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13 December, 2011

Negotiators at the United Nations climate talks have narrowly avoided a collapse, agreeing to the bare minimum deal possible. The plan gets the Green Climate Fund up and running without any sources of funding, preserves a narrow pathway to avoid 4 degrees of warming and gets a second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol without key members.

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8 December, 2011

I see the phrase ‘sexual activity’ almost on a daily basis, mostly in newspapers or in online articles quoting what a government official said. What does it mean?

Is it a social activity or is it something you do on your own? Do you need to be a member of a certain club and pay a fee?

When do you engage in ‘sexual activity’ and where? Why are teenagers not supposed to take part in it?

Who invented it? Is there a manual on how to do it well? Can you make money from being good at ‘sexual activity’?

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6 December, 2011

So if you are wondering why the long silence since the post last week, well…I am in Durban after all, where things tend to move a little slower than Joburg and about as fast as Cape Town. And it has been busy: the ‘People’s Space’ at University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), mostly at the initiative of Patrick Bond, has taken off and is always buzzing with energy, people and a whole herd of news crews from local and international media.

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.
19 November, 2014

The Global Health for Social Change Internship programme (GHSC) is an unpaid field placement programme that offers an opportunity for students to be embedded with a local or international public health NGO – while experiencing total cultural interest by living with a host family.

19 November, 2014
The latest version of the disability directory of South Africa has recently been released. Thanks Keith Richmond for the efforts that go into this.

Click here to download your copy.
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”.

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

The South African National NGO Coalition (SANGOCO), in partnership with the Southern African NGO Network (SANGONeT), launched the Tipfuxeni Project, on 23 September 2014 in Johannesburg.

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;
10 September, 2014

The Southern African NGO Network (SANGONeT), in partnership with the South African National NGO Coalition (SANGOCO), invites you to the official launch of the Tipfuxeni Project, on 23 September 2014 in Johannesburg.

9 September, 2014
FPD Technical Assistance Cluster introduces the Community Forward Programme partners