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“No Pain, No Gain” - Running Through the Kalahari Desert with a Mission

It all started in December 2009 after watching the highlights of the 2009 Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon (KAEM) on SuperSport…it ended shortly after 11h00 on 23 October 2010 as I ran over the finishing line of the 2010 KAEM with blistered feet after covering almost 250km in seven days through the Kalahari Desert.
 

Did South African Civil Society Organisations Benefit Financially from the 2010 World Cup?

CAF Southern Africa is committed to strengthening the work of civil society in the region. It campaigns for increased giving and social investment for the sector. CAF promotes more developmental approaches to corporate social investment, encourages and administers employee community involvement programmes and works towards the establishment of a culture of indigenous philanthropy that benefits organisations of civil society.  

NGO Support Messages for Bafana Bafana - Submit Your Contribution

Over the next few weeks the eyes of the world will be on South Africa as we host the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup.

The tournament starts on 11 June 2010 with the official opening ceremony and the opening game between South Africa and Mexico.

The hosting of the tournament presents all South Africans with an opportunity to showcase our country to the rest of the world.

It is also an opportunity to unite behind our team, Bafana Bafana, and with the support of millions of vuvuzelas, take on the best teams in the world.

State of ICTs in the South African NGO Sector 2009

SANGONeT is pleased to release the State of ICTs in the South African NGO Sector 2009 report.

The research survey in support of the report was conducted in 2009 by World Wide Worx, on behalf of SANGONeT.

To read the full survey report, click here.

The objectives of the survey were to:

  • Establish the effectiveness of South African NGOs with regard to information communication technology (ICT) usage;

SANGONeT Development Calendar 2010

SANGONeT has one again produced an annual Development Calendar in the form of a year planner.

The 2010 Development Calendar covers a comprehensive list of international, African and South African dates (e.g. World AIDS Day, 1 December) of significance to people and organisations involved in development and civil society issues.

Copies of the calendar are available for collection from the SANGONeT office in Braamfontein, free of charge.

SANGONeT's physical address is as follows:

29th Floor, UCS Building
209 Smit Street
Braamfontein

Donate to “Africa for Haiti”

The earthquake that struck Haiti on 12 January 2010 has caused unprecedented devastation and suffering to the country and its people.

In response to this tragedy, the international community has already raised millions of dollars in support of emergency relief and reconstruction efforts. However, much more needs to be done over a sustained period of time to support Haitians and the rebuilding of their country.

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