12Oct 2020

A biological mother left her two year- old son with her mother (the maternal grandmother) to go and look for work in the Cape, and never again made contact with him. The family did not know who the biological father was. When the grandmother passed away in 2016, the biological mother’s sister, who also lived […]

12Oct 2020

After a couple of years on the Governing Body of Huis Nuweland, I was persuaded to apply for position of manager. Not that is was an issue – I have developed a real passion and respect for older persons and I have been using my Mondays to help them for quite a while. As an […]

12Oct 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has tested the nature and effectiveness of governance systems within the Badisa group under exceptional conditions. We have had to make on-the-spot decisions without any recipe to guide us. Ensuring consistent good governance in a complex and diverse organisation like ours is challenging under normal or stable conditions. Covid-19 challenged us in […]

12Oct 2020

I was asked to write about a success story, and I could think of many young people who have become exactly that. But today the success story I am covering is not about a young person. It is about my colleagues. Writing this story has forced me to face the denial we have all been […]

12Oct 2020

This year, Badisa’s reflection is overshadowed by the Covid-19 pandemic which has suddenly and profoundly impacted the way we manage our organisation and live our lives as individuals. We find ourselves in the midst of circumstances that we need to manage without a recipe. Even worse is the uncertain future, because there is no way […]

12Aug 2020

Charity organisation Badisa in collaboration with Diaconia and Innovation for the Blind have teamed up to raise money for Badisa programmes based in the Northern Cape. These programmes provide essential social services to the elderly and people with disabilities. You can make a difference and support our Coffee Project by purchasing quality filter coffee for […]