December 2016

SA Constitution- 20 years

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We reproduce extracts from the Constitution and ask the following questions 1. As South Africans are we proud of our constitution? 2. To what extent do we understand and know the constitution? 3. What clauses are we most proud of? $. What sections would we like to amend if any and why? The Constitution of

Training Programme

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Trainers engaged in story discussion in the story writing section The values training – guided by the manual – trains practitioners in 15 sessions (1 module per 6 hour session) to understand and absorb a core set of universal values and also to acquire the necessary skills to teach these values to the

Early Childhood Development Values Education Project: Izimpande Zobuntu-The Roots of Ubuntu

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Nomandla Mbele, head ECD trainer, addressing a Waterloo stakeholder meeting at the Domino Foundation GDT’s Early Childhood Development project is growing by leaps and bounds. We were recently asked to assist with the new Waterloo, a township within eThekwini municipality in the North, Project which is an intervention programme in 14 preschools/sites in

Sustainable economies

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Cooperative work –picture from internet As we move towards a greater understanding of indigenous knowledge systems we realise the importance of true history. “History is something we all do, …we do not always realise it. We want to make sense of our own lives and often wonder about our place in our own

Support For DUT Debating Tournament

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GDT sponsored a Debating Tournament which was hosted by the DUT Debating Union between 2 and 4 December 2016. More than 50 contestants, drawn from Debating Unions from several South African universities, took part in this tournament. Hillary Musarurwa attended some of the sessions and witnessed young minds engage in robust debate on pertinent global

Nonviolence Training for Local Youth and Cape Visitors

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On 12 December 2016, GDT was represented by Paddy Kearney and Hillary Musarurwa at a workshop hosted by Healing of Memories under the theme “Restoring Humanity”. The exchange workshop was for 30 youth drawn from Durban and Cape Town. After Paddy made a presentation on satyagraha and what GDT does, we had a long and

Social cohesion Programme – Reaching Out To Bambhayi Community

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The Phoenix Settlement which was established by Mahatma Gandhi in 1904 was a 100 acres piece of land. In the 1980’s there was a concerted effort by the apartheid government to divide the races of South Africa. In accordance with this policy they introduced the Tricameral parliament so that “Coloured” and “Indian” communities could enroll

Training in nonviolence

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Picture from internet Why do people have to be trained in nonviolence is a frequently asked question. In order to be able to engage in violent encounters one has to train . Violence has many forms, self defence, how to attack an adversary, military training and so on. There are different types of