CSOs

Call for Zuma to Step Down

More African National Congress (ANC) bigwigs and former luminaries of the ruling party have joined the growing chorus of people calling for President Jacob Zuma to resign.

Among those who attended a gathering at Constitutional Hill to call for Zuma to step down were former intelligence minister, Ronnie Kasrils‚ former deputy ANC secretary general, Cheryl Carolus‚ former head of the ANC Youth League, Ronald Lamola, and former Congress of South African Trade Union secretary general, Zwelinzima Vavi.

Civil Society Campaign Aims at Zuma

As ‘persuasion and appeal have failed’‚ an alliance of civil society‚ church‚ trade union and academic organisations will announce a plan for “the people…to reclaim our hard-won democracy from those who defile it for self-interest.”

They met “in the wake of another vote in Parliament which‚ by voting against impeaching the president‚ dishonoured our Constitution and disappointed millions of people.”

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.

COVID-19 tests African Civil Society Organisations and opens up new opportunities, says report

A new report by EPIC-Africa and @AfricanNGOs confirms that the impact of COVID-19 on African civil society organizations (CSOs) has been widespread and destabilizing. Based on the results of a survey of more than a thousand CSOs in 44 African countries, 98% of respondents reported having been adversely affected.

The report notes that CSOs have a long tradition of performing crucial developmental, humanitarian and advocacy functions across Africa. It also highlights the critical challenges that CSOs are experiencing as they respond to the COVID-19 crisis and strive to survive.

Accountability Lab: AL Country Director

Accountability Lab South Africa supports active citizens, responsible leaders and accountable institutions in South Africa. They support creative change-makers to develop innovative, positive ideas for integrity in their communities. By building diverse coalitions to generate the knowledge, skills and networks needed for accountability, they unleash positive social and economic change. Accountability Lab South Africa is a registered non-profit organization based in Johannesburg.

Amandla Development: Finance and Operations Manager

Amandla Development is a nonprofit organisation that works to empower South African youth with equal access to quality education opportunities. Amandla facilitates the Philippi Collective Network, a cross-sector group that fosters a community-driven approach to improving learner wellbeing and education outcomes.

Amandla seeks to appoint a Finance and Operations Manager to e based in Cape Town.

COVID-19 in South Africa – An Overview of the NGO Funding Situation and Fundraising Efforts

This article provides an overview of the expected impact of COVID-19 on the funding situation of NGOs in South Africa, new funding initiatives that aim to support the sector, and the fundraising efforts of NGOs that are involved in COVID-19 related interventions.

LvA: Social Worker

Lawyers against Abuse (LvA) is an NGO based in Diepsloot, an informal settlement in northern Johannesburg. They provide integrated direct legal and psychosocial services to victims of gender-based violence (GBV), which includes sexual violence, domestic violence and child abuse. LvA also works closely with local state actors and other community-based organisations to address broader systemic issues that lead to violence and allow it to persist.

LvA seeks to appoint a Social Worker based in Diepsloot, Johannesburg.

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