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Introducing You to Forgood

Forgood is an online platform (pc and mobile) that connects passionate people with needy organisations.

Do you want hundreds of thousands of people and companies to know about your work – and support it?

Do you want people to donate their goods to you? Think…. computers, building material, desks, clothes, food, etc.

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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,

I Call Him ‘Superman’

By Jethro Kwenani
 
My Father lost his father at the tender age of 12-years old and my late grandmother raised him and his siblings. Being the eldest was a lot of pressure, but he rose to the challenge. After school, he worked part-time to contribute to the household and help get his siblings through school. When I think back to when I was 12, I cannot even imagine having managed such a feat. That is just one of the reasons I call him Superman.
 

Dad, My Great Teacher

By Levi Mberego

Life does not bless everyone with a great father. As father’s day approaches and as the memories flood back, I realise that I was blessed with a father who left an indelible mark on me. My father taught me to walk the talk and what it means to live an unwavering life.

South African National Child Protection Week – Raising Awareness

With a recent flood of child abuse related media coverage, the nonprofit organisation Community Keepers is using Child Protection week (1-8 June) to raise awareness about this very important topic.

The protection of our children is everyone’s responsibility. Are you able to identify the signs of child abuse and would you know what to do? Community Keepers offers tips and advice on this topic.
 

President Jacob Zuma Announces Members of the National Executive

25 May 2014

Fellow South Africans,

Ladies and gentlemen of the media,

I am pleased to join you on Africa Day, as we conclude our transition to a new administration following the fifth national general elections.

I announced on Saturday, 24 May 2014, that we have entered the second phase of our transition to a national democratic society. I also said this would be a radical phase of socio-economic transformation. 

NPOs, Democracy and Service Delivery

The South African National NGO Coalition (SANGOCO), in partnership with the Southern African NGO Network (SANGONeT), hosted a National NPO Summit on Service Delivery from 24-26 April 2014 in Mahikeng, North West. 

NPO Sector Urged to Play an Active Role in the Advancement of Service Provision and Local Governance

Address by the Deputy Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Andries Nel, MP

Embassy Hall, Mahikeng, North West
 
Programme Director
 
Distinguished Panel Members
 
Ladies and Gentleman
 
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to address you at this Non-profit Organisations (NPO) Summit on Service Delivery today.
 
Constitutional Mandate
 

Giving Hope for Health

World Health Day was first celebrated on 7 April in 1950. Ever since, the World Health Organisation has marked that particular day to raise awareness for global health each year. We are reminded of the importance and value of our very own well-being and the need to show compassion for the ones who are less fortunate. With this in mind, it is time for our community to participate in this meaningful project.