SRHR Africa Trust: Regional Advocacy and Communications Officer


The SRHR Africa Trust (SAT) is a youth-centred organisation dedicated to gender-equal youth health. SAT works across the SADC region, with country programmes in Botswana, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe, and a regional office in South Africa. We support over 100 communities, NGOs, CBOs and activists to help adolescents walk healthy, happy, confident and safe pathways to adulthood.

USAID VukaNow: Combating Wildlife Crime in Southern Africa Activity - Call for Grant Proposals APS No. 02

Dear Applicant:

USAID’s VukaNow Activity: Combating Wildlife Crime in Southern Africa, implemented by Chemonics International, is seeking concept papers for the implementation of activities designed to reduce wildlife crime in the Southern African Development Community (SADC). The grants will be awarded and implemented in accordance with USAID and U.S. Government regulations governing Grants Under Contract (GUC) and USAID’s VukaNow (UVN) internal grant management policies.


SAIGF 18 Conference Thematic Paper Presentations 2018

The Southern Africa Internet Governance Forum 2018 (SAIGF18) is an annual forum of stakeholders drawn from SADC region to participate in the development of democratic policies in the SADC region. The overarching goal for SAIGF 18 is Internet Governance (IG) for sustainable, Secure and Inclusive Digital Economy for Southern Africa.

The SAIGF 18 will be held at Garden Court, Marine Parade Hotel in Durban, South Africa from 28 to 29 November 2018.

The theme for the SAIGF 18 is: “Inclusive and Secure Internet”

Sub-saharan africa's broadband price rip-off uncovered

Sub-Saharan African countries have the most expensive broadband prices in the world.

This is according to a report released today by, which analysed data from 3 303 fixed-line broadband deals in 195 countries, with the assistance of consumer insight consultancy BVA BDRC, between 15 August and 20 September.

The study notes the Ukraine offers the world's cheapest broadband, with an average cost of $5 per month. The West African nation of Mauritania is the most expensive, with an average package price of $768.16.

SADC on protecting wildlife

1 October  2018

There are few easy wins when it comes to regional relations in Southern Africa. But on wildlife conservation, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) is taking an international lead.

Africa has an often-overlooked history on innovative regional integration, including on conservation.

The Southern African Customs Union is the world’s oldest customs union, and in the past century nearly two-thirds of all international water agreements have been signed in Africa.

Youth for Survival's Pledge for Parity

International Women’s Day is celebrated annually on 8 March and in South Africa we also celebrate Women’s Day on 9 August every year. South Africa comes in at eighth place on a world classification table of women in national parliament. These are all developments that deserve to be applauded as the nation is taking strides towards the ultimate goal of achieving women’s rights. However, in the same instance it is never enough until we reach the peak of equality in all spheres, when women’s dignity and rights can be fairly observed in our nation.

ZANU-PF Urged to Stop Attacking NGOs

Zimbabwe’s opposition parties and political analysts have urged ZANU-PF to be consistent and desist from attacking non-governmental organisations (NGOs), saying this creates unnecessary hostility in the face of need.

Opposition parties urged the government not to create unnecessary acrimony after a spirited campaign by the ruling party to lampoon NGOs.

MDC-T spokesperson, Obert Gutu, points out that: “Needless to state non-governmental organisations, as usual, will have to come onto the scene in order to provide food to the starving millions in the villages and towns.”

Nonprofits and Politics

The role of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in world and country politics has always been vibrant and widespread and has grown in importance since the 1990’s. Many NGOs through the years have fought for transparent political processes and political accountability, and developing a democratic culture among citizens. It seems to have become even more important in the past few years.


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