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NPOs should have websites through which they raise awareness about their work to the donors, beneficiaries and other relevant stakeholders. SANGONeT - while updating the Prodder NGO Directory – discovered that most South African NPOs do not own a website. While NPOs continue to work towards improving people’s lives for the better, their absence in the online space means that their ability to raise awareness about their work remains limited.
Following the deregistration of thousands of non-profit organisations (NPOs) for non-compliance with the NPO Act (Act No.71 of 1997) towards the end of 2012, the Department of Social Development has spent R2.5 million on an awareness and educational campaign aimed at helping NPOs improve their compliance. NPOs registered with the Department of Social Development are required in terms of the NPO Act to submit their annual reports (narrative and financial reports) to the Department. This applies to all NPOs registered under the NPO Act, whether funded or unfunded.
The Nelson Mandela Foundation has announced Mandela Day 2015, urging the public to register their actions on www.mandeladay.com. “Nelson Mandela’s legacy has created the opportunity for us to achieve a bright future,” commented Sello Hatang, chief executive of the Nelson Mandela Foundation. “Madiba aptly said: “What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.”
Food Price inflation for working class households up 6.5 percent since January 2015  
Financial Risk #5 Are you sure who you are paying? Do you know who you are paying through internet banking?  
Vera Qwesha was not so different from most girls in South Africa, experiencing common struggles, such as peer pressure and various socio-eonomic factors - such as poverty, substance abuse, unemployment and domestic challenges.  During her teenage years, she experienced a series of trials and tribulations which made her to be an outcast among society.
As we celebrate 39 years since the June 1976 uprising, more needs to be done to ensure that young people are educated, employed and empowered, writes Oliver Meth and Gerard Boyce.
Exposure to HIV may contribute to delays and failure of the development of new-borns in the in the absence of compensatory treatment provided by extra stimulation. The earlier the children are given treatment the better as this will assist with the development and preventing HIV. It is recommended that babies born to mothers with HIV be tested between 14 - 21 days after birth, at 1 - 2 months, and again at 4 - 6 months. Testing should be done using virologic HIV which looks directly for the virus in the blood.
Is Social Protection the Southern African Answer? This was a question posed by Dr Lucie Cluver to illustrate the impact that money and social support has on the progress of HIV prevention and adherence amongst young people.
The 7th SA AIDS Conference was officially launched at the ICC Durban. Conference chair, Dr Nono Simelela welcomed the speakers and delegates, and set the tone for the Conference with a powerful speech. She said that the conference is a meeting for people to reflect on the progress that South Africa has made in reducing the impact and spreading of AIDS. 

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