Common Good is looking for a part-time writer to join our Communications team on a fixed term contract until the end of December 2020.
As a social justice NPO, it is imperative that we demonstrate how our work is contributing to positive and lasting change. Storytelling is a key component in both documenting and celebrating that impact it articulates action, fuels hope and motivates our efforts. In a hurting nation, Common Good desires to tell stories of transformation that are taking place through our Early Life, Education and Employment initiatives.
Request for proposals to lead 'The Zanokhanyo Network' curriculum development project:
ABOUT OUR ORGANISATION
Common Good is a Christian faith-based, not-for-profit organisation founded by Common Ground Church in 2005, working in a range of communities. We're passionate about addressing issues of social justice that challenge our city. We seek to make a positive and lasting impact in the areas of early life, education and employment, so that individuals and communities across Cape Town can build brighter futures for themselves.
11 April 2019
On 1 April 2019, the Board of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) approved an institutional support grant of $4.8 million to the African Union (AU) to accelerate the momentum of the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCFTA), which received its 22nd ratification on 2 April, bringing the agreement into force.
South Africa's higher learning institutions must up their game and increase the number of educational programmes that prepare students for the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) era.
So says Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) minister Naledi Pandor, noting that only 11 South African universities offer course modules in 4IR and related fields of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics.
"If we intend to take full advantage of 4IR, all our universities and colleges should be offering such courses," she says.
The South African government is developing curricula for coding and robotics for grades R to 9.
So said minister of basic education Angie Motshekga. "To create a sustainable industrialisation and keep pace with the world, South Africa is developing coding as well as robotics curricula to be included in GET [general education and training] from Grade R-9," said Motshekga.
She said the curricula will provide learners with an understanding of coding and robotics, and will develop their skills and competencies to prepare them for the fourth industrial revolution.
3 March 2019
The European Union said a solution to the Brexit deadlock remained elusive on Wednesday after the latest "difficult" talks with Britain weeks before its March 29 exit.
EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier gave the state of play after meeting his British counterparts late on Tuesday amid efforts to get the divorce deal through parliament in London.
Register to attend The Trialogue Business in Society Conference
16 & 17 April 2019 | The Wanderers Club, Illovo, Johannesburg
Collaboration in education, presented in partnership with Old Mutual, will be profiled as a key theme this year, underscoring the importance, addressing the barriers and provide practical tips and implementation tools for how corporate, government and the non-profit sector can work together to realise equitable access to quality education in South Africa
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South Africa’s Public Benefit Organisations (PBOs) do invaluable work uplifting communities and benefiting underprivileged people across our country. Sadly, most of these entities do not have the resources to ensure that they are fully tax compliant.
However, the tax status of a SARS approved Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) is crucial to its ability to raise funds and attract donors, who along with wanting to be philanthropic, are attracted by the tax deductions that come with donations to such organisations.