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R1.4bn cash injection for Gauteng's e-government

The Department of e-Government, the division focused on ICT and innovation in Gauteng, will receive R1.4 billion this year to fund key projects.

So said finance MEC Barbara Creecy, delivering the fifth and final budget of the current administration, as well as the medium-term projections for the next three years.

The budget allocated to the e-government department this year is a R400 million increase compared to the R1 billion in 2018.

Keeping NGO Finances Balanced

‘If you don’t report donor funds properly and receive consistent unqualified audits you may not get further funding,’ says financial management consultant Wendy van Lingen. 

But the problem is not simply about having the right attitude to finances. Non-profits don’t always have the resources, to put in place a large finance team to do all the work required.  

Parents and guardians need to take responsibility for what we have become as a society

7 March 2019 

The recent incidents which saw the deaths of musician Thorisho Themane and Matwetwe star Sibusiso Khwinana triggered shock and anger among South Africans.

Some pleaded with the authorities to do more to ensure that we're safer in our communities, while others dared the government to implement harsher sentences on those implicated in the two murders.

Paarl Boys' High probe sparks wave of support for corporal punishment

 

7 March 2019 

A wave of support for corporal punishment in schools followed the Western Cape education department’s confirmation on Thursday that it is investigating Paarl Boys’ High School.

Facebook comments were summed up by Adam Vuropolis, who said: “I prefer reading about this than teachers who are getting sworn at and beaten up. Keep up the good work if this is true.”

2019 Elections Voters abroad have one week left to apply to cast their vote

7 March 2019  

South Africans living abroad who wish to cast their vote in the upcoming May elections have one week to left to apply.

"In terms of the election timetable published last week, registered voters have until 23:59 on March 13, 2019, to apply and notify the chief electoral officer of their intention to vote at one of South Africa's 121 foreign missions," the Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) said in a statement on Wednesday.

This reminder comes after President Cyril Ramaphosa proclaimed May 8 as the official national election date.
 

Ramaphosa to launch 'Good Green Deeds'

7 March 2019 

President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Thursday announce a programme designed to place environmental care at the centre of South African culture.

"Because of environmentally insensitive human action, the forces of nature conspired to set in motion the dramatic process of climate change," Ramaphosa said in his response to the debate on his State of the Nation Address (SONA) in February.
 

Register to attend The Trialogue Business in Society Conference

Register to attend The Trialogue Business in Society Conference

16 & 17 April 2019 | The Wanderers Club, Illovo, Johannesburg

 
Collaboration in education, presented in partnership with Old Mutual, will be profiled as a key theme this year, underscoring the importance, addressing the barriers and provide practical tips and implementation tools for how corporate, government and the non-profit sector can work together to realise equitable access to quality education in South Africa

You can look forward to:

Big polluter Eskom regularly exceeds air pollution limits – damning new report

A new international expert report commissioned by the Life After Coal campaign shows that pollution from nearly all of Eskom’s coal-fired power plants persistently and significantly violates the air pollution limits in its licences.

This is not only illegal, but also means that Eskom is continuously endangering the health and violating the human rights of millions of people affected by this pollution.

The international expert report was based on Eskom’s own monthly reports of the emissions from its coal power plants, which Eskom submitted to authorities.

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