Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) is commonly understood as education that encourages changes in knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to enable a more sustainable and just society for all. ESD aims to empower and equip current and future generations to meet their needs using a balanced and integrated approach to the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development. For more about Education for Sustainable Development (ESD refer to http://unesdoc.unesco.org
Digital technology brings efficiencies but it also brings disruption and radically new ways of engaging and doing business. For countries and organisations that are ready for digital and have a workforce that is geared to ‘run with the machine’, digital has the potential to uncover new value, create and redesign more jobs than those being lost and boost growth significantly. However, for countries like South Africa that are less prepared, digital may bring more job losses than gains—which will negatively impact the socio-economic wellbeing of individuals and the economy.
Digital Inclusion and a Trusted Internet: The Role of the International Development Community in Balancing Internet Access and Cybersecurity
Charities Aid Foundation Southern Africa is an independent non-profit organisation that promotes and facilitates effective giving, volunteering and social investment. CAF Southern Africa has been represented in South Africa since 1997, and in 2000 became a registered Section 21 not-for-profit and public benefit organisation. While being a wholly South African organisation, CAF Southern Africa is also a member of the CAF Global Alliance of the Charities Aid Foundation, with headquarters in the United Kingdom.
The South African National LGBTI HIV Plan 2017-2022 (LGBTI HIV Plan) was developed to guide the work of all LGBTI stakeholders and implementers in South Africa. The Plan is inclusive of all sexual minorities living in South Africa, and recommends evidence-based and multi-sectoral HIV interventions to address the HIV epidemic in the country.
South Africa’s Theme for World AIDS Day Commemorations: past and present In 2011, the focus was on universal access to treatment – ‘zero AIDS-related deaths’. In 2012, the attention shifted to HIV prevention and ‘zero new infections’, while World AIDS Day 2014 emphasised the role of stigma and discrimination with ‘zero discrimination’ as the theme. In 2015, World AIDS Day celebrated the role of communities in the response to HIV with the theme ‘Rise. Act. Protect’; while last year’s theme was “It is in our hands to end HIV and TB”.
Technology's Role in the Non-profit Sector: Increasing Organizational Effectiveness and Efficiency through Technology Innovations
Increasing technology uptake in the nonprofit sector will allow nonprofit organizations and social workers to provide more effective services through improved work processes.
The National Strategic Plan for HIV, TB, and STIs (NSP) 2017-2022 is South Africa’s fourth plan. It builds on the significant progress achieved to date, addresses gaps identified during the past five years and seeks to scale up best practice to ensure that quality and innovation underpins service provision.
Twenty years ago, a group of activists came together to demand access to treatment for all people living with HIV. For a long time, getting HIV was seen as an “automatic death sentence.” HIV/AIDS had devastated the African continent. South Africa, in particular, faced a spiralling epidemic: the number of people living with HIV had grown from 160 000 by 1990 to more than 4.2 million by 2000. That year, the number of people living in South Africa dying in their 30s and 40s exceeded those dying in their 60s and 70s.
On 22 June 2018, Sonke Gender Justice hosted a criminal justice symposium, with a focus on bail and sentencing. The purpose for the symposium stemmed from the recognition that the current model and understanding of both bail and sentencing have had considerably negative effects on remand detainees and incarcerated persons. These include: overcrowding, disease, lack of rehabilitation programmes, and the effective criminalisation of poverty.
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