Governance and democracy

Make no mistake, the ANC is in deep trouble

While the ANC was happy with the election victory, it surely could not be beside itself with joy. The 2019 national election results were the worst in the party's electoral history.  They reached the lowest level of support ever at 57.51% nationally; Its loss of support of 4,64 percentage points between 2014 and 2019 is the worst it has ever suffered; and lost 18,21 percentage points in Gauteng in the same period. 

5 controversial ANC members who are heading to Parliament

The list of canditates to be sworn into parliament include five (5) ANC members who are implicated in corruption scandals.  The following five are The Minister of Environmental Affairs – Nomvula Mokonyane; The Minister of Women in the Presidency – Bathabile Dlamini; Former Home Affairs Minister – Malusi Gigaba; Former Minister of Communications – Faith Muthambi; and Former Minister of Mineral Resources – Mosebenzi Zwane.

Minister Blade Nzimande: 2017 University Fees Media Briefing

Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr. BE Nzimande's statement on Government's 2017 fee support to students from poor, working and middle class families Good morning ladies and gentlemen of the media, and thank you very much for making time to be here for this important announcement.

Our public universities are a significant national asset. They empower the next generation with skills and knowledge, and contribute significantly to the ability of our economy to compete globally through innovative and appropriate research.

Mobile Marketing Improves the Bottom Line of For-Profit and Nonprofits Alike

By Mike Laws of InTarget

With recent news that the Wireless Application Service Providers’ Association of South Africa (WASPA) has reduced the cost of becoming an Affiliate Member for registered nonprofit organisations by 90 percent, and the fact that we’re in the annual season of giving, it’s perhaps a pertinent time to take a look at mobile marketing for non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and charities.

Invitation to Comment on the Draft Practice Note on the Application of King III in the Non-profit Sector

The Institute of Directors in Southern Africa (IoDSA) invites all interested parties and stakeholders to submit written comments to the draft practice note that provides guidance on how King III should be applied in the non-profit sector.

Eastern Cape Sustainable Rural Development Needs Multi-Faceted Intervention

Sustainable rural development in the Eastern Cape would need a package of interventions if real local economic opportunities for rural communities were to be created.

This was the combined message from three speakers at a seminar hosted by the European Union and Office of the Premier-funded Sustainable Rural Development in the Eastern Cape (SURUDEC) and its local implementing agent, RuLiv in East London in April 2012.

Startingbloc: Fellowship program

StartingBloc is excited to share that its  global Fellowship program, is launching their first-ever institute out of the USA from 25-29 March 2020 at the prestigious the African Leadership Academy Campus in Johannesburg. Many social entrepreneurs, employees and students from the African continent, Canada, India and USA have already been accepted for this institute. 10 more spots are still available, only for this month. 


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