Gift of the Givers says there is no certainty about the health or whereabouts of kidnapped South African Pierre Korkie in Yemen.
In a press statement, Pierre Korkie, points out that, there is no certainty about the health of kidnapped South African Pierre Korkie in Yemen.
The organisation states that, "We have no concrete information on Pierre's health, his whereabouts nor proof of life."
To read the article titled, “No further progress on Korkie in Yemen,” click here.Source:Mail and Guardian
Malawi President, Joyce Banda, face calls to resign, after an audit revealed at least US$30 million dollars of state funds had been stolen by corrupt officials.
Barely three months before she asks voters to elect her for a second term, Banda faces calls from non-governmental groups to take responsibility for almost industrial-scale corruption on her watch.
A much-awaited report by British auditors - commissioned by Banda - showed that US$30 million was stolen in six months from April to September in 2013, her second year in office.
To read the article titled, “NGOs want Malawi's Banda to resign after US$30 million corruption scandal,” click here.Source:Times Live
The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (OUTA) has urged the South African National Roads Agency Limited (SANRAL) to be transparent on e-tag sales in light of the impression it is creating that motorists are ‘clamouring’ to be tagged.
OUTA spokesperson, John Clarke, points out that, “SANRAL’s number of 1.2 million e-tags 'taken up' is hogwash.”
In press statement, Clarke argues that, “What does 'taken up' mean? If they are inferring that these are fitted in cars making use of the Gauteng freeways, this is misinformation.”
To read the article titled, “SANRAL’s e-tag claims hogwash: OUTA,” click here.Source:IOL News
Former President Nelson Mandela's granddaughter Ndileka, is continuing with Madiba's legacy to enhance education in rural areas.
Ndileka has launched a new foundation in honour of her father and Madiba's eldest son Thembekile, who died in a car accident in 1969.
The Thembekile Mandela Foundation will focus on education, health and youth development in rural areas and its first project will be to refurbish the hostels Clarke Berry School in the Eastern Cape.
To read the article titled, “Ndileka Mandela launches new foundation,” click here.Source:SABC News
The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has obtained a final court order to freeze the bank accounts and assets of a former financial assistant who allegedly defrauded it with over R2.6 million.
The money Sinovuyo Ziyanda Mjali allegedly stole was intended for use in the organisation’s medical humanitarian work among migrants.
The North Gauteng High Court granted a final order freezing the bank accounts and assets of Mjali, pending the finalisation of a sequestration application against her.
The Swiss-based mission’s chief in Pretoria, Erick Ventura, says in court papers Mjali’s actions could have far reaching consequences, not only in the organisation, but also its relationship with South Africa.
To read the article titled, “Intern fleeces NGO of R2.6m,” click here.Source:The Citizen
The United States (US) government has launched a five-year, US$100 million programme to assist more than a half-million hungry Zimbabweans.
US Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Bruce Wharton, states that his country remains committed to the welfare of Zimbabweans.
Nonprofit international development organisations, World Vision and CNFA, will implement the five-year programme in Zimbabwe's most drought-prone provinces.
To read the article titled, “USAID targets Zimbabwe food shortages, malnutrition,” click here.Source:All Africa
Having been labelled a ‘rape apologist’, David Bullard tried to make peace by starting a donation drive for the Rape Crisis Centre, but the organisation rejected his money.
The controversial columnist started his attempt at donating with this tweet: “Followers, please donate to @RapeCrisis and I’ll start the ball rolling with R3 000. Bank details please.”
The Rape Crisis Centre responded by saying: “@RapeCrisis will not be party to @lunchout2’s whitewashing his actions through associating himself with us. We decline his donation.”
To read the article titled, “No thanks, rape NGO tells Bullard,” click here.Source:IOL News
International charity, Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF), has expanded its Action Meningitis health intervention scheme to Chikhwawa in Malawi.
In a press statement, MRF states that in partnership with Blantyre District health office, the Malawi Liverpool Wellcome Trust, Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre and D-tree International, a new triage system which uses mobile phone technology, has been introduced to speed up and track hospital referrals.
The organisation further adds that since December 2012 over 96 000 children who were at risk of dying in a queue waiting to be seen were triaged.
To read the article titled, “Meningitis foundation extends interventions to Chikhwawa,” click hereSource:All Africa
There is Hope, a Christian non-denominational organisation, has launched a multipurpose conference centre in Lilambwe, Malawi, with a aim of serving the Dowa community, and partners including government.
The centre, which has been successfully completed, is part of different projects Dowa District Executive Committee members approved the organisation to implement in the district.
Representative of the Dowa District Commissioner, Hackson Mainja, urges the community and the traditional leaders surrounding the camp to take good care of the facility and work with the organisation on the different projects it has planned.
To read the article titled, “NGO launches multipurpose conference centre in Dowa,” click here.Source:All Africa
The South African Institute of Race Relations (SAIRR) says that childbirths as a proportion of the total South African population are at a record low for the first time in more than two decades.
In a press statement, SAIRR researcher, Thuthukani Ndebele, points out that, "Women are choosing to delay childbirth and ultimately have fewer children, so that the number of babies born per 1 000 people in a given year is shrinking."
Ndebele says a shrinking proportion of births, coupled with better life expectancy, will result in the proportion of young people dropping while that of older persons will grow.
To read the article titled, “Fewer births in SA - survey,” click here.Source:News 24