UN Laments Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa

The United Nations (UN) says that Sub-Saharan Africa is the only developing region that saw the number of people living in extreme poverty rise steadily over the last two decades.

In its findings of the latest Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) report launched by secretary-general, Ban Ki-moon, the UN argues that while progress has been made globally on a number of targets, including across Africa - population growth, conflicts and declines in aid to poor countries has made reaching many MDG targets unlikely by next year's deadline.

Youth Should Play in Developing Africa

The Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Luwellyn Landers, says that young people should play a pivotal role if Africa’s envisaged development is to be realised.

Addressing a national youth consultative forum on the African Union’s Agenda 2063, Landers affirmed that, “We are fully cognisant that the young people of today are the main players and partners if we wish to move the process of the development of the continent forward.”

Ndlovu Care Group: Human Resources Manager

Ndlovu Care Group is a South African non-governmental organisation based in a rural environment, Elandsdoorn, Limpopo Province which provides comprehensive integrated health / community development services as part of a large scale HAART/TB programme.

Ndlovu Care Group seeks to appoint a Human Resources Manager for the Head Office, based in Groblersdal, Limpopo.


MDGs Could Fall Flat - Reinl

Ambitious United Nations (UN) targets for addressing poverty, climate change, inequality, joblessness, weak governance, discrimination, shabby schools and crumbling hospitals, are being drafted and are expected to be called the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) when they are signed by world leaders in New York in September 2015.

Sustainability Institute: Operations Administrator - iShack Project

The Sustainability Institute is an international living and learning centre located outside Stellenbosch.The Sustainability Institute provides a space for people to explore an approach to creating a more equitable society that lives in a way that sustains rather than destroys the eco-system within which all society is embedded.

Ikamva Labantu: Programme Head of Health

Ikamva Labantu - the Future of our Nation - is a NGO that provides services in the delivery of health services, learning, development and resources. Ikamva Labantu works through local communities so that they can become self-sufficient and sustainable.

Ikamva Labantu seeks to appoint a Programme Head of Health, based in Cape Town.

This management post reports to the Programme Director of the organisation and is a member of the Programme Executive Committee.

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Civil Society Key to Any Democracy - Sekoba

The South African National NGO Coalition (SANGOCO) says that there will be no government without civil society in South Africa.

SANGOCO secretary general, Ndivhuwo Sekoba, noted that powerful regimes worldwide rely on civil society to further their development agendas.

Sekoba reminded delegates, who gathered under the theme ‘Making Service Delivery Work for the People’, that the ANC liberated ‘us’, and urged civil society to act against anything that will tarnish the image of our young democracy.

Banda Targets Rural and Urban Poor

Malawi President of Malawi, Joyce Banda says that her country has no boundary of urban and rural as far as poverty is concerned, one of the reasons why she has directed the Mudzi Transformation Trust to renovate and construct new houses for the needy in both areas.

Banda believes that, "…I am well informed that there are also people living in poverty in urban areas according to what I have seen at Chikanda," further wishing that her administration could make sure that people are sleeping in houses that do not leak when it rains.

Child Welfare South Africa: Chief Social Worker – Sharpeville

Child Welfare South Africa (CWSA) is an umbrella body that represents more than 263 member organisations and outreach projects in communities throughout South Africa. Together with its member organisations, forms the largest nonprofit, non-governmental organisation in the country in the fields of child protection and child care and family development.

CWSA Sharpeville seeks to appoint a Chief Social Worker, based in Gauteng.


Mindset Network: Broadcast Scheduler Intern

Mindset Network is a nonprofit organisation that aims at personal, social and economic development of all people in Africa. Mindset uses information and communication technologies (ICTs) to support education in the schooling and health sectors.

Mindset Network seeks to appoint a Broadcast Scheduler Intern, based in Johannesburg.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the final input of schedules into the ITX system as well as the scheduling of on air promos, commercials and other support material as per the brief supplied by Channel Manager and/or Client.


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