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Getting on with the Business of Parliament

It is easy, with all the brouhaha taking place in Parliament recently - the expulsion of members of the Economic Freedom Fighters for ‘unparliamentary’ behaviour; their failure to respect the office of the Speaker; the presence of riot police in the parliamentary precinct; the vilification of the Public Protector by some members of parliament (MPs); and the withdrawal of opposition parties from the Ad-hoc Committee on Nkandla – to forget that much of the work of the National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces takes place in the Portfolio Committees and the Select

Launch of the Tipfuxeni Project, 23 September 2014

The South African National NGO Coalition (SANGOCO), in partnership with the Southern African NGO Network (SANGONeT), launched the Tipfuxeni Project, on 23 September 2014 in Johannesburg.

Invitation: Launch of the Tipfuxeni Project

The Southern African NGO Network (SANGONeT), in partnership with the South African National NGO Coalition (SANGOCO), invites you to the official launch of the Tipfuxeni Project, on 23 September 2014 in Johannesburg.

#Storymakers2014 Africa Tweet-Chat - Share Your NGO Storytelling Experiences on 4 September 2014

Storytelling is an integral part of human behaviour and increasingly relevant to the strategic communication and awareness-raising activities of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) globally.
 
Stories help people to better remember specific experiences. Stories shape our identities. With a great story, you can ensure that donors and supporters understand your work.
 

Ice-Heads Raise Millions for Motor Neuron Disease Worldwide…

There is a frenzy that is hitting the tube, twitter, instagram - in fact all technological tools. Famous people are participating in this crazy event of dumping ice cold water over their heads to raise funds for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

Big names are in on it like former President George W Bush, Microsoft founder, Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Taylor Swift, Ronaldo, Mark Zuckerburg, Gwyneth Paltrow even our own Elon Musk who went daft with five buckets of ice and Katlego Maboe did it on SABC TV3 morning show, Expresso, in support of his sister.

Country’s NGOs in Crisis

Some 30 percent (36 000) of the country’s 122 000 registered non-governmental organisations (NGOs) had to close down in 2013 due to growing financial shortages, huge pressure on fundraising as well as non-compliance with legal requirements. 

Cape Town Society for the Blind (CTSB) chief executive officer (CEO), Lizelle van Wyk, describes the situation as shocking especially if one takes into consideration that government subsidises NGOs to the tune of R31 billion annually. 

FPD’s Gender-Based Violence Knock on Door Campaign - Our Stories

The Foundation for Professional Development (FPD) Gender-Based Violence (GBV) management course proved to be a success in the community of Bayview, Durban.

The Ubuntu community workers were impressed with the amount of information that became available to help them to do their jobs better.

Introducing You to Forgood

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Mandela Day 2014

South Africans, along with the rest of the world, commemorated Mandela Day on 18 July 2014. The day was observed for the first time since the passing of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, South Africa's first democratically-elected president since the fall of Apartheid following the country's successful democratic elections in 1994. This year, President Jacob Zuma, urged all citizens to take part in an 'Operation Clean Up for Madiba' campaign to honour Madiba and make the country a cleaner and therefore safer place to live in.

State of the Nation Address, 17 June 2014

By His Excellency Jacob G Zuma, President of the Republic of South Africa on the occasion of the Joint Sitting Of Parliament Cape Town

17 Jun 2014

The Speaker of the National Assembly,
The Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces;
Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly and Deputy Chairperson of the NCOP,
Deputy President of the Republic, Honourable Cyril Ramaphosa,
Former Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe,
Honourable Chief Justice of the Republic, and all esteemed members of the Judiciary,