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Women's Month 2015

South Africa commemorates Women’s Month in August as a tribute to the more than 20 000 women who marched to the Union Buildings on 9 August 1956 in protest against the extension of Pass Laws to women. The Government of South Africa declared August women’s month and 9 August is celebrated annually as Women’s Day.

Women's Day 2015

Women’s month 2015 will celebrate women achievers and their participation in the economy. Women’s Day (9 August) will be hosted in Sasolburg, Free State. The theme for 2015 is Women United in Moving South Africa Forward.

New NGO Pulse Service: Website Development and Hosting for NGOs

NPOs should have websites through which they raise awareness about their work to the donors, beneficiaries and other relevant stakeholders. SANGONeT - while updating the Prodder NGO Directory – discovered that most South African NPOs do not own a website. While NPOs continue to work towards improving people’s lives for the better, their absence in the online space means that their ability to raise awareness about their work remains limited.

Nelson Mandela Foundation Announces Mandela Day 2015

The Nelson Mandela Foundation has announced Mandela Day 2015, urging the public to register their actions on www.mandeladay.com.

“Nelson Mandela’s legacy has created the opportunity for us to achieve a bright future,” commented Sello Hatang, chief executive of the Nelson Mandela Foundation. “Madiba aptly said: “What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.”

NYDA Executive Chairperson Speech Delivered on Youth Day 2015

President of the Republic of South Africa, His Excellency J.G. Zuma,
Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Jeff Radebe,
Minister of Arts and Culture, Nathi Mtethwa,
Deputy Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Buti Manamela,
Deputy Minister of Communications, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams,
Deputy Executive Chairperson of the NYDA, Kenny Morolong and the Board of the NYDA,
President of the Pan African Youth Union, Francine Lumunya,

The State Plans Our Agricultural Future: Part II: Can the Informational Requirements for Heavy Regulation be Met?

Feet on the Earth or Head in the Clouds? The State Plans Our Agricultural Future: Part II - Can the Informational Requirements for Heavy Regulation be Met? The second Brief in this series sets out the massive information requirements of the proposed system.

Addressing Graduate Unemployment Head on Through the GEP

Youth in the black and coloured groups of South Africa have the highest rates of unemployment in the country – that’s according to the latest Stats SA report released in September 2014 titled ‘Employment, Unemployment, Skills and Economic Growth’. The same report indicates that the unemployment rate for those with tertiary qualifications increased from six percent in 1994 to 14 percent in 2014.


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