Civil society

SALC Granted Order to Prevent al-Bashir's Departure

Pretoria High Court Judge Hans Fabricius has granted the Southern African Litigation Centre (SALC) a temporary order to prevent Sudanese President, Omar al-Bashir, from leaving South Africa until the urgent application to have him arrested has been heard.

The application has been brought by the SALC on behalf of a group of human rights organisations and there are about nine respondents including the Home Affairs Department.

Meanwhile, South Sudanese human rights activist, Hussein Karshoum, says there is a basis for South Africa not arresting al-Bashir.

Vavi Criticises Nhleko’s Report on Nkandla

Former Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) general secretary, Zwelinzima Vavi, says Police Minister Nathi Nhleko's report on the security upgrades at President Jacob Zuma's residence sought to make fools of the whole nation.

Speaking at the announcement of a massive anti-corruption march to the Union Buildings and Parliament in August by civil society movements and labour unions who are concerned about Nkandla, e-tolls and golden handshakes, among other issues, Vavi argues that there is corruption denialism in government and it must be rooted out.

Embassy of France in South Africa - Civil Society Development Fund

The Embassy of France in South Africa allocates project-based grants to South African CSOs implementing projects in the field of access to basic services and promotion of Human rights. The call for applications closes on 13 July 2015.

The Civil Society Development Fund (CSDF), an initiative of the Embassy of France in South Africa, supports the participation of South African Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in local governance.

Funding and Resource Issues the Biggest Challenge for NACOSA Members

Funding and resource issues are by far the biggest challenge facing HIV/AIDS networking organisation, NACOSA's members at the moment. 

NACOSA’s network of members lies at the heart of its work to support, strengthen and unite civil society in its response to HIV, AIDS and TB. The Network represents the voice of civil society in the areas of health, social development and gender issues as a broad-based and inclusive linking, sharing and learning collective. This year, NACOSA conducted a survey to understand network members’ challenges and needs.

Challenges

New Jerusalem Youth Career Day

New Jerusalem Children’s Home is Christ consciousness faith-based nonprofit organisation presently accommodating 80 children from 0 to 18 years of age. It is a small entity with a big vision. The organisation aims to become one of the best children’s homes in Africa in the provision of holistic and integrated quality care to orphaned, abandoned, abused, traumatised, vulnerable and HIV positive children.

New Jerusalem Children’s Home is hosting its first ever youth career day titled 'A Reminder of June 16, 1976' on 16 June 2015 in Midrand.

Master Class in Public Service Excellence

USB-Ed’s Impumelelo: The Stellenbosch Academy for Social Innovations Centre, in partnership with the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, are bringing project presenters in water, sanitation, recycling, and waste management from the e’Thekwini and Drakenstein Municipalities to present to a key group of public managers drawn from the Gauteng municipalities and region. 

Call for Papers: Innovations in HIV Prevention in Africa

Health Economic and HIV/AIDS Research Division (HEARD) is a self-funded, applied research unit based at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban. HEARD conducts a range of research-from pure to applied- seeking to support all those intent on designing interventions to reduce the HIV pandemic in all sectors  in  the  SADC and East Africa region. Its research agenda is driven by current issues and is aimed at producing knowledge and evidence critical to informed policies and actions.

Innovations in HIV Prevention in Africa

Call for Applications: Volunteer Tutors and Mentors

Thope Foundation is a nonprofit organisation based in Khayelitsha providing educational support programmes and personal development training for girls in Grade 5, 6, 7 and 8. The educational programmes offer tutoring in English, Mathematics, Life Sciences and Life Skills.

Thope Foundation is calling for applications for Volunteer Tutors and Mentors.

The successful candidates will be enthusiastic young women who want to make a difference in the lives of young girls living in Khayelitsha.

Requirements:

BUSKAID Benefit Concert in Aid of The Asha Trust for Early Childhood Development

ASHA Trust is a not for profit organisation that establishes and supports formal and home-based early childhood centres in economically challenged communities.

ASHA Trust is hosting a BUSKAID Benefit Concert on 11 April 2015 in Parktown.

BUSKAID string ensemble performs special concert for a good cause, join the ASHA Trust  for early childhood development for a night of musical inspiration to benefit preschool education in needy communities.

Tickets/Fee: R180 for adults and R125 for children, Book now at Computicket.

How Seriously Should We Be Taking Threats to Deregister Outspoken NPOs?

Inyathelo is a nonprofit organisation that works to sustain and strengthen civil society organisations and grow local philanthropy in support of a vibrant democracy in South Africa.

Inyathelo is hosting a Breakfast on the 2nd Floor under the theme 'How Seriously Should We Be Taking Threats to Deregister Outspoken NPOs?' on 25 March 2015 in Cape Town.

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