In 2013, the world came to know of two young women: Jyoti Singh Pandey from India and Anene Booysen from South Africa. Both were gang-raped, brutally attacked and died fighting for their lives. If it wasn’t for their families, outraged citizens, and civil society activists, they would today be nothing more than statistics, two digits added to the alarming number of women raped and murdered worldwide.
The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) has expressed concern that some non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Zambia are getting involved in partisan politics and active campaigns for political candidates.
YALI governance advisor, Isaac Mwanza, says even if he believes in the right of NGOs to be critical of government and politicians, he also believes that civil society organisations must avoid the temptation of engaging in active partisan politics that favour one candidate against another.
In February and March 2012, TechSoup Global and its global network of partner organisations, including SANGONeT via the SANGOTeCH Technology Donation Programme, conducted a survey of NGOs around the world to better understand current cloud computing usage and future plans for cloud computing adoption.
The survey garnered more than 10 500 respondents from 88 countries.
The results are in.
A response from the KZNCSOC Sector Group for Democracy and Good Governance
The Honourable Mr. J.G. Zuma
President of the Republic of South Africa
I have written about the frustration of fundraising for nonprofit, community based organisations in South Africa before and feel the need to once again touch on this subject. My frustration level has not decreased. Some of the frustrations include:
The National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund (NLDTF):
On Thursday, 28 May 2015, children across the globe will celebrate World Play Day.
A team from Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has been redeployed to the newly effected areas and is involved in life saving interventions after a second earthquake today hit Nepal yesterday. The epicentre of the quake is 80km east of Kathmandu, in Dolakha district and we are relieved to report that all 120 of Doctors Without Borders staff are safe and have been accounted for.
A few years ago Laurie Owen was attacked in her Kyalami, Johannesburg home.
Returning from dinner one early Friday evening, she walked down her driveway to find three men waiting for her at the bottom of the stairs.
World TB Day 2015
Tuberculosis remains one of the world’s deadliest communicable diseases. In 2013, an estimated nine million people developed tuberculosis (TB) and 1.5 million died from the disease, 360,000 of whom were HIV-positive. TB is slowly declining each year and it is estimated that 37 million lives were saved between 2000 and 2013 through effective diagnosis and treatment.
The International Summit of Cooperatives is a biennial gathering where leaders of cooperative and mutualist enterprises get together to discuss their concerns about the current and future business challenges they all share. The summit is also an unequalled opportunity to forge valuable strategic alliances, stay abreast of major international development trends and gain a solid understanding of the global cooperative movement and the business opportunities it offers.
The next International Summit of Cooperatives takes place from 6-9 October 2014 in Quebec, Canada.