Despite restrictions imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown in South African, Coach Linda Makhubela has continued to run the Kliptown, Gauteng Chess Club.Learners at the club have had a busy October, learning how to analyse the games and becoming familiar with open-source chess server Lichess. This online tool allows learners to solve puzzles and play [...]
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The history of Khulisa is indelibly tied to the history of South Africa – and cultural historian Credo Mutwa, who died earlier this year. It started in 1997, when Lesley Ann van Selm and Mutwa started a storytelling project as part of a prison intervention programme at Leeuwkop Prison. The programme ran for almost two [...]
A technology driven approach to measuring social impact. In today’s world the context for NGO development work is ever changing. Factors such as globalisation and technology networks present both challenges and opportunities. It is common knowledge that grant makers today are demanding that NGOs are in a position to demonstrate the actual impact [...]
Johannesburg, Gauteng (October 5, 2020): Khulisa Social Solutions, in partnership with Career Building Blocks, has conducted almost 100 assessments with youth at risk/in conflict with the law, rehabilitating offenders and perpetrators of domestic violence. The results of this innovative approach to proactively identify the causal factors of broken eco-systems in South African communities will [...]
Khulisa’s history with Baba Credo Mutwa Vusamazulu Credo Mutwa called himself a sanusi (common spelling isanuse) which is a type of Zulu diviner or sangoma. He was also an author who drew on African mythology, traditional Zulu folklore, extraterrestrial and personal encounters. His last work was a graphic novel, Tree of Life Trilogy, based [...]
SEVERE STRESS FACING MATRICULANTS FOLLOWING LOCKDOWN Emalahleni – Mpumalanga: July 2020 Khulisa, who has been operational in Mpumalanga for the past 15 years, was approached by the Department of Education following the return of matriculants to school post-COVID lockdown, to assist with an intervention that could address the evidenced stress that they were facing. [...]
“The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress and grows grave by reflection”. On Sunday the 16 th August 2020 Richard Ngomo passed away. Richard will always be remembered for his consistently optimistic view of life, his smile, his willingness to lend a helping hand, to work with individuals at every level, [...]
Kliptown. A world where people live in the ruins of broken promises, in the shadows of the Freedom Charter. A shack settlement with no school, clinic, or library, best known for its raging fires, floods, and residents protesting for access to housing, electricity, and infrastructure. But the spirit of the Kliptown Community will not [...]