Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Sakhisizwe today had a discussion about child protection week with Simone Sanger from child line, she was speaking on the traumatic experience a child goes through after being abused and the consequences a child could encounter once she experience any kind of abuse, Titus Petersen from SAPS  was speaking about the role government plays in analyzing cases of cyber bullying, sexting and pornography and how they deal with such, Maureen Ben a social worker from D.C.S was speaking on behalf of correctional service and how they evaluate a child that has been abuse and how the society should do to fight child abuse in our communities.

If you want to get involve in the work they do you contact them to the following info.

Child line: 08000 55 555
D.C.S: Mr David 021 700 1109

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

On Sakhisizwe today we also spoke with Nomvuyo and Thandi from mamelani organisation that work with young people and women from marginalized  communities in the western cape, enabling them to improve their lives through active change.

They were telling us about their program called Wellness program  that share essential health information.

For more info:
Nomvuyo Mbele
Today on Sakhisizwe we had Nozuko Conjwa and Pauline Perez from Nonceba Family Counselling organisation in Khayelitsha, they were speaking about the wonderful work they do for children who has been the victims of sexual abuse in khayelitsha as well as the programs they offer for those children such as, The Victim Support Services that provide assistance, intervention, and counselling for children under the age of 18 who have been sexually abuse, physically abuse or neglected and Abuse Prevention Education Program that intend to make children safer by making them and the community aware of how abuse can happen and how to deal with it when it happens.

For more info contact:
E-mail: perez@nonceba.org/admin@nonceba.org
Tell: 021364 0135
We spoke to Tineke Ganz Malan from Down Syndrome Association Western Cape, which is 40 years of age.

This organisation got started by a group of parents who realise that they need to do something to assist there children to develop. One of the fathers travelled a lot, and when he went on his trips he use to collect as much information as possible.

 Tineke explains: “Down Syndrome is not a disorder you suffer from, you get born with Down syndrome disorder meaning it is a genetic condition, that sits in your genes and not something passed down from parents, you are literally born with an extra piece of genetic material on the 21 chromosome and that extra material causes developmental delay and the features that goes with down syndrome, which means there development is more slower, they find things more difficult to handle and get tired more easily ect.”   

They do have programmes that they run which expanded over the years. As circumstance are not always easy, where by the disorder do not always become the biggest problem, but what you will be putting on the table, hence Down Syndrome Association Western Cape does outreach programmes and support groups in the communities to assist parents to start with their children from an early age.

Tineke explains further: “just because they are Down syndrome one should not feel sorry for them, and they can still have a healthy lifestyle, meaning they can work and do things for themselves, but only needs to be kept an eye on. The only sad part is they will always be depended the older they get, they can not live on there own.”

For more information contact:

Tel: 021 919 8233

BY: Jasnine Roberts

Monday, May 22, 2017

We spoke to Leana Olivier from Farrsa, which is a non profit organisation that does research on Fatal Alcohol Syndrome related issues.

Fatal Alcohol Syndrome is when a mother consumes alcohol while pregnant, and the alcohol is a poisonous substance to the developing cells of the unborn babies, which can cause brain damage or birth defects in the babies.  

They do awareness programmes in the Western Cape, Northern Cape, Eastern Cape and the Free State.

Once in an area they do a prevalence study to identify how big the problem of fatal alcohol syndrome is. To determine whether there is a problem and then the awareness work follows, to make the public more aware of the syndrome and not point fingers to the mothers and put more strain on them during there pregnancy.

There flag programme is called a healthy mother a healthy baby. The aim behind this programme is to provide assistance to all females with education.

For more information contact:

Tel: 021 686 2646


Thursday, May 18, 2017

We did an outside broadcast today at Verde Hotel, Cape Town from 12:00-15:00. Promoting co- operative governance and collaboration through a multi stakeholder’s service hub in Philippi, Cape Town end of project conference.

The conference was in partnership with Cordaid , Community Connections and the Philipp Community. Cesvi Foundation hosted a ground breaking multi-stakeholder engagement conference to mark the end of a European Union Funded project.

The conference seeks to bring together stakeholders, which include citizens, community action groups and local authorities who have vested interest in addressing issues of domestic violence against women, children and youth related interventions.

For the past two years, European Union funded Cesvi and its partners to implement a project whose specific and overall objectives are improving service delivery for women, children and youth in informal settlements in Cape Town through active citizenship co- ordination and multi- stakeholders engagement, as a contribution to the improvement of capacity and provision of social services and development oriented services for the poor at a wider level respectively.

The conference covered critical issues such as:
-         A best practice approach for a building a hub focused on the delivery of integrated domestic violence services, including lessons learnt and outcomes achieved.
-         Institutionalising cooperation and collaboration.
-         Multi-stakeholder meetings as a form of engagement among Civil Society Organisations, Community Action Groups, Citizens and Local Authorities.
-         Lessons learnt about the Domestic Violence strategy and the model of engagement conceived through these meetings.
-         Financial support to 3rd parties mechanism for building multi-stakeholders collaboration.

#Lets stop turning a blind eye to violence.

For more information contact:

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

We spoke to Jacky Dunn and Gereen Van Rensburg from Child Welfare South Africa.

Child Welfare South Africa is a non profit and one of the organisations that work to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children in South Africa, they started in 1924.  Child Welfare South Africa is an umbrella body with a National Office and 9 Provincial Offices; they represent 164 child welfare organisations across the Province, where they work to address the need of theses children in communities.

Every day thousands of children are abused, sexually exploited, trafficked, abandoned and some go without food or shelter. Children do not have enough people protecting them.

Hence two of there flagship programmes are Isolabantwana (keep eyes on the children) and 4 our children project (child at risk). They have many other projects, they are pleading with the public to help support the work they do by keeping there children safe.

If you would like to assist or donate to Child Welfare South Africa contact:

Twitter: @childwelfare_sa
Facebook: Child Welfare South Africa
Tel: 072 448 8953 / 078 893 9571

By: Jasnine Roberts

Friday, May 12, 2017

Today on Sakhisizwe we had V2V a group of fresh and talented rappers who's radiate in the dusty streets of cape town telling how they meet as the group, their music career and what transformation they want to bring through their music.

Their work are available in their facebook page.

contac details

FaceBook Page: V2V PHAM
Mobile: 084 737 2508

Thursday, May 11, 2017

We spoke to Pat Lindegren from Action on Elder Abuse. This organisation has been in existence from 1998, where it originally started as a helpline for older people or any member of society to call in to report elder abuse, it was then know as HEAL which stood for Help of Elder Abuse Line.
After all these years it still exist but, in 2002 they have expanded to include training on elder abuse, such as what it is and to be able to identify when they see it, hence the name Action on Elder Abuse was born.

They also do lobbing and advocacy, as well as provide information to people that want to know more about elderly persons.

Heal has a toll free number, but only if you are using a landline, if a cellphone is used leave your number and they’ll return your call. Heal is operational 24 hours, 7 days a week.

Pat gives examples of elder abuse and the effect drug abuse has on the older generation. Pat also explains the law that protect older persons and the amount of trouble you as an individual can get into if you turn a blind eye to abuse of a elderly person.  

Let’s stop abusing our older generation as they were after all the ones who fought for what we have today. Respect our elderly, think of it this way we all gone get old so put yourselves in there shoes. They are any thing but a burden and more of a blessing.

For more information contact:

Toll Free: 0800 00 30 81

By: Jasnine Roberts

Sakhisizwe also spoke with Michelle Bagley from Amy Biehl Foundation she was telling us about the huge inadequacies in the schools in which they work, she also talked about impact of the programs does in the creative side of the child's brain.

If you want to get in touch with Amy Biehl Foundation you are welcome to do so.

Contact details
Tell: 021 447 1690
mobile: 073 557 2004
Website: www.amyfoundation.co.za

Today on Sakhisizwe we spoke with Delphin Maloba from African Legend organisation, he was telling us about educational and skills development programs they offer for children from previous disadvantage areas, the motive for that they saw a need for such programs and children and youth with poor reading and writing during their child hood are more likely to drop out of school so as the organisation they needed to come up with a new concept of terminating what young bloods are experiencing.

If you want to be involve in this initiative you are more than welcome

contact details
Mobile: 083 416 3583
E-mail: delphin@africanlegend.org.za
Website: www.africanlegend.org.za