Fifteen years ago, an idea for an agency specialising in placements within the NGO sector was born from a need to ensure that rigorous recruitment processes are followed in appointing appropriate people for posts within this dynamic and crucial sector.
Responding to this growing need, Action Appointments was born.
By Frank Julie: Assisting people in their development is one of the primary tasks of a leader and manager in a NPO. In fact, it is the task. To build the capacity of staff and volunteers ensures the perpetuation or reproduction of the organization, the final test of leadership! It ensures that the vision and mission can be taken forward when the leader has to move on.
Barely more than a decade after its initial inception, OLIVE Organisational Development and Training (OD&T) has announced that it will cease operations at the end of August 2006. This news will come as a surprise to many people working in the local NGO and development sector, as there are very few local organisations that operate within the field of NGO capacity development.
Those that do are highly valued for the unique and indigenous understanding they bring to organisational development, specifically within the South African civil society sector.
Finding the Legal Tools to Defend Ourselves
Executive Director, Tracy Fortune has worked at the NPC since 2003. She qualified as an attorney in 1998. Prior to joining the NPC, Tracy was a Director in the Law firm Papier1 Charles Incorporated, from 2001–2003.
Dr. Rama Naidu of the Democracy Development Programme, an NGO that develops capacity in governance for enhanced participation in democratic political processes, writes an opinion piece about the local government election.
His article speaks to controversial issues such as civil society's poor engagement with the political process, officials with zero accountability and the narrow perspectives of minorities.
The Local Government Context