Email not displaying correctly? View this item online
Thursday, 2 March, 2017
Quote of the week
"Business as usual won’t bridge the digital divide."
- Elizabeth Migwalla
Comment of the week
Prodder is the most comprehensive directory of NGOs and development organisations in South Africa. To view the directory, click here.
NGO Pulse Premium Advertising Service
The NGO Pulse Premium Advertising Service integrates all SANGONeT's advertising and communication channels into a single suite of services. You now have an opportunity to communicate with a wider audience, making use of the SN Announce email list, SANGONeT social media channels, as well as the NGO Pulse portal. For more information contact Lumka on +27 11 403-4935 or email@example.com. For more information about the NGO Pulse Premium Advertising, click here.
NGO Pulse Premium Adverts
Unless otherwise stated, content on the NGO Pulse website is licenced under Creative Commons Attribution-Non-commercial-No Derivative Works.
Corruption, #DataMustFall, Opportunities…
In a week that saw a media-led battle between dismissed Passenger Railway Agency of South Africa (PRASA) acting CEO, Collins Letsoalo and the agency’s board over an alleged 350% salary increase, crime monitoring body, Corruption Watch released its 2016 annual corruption report reviewing the past 5 years of reporting.
In 2016, 4 361 corruption reports were received by the organization, an 80% increase from 2015.
Corruption Watch says most of the reports were in relation to fraud in schools, followed by bribery involving road traffic incidents and people blowing the whistle on illegal activity on licensing and immigration related matters.
“2016 was the year in which South Africans decisively and publicly rejected corruption,” commented David Lewis, executive director of Corruption Watch. “From ordinary voters and community members through to leading public officials and cabinet ministers, there was a groundswell of opposition to corruption and its perpetrators. But the fight is not over by any means. The future of our country rests on our ability to maintain and intensify the pressure exerted in 2016.”
Click here to read the full report.
With the cost of 1GB of data ranging between R99 – R160 depending on which network one subscribes to, the #DataMustFall campaign still continues its fight for lower data costs in South Africa.
Alan Cameron, Senior project manager at The Cape Town Partnership, states, “It's no debate that access to the Internet can increase economic opportunities.”
In this article Cameron explores ideas on how ICT policy affects internet adoption and access in South Africa.
“Focusing on South Africa: between the 2011 South African Census and the 2015 General Household Survey, it was found that the number of households containing at least one person who could get online (via their place of study, work, home or internet cafe) grew an estimated 20% to about 50%.
“Impressive as it may be, it's not enough to make a meaningful impact, as being able to receive a 3G signal on your phone is very different to being able to afford access to the Internet, using it,” he concluded.
Click here to read the full article.
We remind you to consider using our NGO Pulse Premium Advertising Service in support of your communication and outreach activities. This highly popular and successful service integrates all SANGONeT's advertising and communication channels into a single suite of services.
Click here for more information.
SANGOTeCH has a new donating partner, Autodesk, available to eligible nonprofit organisations (NPOs). Autodesk believes in supporting NPOs by equipping them with the latest design software. You can use Autodesk products to design buildings, infrastructure, products, entertainment content and more.
Click here to view all available software products.
Nonprofit Analysis and Opinions
|For more NGO news and views, visit the NGO Pulse Portal – www.ngopulse.org|