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nurturing resilience

on Thu 20 Dec 2012

Here's our comment on Nina Mguni's article The Resilience Illusion:

I'm looking forward to reading Rowing against the tide in full length because 'community resilience' is such an important topic to critically look into at times of ongoing Government savings. As a community facilitator and mediator I believe that community resilience is a) always there, somewhere, somehow, and even just as a possibility; and b) is an ongoing process that needs nurturing and as the authors say the right ingredients.

I agree with the above that 'passionate individuals' are such a key ingredient – I know from my

about Restorative Justice and the need for more culture change

on Fri 22 Jun 2012

Our deep:black roots are in the arts and in conflict resolution, particularly mediation. As a community mediator I’ve recently also been trained in facilitating restorative justice meetings, which feels like a great honour because I’ll be joining an age-old tradition of conflict resolution that’s been practised in most civilisations long before developing abstract legal principles upheld by complex justice systems.

It also feels like a great responsibility, partly because of this legacy and my desire to do it justice; and partly because of the scepticism in our society about such an