USB-Ed’s Impumelelo: The Stellenbosch Academy for Social Innovations Centre, in partnership with the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, are bringing project presenters in water, sanitation, recycling, and waste management from the e’Thekwini and Drakenstein Municipalities to present to a key group of public managers drawn from the Gauteng municipalities and region.
Health Economic and HIV/AIDS Research Division (HEARD) is a self-funded, applied research unit based at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban. HEARD conducts a range of research-from pure to applied- seeking to support all those intent on designing interventions to reduce the HIV pandemic in all sectors in the SADC and East Africa region. Its research agenda is driven by current issues and is aimed at producing knowledge and evidence critical to informed policies and actions.
Innovations in HIV Prevention in Africa
To celebrate its 30th anniversary, Kagiso Trust has kick started its birthday celebrations with a Beyers Naudeì Schools Development Programme (BNSDP) Essay Competition which began this February 2015.
The competition has been extended to all BNSDP Grade 11 students in the Thabo Mofutsanyana District in the Free State, who have been asked to share their insights on ‘What makes an innovative teacher?’
Anglo Platinum has welcomed the release of a report by the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) that examines the potential human rights impact of mining on poor communities.
The company’s Mary-Jane Morifi has commended the report for drawing attention to some of the hidden vulnerabilities of communities and residents around large-scale mining projects.
Morifi argues that the SAHRC has produced useful recommendations about identifying and mitigating the risks of human rights violations associated with the resettlement of communities.
Social Enterprise: A New Model for Poverty Reduction and Employment Generation is a report that finds that traditional development initiatives in post-communist states often focus on bolstering the private sector or the state, while ignoring organisations that combine for-profit activities with social aims. The report suggests a number of ways to promote social enterprises in transition countries.
In recent weeks, amid the turmoil in South Africa, there has a great deal of talk about economic policy. The nation focused its attention on economic policy as the ANC alliance concluded its economic policy summit on 18 October 2008.