30 March, 2010

As companies suffer under the recession so are individuals for whom periods between jobs are becoming increasing longer as the job market is being flooded with retrenchees. During the job seeking period, people often find themselves without income and end up suffering ecomonic loss. Rentals, bonds, car installments and other essentials fall behind and the individual suffers a poor credit rating.

23 March, 2010

50 years on from the Sharpeville massacre and 20 years after the release of Nelson Mandela, South Africans consider how far human rights have come in the rainbow nation.  

We don’t want to open up old wounds. We need life to go on and need to create space so that our children can embark on a new page of life.” - Victor Makene

“Human rights day in SA to me is an affirmation that me being able to do what everyone else does” - Versha Rowjee

19 March, 2010

I have been puzzled and annoyed by the ongoing repetition in our media, that 40 000 'prostitutes' are set to be trafficked into South Africa ahead of the World Cup.

This figure is continually repeated (and in one instance, an anti-trafficking video featuring several South African soapie stars, inflated further to 100 000). This despite its being a complete fabrication, with no basis in fact, and no evidence available to substantiate it.

17 March, 2010
Whether you're a big corporate or a struggling NGO, budgets are getting smaller and tighter everywhere you look. While everyone is trying to get the good work done, administration and marketing tasks often fall by the wayside. This leads to backlogs and many late nights as there are fewer people available to share the workload. This is usually when you try to squeeze the budget and hire a part or full-time assistant to help with these duties.
17 March, 2010
In the past few months earthquakes in Haiti and Chile have caused unprecedented devastation and suffering to the two countries and their people.

12 March, 2010

FWC Welfare And Development Centre is and six other NPOs is working on organising a charity walk for all NPOs involve in the FAN FUN CHARITY WALK PROJECT which will hold during the world cup games, the event as nothing to do with the world cup but will hope to get the participation of the fan for the game in huge numbers.

Details to make it a success is available to all NPOs willing to be part of this, plans are on going and the prospect is great, for details please can

9 March, 2010
Four South African NGOs, namely Inyathelo - The South African Institute for Advancement, Social Change Assistance Trust (SCAT), Community Development Resource Association (CDRA) and Rural Education Access Programme, have launched a survey into the funding practices of the National Lotteries Distribution Trust Fund (NLDTF) and the National Development Agency (NDA).

The survey is aimed at, amongst other things, documenting NGOs’ experiences with the NDA and NLDTF.

5 March, 2010
This is an SOS campaign opinion piece
5 March, 2010
 This is an SOS test blog in from the campaign
25 February, 2010
SANGONeT is pleased to release the State of ICTs in the South African NGO Sector 2009 report.

The research survey in support of the report was conducted in 2009 by World Wide Worx, on behalf of SANGONeT.

To read the full survey report, click here.

The objectives of the survey were to:
  • Establish the effectiveness of South African NGOs with regard to information communication technology (ICT) usage;
16 February, 2010
SANGONeT has one again produced an annual Development Calendar in the form of a year planner.

The 2010 Development Calendar covers 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.

Copies of the calendar are available for collection from the SANGONeT office in Braamfontein, free of charge.

SANGONeT's physical address is as follows:

29th Floor, UCS Building
209 Smit Street
2 February, 2010

We have all, at some time or another, felt that jaded feeling... no-one is hearing us, people aren't listening, I simply can't keep their attention...

Acknowledging that ongoing education and training towards personal, organisational and social transformation is key towards realising change at every level of society, Vuleka's acclaimed DEE (Designing Educational Events) courses seek to adress this need.

31 January, 2010
The earthquake that struck Haiti on 12 January 2010 has caused unprecedented devastation and suffering to the country and its people.

In response to this tragedy, the international community has already raised millions of dollars in support of emergency relief and reconstruction efforts. However, much more needs to be done over a sustained period of time to support Haitians and the rebuilding of their country.

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!

24 November, 2009
24 November, 2009