Khanya College cordially invites you to participate in the first ever NGO and CBO Fair to be held on 5 August 2009 at Museum Africa in Newtown.
Two aid workers kidnapped in Darfur have been located and are in good health. This is according to Sudanese officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue.
Sudanese minister for humanitarian affairs, Abdel Baqi Gilani, says the location of Irish national, Sharon Commins and Ugandan Hilda Kawuki, who were kidnapped from the office of the Irish aid group, GOAL, is now known. The minister added that the kidnapping is not politically motivated.
“We would have just built the road and left.”
Mike Wiley, CEO,WBHO Construction
June 25, 2009- WBHO/ComMark
Umzimvubu Red Meat Project Launch
The ComMark Trust
A partnership with the ComMark Trust took what could have been basic “tick-the-box” corporate social investment (CSI) and made it real development for real people in Mt. Frere, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
If you are a charity or NGO who feels that you have been treated unreasonably or unfairly by the Lotto, and you are willing to take them on, Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs Inc., a firm of attorneys, is willing to assist you.
Lourens Ackermann, Pro Bono Coordinator at Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs Inc., is currently investigating the possibility of pursuing individual applications against the Lotto on behalf of deserving charities and NGOs.
Human rights organisations have welcomed the release of more than 300 Zimbabwean refugees, saying their arrests have been unreasonable.
In a joint press statement, Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR), the Legal Resources Centre (LRC) and the AIDS Law Project (ALP), point out that, "Dropping the spurious charges of loitering strengthens our conviction that homeless people are being targeted just because they are homeless and vulnerable."
The Irish government says senior officials have arrived in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum to negotiate the release of an Irish aid worker and her Ugandan colleague kidnapped in Darfur.
Unidentified gunmen and seized Sharon Commins of Dublin and her colleague, Hilda Kuwuki, from the Darfur base of the Irish aid agency GOAL. No group has claimed responsibility for their abduction.
The delegation plans to meet with leaders of Sudan, the United Nations and other aid agency officials, and international diplomats with experience in kidnappings.
My name is Robin Opperman, and I am the Director of the Umcebo Trust. We run a non-profit art and craft trust, based in Durban. We applied in the most recent Lotto round of applications, and submitted end of February. We received the standard acknowledgements and within the past two weeks were very excited to receive correspondence from Lotto asking for elaboration on a number of issues related to our application.
The Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum (Zimrights) has called on the country’s government to enact laws that make torture a criminal and cruel offence that cannot be pardoned.
Marking the United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, the forum’s director, Okay Machisa, pointed out that government should sign, ratify and domesticate the Charter against Torture.
Because the old 10(1)(f) exemption prohibited trading, and the new 2000 laws restricted it severely, NGO’s which wished to generate revenue to sustain their activities were forced into setting up dual structures: one organisation which was tax exempt and received donor funding, and another which did the income-generating work, and then donated the funds to the tax exempt organisation.
We celebrated 15 years of democracy at the election polls in April, giving rise to an opportunity to reflect on where we have come from, and where we are going. Like the often turbulent years of human adolescence, our country has experienced dynamic change and development since the first democratic elections in 1994. A key component of our democracy, the non-government organisation (NGO) sector, which delivers thousands of vital services to the broader community, has also experienced transition in the past decade and a half.