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The Black Sash mission is working towards the realisation of socio-economic rights, as outlined in the SA Constitution 1996, with the emphasis on social security and social protection for the most vulnerable particularly women and children. We will, in the course of our work, explore options to significantly help to reduce poverty and inequality.

The Black Sash seeks to appoint an Intern, to be based at the Western Cape Regional Office.

Start date: February 2019

End date: June/July 2019

Responsibilities:

  • Provide support to the National Advocacy Manager and the Research, Education and Training Manager in the following areas:

            –  Ad Hoc desk top research

           –  Draft document outlines and some basic writing

           – Support for events including planning, recording and reporting

           – Attend meetings and other events/activities to provide support

  • Build an understanding of the human rights context, the struggle for the realization of these rights and how to gather information to support this work
  • Develop drafting and editing skills on a number of different types of documents including policy documents, reports, articles and educational materials
  • Gain hands-on events experience including planning, running and reporting on events
  • Exposure to a number of different types of meetings and events to build knowledge around preparing for meetings, recording and evaluating meetings and events and understanding the purposes of the different meetings and events

Requirements:

  • Recent graduate from any tertiary institution
  • History of community service
  • Command of spoken and-written English and minimum of one other South African language
  • Willing to travel (Driver’s license will be advantageous)
  • Committed to human rights, access to justice, development and empowerment, with integrity, honesty and respect for confidentiality
  • Able to work in a team
  • Transparent
  • Accountable
  • Consultative and embraces the values, vision, strategies and policies of the Black Sash.
  • Able to think pro-actively, creatively and responsively
  • Prepared to work under pressure and meet deadlines

To apply, submit a motivational letter and CV (one document), including three contactable referees to [email protected] or fax to 021 686 7168

Enquiries: Mr. JS Marques  Tel: (021) 686 6952

Preference will be given to women in line with our Employment Equity Plan.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Should you not hear from us within a month from the closing date, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

A full job description is available on request from the HR Officer.

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The Black Sash was a non-violent white women's resistance organization founded on 19 May 1955 in South Africa by Jean Sinclair, Ruth Foley, Elizabeth McLaren, Tertia Pybus, Jean Bosazza, and Helen Newton-Thompson.

The Black Sash initially campaigned against the removal of Coloured or mixed race voters from the voters' roll in the Cape Province by the National Party government. As the apartheid system began to reach into every aspect of South African life, Black Sash members demonstrated against the Pass Laws and the introduction of other apartheid legislation. Its members "used the relative safety of their privileged racial classification to speak out against the erosion of human rights in the country. Their striking black sashes were worn as a mark of mourning and to protest against the succession of unjust laws. But they were not only on the streets. Volunteers spent many hours in the national network of advice offices and in the monitoring of courts and pass offices." (Speech by Marcella Naidoo, National Director of the Black Sash, June 2005)

Between 1955 and 1994, the Black Sash provided widespread and visible proof of white resistance towards the apartheid system. Its members worked as volunteer advocates to families affected by apartheid laws; held regular street demonstrations; spoke at political meetings; brought cases of injustice to the attention of their Members of Parliament, and kept vigils outside Parliament and government offices. Many members were vilified within their local white communities, and it was not unusual for women wearing the black sash to be physically attacked by supporters of apartheid.

The Black Sash's resistance movement came to an end in the early 1990s with the end of apartheid, the unbanning of the ANC and the release of Nelson Mandela from imprisonment. Its role was recognised by Nelson Mandela on his release and by subsequent political leaders. The organisation was reformed in 1995 as a non-racial humanitarian organisation, working to 'make human rights real for all living in South Africa'.

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0 USD Western Cape CF 3201 Abc road Full Time , 40 hours per week Black Sash

The Black Sash mission is working towards the realisation of socio-economic rights, as outlined in the SA Constitution 1996, with the emphasis on social security and social protection for the most vulnerable particularly women and children. We will, in the course of our work, explore options to significantly help to reduce poverty and inequality. The Black Sash seeks to appoint an Intern, to be based at the Western Cape Regional Office. Start date: February 2019 End date: June/July 2019 Responsibilities:

  • Provide support to the National Advocacy Manager and the Research, Education and Training Manager in the following areas:

            -  Ad Hoc desk top research

           -  Draft document outlines and some basic writing

           - Support for events including planning, recording and reporting

           - Attend meetings and other events/activities to provide support

  • Build an understanding of the human rights context, the struggle for the realization of these rights and how to gather information to support this work
  • Develop drafting and editing skills on a number of different types of documents including policy documents, reports, articles and educational materials
  • Gain hands-on events experience including planning, running and reporting on events
  • Exposure to a number of different types of meetings and events to build knowledge around preparing for meetings, recording and evaluating meetings and events and understanding the purposes of the different meetings and events

Requirements:

  • Recent graduate from any tertiary institution
  • History of community service
  • Command of spoken and-written English and minimum of one other South African language
  • Willing to travel (Driver’s license will be advantageous)
  • Committed to human rights, access to justice, development and empowerment, with integrity, honesty and respect for confidentiality
  • Able to work in a team
  • Transparent
  • Accountable
  • Consultative and embraces the values, vision, strategies and policies of the Black Sash.
  • Able to think pro-actively, creatively and responsively
  • Prepared to work under pressure and meet deadlines

To apply, submit a motivational letter and CV (one document), including three contactable referees to [email protected] or fax to 021 686 7168

Enquiries: Mr. JS Marques  Tel: (021) 686 6952

Preference will be given to women in line with our Employment Equity Plan.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Should you not hear from us within a month from the closing date, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

A full job description is available on request from the HR Officer.

2018-11-20

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