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Zuma Urged to Sign Children’s Act

The Independent Democrats have called on President Jacob Zuma to sign into law an Act that will see the government funding civil society organisations involved in assisting the needy.

ID spokesperson, Lance Greyling, points out that, “In this vein, we call on President Jacob Zuma to urgently sign the Children’s Act, which will ensure the provision of money to cash-strapped civil society organisations providing services to children.”

The Freedom of impressions

On Saturday, I attended a workshop at Constitutions Hill organised by Congo Renaissance (CoRe), a platform of Congolese living in South Africa in commemoration of the World Press Freedom happening the following day, Sunday 3rd of May.

Worldwide the World Press Freedom day is considered as a day of action to encourage and develop initiatives in favor of the freedom of the press; a day to remind governments to respect their commitments to press freedom; and a day to alert the public and to increase awareness of the importance of freedom of the press.

SANGONeT NGO Engagement - Durban

The Southern African NGO Network (SANGONeT) will host a one-day NGO Engagement on Monday , 09 March 2009, at the Diakonia Centre in Durban.

The event will be used to present NGOs in the Western Cape with a detailed overview of SANGONeT's various information and ICT services, including NGO Pulse, SANGOTeCH, Prodder Directory and our various civil society events.

The main objectives of this event will be to highlight how NGOs could benefit from SANGONeT's services, as well as to generate feedback from NGOs about their information and ICT requirements.

SANGONeT NGO Engagement - Cape Town, 12 March 2009

The Southern African NGO Network (SANGONeT) will host a one-day NGO Engagement on Thursday, 12 March 2009, at the River Club in Observatory, Cape Town.

The event will be used to present NGOs in the Western Cape with a detailed overview of SANGONeT's various information and ICT services, including NGO Pulse, SANGOTeCH, Prodder Directory and our various civil society events.

Project Cycle Management Toolkit

The Project Cycle Management: CBO Training Toolkit aims to build the confidence and skills required by CBOs to develop and manage their HIV/AIDS projects more systematically through project cycle management. Authored by CARE and the International HIV Alliance, the toolkit was developed for use by facilitators involved in the training of these CBOs. It can also be used by NGOs/CBOs themselves to implement training within their organisations. It describes a workshop scenario providing a range of participatory activities which can be carried out to build skills.

AIDS Councils as Catalysts for Unlocking Citizen Power

AIDS Councils as Catalysts for Unlocking Citizen Power is a manual that provides information for NGOs to develop and mobilise civil society’s engagement with AIDS councils and build effective governance of the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Published by the Institute for Democracy in South Africa, the guide contains a step by step approach to organising a one and a half day workshop.

CBO/FBO Capacity Analysis

CBO/FBO Capacity Analysis is a tool that enables community and faith-based organisations to analyse levels of capacity in different areas of organisational and technical work. Developed by the CORE Initiative, it is designed to facilitate group discussions between members of community based organisations (CBOs) and external facilitators providing capacity building support. It outlines how to organise a visit with a CBO; how to start and facilitate a discussion; how to conduct the analysis; how to document the discussion; and how to follow up the assessment.

Siyakhula Trust: Community Facilitation Programme

Siyakhula Trust is a NGO that assists community leaders, CBOs, NPOs and government officials develop skills so that they can efficiently initiate and manage development and job creation projects to the benefit of the communities they serve. Siyakhula Trust is conducting its practical Community Facilitation Programme in two different centres in South Africa in the months to come.

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