When we explore the question of technology in our sector, conversation quickly turns to back-office systems for creating more efficiencies in accounting, finance, HR, and operations. Certainly, many larger NGOs have been implementing a wide range of enterprise systems that often integrate these functions more seamlessly while also connecting the head office and the field.
How not to trip up on the digital highway: Lessons from social innovators developing e-platforms.
Almost every household in South Africa has access to a mobile phone. This has transformed the face of social development, with many non-governmental organisations (NGOs) embracing mobile technology to connect with their target audiences. In this learning brief, we explore the diverse opportunities – but also challenges – that come with using mobile platforms to drive social change.
Mapping out the mobile space in SA: Mobi sites, mobile apps and bypassing the high cost of data.
The Department of Communications (DOC) and state entity Broadband Infraco are working together to rollout broadband services in Limpopo's Vhembe district.
According to the DOC, the broadband project forms part of SA Connect and its vision to build capable skills for the impending fourth industrial revolution.
Led by Pinky Kekana, DOC deputy minister, the broadband project in Limpopo will connect four public facilities, provide ICT equipment to three schools, as well as introduce a cyber-security outreach programme in that area, according to the department.
16 January 2019
President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to address a team of delegates, who will be representing South Africa at the World Economic Forum.
The breakfast meeting will take place in Johannesburg on Wednesday.
The aim is to develop an integrated approach to SA's input at the WEF deliberations and to identify areas of emphasis to present the country as a desired investment destination and trade partner.
Team South Africa comprises of diverse stakeholders in South African society and economy.
Both internal and external landscaping clearly tells that the challenges in the NGO sector are manifold and need to be addressed at multiple levels by various stakeholders.
Can the NGO sector use HR effectively and how?
To ensure government speeds up the switch from analogue to digital terrestrial television (DTT), additional partnerships with industry players are required.
So said Department of Communications (DOC) minister Nomvula Mokonyane, affirming that lack of collaboration has, to some extent, contributed to SA's inability to meet the deadline set by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).
Investors across the world are changing their approach – instead of searching for opportunities that yield more monetary returns, they want their investments to create a meaningful and lasting impact on communities, according to Bruce Raw of GreenCape.
Raw was the keynote speaker at an investment summit at Touwsrivier on Friday. Several members of the Touwsrivier community and representatives from local government and business came together to share ideas of how to revive the small town's ailing economy.
Water is a vital resource in all communities. Despite the good rainfall this past winter, water restrictions in the Cape continue to negatively impact communities, especially those living in under resourced areas. One such settlement is the Bloekombos informal settlement, bordering Kraaifontein, where small businesses such as car washes and micro-farming gardens are prohibited from using municipal water for their trade.
5 October 2018
In today's dynamic business landscape, planning and budgeting needs to adapt to changing business conditions. Derik Rothman, Director at Futuresense, says a company's business processes need to be flexible enough to be able to handle landscape changes, and flexible enough to do it fast and efficiently, without putting the business at risk.