The South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) says a big cut in the United States funding for South Africa's HIV-AIDS programmes could lead to an increase in infections at universities and colleges.
Briefing the parliamentary portfolio committee on HIV-AIDS, SANAC chief executive officer, Fareed Abdullah, said that funding from the US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief will be reduced from US$549 million (over R5 billion) in 2011 to US$270 million in 2017.
Abdullah says HIV-AIDS prevention and awareness programmes at colleges and universities will be among those hit by the funding cut.
To read the article titled, “Varsities danger zones as US cuts AIDS funds,” click here.Source:Times Live
- Umtha WelangaPlease note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.Opportunity closing date:Tuesday, October 30, 2012Opportunity type:Employment
Umtha Welanga seeks to appoint a Bookkeeper, based in Khayelitsha, Cape Town.
The bookkeeper is a position of significant responsibility. All income and expenditure must be captured accurately, allocated correctly and the bookkeeper must ensure that internal controls are adhered to and all amounts are correctly authorised.
The bookkeeper is to report any deviations from policy and procedure to the Treasurer or the Director. Similarly any weaknesses in controls that the bookkeeper becomes aware of are to be documented and sent to the Treasurer or the Director.
This is a two working days per month position.
- Reconcile petty cash - replenish petty cash amount; payments are correctly authorized, coding of all expenses, correct allocation of all expenses, ensure proper financial filing system for petty cash expenditure;
- General ledger - ensure of monthly general ledgers that reflect the donors and relevant expenditure, coding and capturing of the general accounts;
- Fixed assets - calculate the annual depreciation and journalise to general ledger, ensure a yearly update of fixed asset register for auditing purposes;
- Expenditure - ensure that all documentation is complete and authorized in terms of policy and financial system;
- Payroll - ensure that monthly payroll is compiled for each staff member, ensure that staff member’s personal details are updated and filed, capture the payroll system, obtain payroll authorization from Treasurer and Director;
- Reconciliations - ensure the monthly reconciliations of bank accounts, petty cash, creditors, debtors, income received and fixed assets;
- Reports (monthly) - ensure that monthly Trial Balance reports, General Ledger reports, Income and Expenditure reports and balance sheets are available to the Treasurer and Director; Quarterly financial reporting to be compiled for the board meetings;
- Donors - produce reports as required by donors at least seven days before due date, Donor reporting to be authorized by the Treasurer and Director;
- Postgraduate degree or diploma with a concentration in finance or accounting;
- Minimum of five years experience of bookkeeping in a medium size organisation;
- Experience and exposure in dealing with Microsoft Office, Pastel and Pastel Payroll software applications;
- Strong experience in balance sheet, budgeting and income statements;
- Payroll administration;
- Strong experience in financial systems procedures.
Salary: R4 500 (for two full working days per month).
To apply, submit a CV and motivation letter to email@example.com or post to Vivienne Mciteka, Director, Umtha Welanga, P.O. Box 16, Khayelitsha, 7785.
Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for a personal interview.
For more about Umtha Welanga, refer to www.umthawelanga.co.za.
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Thousands of pink umbrellas lined the streets at the Joburg Pride march, which was aimed at highlighting the deteriorating human rights landscape for lesbians, gays, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people.
Despite the fact that thousands of LGBTI people and heterosexuals came together to celebrate Joburg Pride Day 2012 at the Zoo Lake, the country should invest in educating people around LGBTI issues.
The annual event was created to bring members of the LGBTI community together in order to create public awareness of LGBTI issues, as well as help members gain confidence in their identities.
To read the article titled, “Thousands at Joburg Pride, but ‘education still needed’,” click here.Source:The Citizen
Substantial increases in behaviour, the use of condoms, HIV counselling and testing, and voluntary male circumcision, that reduces the risk of contracting HIV/AIDS, have been found, according to Health Minister, Aaron Motsoaledi.
Motsoaledi, who together with Deputy President, Kgalema Motlanthe, released findings of a survey conducted by Johns Hopkins Health and Education in South Africa, LoveLife and Soul City, at the International Aids Conference in Washington.
In a press statement, the three organisations - Johns Hopkins Health and Education in South Africa, LoveLife and Soul City - pointed out that, “…data also confirm that exposure to HIV communication programmes have a direct impact on people practicing these behaviours."
To read the article titled, “HIV/AIDS awareness works,” click here.Source:The Citizen