In the Western Cape, scenic is an understatement: lush vineyards festooned with bougainvillea at the feet of colossal bare rock escarpments; dinky, opulent colonial towns – all church spires and verandahs and 4×4s. Perfectly asphalted roads, the infrastructure of modern ag – sprinklers, trucks, tourism (wine tasting, restaurants), a vision of plenty. But where are […]
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In our latest blog post about keeping South Africa’s most vulnerable children safe, the irrepressible Nokuthula talks about running her creche with “power, passion and love”.
This week, we meet Teresa, one of the refugee women that RSS has helped to set up a home-based childcare centre. Here, Teresa talks about the challenges and satisfaction of keeping vulnerable children safe.
In part 2 of her interview, Yasmin tells us more about RSS’s work with refugee women, supporting them as they rebuild their confidence and find a place in their new communities.
So where did this genius idea to train refugee women in South Africa to run their own home-based creches come about? Oxfam partner Refugee Social Services. In this blog post, their director tells the story.
Our South African guests, Colette, Roseline and Gertruida, continue their Australian speaking tour in Sydney, where they meet local food producers and chefs, while spreading the word about tackling hunger the sustainable way.
Currently in Australia are three women from Oxfam partner organisation ‘Women on Farms Project’, based in South Africa. The women, Colette, Roseline and Gertruida, are here for two weeks to speak at a series of public events. Here are some highlights of their first week.
Join Oxfam on Thursday 14 June for the GROW Africa Night. Hear the stories from two exceptional women from the ‘Women on Farms Project’, South Africa.
By sheer coincidence, a mother and daughter from the Western Australian town of Nannup have both organised ‘Land is Life’ exhibitions to raise awareness of the effects of climate change.
World Water Day (22 March) was established by the UN to raise public awareness about safe water. This year, its focus is the relationship between water and food security – a topic Oxfam Australia just happens to know a thing or two about…