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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.
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.
The 6th Annual SANGONeT “ICTs for Civil Society” Conference (#SANGO10) will be held in three parts from 1-6 September 2010.
Following the success of the previous five SANGONeT annual events, the 2010 conference will focus on “Fundraising in the Digital World”.
In the past few months earthquakes in Haiti and Chile have caused unprecedented devastation and suffering to the two countries and their people.
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 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
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.