Women, Youth, Let Down by NGOs – Adamu

Peter Adamu in his article titled ‘Women and youth activism a let-down’, says that he has the opinion that the work and voice of human rights and civil rights activists has been compromised by the political happenings in Zambia.

Adamu argues that he has always echoed the need for people especially those working in non-governmental organisations (NGOs) or civil society organisations (CSOs) to be sober and focused on the work they are meant to do.

Africa Empowers Women: NEPAD

Head of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development’s (NEPAD) Gender Programme, Rosalie Ndeye Lo, is urging Africa has to focus on implementing policies aimed at empowering women.
Ndeye Lo states that there have been significant gains in the empowerment of women in Africa.
She says Africa is doing well as far as policy framework focussed on women empowerment is concerned, raising concern over implementation of the policies.

Women in Agriculture: Mary Learns to Protect Her Livestock

“The real cause of hunger is the powerlessness of the poor to gain access to the resources they need to feed themselves.” - Frances Moore Lappé

Mary Choombwa is a 65 year old widow and subsistence farmer who lives in Mwonze, about 200kms from Lusaka, Zambia. Over the years, Mary lost all the 12 herds of cattle which she owned to tick-borne diseases. Mary recalls; “When the cattle died it was painful. They were my wealth. We used them for ploughing and drawing our carts. Now overnight, I was left with nothing.”

enke: Make Your Mark: Administration Intern

enke: Make Your Mark (enke) is a youth development organisation that inspires and supports young South Africans who are taking action on the most urgent social issues. The organisation empowers young leaders to make their mark on their community, their country and their world.

enke: Make Your Mark seeks to appoint a Administration Intern, based in Braamfontein, Johannesburg.

This opportunity gives you a chance to gain valuable experience working with and learning from a youthful, high-achieving and supportive team contributing to real change in South Africa.

Chrysalis Academy: Head – Training and Development

The Chrysalis Academy is a nonprofit organisation that works to unleash the potential of youth through mental, physical, emotional and spiritual empowerment, enabling them to become positive role models and productive citizens of the Republic of South Africa.

The Chrysalis Academy seeks to appoint a Head – Training and Development, based in Tokai, Cape Town.

The person will manage the training and development function and programme for students and training staff at the Chrysalis Academy.

Contract position until 31st March 2017 (renewable).


SA Urged to Do More to Empower Women

Independent researcher and analyst, Nomboniso Gasa, says although South Africa has made progress in the advancement of women, more still needs to be done.

Gasa says strides have been made towards women advancement especially in the public sector where women are found in leadership positions.

She however, highlights that the private sector remains behind in ensuring that women are considered in leading positions, adding that institutions in the private sector should be structurally designed for the inclusion of women.

Call for Women to Claim their Place

Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela states that it is time for women to claim their place at the main table where Africa’s fate is being decided, where decisions on distribution of resources are being made, and Africa’s contribution to the fate of the world as a whole is being determined.

Speaking at the Africa’s Most Influential Women in Business and Government awards, Madonsela warned that shying away women would be dishonouring the women who came before them and failing to provide an example to the girl child.

Joint Aid Management: Personal Assistant - CEO

Joint Aid Management (JAM) is a South African founded humanitarian nonprofit organisation that works to empower Africans to create better lives for themselves.

JAM seeks to appoint a Personal Assistant to the CEO, based in South Africa.

The Assistant to the CEO and co-founder is responsible to the CEO for the performance of highly technical, responsible, and confidential executive office functions without recourse to a supervisor.  Responsible to the CEO for executing with minimal direction the management of the CEO’s Office.

Africare: Technical Advisor - Health Systems Strengthening

Africare’s Injongo Yethu Project provides technical support and assistance as a contribution to the South African Government’s response to HIV and AIDS in the Chris Hani, Cacadu and Amathole Districts of the Eastern Cape province of South Africa.  Funded by the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the project aims to strengthen and scale up prevention, treatment, care and support for people living with HIV and AIDS, their caregivers, family members, and community including orphans and children made vulnerable due to HIV and AIDS.


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