civil society organising

The Roots of the NGO Crisis: A Look Beyond the Surface

I have been active in the NGO sector in South Africa for about 27 years starting out as volunteer, field worker, organiser, programmes manager and later as director. I have also served on various NGO boards, act as advisor to many and now practice as a development practitioner within the sector.

Training on Governance and Control Issues

Programme Benefits
On completion of this programme, the learner is able to:

  • Explain the need for governance and control in relation to business system
  • Identify the policies and procedures related to a business process
  • Describe legislation that impacts on the business process within an industry
  • Define the role of legislation in terms of shaping of business process across a given industry

Programme outline:
Day One:

Tourism and the Third Sector: Realising the Potential

The Educational Travel Foundation (ETF) is hosting its first international conference entitled “Tourism and the Third Sector: Realising the Potential” from 18-20 September 2009 in Switzerland.

Tourism and the Third Sector is the theme of ETFs inaugural conference which will be held in the historic lakeside city of Neuchatel, Switzerland in September 2009. Speakers will address key issues relating to Tourism

Western Cape Civil Society Leaders’ Summit

The Western Cape Provincial Development Council (PDC) in partnership with the South African NGO Coalition (SANGOCO) Western Cape invites leaders from civil society organisations to attend the upcoming one-day Western Cape Civil Society Leaders’ Summiton 21 February 2009 in Goudini.

The objective of the summit is to gather at least 300 leaders of civil society in the Western Cape to reflect on the challenges facing our organisations as the basis for building a united coalition of civil society organisations in the province.

High Court Dismisses Abahlali Basejondolo Case

Judge President Justice Vuka Tshabalala, has dismissed an application by Abahlali Basejondolo in a case concerning the constitutionality of the Slums Act in the Durban High Court last week.

Abahlali Basejondolo argued that the Slums Act is in conflict with the provisions of the Housing Act and the Prevention of the Illegal Eviction Act. It argued that the Slums Act is unconstitutional as it purports to regulate eviction, land tenure and access to land matters, which fall outside the legislative competence of the provincial government.

Save Zimbabwe Now Protests at the Presidential House

Eight representatives of the Save Zimbabwe Now campaign have been forcefully removed from the grounds of the presidential guest house in Pretoria.

They were protesting outside the Union Buildings in Pretoria and then moved to the presidential guest house in an attempt to hand over a memorandum of demands to President Kgalema Motlanthe.

The incident occurred just hundreds of metres away from where the Southern African Development Community (SADC) representatives were locked in talks to find a solution to the political impasse in Zimbabwe.


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