International Women’s Day


As I continue to acclimate myself to the the work of CHOSA, learning as I go on visits to our 8 different partners about the projects which they run, I cannot help but have a smile on my face when I meet the amazing women who run and work in these organisations. Each of them…

Molweni Zonke (Hello All)


Greetings from South Africa! After a brief hiatus of posting, we are back to keep you updated about what is happening in the field with CHOSA. As February has already come and gone, CHOSA is now in full swing for 2017, working with our 8 partner organisations in and around the Cape Flats. All of…

Children’s home founder driven to brink of homelessness


Below is an article written by Jared Sacks (original link here: http://groundup.org.za/content/bank-drives-woman-brink-homelessness). The story is indicative of the issues which affect many of the communities and community members we work with. — Bank drives woman to brink of homelessness December 9, 2013 – Jared Sacks Published by Groundup News   Kutala Mtyali’s sits on the couch of…

From the Desk of the Regional Director


Dear CHOSA Friends and Supporters,  As we open the New Year of 2011  – I’d like to look back on our work in 2010 – a historic year for both CHOSA and South Africa – and look ahead to CHOSA in the coming year and beyond. Before I begin, I want to welcome our new…

Statement by the Children of South Africa on the attacks in Kennedy Road and the forced closure and ransacking of the Claire Estate Drop-In Centre


30 September 2009 Statement by the Children of South Africa (CHOSA) on the attacks in Kennedy Road and the forced closure and ransacking of the Claire Estate Drop-In Centre (CEDIC) in Durban The Children of South Africa (CHOSA), an international non-governmental organisation based in the United States and South Africa, would like to express its…

Remembering Mama’s Day 2007 by Ellen Rosenberg


With Father’s Day just behind us, I find myself thinking about today’s dynamic and unique family structures almost hourly. It’s hard to believe that it’s been more than 2 years since CHOSA’s first networking event. When the idea to bring all of the Mamas together in town for a Mother’s Day brunch sprung to life,…

Xenophobic Attacks in South Africa make International News


Written by Ellen Rosenberg; Photos by Nicky Newman As most of you have undoubtedly heard, violent attacks, primarily on African refugees living in South African townships, have made international news in the past few months. While CHOSA is not a news agency, we felt it necessary to address this issue to our growing family across…