Violence against women, girls and children are one of the most pervasive and barbaric violations of human rights. It is shameful that a society that prides itself on being progressive and undeniably modern in many respects is also one characterised by appalling atrocities meted against their own flesh and blood so to say. This state of affairs warrants serious attention from everyone who truly believes in the ideal of an equal and just society Violence against women, girls and children reverses the gains of democracy and threatens peace and development across the globe.
Water scarcity in South Africa has not come as a surprise. In fact, national government through its communications agency, Government Communication and Information System (GCIS), has chronicled and extensively communicated the dire situation that has beleaguered South Africa for a long while as a water scarce nation. The main problem seems to be a general lack of strategic planning compounded by operational inefficiencies at local government level.
25 November - 10 December “Count me in: together moving a non-violent South Africa forward’ Background
Nonprofit Boards are either seen as a decisive force to ensure accountability of nonprofit organisations or, as problematic institution not contributing to the basic business of the nonprofit. There seems to be a general perception that non-performing boards are the rule, and not the exception. The basis for this perception depends on who you speak to:
Virtually in every concern of our society we are experiencing what I term the ‘reincarnation’ of Steve Biko's ideas, not that they ever died, but the conversations around Black Consciousness can go by unnoticed. In my spare time I spend most of my time conversing to ordinary, sometimes fairly educated, ‘semi-elitist’ friends and acquaintances about this that and the other.
HRE 2020 proudly announces the release of its first publication entitled ‘Human Rights Education Indicator Framework: Key Indicators to Monitor and Assess the Implementation of Human Rights Education and Training’.
On Saturday 19 September 2015, Student Sponsorship Programme (SSP) held their 2017 intake annual exams where shortlisted grade six scholars who applied for the five year scholarships at some of South Africa most prestigious high schools were invited to write. The exams were held at Parktown Girls’ High School in Parkview.
On 29 September 2015, Police Minister, Nkosinathi Nhleko, released the crime statistics covering the period 1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015. An estimated 1.8 million crimes were reported in that period; police operations detected 356 919 crimes, of which 266 902 were drug-related; and 1.7 million people were arrested.
It seems that more and more authors are writing about the failure of and diminishing importance of strategic management. Numerous surveys are quoted to indicate that between 50 percent and 75 percent of strategies fail. A different point of view is that the speed of change is so high that the longer term strategic planning is unable to address the future comprehensively and must be replaced with shorter term planning.
Delivered by Mr. Gyan Chandra Acharya, under-secretary-general and high representative for the least developed countries, landlocked developing countries and small island developing states] I am pleased to send greetings to all participants at this important event. I thank Bangladesh, Benin, the Netherlands and Sweden for organising it.