Archive | November, 2014

Articles of Interest: Banning soup kitchens

There’s a trend in developed countries of banning soup kitchens for the homeless. Recently this stakes have been hightened in the USA with threats of arrest. Here are two articles on the subject: Activist risks jail to feed the needy 9 important things you need to know about homeless feeding bans What’s worth noting for [...]

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Articles of Interest: The cost of mental health

Street-based people experience a disproportiante incidence of mental health disorders all over the world. This is no exception in South Africa. What’s troubling is the profound lack of resources given to what amounts to the third highest disease burden in the country. Here’s an article that compares the cost of treating mental health disorders and [...]

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Articles of Interest: Walking down the street…

This is an article about the recent video on YouTube featuring Sakkie van Wyk, who lives on Cape Town’s streets. Hassan Khan’s comments are on the mark in terms of the significance of this video. Perhaps good PR but no conclusions are possible. Thanks for … nothing  

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SPF Quoted in… “City vs. Homeless”

CapeTowner, 23 October 2014 Author: Carl Callison An article quoting SPF Convenor. The article examines the antagonism between the City and street-based people. No online version is available as far as we know. If you can correct this, please let us know. Page 1 of the article can be accessed by clicking the on the [...]

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