One astonishing outcome of the “Partnerships” Poverty Conference, was that not a single NGO raised any questions and concerns about the National Development Agency’s (NDAs) poor track record of governance and accountability.
The National Poverty Conference was co-hosted by SANGONeT and the NDA and took place on Tuesday, 17 October 2006, under the banner "Partnerships for Development - A Strategic Mechanism for Accelerated Progress towards the Eradication of Poverty in South Africa"
Reporting on the SAA’s Annual Report for 2006, The Star Business Report 11 September 2006 noted that poor attendance by Board members at Board meetings of the state-owned enterprise was a cause for concern.
In a joint venture between SANGONeT and Project Literacy, Friday 24 Feb 2006 witnessed the launch of the Gauteng based CEO Circle.
The aim of the CEO Circle is to create a platform for discussion within the leadership of the NGO sector encouraging networking, collaboration and peer support. An important objective of the forum is to create a safe space for decision makers to discuss common institutional and strategic development issues, creating the opportunity to highlight problems and share solutions.
Published by Inyathelo Governing Boards: in the Non-Profit Sector is a valuable resource for civil society organisations, (CSO’s) referred to in the manual as non-profit organisations (NPO’s), for both Board and Staff members to find mutually acceptable ways of working together to achieve their mission.
The SANGONeT Team were delighted to be able to welcome Godfrey Mokate , the newly appointed CEO of the National Development Agency. Here's his take on some of the issues we raised in our interview
How long have you worked at the NDA, what is your background and what are your personal development interests?