Citizen Journalist: Impumelelo

About Impumelelo

The Impumelelo Social Innovations Centre champions social solutions to encourage the adaptation of these proven bright ideas around South Africa - promoting African Solutions to African Problems!

Pellets help solve pit latrine problem

Two million Ventilated Improved Pit Latrines (VIPLs) have been created in South Africa since the early 1990s. As they become full and unusable, VIPLs pose … Read More

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Second Chance for a Real Future

Only 24.3% of Matriculants achieved a university entrance pass in 2011. In the Eastern Cape, even fewer students were eligible, with only 58.1% of Grade … Read More

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Initiative Helps Raise R17.5 Million Worth of Nappies

In April this year, the Ministry of Women, Children and People with Disabilities reported to Parliament that their department had under-spent their 2010/11 disabilities programme … Read More

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What women can do with R2 a week!

Rural women who live below the poverty line have limited access to formal financial institutions and often do not know about options for making sound … Read More

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Ablution Blocks as Development Hubs

Earlier this year, the Department of Water Affairs published a report on the quality of sanitation in South Africa. Eleven percent of households have no … Read More

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Equipped for Living

It is youth month and youth unemployment is in the spotlight. The figures are shocking: over 70% of the unemployed are younger than 34. This … Read More

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Fit for Life, Fit for Work

June is National Youth Month. Sadly there is little to celebrate. 42% of youth under the age of 30 are unemployed. The employment rate of … Read More

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Lucrative service delivery

South African municipalities are plagued with inefficiencies, but local government can be creative and cost-effective in delivering services. e’Thekwini Metro in Durban is one such … Read More

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Hospitals get smart about HIV adherence

The recent UNICEF report paints a grim portrait of life for the 19 million children in South Africa. Most live in poverty; almost two million … Read More

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Local Technology Simple Enough for Rural Clinics to Operate Autonomously

The problem of disposing medical waste in South Africa gives government sleepless nights. The average patient produces 400g of it daily and in 2010 reportedly … Read More

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Combating HIV with Mobile Technology

The 12th May was International Nurse’s Day. However hardworking nurses in South Africa are hardly celebrated or appreciated enough. Those who work in the public health … Read More

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High density housing solution works wonders for poor

The current housing backlog of 2.3 million means that about 12 million people live without decent housing. Alarmingly, these numbers are growing, exacerbated by an … Read More

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The Art of Rural Development

Since the advent of democracy in South Africa, gains made in the Arts, are not often celebrated on Freedom Day. Many black people did not … Read More

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Women Making it Happen

Last Thursday (8 March), the world celebrated International Women’s Day to commemorate the Women’s Movement. Originally called International Working Women’s Day, it celebrated the achievements … Read More

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Marrying Artistic Craft with Entrepreneurship

According to the Department of Labour, commercial craft-making contributes an estimated R2 billion to the economy annually. As this sector provides a gateway into the … Read More

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