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SANGONeT "No Pain No Gain" Campaign 2013

3 June 2013

June 2013 is my last month as Executive Director of SANGONeT and as part of our special focus on NGOs this month, and celebrating the work and achievements of NGOs in South Africa, I will be running my final race as part of the annual SANGONeT "No Pain No Gain" fundraising and awareness-raising campaign.

Petition the President: Stop the Secrecy Bill!

Parliament has passed the Secrecy Bill (the Protection of State Information Bill) and now President Zuma must apply his mind in considering signing it into law.

The Right2Know Campaign calls on all freedom-loving South Africans and democrats across the world to contact President Zuma and appeal to him to stop the Secrecy Act and either return the Bill to Parliament for redrafting, or send it directly to the Constitutional Court for review.

Profile Your NGO - Share Your Story!

In 2012 we introduced a "NGO Profiles" feature on the NGO Pulse Portal in conjunction with our annual “No Pain No Gain” fundraising and awareness-raising campaign.

De-registration of NPOs in South Africa – What You Need to Know

In the past few weeks many NGOs have discovered that their “NPO registration status” with the NPO Directorate has changed to 'de-registered' or 'non-compliant' 

NGOs in South Africa - We Deserve Better

In the past few weeks the role of NGOs in South Africa received much attention. Various events and initiatives focussed on the funding challenges facing the sector, the need for improved governance, the relationship with government, the involvement of civil society in deepening our democracy, and the broader role and relevance of the sector in relation to various challenges facing South Africa.

Invitation to Comment on the Draft Practice Note on the Application of King III in the Non-profit Sector

The Institute of Directors in Southern Africa (IoDSA) invites all interested parties and stakeholders to submit written comments to the draft practice note that provides guidance on how King III should be applied in the non-profit sector.

You Can Shape the Way We Bring Transparency to Public Sector Contracting

Corruption and inefficiency in government contracting will probably always be with us. But by introducing greater transparency in the the contracting process, we can dramatically reduce this burden. This idea is at the heart of Open Contracting, a movement to advocate for publishing of government contracts.

NGO Pulse - Your Sector, Your Stories

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.

#Storymakers2014 Africa Tweet-Chat

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.