development projects

Sustainability Challenge for Rural Upliftment Initiatives

A R500 000 vegetable growing project aimed at providing food and jobs for one of the poorest areas in the North West has failed and only one of the staff members originally tasked with looking after the project was still on the premises.

A few years ago, the Tosca project was one of six vegetable tunnel enterprises that the Dr Ruth Mompati municipality spent R3 million on.

Know Your Community, Know Your Social Investment

Do social investors thoroughly research the geographic areas into which they launch development programmes? Tshikululu corporate social investment practitioner, Beatrice Watermeyer, compares three of Johannesburg’s historically informal areas to emphasise the stark differences between these three parts of one city.

Zambian NGOs Received £3m in 2008-2009

The Zambian Parliament heard that more than £3 million pounds was channelled through NGOs, for poverty reduction programmes by the British and Netherlands governments in 2008 and 2009.

Finance and National Planning Deputy Minister, Chileshe Kapwepwe, says the British government contributed 80 million pounds, adding that the monies were used for poverty, HIV/AIDS programmes, and good governance.

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