rural livelihoods

JRHF: Livelihoods Project Coordinator

The Jabulani Rural Health Foundation (JRHF) is a nonprofit organisation that supports Zithulele Hospital and its surrounding community. Founded in 2007 by four Christian doctors the focus is on healthcare, education, poverty relief, environmental issues and community development. 
 
JRHF seeks to appoint a Livelihoods Project Coordinator, based in Eastern Cape.

Embassy of France in South Africa - Civil Society Development Fund

The Embassy of France in South Africa allocates project-based grants to South African CSOs implementing projects in the field of access to basic services and promotion of Human rights. The call for applications closes on 13 July 2015.

The Civil Society Development Fund (CSDF), an initiative of the Embassy of France in South Africa, supports the participation of South African Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in local governance.

Call for Proposals: Consultancy - Adolescents HIV Prevention and Impact Mitigation Project

Pact in Swaziland is is calling for proposals from a qualified and experienced evaluation consultant for a baseline and end-of-project evaluation of a new Adolescent HIV Prevention and Impact Mitigation project scheduled to begin in Swaziland in July 2015.

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Call for Papers: Innovations in HIV Prevention in Africa

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

There's Not an App for That

The United Nations' agency for ICTs, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), marks today, 17 May, as World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD). The purpose of the day is to “help raise awareness of the possibilities that the use of the Internet and other information and communication technologies (ICTs) can bring to societies and economies, as well as of ways to bridge the digital divide”.

SANGONeT ICT4RD Conference 2011 - “Rural Realities, Real Solutions”

Over three quarters of the world's poor live in rural areas. They often lack economic opportunities, have difficulty accessing basic services, have limited voice in governance and remain extremely vulnerable to shocks.

How can development practice and approaches address these issues within the current financial constraints facing national budgets and donor funding? What are the new, innovative - and more cost effective - solutions and applications available to respond to rural development challenges in Africa and other parts of the developing world in a meaningful manner?

Unemployment and the Rights of Workers

The most important, single issue facing government today is improving conditions for greater labour absorption.

The South African Bill of Rights says, “Every citizen has the right to choose their trade, occupation or profession freely.” But local laws and institutions do not fully support that right, and one consequence is our staggering unemployment rate.

A Culture in Crisis – Reading in Post-Apartheid South Africa

It is now commonly accepted that there is a deep crisis regarding the ‘culture of reading” in South Africa. Only a very small section of the public reads and buys books, there is a virtual collapse of library services, and publishing in black languages continues to struggle 16 years after the end of apartheid.

The indices of this crisis are equally well-known:

  • Only a very small section of the public reads and buys books – both for leisure (fiction) and self-education or self-advancement (non-fiction)

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