Small town in northern Gauteng that was formerly part of the Bophuthatswana homeland until 1994. Temba, which forms a “part” of the greater Hammanskraal area was developed during the 1940s and was the only town developed in the then Tswanaland.
It was the first planned black town in a homeland. Its growth was driven by the establishment of Babelegi nearby as the first industrial area in a black homeland with white capital investment.
To engage the community of Hammanskraal and train selected partners to tell their story about the area and what they wish to change.
A 10-day intensive digital storytelling bootcamp that saw participants learn the key elements of shooting impactful social videos.
8 x videos – 7 x short films shot by the workshop participants and 1 x behind the scenes video.View full profile
To bring together people interested in history, youth and the elderly people who are narrators interpreting human memories while collecting knowledge and sharing research.
Skills development three-days Lekgotla la Basadi (Women’s Conference), research under the clusters of spirituality, sexuality, breadwinners, and innovators.
An Audio File, Focus Group and Discussion Video.View full profile
Pillars Of The New Generation Artists’ research showed that mothers are embedded in a family system of caring and supervision where grandmothers have primary influence on motherly practices clearly supporting the need for grandmothers to have a central role in community programmes.
It also points to the need for increased use of a family-systems approach in designing public morals and behaviour programmes.
The research identified both beneficial practices and gaps between optimal and existing practices—particularly related to morals, attitude, dignity and women's behaviour.
To determine accessibility and quality of water services to the households in the Hammanskraal region.
To establish the Hammanskraal communities’ perspectives and experiences relating to water supply quality and accessibility.
To humanise and give a lived account of what the impact of the water shortage had on community members.
A research-led process through story workshops that culminated in the creation of public service announcements on the shortage of water in Hammanskraal.
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A substantial number of respondents stated that they did not know what causes water shortage.
Most respondents believe that the problem relates to infrastructure mismanagement.
To use the creative process to allow participants to reflect on their experiences, challenges, past successes and to come up with solutions.
Creative writing workshops with young people and women. Recorded roundtable conversations with caregivers and teachers of disabled youth.
2 x videos.View full profile
Women abuse – women are physically, psychologically and emotionally abused at home and elsewhere by fathers, children, and employers.
A solution would be to report the matter to the South African Police Service and to the Department of Social Development and to get the community patrollers involved.
Crime is done by children, government officials and mothers and fathers. The causes are lack of work, poverty and greed, no transport to look for jobs or get to interviews and no food. It happens everywhere in the form of hijacking, robbery and housebreaking.
The social grants money is not enough to live on. A solution to this is that people can start small-food gardens and to set up small enterprises such as beading, sewing or baking.
Rehabilitation centres – there are no drug rehabilitation centres. As a result, there is no refuge for individuals who wants to kick their drug habit.
Foreign nationals – it seems like the issue of foreign nationals and local unemployment is serious since a number of people in the group were very vocal about it.
To develop content and content producers to create a video that will draw attention to the dreams and aspirations of the community to trigger corporate interest.
Create a short story or advert through the eyes of one of the orphans to tell the story of hope brought on by a new family.
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One of the things that stuck out about the research is Bethesda Outreach Ministry that provides homes for orphaned children. Bethesda’s persistence to care for the orphan and vulnerable children firstly, but secondly to resource the community to do the same.
Hammanskraal community has people who are willing to stick their necks out for others and build the community.