Development

China’s NGOs Go Global

Rapid economic growth over the past three and a half decades has transformed China’s position from a recipient of international aid to a donor nation. China’s overseas development assistance has mirrored its state-run commercial investments and trade activities. In other words, the majority of China’s overseas development assistance is directed at nations, notably in Africa and Southeast Asia, where it has a substantial stake in accessing natural resources and low cost human capital.

Slain Activist to be Laid to Rest on Saturday

The Amadiba Crisis Committee (ACC) says the anti-mining activist, Sikhosiphi ‘Bazooka’ Rhadebe, murdered in an alleged ‘blue light’ hit last week, will be laid to rest this weekend.

His murder‚ which has been linked to a decade of work that he did with the committee in the Wild Coast in opposing open-cast titanium mining by the Australian mining company Mineral Commodity Limited (CMR)‚ drew widespread condemnation.

Mining CEO Accused of Inciting Violence

The Bench Marks Foundation (BMF) has accused an Australian mining company’s chief executive officer of inciting violence in an area where an anti-mining activist was murdered.

The murder of Sikhosiphi ‘Bazooka’ Rhadebe is continuing to makes waves as condemnation of the killing and calls for police to find the perpetrators are taken up by different organisations.

Hawks Probe Anti-Mining Activist’s Murder

Eastern Cape titanium deal marked with death since Oz firm sought rights – activist was shot eight times by thugs masquerading as cops.

The Hawks will investigate a case of murder opened by Eastern Cape police following the death of an anti-mining activist.

Amadiba Crisis Committee (ACC) leader, Sikhosiphi ‘Bazooka’ Rhadebe, was shot after being lured into a car by two men posing as cops.

e-Toll Equipment Unreliable – OUTA

Anti e-toll group, the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) says that it has ‘plenty of evidence’ indicating the Gauteng tolling equipment is unreliable.

This comes after roads agency, the South African National Roads Agency Limited (SANRAL) warns that high value corporate e-toll defaulters that they would be issued summonses this week.

However, OUTA chairperson, Wayne Duvenage, argues that there can be no consensus for e-toll defaulters.

Govt Urged to Fund NGOs

DTA president, McHenry Venaani, says it is no longer acceptable that 25 years after Independence that foreign donors are the only ones funding non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Namibia.

Venaani made the remark at parliament when he met with a group of about 10 different Namibian NGOs to discuss poverty eradication.

Venaani says African governments must start owning up to the work of NGOs, adding that, “Political parties are very strained on the ground. We are present, but our presence does not cover those social sectors.”

Youth for Survival's Pledge for Parity

International Women’s Day is celebrated annually on 8 March and in South Africa we also celebrate Women’s Day on 9 August every year. South Africa comes in at eighth place on a world classification table of women in national parliament. These are all developments that deserve to be applauded as the nation is taking strides towards the ultimate goal of achieving women’s rights. However, in the same instance it is never enough until we reach the peak of equality in all spheres, when women’s dignity and rights can be fairly observed in our nation.

2016 - Time to Recalibrate, Think!

The nonprofit sector is claiming it is entering another funding crisis yet not defining the root cause or coming up with a plan B or C. A business term for defining a crisis is: “A critical event or point of decision that, if not handled in an appropriate manner (or if not handled at all) may turn into a disaster or catastrophe.”
 

Fellowship Aims at Grade 12 Learners

The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation is sponsoring a fellowship programme for the first time to Namibian Grade 12 pupils and first-year university students.

The application states that aimed at building entrepreneurship within young people, the foundation wants to identify, educate and equip ‘demographically diverse individuals who have the potential to excel and make a significant future impact as high impact responsible entrepreneurs’.

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