ngos

​Govt Declares Food Emergency Due to Drought

The international community must act swiftly and decisively on the Malawi Government's ‘declaration of emergency’ where people are facing worsening hunger because of El Nino-related drought and country-wide crop failures.
 
Oxfam, Concern Universal, Concern Worldwide, Save the Children and GOAL say the Government of Malawi's declaration was a much-needed acknowledgement of the scale of the problem and should send a strong signal to donors to act quickly.
 

​Madikizela-Mandela Recovers After Surgery

The Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF) says that former first lady Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is recovering after undergoing back surgery.
 
Neeran Naidoo of the Nelson Mandela Foundation issued a statement at the request of the Mandela family, confirming that Madikizela-Mandela is currently in a Johannesburg hospital.
 
Her first surgery, for compression of the spinal nerve and pain relief, took place on 8 March 2016, followed by a second procedure on 14 April 2016 to assist with her recovery, explains Naidoo.
 

​Mbeki Celebrates His Social Media Reach

Former president Thabo Mbeki’s letters aiming to tackle ‘historical distortions and falsehoods’ during his time in office generated 8.5 million hits across the Thabo Mbeki Foundation’s social media platforms‚ says its chief executive officer, Max Boqwana.
 
Boqwana points out that, “These reflect people who viewed the articles‚ shared and commented on them‚” adding that, “We have also received hundreds direct feedback through emails‚ letters‚ calls and direct conversations.”
 

OUTA Has Cash for SANRAL’s Court War

Organisation Uniting Against Tax Abuse (OUTA) says it has enough money to assist its members sued for outstanding e-tolls.
 
OUTA chairperson, Wayne Duvenhage, says the organisation gets contributions from ‘thousands of people’ and ‘hundreds of businesses’ every month and has set money aside for e-toll litigation.
 
Duvenhage would however not disclose the amount, because he fears the South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL), fighting with taxpayers’ money, would stretch out the legal process in an effort to deplete OUTA’s funds.
 

SANRAL Criticises OUTA Over e-Tolls

Civil society group, the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA), is standing by its report that the cost of upgrading Gauteng freeways was grossly overpriced at R17 billion.

This comes after the South African National Roads Agency Limited (SANRAL) accused OUTA of misleading the public in a position paper that said the money spent on upgrading Gauteng freeways was inflated at the expense of taxpayers.

Motorists Get Final e-Toll Demand Letters

The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) says that letters of final demand have been sent to Gauteng motorists who have boycotted paying their e-toll fees.

The anti-toll body says it was informed that road agency SANRAL has started serving people with letters demanding payment.

The stresses that, “We would like to highlight that letters of final demand should not be confused with a summons, as it is a low commitment step that does not officially initiate legal proceedings.”

Motorists Get Final e-Toll Demand Letters

The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) says that letters of final demand have been sent to Gauteng motorists who have boycotted paying their e-toll fees.

The anti-toll body says it was informed that road agency SANRAL has started serving people with letters demanding payment.

The stresses that, “We would like to highlight that letters of final demand should not be confused with a summons, as it is a low commitment step that does not officially initiate legal proceedings.”

Death Penalty Does Not Reduce Crime

Amnesty International, a non-governmental organisation campaigning for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all, says the number of people who have been put on death penalty has increased.

The organisation’s Muleya Mwananyanga states that there is no evidence suggests that death penalty decreases the rate of crime in the world.
Amnesty International has just released a report indicating that they number of people killed through death penalty rulings has increased.

The report found that at least 1 634 executions were recorded around the world, in 2015 alone.

Museveni Signs Controversial NGO Bill

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has signed a controversial bill that seeks to regulate non-governmental organisations in his country.

Adrian Jjuuko, a Ugandan human rights lawyer, wrote on his Twitter page last month that Museveni signed the Non-Governmental Organisations Act of 2015 on 30 January 2016.

In a similar vein, Frank Mugisha, executive director of Sexual Minorities Uganda, a Ugandan lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender advocacy group, warned that, “This law will make my work very difficult and outlaw the organisation I work for.

Malawi Criticised for Arresting Street Kids

The Malawi Government has hit back at critics of its decision to arrest parents of street kids in the country.

The exercise was expected to start next month but did not go well with some civil society organisations who suggested that government should stop the process.

The organisations are lobbying that government should provide a tangible solution to the matter rather than arresting the beggars since poverty forces them to stay in the streets.

Pages

NGO Services

NGO Services

NGO Events

S M T W T F S
1
 
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
 
8
 
9
 
10
 
11
 
12
 
13
 
14
 
15
 
16
 
17
 
18
 
19
 
20
 
21
 
22
 
23
 
24
 
25
 
26
 
27
 
28
 
29
 
30
 
 
 
 
 
 
Subscribe to RSS - ngos