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15 April, 2014

With half of the world’s population under the age of 25, much attention is now being focussed on the need to address youth needs and ensure they fulfil their potential.

A new report, compiled by the International Youth Foundation (IYF) and The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), assesses the wellbeing of young people in 30 high-to-low income countries across 40 indicators.

15 April, 2014
Those of you, who like me, dont really ever think much about the influence of advertising on our lives, would be surprised at how much it can shape our decisions, desires, and even our dreams. 
 
4 April, 2014
With only two years to go to the 2015 eighth United Nations Millennium Development Goals, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) has launched its Poverty Trends Report in South Africa - ‘An Examination of Absolute Poverty Between 2006 and 2011’ on 3 April 2014 in Pretoria.
 
The Poverty Trends Report utilising income and expenditure surveys as well as living conditions surveys as a method in all nine provinces, has found that there has been a significant improvement in the poverty situation in South Africa between 2001 and 2011.
 
28 March, 2014
The North West info4africa Series 7 support services directory for 2014 is now available.

This invaluable resource contains detailed information on over 600 organisations in the North West province involved in health, wellbeing and development service provision.

Vulnerable people or families often need support in a number of areas. Our referral directory can help you solve this problem as it contains details of organisations providing services and support to vulnerable groups in all areas of the province.
 
7 March, 2014
My favourite time all the way through school was at the end of a day, when our English teacher would say, “Put everything away, put your heads on your desks, shut your eyes and listen.” Then we would travel in our minds through the vivid worlds of storybook authors, sometimes familiar and sometimes strange, but always carried by the familiar and accomplished rhythm of our teacher’s reading voice. 
 
3 March, 2014
The Mpumalanga info4africa Series 7 support services directory for 2014 is now available.

This invaluable resource contains detailed information on over 500 organisations in Mpumalanga involved in health, wellbeing and development service provision.

Vulnerable people or families often need support in a number of areas. Our referral directory can help you solve this problem as it contains details of organisations providing services and support to vulnerable groups in all areas of the province.
 
26 February, 2014
"The Constitution is still our best practical hope" Keynote by Edwin Cameron, Constitutional Court of South Africa to the Sunday Times Literary Awards, Summer Place, 29 June 2013.

South Africa is seen as a leader on the African continent in attaining democracy and universal franchise for its entire people. On the other hand the social and economic problems of poverty, deprivation, racism, xenophobia, discrimination, crime, lack of access to health services, education and justice remain a blemish and a debilitating obstacle to the future well-being of all its inhabitants.

17 February, 2014
My experience with non-governmental organisations (NGOs), as many others I am sure, began with a desire to do more than just live for myself, as a desire to give back to the community. But what I did not expect was the desire and passion that would follow. 

Nearing the end of my studies in 2012 I had the desire to put myself outside of my comfort zone and also do something that would be for the benefit of someone other than myself. 
23 January, 2014
I have listened to Doctor Martin Luther King's 'I have a dream speech' many times. Like many I have a favourite part; "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin, but by the content of their character." 

I have recited these words more times than I can remember. But it is only recently that the last seven words of that excerpt came alive for me. 
9 December, 2013
25 Innovative Solutions Awarded at the Impumelelo Awards Ceremony

On Sunday, 1 December 2013 at the Baxter Theatre, Impumelelo awarded 25 best-practice projects that have found solutions to early childhood development, children affected by foetal alcohol syndrome, innovative water waste treatment works, maths and science education, enterprise development, sexual and domestic violence, youth leadership, and health-care.
25 November, 2013
Mark the dates: 24 November (International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Children) through to International Human Rights Day on 10 December. In total: 16 Days! Imagine if, but if for only 16 days, there would have been no rape, no child abuse, no sexual harassment and no emotional abuse. Within the South African context, 16 Days of Activism has been declared against this scourge, which is hastingly eroding our very social fabric.
20 November, 2013
Media affects us in many ways, as a major socialising influence, a carrier of culture, a source of information, education and entertainment, an important factor in political communication and participation in a democracy and a communicator of ideological values and norms, attitudes and believes.
 
5 November, 2013
 
The eighth issue of our Hands-on Learning Publication Issue 8 which documents what we and our partners are learning through implementation and research is available on our website. This issue, which you can access from our homepage by clicking on the 'Hands-on' button, includes reports on:

Mother-infant booksharing: Stellenbosch University shares their implementation experience
17 October, 2013

In 1998, the Domestic Violence Act (DVA) was enacted to afford victims of domestic violence the maximum protection from domestic abuse that the law can provide. The DVA enables victims of domestic abuse to apply for a protection order against an abuser. While the Act is an impressive piece of legislation, public hearings on the Act in 2009 raised a number of concerns by civil society on the Act’s implementation.

7 October, 2013
On International Translation Day (30 September 2013), we celebrated the invaluable role of children’s literature in translation in bringing children together through story.

What greater hope could we have for our youngest citizens than that they grow up marvelling at and wanting more of the treasury of stories from the vast patchwork of world culture, past and present? Stories that have travelled and crossed borders through translation allow us all to discover what it means to be human, in both unique and shared ways.
1 October, 2013

Matla A Bana (MAB) aims to minimise the secondary abuse children suffer when they report crimes against them. This year MAB projects will help 20 000 children who report rape and crimes against them, through thier various projects. 

Child Friendly Facilities

13 August, 2013

Dear MAN of South Africa,

Brothers For Life in partnership with the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) Men’s’ Sector invites you to join thousands of other South African men at the NOT IN MY NAME Men’s Rally on the 24 August 2013 at the Johannesburg Stadium with Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe.

12 August, 2013

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.
 

25 July, 2013

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.

28 June, 2013

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.
 

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