As I watched Trevor Manual deliver his most recent budget speech, I tried looking at this budget through NGO glasses. That can essentially be explained as, once the very sound macro economic issues are established, how, if at all, will this impact on the poorest by improving their lives on a day-to-day basis.
"South Africans have been asked to participate in debates about the country's plans to deal with climate change. Victor Munnik and David Hallowes look at some of the issues in the debate."
The Democracy Development Programme (DDP) is hosting a political forum entitled “The underlying trends of party support and voting patterns in the South African political context” on 26 February 2009 in KwaZulu-Natal.
The Southern Africa Institute for Fundraising (SAIF) is hosting its 9th Biennial Convention - Making Waves, from 26-28 May 2009 in KwaZulu-Natal.
The conference presents an opportunity to present an exciting opportunity to discuss practical South African focused strategies for making waves for successful fundraising. The conference will also give participants an opportunity to renew friendships and build new networks with colleagues here and abroad.
The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) is hosting a public lecture on the topic “Couples HIV Risk Reduction Intervention and Medication Adherence Intervention Among HIV Positive Women” on 24 February 2009 in Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town.
Date: 24 February 2009
Time: 13h00 – 14h30
Presenters: Drs Stephen Weiss and Deborah Jones, University of Miami
To reserve a seat, kindly RSVP by 20 February 2009
The Institute for the Advancement of Journalism (IAJ) is conducting a one-day course on Working the Web on 16-17 March 2009 in Johannesburg.
The course is aimed at corporate communications professionals from both public and private sectors whose enterprises would be enhanced by a strategic utilisation of the web.
President Kgalema Motlanthe has sent the contentious Broadcasting Amendment Bill back to the National Assembly unsigned.
The president referred the Broadcasting Amendment Bill back to Parliament for reconsideration over concerns about constitutionality.
The bill makes it possible for Parliament to fire either individuals on the South African Broadcasting Corporation board or the board as a whole.
The Foundation for Professional Development (FPD), in partnership with HIV 911, is conducting a three –day course on HIV Management for Lay Counsellors from 9-11 September 2009 in Durban.
The training programme is an integrated educational program that combines comprehensive, evaluated, self-study with a three-day facilitated workshop. Leading expects in this field facilitate the workshop. Successful completion requires a total study commitment by participants of between 60 and 80 hours.
The South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) says it will liaise with the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) to report threats of violence and intimidation towards journalists.
SANEF chairperson, Henry Jeffreys, points out that council members have been particularly concerned about the possibility of violence in KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga.