NGO Demands Motsoeneng Steps Down

Right2Know (R2K) has handed over a memorandum to the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) asking for the public broadcaster to end its self-censorship.

Micah Reddy‚ the media freedom organiser from R2K‚ says the SABC had gone from being a proud public broadcaster to a public relations machine for Luthuli House‚ the headquarters of the African National Congress.

​Mentorship to Fatherless Kids in SA

In South Africa now, research shows that one in two children will grow up without their fathers, a worrying statistic that can have devastating effects especially on boys and on society.

Thuthukani Ndebele, a researcher with South African Institute of Race Relations, points out that: "You are looking at about 35 percent of the population being children and if you look specifically at data on absent fathers you find that something about 14.6 percent of kids have absent fathers.”

​Tanzania Bans Meeting in Privately-Run Establishments

Slightly over six months after the new government came to power, hotel businesses fashioned to host conferences have sounded an alarm of hardship in doing business.

This follows the government order banning ministries, government departments and agencies (MDAs) holding conferences and other meetings in privately-run establishments.

President John Magufuli ordered, instead, the use of ministries' boardrooms and publicly owned facilities as part of instituting financial discipline and cutting costs of running the government.

Child Road Safety Programme Launched

The Vision for Alternative Development (VALD), in partnership with PUMA Energy Foundation and Amend, a road safety non-governmental organisation, has launched a child road safety programme at the St. Joseph Anglican School in Accra.

The programme is part of Amend and PUMA Energy Foundation's 10- country campaign to educate and protect more than 115,000 school children across the continent from road traffic injury.

​Call for NGOs to Include People With Disabilities

The Federation for Disability of Malawi (FEDOMA) has asked the country’s non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to include people with disabilities into their activities in order for them to have their representatives in each and every sector.

Becky Hola, who is the project assistant of the disability inclusive in the programming project which is under FEDOMA, says that most of NGOs fail to include disabled people in their activities.

​Black Celebrities Fight Against Poaching

Efforts to save the rhino have mainly fallen inside the terrain of South Africa’s white and wealthy folk‚ but a new campaign is trying to turn that around.

Anti-poaching campaign by conservation organisation, WildAid, has called on black celebrities to join the fight in a series of television and billboard adverts.

Campaign ambassadors, Maps Maponyane‚ Stacey Holland and Masasa Mbangeni, spoke to TMG Digital this week to tell us why they care about the cause‚ and why you should too.

​NGO Board’s Policy Formulation Process Challenged

Lilongwe-based non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have teamed up to challenge the policy formulation process which NGO Board of Malawi is undertaking.

Some of the NGOs and their executive directors appearing on the list of signatories include; Timothy Mtambo of CHRR, Gift Trapence of CEDEP, Amon Lukhele of OSF, Peter John of SYAMA, Rev MacDonald Sembereka, and Richard Yohane of RISE.

​Number of People With Cancer on the Increase

The National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation has noted that currently there are more than 32 million cancer survivors worldwide and there are nearly 14.5 million people living with cancer in the United States.

The increase in the number of people diagnosed with cancer leads to an increased number of people living with many kinds of consequences.

Head at the Cancer Association of South Africa, Magdalene Seguin, says around 16 million people are expected to be diagnosed with cancer over the next 14 years.

South African Warned Over NHI Policy



Doctors' organisations and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have warned that South Africa could face a mass exodus of doctors if the National Health Insurance (NHI) policy is implemented in its present format.

They have also warned about the cost, saying how it will be funded has not been made clear.

They were responding to the Health Department's white paper on the NHI - intended to bridge the gap between private and public healthcare.

ANC Wants Sparrow to Pay R200k to a NGO


The African National Congress’ (ANC) hate speech complaint against KwaZulu-Natal estate agent, Penny Sparrow, will be heard in the Equality Court this week, while its cases against a Democratic Alliance (DA) Member of Parliament and councillor are pending.

The governing party took Sparrow to the Equality Court in KwaZulu-Natal after she compared black people to monkeys on social media.

The ruling party's attorney, Peter Williams, says they want the court to force Sparrow to pay at least R200 000 to a non-governmental organisation as punishment.


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