Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex (LGBTI) in Uganda is still considered a western concept, however, non-governmental organisations are working to educate the public on homosexual issues.
A group of civil society organisations yesterday launched a campaign to localise the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and collect views of Ugandans about the United Nations-led global development agenda.
This briefing outlines Planact’s unique role in transforming South African communities over the last 30 years. On 26 August 2016, Planact will commemorate the organisation’s 30-year anniversary with a one day celebration, where founders, funders, community leaders, local development practitioners and sector partners will reflect on the theme ‘Towards a realisation of inclusive urban development and deepened democracy’.
The newly established Kabbe South Development Association (KASODA) in Namibia has praised government and Roads Authority for constructing a 22-km access road between Izimwe and Nakabolelwa that the community-driven organisation feels will boost economic and social development in Kabbe South.
In an effort to overcome the various socio-economic challenges that developing nations like Malawi continue to face such as ever-growing population and decreasing resources, the African Institute of Corporate Citizenship (AICC) plans on launching corporate citizenship manuals.
Through the manuals, the organisation seeks to foster a productive working partnerships between governments, private sector and the civil society to work together to exercise shared responsibility to achieve collective prosperity that help build sustainable communities.
The Right2Know (R2K) Campaign has called on International Relations and Cooperation Minister, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, to condemn police brutality and human rights abuses in Zimbabwe.
The call was made in an open letter to Nkoana-Mashabane which also voiced ‘deep concern’ over police arresting journalists‚ the alleged extortion of motorists and a clampdown on the use of social media.
Civil rights body, Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) has presented proof that BnP Capital, which has a contract with South African Airways (SAA), have its Financial Services Board (FSB) licence revoked.
OUTA director of legal affairs, Advocate Ivan Herselman, points out that, "We have learnt that the FSB licence of BnP Capital has been suspended."
He was speaking in Johannesburg, a day after OUTA said it planned to interdict the contract between SAA and BnP Capital, and will take further litigation procedures against SAA board members.
Many people have lost loved ones due to awful diseases such as silicosis and tuberculosis. Silicosis is a lung disease that is incurable. It is caused by inhaling silica dust from gold-bearing rocks over a prolonged period. It causes shortness of breath, coughing, fever and chest pains. People often confuse silicosis with tuberculosis (TB). Tuberculosis is an infectious disease caused by bacteria. Like silicosis it also affects the lungs but can affect other parts of the body as well.