The Lotteries Amendment Bill [B 21-2013] has been introduced and referred to the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry for consideration. Public hearings have been scheduled for 13, 14, and 16 August 2013. Stakeholders that wishes to make an oral submission as well should indicated such request when submitting their written submission.
Constitution Mondays is an initiative of Constitution Hill, in partnership with Brand South Africa aimed to instil the values of the Constitution and encourage patriotism in South Africans. Constitution Mondays calls for South Africans to engage and reconnect with the Constitution as the country moves towards the 20th Celebration of Democracy and 10 years of Constitution Hill’s existence.
The six-month grace period given by the Department of Social Development to nonprofit organisations (NPOs) to submit outstanding narrative and financial reports, as required in terms of the NPO Act, comes to an end on 31 July 2013. Online Reporting facility
Non-Government Organisation (NGO) or development sector practitioners all agree that Project Management skills are crucial to successful project delivery. In particular, project management skills, relating to the unique language of NGO and development sector project delivery practitioners.
The Film and Publication Board's rigid and simplistic interpretation of the law seems to mean that even a film that exposes and opposes child abuse might be banned. We are in a Catch-22 situation: we want to discuss whether this film promotes or helps prevent abuse, but we are prevented from seeing it to decide that. We are expected to simply trust the Board and, given our history of the abuse of censorship powers, that is not going to happen.
The concept, 'dignified service delivery', emerged from the scenario development discussions initiated by the Unit for Human Rights Mainstreaming and Capacity Building (Stellenbosch University). According to the Oxford English Dictionary, dignity refers to ‘the state of being worthy of respect’ as well as ‘a sense of pride in oneself’.
Today is my last day as Executive Director of SANGONeT. All good things have to come to an end at some point, and after 13 years, it is time for a new challenge. It has always been a privilege to lead SANGONeT. It is an organisation with a proud history dating back to the mid-1980s. After 26 years, it continues to make an important contribution to the work of the NGO sector in Southern Africa, and remains an integral part of the local civil society landscape.
Local Government Action started off with the launch of an ‘Activist’s Guide’ aimed at empowering activists and communities to engage local government - a joint project by Section27, the Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa and Read Hope Phillips Attorneys.
Every year the world comes together on June 14 to celebrate World Blood Donor Day. This year, the World Health Organisation is celebrating the 10th anniversary of World Blood Donor Day with a slogan for this year ‘Give the Gift of Life: Donate Blood’. World Health Organisations aims to achieve 100 percent supply of blood in all countries from voluntary unpaid donors (Melbourne Declaration). The declaration recognised the need for a sustainable blood supply by increasing the number of voluntary donors who donate regularly.