitators Development course

Our Process Facilitators participated in a Facilitator

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PACSA’s 36th Annual General Meeting

On Saturday, 18 June 2016, PACSA hosted its 36th Annual

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Workshop on Strategic Litigation and Right to Protest

In order to deepen our knowledge and competence to main

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South Africa’s economic structure: labour market and socio-eonomic variables

PACSA’s Monthly Food Price Barometer for May 2016Talk

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PACSA STAFF: COMING AND GOING

After a number of years of staff stability we have now

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PACSA hosts a film festival at the happy earth festival

PACSA hosted a film festival as part of the Happy Earth

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Campaign for a National Minimum Wage in South Africa

South Africa has one of the highest inequalities ratios

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Food Justice Collective: Learning to make Jam and Juice from fresh produce

What do we do with excess produce from our gardens? The

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Food, Faith and El Nino

As the El Nino weather pattern challenges southern Afri

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Engaging with the Academy and Civil Society on Food Price Affordability

Over the past month, in addition to the numerous media

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March 2016 food price inflation: affordability crisis drives vegetable prices down

The cost of the PACSA food basket increased by 14.5% (R

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March 2016 food price inflation: affordability crisis drives vegetable prices down

The cost of the PACSA food basket increased by 14.5% (R

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Bidding farewell to Almut and Bernd Schulteiss

Almut and Bernd Schulteiss bid farewell after 8 years w

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Young people exploring alternatives in the world of work

35 young people from the Eastwood suburb in Pietermarit

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Picketing: Action demanding political accountability

PACSA staff and members joined a group of concerned cit

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Action-Reflection-Learning: PACSA reflecting on our context and our practise in this context

Reflecting on the changing nature of our context and wh

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Fortress Europe: In Conversation with Dutch activists on the current Migrant influx into Europe

Seven Dutch activists, connected to the Hague-based fou

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A strong society and economy is built on its people: the PACSA response to Budget 2016

Minister Gordhan’s budget seeks to build stronger fou

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PACSA facilitates a conversation by Health Care Monitors

On the 19th February 2016 PACSA, supported by Oxfam Aus

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Job Advert: Process Facilitators (2 Posts)

The Pietermaritzburg Agency for Community Social Action

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Food prices up 9% over last 3 months

The price of the PACSA food basket increased by 9% (R14

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December food prices up 4% month-on-month

The price of the PACSA food basket increased by R66.08

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PACSA NERSA Submission January 2016

PACSA calls on the National Energy Regulator of South A

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PACSA’s 2015 Annual Strategic Review

In keeping with our organizational rhythm we had a thre

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World AIDS Day: Remembering those who died

PACSA partnered with the Kwasuka Sukela campaign on a W

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PACSA Monthly Food Price Barometer: OCTOBER 2015

Maize meal, potatoes and beef prices all up in October

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uMphithi Men’s Network: Grieving with Mpendle Men’s Forum

uMphithi Men’s Network and Mpendle Men’s Forum visi

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PACSA launches its 2015 Food Price Barometer

We launched our 2015 Food Price Barometer to the media

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World Food Day Celebration in Pongola

The Food Justice Collective, a consortium of 6 groups w

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2015 PACSA Food Price Barometer Annual Report 2015

2015 PACSA Food Price Barometer Annual Report October 2

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Poverty is violence: Conversation with the ATD Fourth World Movement

Diana Skelton and Martin Kalisa from the ATD (All toget

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The 2015 PACSA Film and Arts Festival

The 6th edition of the PACSA Film and Arts Festival, a

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Bread-Baking: control over our bread and a new income-generating stream for partners

A bread-making training took place in Trust Feed on the

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Racism in South Africa: The Conversations We Are *Not* Having

While there is much to celebrate in terms of the progre

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ESSET, DIAKONIA and PACSA in joint reflection on organisational practice

PACSA, ESSET (Ecumenical Service for Socio-Economic Tra

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2015 PACSA Film & Arts Festival

The 2015 edition of the PACSA Film and Arts Festival ta

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We do it ourselves: Food Justice Collectives Bead work

The Food Justice Collective is a space where different

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The Peer Educators Network making a film ‘Rain brings life’

The Peers Educators Network is in the process of making

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Young Leaders Workshop

The by Southern African Association of Youth Clubs-SAAY

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Young People in dialogue on teen-age pregnancies

On the 26 of July 2015 the Source of Hope Youth Foundat

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2015 Edition of the PACSA Film & Arts Festival

The 2015 edition of the PACSA Film and Arts Festival ta

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Launching the PACSA photograph exhibition in Frankfurt, Germany

About 35 people gathered on the campus of the Frankfurt

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Roundtable Discussion on a National Minimum Wage for South Africa

A round table discussion on A National Minimum Wage for

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Workshop on Socio-Economic Justice for Church leaders

The Midlands Council of Churches requested PACSA to pro

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PACSA Photograph Exhibition ‘People Live Here’ to launch in Germany

The PACSA photograph exhibition, ‘People Live Here’

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Victory for those who protested the Eskom application for a 25.3% electricity tariff increase

The National Energy Regulators’ rejection of ESKOM’

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PACSA’s 36th Annual General Meeting

PACSA had its 36th Annual General Meeting on 13 June 20

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PACSA opposes ESKOM’s application for 25.3% increase in electricity tariffs

In a written submission to the National Energy Regulato

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Celebrating Africa’s diversity

About 300 people gathered for a day-long celebration wi

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It’s about healthy relationships: Umphithi Men’s Network dialogue

One of UMphithi Men’s Network’s objectives is to en

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Stress and Trauma Network members qualify as Councillors and facilitators

Eight members of the Stress and Trauma Network, one of

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PACSA and Siyabonga Helping Hand collaboration

‘Siyabonga Helping Hand’ (SHH) is a local NGO which

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Debating a Minimum Wage for South Africa

The question of a minimum wage and the level at which s

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Pietermaritzburg Says NO to Xenophobia

The recent months we have again seen the horrible face

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Annual AGEH-Fachkraefte meeting hosted in KwaZulu-Natal

Bernd and Almut Schulteiss, AGEH seconded consultants b

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PACSA hosts the launch of ‘Recovering Democracy in SA’ by Raymond Suttner

Raymond Suttner, a veteran in the liberation struggle,

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The YPO group joined the May Day March in Durban

The YPO youth advocacy forum joined the May Day ma

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Is the KZN pilot of the National Health Insurance making a difference?

A discussion was held on Wednesday 25th March, facilita

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Are South African men at the receiving end of an unevenly applied human rights paradigm?

In certain sections of our society and amongst certain

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The future of the Food System in South Africa

Four scenarios examining possible futures of the food s

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The future of the Food System in South Africa

Four scenarios examining possible futures of the food s

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PACSA documenting their practice

PACSA staff met for three days in March 2015 to be

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Release of Barefoot Guide 4: Exploring the Real Work of Social Change

The Barefoot Guide 4: Exploring the Real Work of Social

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Advocating for a National Strategic Plan to end gender-based violence

42 CSO’s from across South Africa, including PACSA, m

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Duduzile Radebe – PACSA Practice Development Manager

After an extensive search and interview process the PAC

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ATD Fourth World movement members visit PACSA

Genevieve and Bruno Tardieu from the ATD Fourth World m

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Food prices continue to rise, despite the decrease in petrol prices

“DESPITE the recent decrease in petrol prices, fo

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PACSA calls for increase in minimum wage

“The Pietermaritzburg Agency for Community Social

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Increasing calls for guaranteed minimum wage

“Terry Bell writes that, as the 2015 national bud

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Calls mount for guaranteed minimum wage

“Cape Town – As the 2015 budget announcemen

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Youth Peer Educators Network plan for 2015

Thirty Peer Educators from seven different schools in t

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