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25 January, 2010
13 January, 2010
In many respects, 2010 represents a highlight year for South Africa with the global media spotlight focused on the headline-grabbing event of the FIFA 2010 Soccer World Cup. While there may be arguments for and against the actual economic benefit of such an event to ordinary people living in South Africa, one reality cannot be argued, that such an event does bring a certain level of prestige for the host nation and its people. But what else can we do in South Africa to ride the wave of the feel-good factor amongst the diverse population before, during and after the last whistle is blown?
8 December, 2009
The United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP15) will be held from 7-18 December 2009 at the Bella Centre in Copenhagen. 

COP15 - the official title of the conference - refers to the 15th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

25 November, 2009
Welcome to the blog of MAYE Security Foundation

MAYE Security Foundation is an independent Non-Profit Organisation established to tackle the crime pandemic in South Africa with a transformative education’s approach aiming to achieve a zero-tolerance level for crime – all crime .

Crime challenges are enormous but not impossible to overcome.
25 November, 2009
From 25 November to 10 December, get ready to click your mouse, flex your SMS fingers and engage full energy to take control of technology to end violence against women. APC's Women’s Programme calls on users of the radio, television, Internet, e-mails and mobile phones to Take Back the Tech!

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24 November, 2009
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16 November, 2009
Vodafone has recently launched a new version of Betavine, the open mobile application community. This new version encompasses a pilot project called "Social Exchange", which aims to foster the creation of mobile solutions for problems in the developing world.

The project’s aim is to create a website that brings developers, NGOs and community organisations together in order to develop mobile solutions to some of the difficulties faced by people in the developing world.
4 November, 2009
SANGONeT is currently compiling its 2010 Development Calendar, which will once again be produced in the form of a year planner.

The Calendar, to be released in December 2009, will cover a comprehensive list of international, African and South African dates (e.g. World AIDS Day, 1 December) of significance to people and organisations involved in development and civil society issues.

29 October, 2009

28 October, 2009

The session started with the facilitator (Laura Washington) defining what Youth meant to different individuals and organizations. Participants were asked to identify different ways of working with young people.

28 October, 2009

Sawubona!!

OMG!! my brain is just sooooooooo heavy with all info from the interesting & educational sessions I attended. But I will only blog about my 1st morning session – Fitting THEM in….

28 October, 2009
The room was full of eager movie watchers – those interested in the digital story methodology and those just needing a bit of down time. Neither got what they had hoped.

I started off with the stories of transgender men (or transmen – men who have changed their gender from female to male) and everyone was fundamentally challenged – either to defend themselves, sex and gender as a reality or do defend individual choice and identities.

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28 October, 2009

28 October, 2009
When I agreed to be a rapporteur I didn’t anticipate that it would be challenging. Besides, how difficult could it be to just report what I had heard? This was certainly not the case. At the outset it was fascinating to learn how partners were working with rights in their contexts and. It was clear that this was not easy especially when partners hit deadlock when they tried to address any violations. Following the sessions along the “beyond access” thematic area proved to be both informative, enlightening and in some instances challenging.

27 October, 2009
This was my first experience to be involved in such challenging duty. I am used to be in conferences as a participants having to articulates and be involved in discussions. In saying that for me, this was a new experience having to document or capture discussions let alone of such big event.

Seating and listing to all the different reports on what each organisation is doing and also capturing the discussions having to summarise all that to give report back was quit challenging yet good Learning. It was challenging because I was never had such opportunity.

27 October, 2009

Many organisations are guided by welfare approach while providing their services. During the session: 'when is it welfare and when is it development'; it was interesting that there were arguments that organisations need to move from welfare approach towards development approach. However, we learnt a lesson that there is nothing wrong with welfare approach.