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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.

New Publication on the Sustainability of South African Civil Society

South Africa’s civil society sector, variously known as the nonprofit (NPO) or non-governmental organisation (NGO) sector, plays a vital and often unacknowledged developmental role. In spite of an enlightened Constitution, discrimination and inequity still abound in South Africa. Women, children, people of colour, indigenous peoples, migrants, gay and lesbian groups, and people living with HIV/AIDS, are among particularly vulnerable groups.

Donor Engagement Forum


The People First Foundation will host a Donor Engagement Forum on 3 August 2012 in Cape Town.

The aim of the forum is to create a mutual space for non-profit leaders and donors to engage as equals around the issue of alternative funding strategies and donor practices in a time of finanicial crisis.

Background:

NLB Extends Call for Input into Funding Criteria

The recent call by the National Lotteries Board (NLB) for stakeholder input to assist in identifying the focus areas for National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund (NLDTF) funding has been positively received by major roleplayers. The input from stakeholders is streaming in steadily and the NLB has decided to extend the period for input to 22 May 2012 so that more roleplayers, especially those in outlying areas, can also use the opportunity to make valuable input.

EU Grants Côte d'Ivoire €5m Emergency Humanitarian Aid

The European Union (EU) is to release an emergency humanitarian aid of €5 million for those threatened by the post-election crisis Côte d'Ivoire.

In a press statement, European commissioner in charge of international aid, Chritina Georgieva, points out that, “Our duty is to work out emergency plans and as soon as possible give humanitarian aid to the victims.”

Georgieva says the post-electoral troubles Côte d'Ivoire had displaced mass populations of 11 000 people to Ghana, Liberia and Guinea-Conakry.

SA Philanthropists Motivated by ‘Ubuntu’ – Report

Wealthy South Africans are among the world’s most generous philanthropists, motivated by a sense of ‘ubuntu’ and the fact that the country is one of the world’s most unequal societies, according to an ABSA report.

‘Global Giving: The Culture of Philanthropy’
notes that the country is the second-most charitable country, behind the United States.

Naidoo Calls for Return to Struggle Basics

Former communications minister, Jay Naidoo, says major weaknesses exist in South Africa's civil society movements and its citizenry as a result of decisions taken by government in 1994 when it demobilised NGOs and civil society, making people ‘passive bystanders in their own lives’.

Naidoo, who currently chairs the Development Bank of South Africa, states that now a new challenge exists: to deepen organisation to give communities the power to negotiate improvements in their lives.

Engen Donates FIFA Hampers to Orphans and Vulnerable Children

Press Release

18 September 2010

Johannesburg: Engen Gauteng and Convenience and Corporate Social Investments (CSI) department has donated more than 100 FIFA hampers and lunch to orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) attending the kids club at Nkanyiso Nutrition and HIV/AIDS Organistation in Naledi, Soweto.

Speaking during the event, Engen’s Regional Promotions Executive, Sindy Gramoney, stated that, “We are delighted to be able to support and help the children belonging to Nkanyiso”.

NGOs Urged to ‘Inspire Action’

Ted Hart, chief executive officer of Hart Philanthropic Group (tedhart.com) and P2PFundraising, and Founder and CEO at GreenNonprofits.org, is urging delegates attending day-two of the Johannesburg leg of the 2010 SANGONeT ‘ICTs for Civil Society’ Conference, to ‘stop fundraising and inspire action’.

Hart calls on NGOs to design interactive websites that allow users to upload and exchange content.

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