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Philanthropy in a Recession

Here we are in South Africa with junk status and a recession. For years we have been hearing about the dearth of funding for the non-profit sector and we can presume, first, that finances have become even more difficult. Second, another assumption is that as our economy contracts, so there are more unemployed people and a greater need for assistance. This could be straightforward charitable help such as food and shelter, but often people need retraining as they are retrenched or need to have the skills for self-reliance.

Post Office Provides Solution to Sassa Crisis

CEO Mark Barnes has submitted an affidavit dated March 13 to the Constitutional Court as part of the Post Office's application to be admitted as a friend of the court in the Black Sash vs Sassa matter due to be heard on Wednesday. 

In the court papers, Barnes states that using the Post Office would "serve the national interest, protect beneficiaries' information and support government's ambitions for radical socio-economic transformation". 

Global Fund, Botswana, Partner to Fight HIV and TB

 

Two new grants signed between the Global Fund and Botswana mark a new phase of partnership, with a focus on preventing, treating and caring for people affected by HIV and tuberculosis.

The financial resources provided through the Global Fund come from many sources and partners, represented today at a signing event by the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, the European Union, Germany and France. The grants signed today total US$27 million.

Global Fund, Botswana, Partner to Fight HIV and TB

Two new grants signed between the Global Fund and Botswana mark a new phase of partnership, with a focus on preventing, treating and caring for people affected by HIV and tuberculosis.

The financial resources provided through the Global Fund come from many sources and partners, represented today at a signing event by the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, the European Union, Germany and France. The grants signed today total US$27 million.

Grants for Malawi Disability Oriented NGOs

United States of America (USA) Ambassador, Virginia Palmer, has awarded K59.5 million grants to nine organisations working with people with disabilities across Malawi through the Ambassador's HIV and AIDS Small Grants Fund.

Palmer says that the organisations are implementing programmes which help to promote access to health services, adding that the grants are given directly to beneficiaries in the communities.

Zambian NGOs Receive PEPFAR Grants

On 15 September 2015, the United States Embassy in Zambia provided about US$147 000 under the PEPFAR Small Grants programme to 16 local organisations.
 
During the presentation of the funds in Lusaka, deputy chief of mission, David Young, said he is proud to address the recipients of the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Small Grants Programme.
 

Refugee Family’s Grant Card Rejected

A Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) family, who are refugees in South Africa, were left cash-strapped for months after their children’s social grant card was rejected several times at South African Social Security Agency (SASSA).

The father, who is concerned that someone was fraudulently collecting his family’s grants, says his five South African-born children aged between 10 months and 10 years were approved to receive the grants, but have not received anything for months.

How Are Public Schools Funded?

The Equal Education Law Centre together with the Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute have compiled an easy to read pamphlet on how public schools are funded.
 
How are teachers funded? Why do some schools charge fees? What are conditional grants? 
 
Learn more about school funding - and areas needing improvement - in this helpful guide. Click here for the guide.

Moving the Ford Foundation Forward

Today, I’m excited to announce that the Ford Foundation’s two-year transition is over. In this message, I share a number of major decisions and offer details on FordForward - our blueprint for changes in our culture, our programmes, and our assets. I invite you to read about these decisions and my reflections on them below, and to explore the details of Ford’s programmes throughout our new website.

Challenging inequality

The DG Murray Trust: Portfolio Manager

The DG Murray Trust is a South African grant-making foundation that invests in South Africa’s potential. 

The DG Murray Trust seeks to appoint a Portfolio Manager, based in Cape Town.

The successful candidate will head up the foundation's portfolio promoting inclusive, enabling communities.  This portfolio focuses on people with disability, older persons, and preventing and responding to abuse of women and children.

Responsibilities:

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