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Friday, 27 January, 2017
Quote of the week
"An investment in knowledge pays the best interest."
- Benjamin Franklin
Comment of the week
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Knowledge, Civil Society, Resources…
Nonprofit organisations (NPOs) should invest in knowledge management as it could enable them to capture, develop, share and effectively utilise organisational knowledge. Furthermore, the best use of knowledge could assist NPOs to achieve their organisational objectives.
In this week’s edition of NGO Pulse, Ashley Hourigan, knowledge management specialist at Tshikululu Social Investments, writes that there is no ‘one size fits all’ method of executing a knowledge management approach in organisations. Hourigan, who is of the view that specific results will be derived on the core objectives that the organisation has set out to achieve, adds that, “…knowledge management practices in nonprofit companies become too cumbersome to manage and require specialist expertise to execute the practice.” He also states that knowledge management could enable NPOs to meet the needs of their communities and ensure the sustainability of their programmes and projects, among others.
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Civil society organisations play a critical role in the fight against corruption. In South Africa, the role played by civil society in ending apartheid and also providing the much-needed services to the poor and the marginalised, cannot be overlooked. Post-1994, civil society continues to hold government accountable and also work towards ensuring that our democracy benefit even the poorest communities. However, the increasing reports involving corruption makes it imperative for civil society to remain focused on tackling corruption.
Paul Kariuki, programmes manager at Democracy Development Programme and a member of the KwaZulu-Natal Civil Society Organisations Coalition’s executive committee, writes that civil society should ensure that anti-bribery instruments, including judicial pronouncements against corrupt public and private sector leaders are enforced. Writing in his personal capacity, he further argues that civil society should continue to exert pressure on the government to enforce existing legislation to criminalise corruption in all its forms. In addition, he believes that corrupt activities in the public and private sectors should be criminalised.
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