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2016

The Global Fund Round 9 (Phase II): Gender Based Violence & the Law

This project included a comprehensive Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (KAP) survey with members of the South African Police Service (SAPS) and the rollout of accredited training to over 1450 learners within the SAPS. In line with Redpeg's intervention model, the research informed the development of the accredited training materials, which focused on topics such as: the amended Sexual Offences Act, Gender Based Violence, Post Exposure Prophylaxis, the LGBTI community and corrective rape and other hate crimes, and more.

Online LGBTI Sensitisation Training Programme: Gender, Sexuality & Health

Redpeg has developed an online training programme aimed at sensitising learners on LGBTI-related issues including: The rights of the LGBTI community in South Africa; the barriers faced by the LGBTI community in accessing healthcare; gender-based violence and hate crimes; gender and sexuality; transgenderism. Get in touch with us at info@redpeg.co.za if you'd like more information on this programme.

2012

The CHIETA 2012 Co-operatives Project

This project included focus groups and electronic research among 43 co-operatives in three provinces. Over 100 learners received training on the Co-operatives Act.

The CHIETA 2012 HIV/AIDS Workplace Programme

This programme included sectoral HIV/AIDS research with over 1000 respondents (in the form of a knowledge, attitudes and practices or KAP survey). More than 1000 learners were trained through the programme from 50 participating companies. 

2011

The Global Fund Round 6: HIV/AIDS Workplace Programme

As leaders in the field of HIV/AIDS management Redpeg has been contracted to manage large, multi-sectoral projects. One such project was the implementation of the Redpeg HIV/AIDS Workplace Project for over 250 organisations across various sectors. This project, which was included in the Global Fund Round 6, aimed to:

 
  • provide training on HIV/AIDS basic knowledge, education, and workplace issues
  • support workplaces in a developmental manner by getting a commitment to developing, maintaining and monitoring an HIV/AIDS programme, strategy and policy. 

Project outcomes include:

  • 258 workplaces underwent various HIV/AIDS intervention activities directly related to the needs
  • Increased human resource capacity to deal with HIV/AIDS in the workplace, and HIV/AIDS interventions being planned for the workplaces
  • An understanding of the current knowledge, attitudes and practices of the employees within a particular workplace within a particular sector
  • An understanding of the economic effects HIV/AIDs may have on each workplace
  • HIV/AIDS policies in place that align with the Code of Good Practice and South African legislation
  • HIV/AIDS strategies in place to act as a plan of action that each workplace could follow 

 

The project contributed towards building knowledge in the area of prevention, developing capacity to identify areas in which prevention interventions can occur and be implemented and maintained within organisations, and build capacity to support treatment, understand why referrals for treatment are necessary and where these could be located (on-site or off-site, depending on the capacity of the institutions). However, primarily, the programme built capacity to offer support for people living with HIV or those who are affected by HIV.

Location of project: National
Number of workplace programmes supported: 258
Number trained: 320
Year of implementation: 2008 - 2011
Sponsoring agency: The Global Fund

The MerSETA HIV/AIDS Project

In the rationale for this project, the Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Education and Training Authority (MerSETA) stated that it “recognises the impact that HIV and AIDS in having in the sector and the need to address this”; and that there is “... a need to improve the responses of SMEs in the manufacturing, engineering and related services sectors”.

The MerSETA HIV/AIDS Project that was developed and implemented by Redpeg for the MerSETA and it was designed to target 100 SMEs in the sector. Redpeg was responsible for supporting 63 of these companies. In addition, MerSETA Company Liaison Officers (CLOs) were trained on the HIV/AIDS coordinator training programme. These CLOs would then be able to support the companies in their areas on HIV/AIDS workplace development.

Location of project: National
Number of companies supported: 63
Year of implementation: 2011
Sponsoring agency: MerSETA

2007

OEM Workplace HIV/AIDS Programme

The Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) funded research as well as the development of brief interventions to organisations in the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) sector in South Africa. The project involved an evaluation of HIV and AIDS programmes in the OEM sector and, based on this evaluation, the implementation of directed interventions dependent on the organisation. These interventions included training interventions, concept papers in the area of supply chain interventions and database developments.

Location of project: National
Project type: Research & Training
Year of implementation: 2007
Sponsoring agency: JBIC

2006

Sasol SHARP Training

Redpeg worked with Sasol to develop customised, unit standards based training materials for their Sasol HIV/AIDS Response Programme (SHARP) and trained coordinators, peer educators and managers. While a number of Sasol employees and managers had attended training provided during the SHARP and CHIETA programmes, it was identified that there was a need to build on previous training by providing interventions customised to suit that Sasol environment and using training materials aligned to SAQA unit standards.

For this purpose, a pre-training assessment tool was developed to assess training needs. The Sasol curriculum included modules on Sasol’s workplace policy, CSI programmes in the community as well as outputs from Sasol HIV-related research (impact studies and KAP surveys).

Location of project: Sasolburg, Secunda, Johannesburg
Number trained: 400
Year of implementation: 2006
Sponsoring agency: Sasol

HIV/AIDS Training Programmes for Parliament Employees

Redpeg implemented two training interventions for employees of the Parliament of the Republic of South Africa. The HIV/AIDS strategic management programme was developed to equip senior managers to design, implement and evaluate strategic HIV/AIDS programmes the workplace. In addition, we trained 40 peer educators who will be able to raise awareness in the workplace regarding HIV/AIDS prevention and HIV/AIDS Counselling and Testing (HCT), and provide care and support for people living with HIV/AIDS and STI's.

Location of project: Cape Town
Number trained: 140
Year of implementation: 2006
Sponsoring agency: Parliament of the Republic of SA


Mainstreaming Assessment of Dutch Embassy in South Africa

The Royal Dutch Embassy’s HIV/AIDS Workplace program was benchmarked against best practice in HIV/AIDS Workplace Programming in South Africa. In particular, the Dutch Embassy workplace programme was benchmarked against the requirements of the Department of Labour’s Code of Good Practice in the Management of HIV/AIDS in the Workplace.

Location of project: Pretoria
Project type: Research
Year of implementation: 2006
Sponsoring agency: Royal Dutch Embassy

2005

The CHIETA National HIV/AIDS Workplace Programme

This project saw the implementation of workplace programmes for 150 organisations and trade unions in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. The purpose of the project was to establish the potential impact of HIV/AIDS within the sector and to advise on strategies to mitigate this impact. This project, funded by the Chemical Industries Education and Training Authority (CHIETA), entailed an elaborate skills transfer strategy in which we consulted with stakeholder organisations while concurrently facilitating a skills transfer to at least one employee (normally the HR manager) per workplace.

The project culminated in an HIV/AIDS workplace model for sector and the development of guidelines for the management of the impact of HIV/AIDS across the chemicals sector; it also saw the qualification of participants against all existing HIV related unit standards (part qualifications). It was the first sector-wide initiative in the country, and received an innovation award from the Mail & Guardian in 2005: ex CHIETA CEO Raymond Patel received the special commendation for leadership on behalf of Redpeg and CHIETA for the most innovative HIV/AIDS policy/programme at the Mail & Guardian's Investing in Life 2005 ceremony.

Location of project: National
Number trained: 150
Year of implementation: 2004 - 2005
Sponsoring agency: NSF and CHIETA

Leadership & management online HIV/AIDS programme

South Africa’s leading business newspapers, the Business Day and Financial Mail, contracted us to develop an online training programme for managers. The online programme provides managers with learning material as well as workplace toolkits to implement comprehensive HIV/AIDS interventions to scale up their response to the pandemic.

Location of project: Gauteng
Project type: Materials Development
Year of implementation: 2005
Sponsoring agency: Johnnic


Greater Involvement of People Living with AIDS (GIPA) Project

We worked with the UNDP Greater Involvement of People Living with AIDS (GIPA) Project and delivered a strategic programme aimed at empowering PLWHA’s to play a greater role in the implementation of HIV mitigation programmes in the workplace. The programme has secured support from both the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the South African Department of Labour (DoL). The GIPA curriculum was designed to equip participants to implement the requirements of the Code of Good Practice on HIV/AIDS and Employment as well as the Technical Assistance Guidelines.

Location of project: National
Project type: Materials Materials Development & Research
Year of implementation: 2005
Sponsoring agency: United Nations (UN)


2004

ETDP SETA HIV/AIDS Strategic Management Programme

In this project, Redpeg delivered strategic and legal training programmes for the following trade unions: NEHAWU, SADTU, NAPTOSA, CEPPAWU, SACWU, POPCRU, SAPU and IMATU. These programmes were designed to equip shop stewards to effectively participate in the development of compliant workplace HIV/AIDS programmes as well as to ensure that the principles enshrined in local and international labour legislation and related codes are upheld when disputes related to HIV/AIDS in the workplace are managed. In addition, we implemented a national HIV/AIDS strategic management programme for shop stewards in the education and training sector. This project entailed developing a customised programme for the education and training sector shop stewards as well as capacitating 410 shop stewards across COSATU and FEDUSA federations.

Location of project: National

Number trained: 410

Year of implementation: 2004

Sponsoring agency: ETDP SETA Discretionary Grant

 NGO multi-sectoral management of HIV/AIDS

We developed and implemented a course targeted at professionals from NGOs working in the field of HIV/AIDS in Botswana, Swaziland, Lesotho, Malawi, Tanzania and South Africa. This was facilitated via our partnership with the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University’s HIV/AIDS Centre.

Location of project: Southern Africa

Number trained: 150

Year of implementation: 2004

Sponsoring agency: Lesotho Government