Governance and democracy

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.

Crisis and Critique

Throughout history, innovations in media have had a profound impact on protest and dissent. But while these recent developments in social media have been the subject of intense scholarly attention, there has been little consideration of the wider historical role of media technologies in protest. Drawing on the work of key theorists such as Walter Benjamin and Raymond Williams, Crisis and Critique provides a historical analysis of media practices within the context of major economic crises.

NGO Linked to Patient Deaths Remains Open

The Democratic Alliance says Precious Angels – a non-governmental organisation (NGOs) linked to eight of the 36 psychiatric patients who have died in Gauteng in recent months - continues to provide its services even though the provincial health department said patients had been moved elsewhere.
 
The DA’s Jack Bloem, points out that, “Gauteng Health MEC, Qedani Mahlangu, said earlier that patients have been relocated from the Precious Angels facility in Atteridgeville.”
 

Vumelana Governance Award 2016

The Vumelana Advisory Fund is a nonprofit organisation that helps beneficiaries of the land reform programme to develop their land in an effective and sustainable way. Vumelana was established in 2012, with the aim to support the establishment of commercially viable partnerships between investors and local community land owners to create jobs, income and skills. Vumelana’s main objective is to demonstrate the value of community private partnerships as a contributor to successful land reform.

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