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Sister Elizabeth inspires a new generation of nurses

“Integrity in your role as a nurse is important because you are dealing with people’s lives.” This is at the core of 2018 Integrity Icon, Elizabeth Mkhondo’s work as a nurse. Sister Elizabeth was in conversation with fellow nurse, Sanele Lukhele, for the third installment of Accountability Lab South Africa’s “Meet the Icon” series. The webinar took place on Thursday, 19 November, 2020. Listen to the full conversation here.  Nurse Elizabeth Mkhondo says as a young woman, she aspired to be held in [...]

Sister Elizabeth inspires a new generation of nurses2021-01-18T12:13:43+00:00

Top 5 Des Finalistes Integrity Icon Mali 2020

Integrity Icon Mali est un mouvement national qui se passe sur le terrain, en ligne et à travers les médias. Il a pour objectif d’identifier et de célébrer les fonctionnaires honnêtes et intègres de l’administration publique. Son but est de générer une conversation constructive sur l'intégrité et la responsabilité et de construire un réseau de fonctionnaires qui peuvent lutter contre la corruption. Le programme Integrity Icon met en évidence l'intégrité dans le public pour permettre aux maliens [...]

Top 5 Des Finalistes Integrity Icon Mali 20202020-11-23T09:10:12+00:00

Social worker goes beyond call of duty | The jobs emergency

A social worker in Uitenhage, Eastern Cape is being recognised for making a difference. Unathi Filita has helped 100 young people find work. Masego Rahlaga talks to him.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AxAyJfQ564 [...]

Social worker goes beyond call of duty | The jobs emergency2020-11-20T04:51:12+00:00

A younger, intelligent global youth will “light the way”

From the 1976 Youth Uprising to #RhodesMustFall and #FeesMustFall, the youth of South Africa has had a prominent voice in the advancing of South Africa’s young democracy. But more still needs to be done. By Aarti Bhana How can the youth continue to fight for equal rights and resources for all, government accountability and a stronger democracy? That was the topic up for discussion at Accountability Lab South Africa’s second Conversation Lab, in partnership with the Danish Embassy in South Africa [...]

A younger, intelligent global youth will “light the way”2020-12-17T10:26:17+00:00

Accountabili’tea’ on girls’ education

If education is the key to empowering young women, then what is being done in small communities to do just that for women and young girls? Whose responsibility is it? Community leader Ntombozuko Jafta has taken this task upon herself through her nonprofit organisation which works with educators and social workers in her Eastern Cape community.  For her latest intervention, Jafta partnered with Accountability Lab South Africa to host an Accountabili’tea’ Conversation on expanding education and li [...]

Accountabili’tea’ on girls’ education2020-11-16T22:20:29+00:00

Men in Vhembe take accountability for gender-based violence

By Nontshi Shange  Gender-based violence is an on-going issue in South Africa. Women and children are the majority of the victims. In many domestic disputes, perpetrators tend to have no repercussions. During the Covid-19 lockdown, South Africa saw an increase in domestic violence incidents, raising alarm bells. The seventh Accountabili'tea discussion in Vhembe, Limpopo focused on gender-based violence, and who was to blame in domestic disputes. Molatelo Machaba, from TheUnlimited Youth Developm [...]

Men in Vhembe take accountability for gender-based violence2021-01-18T12:21:23+00:00

Conversation meets solutions in Warden

Aarti Bhana Unemployment. We know it's a problem in a country as unequal as South Africa, and there's no doubt that Covid-19 has made this issue worse. The country is currently sitting at an unemployment rate of 30.8%. It is among the highest in the world and while the government has made promises on how it plans to address it, communities across the country are taking the initiative to talk about joblessness and how to solve it.  One such community is Warden in the Free State. In its sixth Acco [...]

Conversation meets solutions in Warden2021-01-18T12:07:57+00:00

True greatness: a lesson from two audiologists

"Not everybody can be famous but everybody can be great, because greatness is determined by service.” That powerful quote by Martin Luther King Jr has been a guiding light for Integrity Icon 2019 winner Sakhile Nkosi.  The award-winning audiologist was in conversation with his friend and fellow audiologist, Vera-Genevey Hlayisi, for the second installment of Accountability Lab South Africa’s “Meet the Icon” sessions. The virtual meet-up took place on 17 September 2020 - right in the middle of He [...]

True greatness: a lesson from two audiologists2020-10-20T08:15:49+00:00

Soweto: Tackling gender-based violence, one community at a time

By Aarti Bhana  South Africa dedicates 16 days towards the awareness of gender-based violence against women and children, but gender-based violence is nearly an everyday occurrence in South Africa. That’s why more needs to be done.  The people in Pennyville, Soweto know this. That’s why on October 10 2020, the community came together to discuss how they can do more to end the violence against women and children; something that is prevalent in their community. For its third Accountabili'tea event [...]

Soweto: Tackling gender-based violence, one community at a time2021-01-18T12:09:50+00:00

Battling gender biases and working with integrity in Khayelitsha

The struggles of community leaders in their attempts to access services and development opportunities, without sacrificing integrity, were raised at Accountability Lab’s first Accountabili’tea’ Conversation. Written by Siliziwe Mtwa   Hosted by Mbonleleli Gqirana, coordinator of the Community Action Network in Site C, Khayelitsha, the discussion was an opportunity for youth leaders, SMEs, nonprofit organisations and project organisers to discuss youth, development and accountability in the [...]

Battling gender biases and working with integrity in Khayelitsha2020-10-20T08:16:49+00:00
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