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Corporate Governance in South Africa: Weak Links that Allow Fraud and Corruption to be Rampant

One has now lost count of the number of fraud and corruption incidents that get reported in the media - almost daily.  Most would agree that this indicates our corporate governance is collapsing, has completely collapsed or that it needs some serious re-vamp. The fact that fraud and corruption incidents do get reported, confirms that corporate governance still works – but mainly on the detective side.

Annual Report Launch

The Legal Resources Centre (LRC) invites you to the launch of its Annual Report on 22 January 2009 in Johannesburg.

As the LRC approaches its 30th anniversary, it remains committed to the social and economic transformation of South Africa based on the strengthening of its constitutional democracy.

Date: 22 January 2009

Time: 08h30-10h30

Venue: Johannesburg Civic Theatre (City of Light Room)

Western Cape APD: Maintenance and Technical Officer

The Western Cape Association for Persons with Disabilities (APD) is a nonprofit organisation, affiliated to the National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities in South Africa. The Western Cape APD serves as a pro-active forum for the advancement of persons with physical disabilities so as to enable them to attain their maximum level of independence and integration into the community, and is active in the prevention of physical disablement.

Western Cape APD seeks to appoint a Maintenance and Technical Officer, based in Bridgetown (Cape Town APD), Western Cape.

Youth Dialogue

Organisation of African Youth (OAYouth) was formed in 2009, conforming to the provisions of African Youth Charter, which was adopted by the African Union. The Charter defines African youth as people between the ages of 15 and 35. Membership to OAYouth is open to individuals and youth organisations, that are working to empower youth on any issues.

New Code of Governance for Non-profits in South Africa - Please Comment

A proposed code of governance for non-profit organisations (NPOs) in South Africa has been released for public comment. The draft Independent Code of Good Governance for Non-Profit Organisations in South Africa aims to encourage best governance practice and was initiated by a group of NPOs at a Civil Society Consultative Forum meeting held in August 2010.

African Youth Day Conference 2011

The Organisation of African Youth (OAYouth) is the youth platform for information exchange, forum for debate on African issues and a network of future political, corporate, academic, literary, religious and traditional leaders in all African contexts.

The African Youth Day was declared and adopted by the African Union (AU) in 2006 to be commemorated on 1 November each year. It has since evolved as the most powerful platform of young people of Africa.

Hate Crimes Against Gays on the Increase in Africa

International human rights groups are reporting increases in hate crimes against gays and lesbians across Africa.

Denis Nzioka, one of East Africa’s most prominent gay rights activists, points out that, “We have seen an upsurge of violence, of discrimination.…  You’ve got guys in Cameroon being arrested; you’ve got guys in Nigeria being killed for being gay.  It’s happening all over Africa.”

Partnership to Provide Relief to Flood Victims

Government has set up a task team with the private sector and civil society to provide immediate relief to people who have been affected by floods.

Social Development Minister, Bathabile Dlamini, said the primary function of the task team is to coordinate humanitarian assistance and to provide an opportunity for social partners to, through their projects, respond to the immediate emergency priority needs while at the same time laying the foundation for early and eventual long term recovery of the affected communities.

SABC Urged to Make Mokoetle Settlement Public

The South African National Editors Forum (SANEF) says the public has a right to know the details of the financial settlement bestowed on embattled former South African Broadcasting Corporation CEO, Solly Mokoetle.

In a press statement, SANEF chairperson, Mondli Makhanya, points out that, “The public interest and the fact that public funds could be involved dictate that a full and proper public statement is called for."

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