24 November, 2014

The FPD SHIPS Department was established in 2012 to draw from the expertise developed by the Foundation for Professional Development (FPD) through the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Fellowship Programme in successfully transitioning students from academia to the workplace.

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
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.
29 August, 2014

Share Your NGO Storytelling Experiences on 4 September 2014

Storytelling is an integral part of human behaviour and increasingly relevant to the strategic communication and awareness-raising activities of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) globally.
Stories help people to better remember specific experiences. Stories shape our identities. With a great story, you can ensure that donors and supporters understand your work.

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.