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2 December, 2011

Headed by Drs Rick and Anita Gutierrez, the Bethel Health Builders organisation, in partnership with the Health Economics and New HIV/AIDS Research Division (HEARD) and the Regional AIDS Training Network (RATN), produced a series of videos aimed at providing cost-effective health education on HIV/AIDS to people living in Sub-Saharan Africa.

This three-part series tackle:

28 November, 2011

Notes from the seaside

Daybreak in Durban was the usual muggy warmth that seems to seep into every pore of your skin just as perspiration is trying to seep out, leaving you feeling grubby and damp and taking three showers before 10am…but that is a waste of water (which is thankfully being recycled) so let’s not dwell here in this damp spot and rather move on to occupying Durban and more specifically occupying the climate change talks…

22 November, 2011

Every MP who presses the green button to vote ‘yes’ for the Protection of [State] Information Bill (Secrecy Bill) will at that moment take personal responsibility for the first piece of legislation since the end of apartheid that dismantles an aspect of our democracy

Mark this day.

Depending on the actions of the 400 MPs in the National Assembly at 14h00, it will end as a day of triumph or shame for our adolescent democracy.

30 January, 2011
The NGO Pulse Portal is the gateway to the NGO sector in South Africa.

First established as the SANGONeT NGO Portal on 24 October 2005, it raises the profile of South African NGOs both locally and internationally, and supports the process of repositioning and strengthening the sector in response to the development challenges facing South Africa.
16 October, 2014

"Civil society must change the colonial paradigm within which civil society operates in South Africa. These formations take an oppositional posture. These institutions masquerade as representatives of the people. The lines get blurred between them and the parliamentary opposition”.

8 October, 2014

In early 2013, two young women were brutally gang-raped and murdered in different parts of the world: Jyoti Singh Pandey, a 23-year-old from India and 17-year-old Anene Booysen in South Africa. Both cases received uncharacteristic attention but what were the dynamics and specific factors and circumstances that propelled them into national and international prominence and can unpacking this influence the development of enhanced strategies to tackling endemic violence against women?

1 October, 2014
The overall goal of the Integrated Access to Care and Treatment (I ACT) is 'to promote early recruitment and retention of people living with HIV into care and support programmes. I ACT strives to improve the uptake of Pre-ART Care in Health Facilities and HIV Counselling and Testing (HCT) opportunities.'
29 September, 2014

The Programme Director

The honourable Deputy Minister, Buti Manamela

Chairperson of National Lottery Board, Prof Nevhutanda

Chairperson of SANGONeT, Tebogo Makgatho

Executive Director of SANGONeT, Kenneth Thlaka

Distinguished guest

Ladies and gentlemen
 

26 September, 2014
Deputy Minister of Monitoring and Evaluation in the Presidency, Honourable Buti Manamela,

Chairperson of the National Lotteries Board, Professor Nevuthanda,

The leadership of SANGONeT and SANGOCO,

Distinguished guests,

Ladies and gentlemen,

I greet you.

My name is Kenneth Thlaka, executive director at SANGONeT
26 September, 2014
Deputy Minister of Monitoring and Evaluation in the Presidency, Honourable Buti Manamela,

Chairperson of the National Lotteries Board, Professor Nevuthanda,

SANGONeT and SANGOCO leadership and staff,

Distinguished guests,

Ladies and gentlemen,

I greet you.

My name is Tebogo Makgatho, Board Chairperson at SANGONeT.
26 September, 2014
Humanity has run so far down the line in scientific discoveries that have made life better. I am referring here to the advent of electricity, airplanes, computers, Internet and the list is endless. The development from the feudal system into capitalism - from autocracy into democracy - has moved beyond any mind boggling event. This is reflective of our own history since the release of Nelson Mandela in 1990 from Victor Verster prison, which changed completely the South African outlook to this day.
25 September, 2014
Tuesday 23 September 2014
Address by the Honourable Buti Manamela, MP, Deputy Minister For National Planning, Performance Monitoring and Evaluation, on the Occasion of the
Launch of Tipfuxeni Project
SunnySide Park Hotel
Parktown, Johannesburg
 
Ms Ndivhuwo Sekoba Secretary-General of SANGOCO;
Mr Kenneth tlhaka; Executive Director of SANGONeT;
Ms Tebogo Makgatho; Chairperson of the SANGONeT Board
Mr Yershen Pillay, Chairperson of the National Youth Development Agency;
9 September, 2014
FPD Technical Assistance Cluster introduces the Community Forward Programme partners
9 September, 2014
Doctor Andrew Medina-Marino recently returned from Liberia where he worked with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), also known as Doctors without Borders, to contain the on-going Ebola epidemic in West Africa.
 
27 August, 2014
Thursday, 22 August 2014, was a big day for mobile Health in South Africa (SA).

The first national public mHealth service has been launched by the Department of Health (DOH). MomConnect was launched by the Minister of Health, Aaron Motsoaledi at KT Motubatse Clinic in Shoshaguve, Tshwane.
27 August, 2014
When my menstrual cycle started I was 12 years old, I was terrified. I thought I had done something wrong and was being punished. I hid in the bathroom in fear of what my mother would think. Luckily, all my fears disappeared when my mother explained what I was going through.
22 August, 2014
In October 2013, Foundation for Professional Development (FPD) SHIPS in partnership with CITD Group started a commercial IT Internship Programme. This programme was created to give young IT graduates the opportunity to gain experience in the technical field of their studies. These Interns are placed within Vodacom Alisom stores as Data Technicians where they are exposed to different fields of technology such as cellphones, networking, technical and software aspects.
11 August, 2014
“There has been a culture of silence on Gender Based Violence at all levels, from the policymakers to the victims themselves - this must change.” - Diarietou Gaye.
1 August, 2014
A special issue of African Journal of AIDS Research (AJAR) on the structural drivers of HIV has just been published.