Sustainable Housing Still a Problem: Sisulu

Human Settlements Minister, Lindiwe Sisulu, has reiterated that government is building RDP houses for South African citizens and not just for foreign nationals.

Sisulu says housing in South Africa has caused many problems over the years and this been worsened by foreign nationals coming into South Africa and buying RDP houses that are meant for South African citizens at a fraction of the price.

Masebola Donates to the MRCB

Leading by example, the regional director of education in the Kgatleng District in Botswana, Sir Wonder Masebola, has pledged P5 000 towards the building of five classroom blocks at the Mochudi Resource Centre for the Blind (MRCB).

Masebola notes that the centre’s appeal to the Diamond Trading Company (DTC) Botswana bore fruit when the company donated over P1 million.

TAC to Raise R10m to Remain Open

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) plans to raise R10 million in November 2014 to keep the organisation afloat, the organisation is relying on public donations, hoping big funders will then follow.

Mark Heywood, one of TAC’s directors states that, “The TAC thinks there is a red light over the country's response to the HIV epidemic," following recent statistics released by the Human Sciences Research Council, which show that in 767 people died each day in South Africa from AIDS related illnesses in 2012, 280,000 in a year.

Sustainability Institute: Operations Administrator - iShack Project

The Sustainability Institute is an international living and learning centre located outside Stellenbosch.The Sustainability Institute provides a space for people to explore an approach to creating a more equitable society that lives in a way that sustains rather than destroys the eco-system within which all society is embedded.

Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation: Senior Psychosocial Professional

Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR) is an innovator in preventing violence and building peaceful societies. The Centre adopts a multi-disciplinary approach to understand and prevent violence, heal its effects and build sustainable peace locally, continentally and globally.

CSVR seeks to appoint a Senior Psychosocial Professional, based in Johannesburg.

2014 - Financially Astute?

The CMDS - a registered practice with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants which acts as accounting officers for organisations that choose not to have an independent audit - believes that 2014 is a year for leaders of nonprofit organisations (NPO) to become more financially alert and astute and so be more aware of financial dangers and pitfalls as well as new opportunities for broadening income streams and building financial sustainability.

NGOs Urged to Become Social Enterprise

As the world coffers appear to gradually dry up at a time when most non-governmental organisations are donor driven, it is about time these so-called non-profit making groups embrace the concept of social enterprise to sustain their projects.

According to an analysis by Tonderayi Matonho, these organisations also need to build positive relations with the people and communities they have assisted for the many years they have been in existence.

SaveAct: Programme Coordinator

SaveAct is an NGO promoting group-managed financial services and sustainable livelihoods amongst vulnerable groups in the Matatiele/Mt Fletcher/Mt Frere parts of Eastern Cape and various parts of KwaZulu-Natal.

SaveAct seeks to appoint Programme Coordinator for the Province of KwaZulu-Natal.

Six Steps to Surviving 2013

2012 has been a tough year for civil society. Those funding cuts that we’d been warned of since the crash in 2008, were keenly felt. The President's Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) wrapped up its second five year programme, the Europeans curtailed their investments, the United Kingdom Department of International Development (DIFID) restructured. The retraction in international funding was exacerbated by instability in local funding as the National Lottery in trying to get its house in order, struggled to deliver on its grant mandate.

A Matter of Trust

A case study of the Children’s Hospital Trust’s fundraising success
The Children’s Hospital Trust (the Trust) is widely considered to be one of the most successful fundraising organisations in South Africa, having raised over R420 million for the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital and Paediatric Healthcare in the Western Cape since its inception in 1994.


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