Celebrating 25 years in service to the development of professionalism in fundraising for South African non-profit organisations. For more information refer to www.saifundraising.org.za
The NDA, an agency of the National Department of Social Development, has over the past three years, conducted a number of research studies aimed at informing the state, the civil society sector and other stakeholders on issues affecting the civil society sector in its quest to positively contribute to the development agenda of the Republic of South Africa. For more information on “Enhancing Civil Society participation in the South African Development Agenda: The role of CSOs." refer to http://www.nda.org.za
The Global NGO Technology Report (techreport.ngo) is an annual research project that seeks to gain a better understanding of how non-governmental organizations (NGOs) use technology. Sponsored by the Public Interest Registry and researched by Nonprofit Tech for Good, the report summarizes how NGOs use web and email communications, online fundraising tools, social media, mobile technology, and data management and security software. Now in its third edition, the primary goal of this year’s report is to provide an updated set of technology benchmarks for NGOs worldwide.
This study is based on the premise that exclusion and marginalisation of the poor in service delivery seems to be a continual struggle for the poor in developing countries including post-apartheid South Africa. A partnership with the Inner City Resource Centre (ICRC) was established in order to promote collaboration in implementing programmes in the inner city, in particular, ‘bad buildings’ in Johannesburg.
This case study examines reform that alleviated severe overcrowding and inhumane conditions in Pollsmoor Male Remand Detention Facility (Pollsmoor Remand), a South African incarceration centre for people awaiting trial and sentencing.
Resilience is the ability to thrive in the face of difficult circumstances. Resilience is likely to develop from both internal and environmental factors:
Marginalised and stigmatised groups in society such as migrants, sex workers, homeless people and drug users are at particular risk of human rights violations during policing and security operations because of skewed power relations.
"Blended beyond borders” a report on the use of technology in schools in Brazil, Malaysia and South Africa Technology has the potential to dramatically improve or positively disrupt the way students learn. In order to establish whether the integration of technology and the resulting "blended learning" approach is, in fact, resulting in instructional model change, the Clayton Christensen Institute undertook a survey study among a small sample of schools in Brazil, Malaysia and South Africa. The findings have been released in a report, “Blended beyond borders”.
Africa is rich – in potential mineral wealth, skilled workers, booming new businesses and biodiversity. Its people should thrive, its economies prosper. Yet many people living in Africa’s 47 countries remain trapped in poverty, while much of the continent’s wealth is being extracted by those outside it. Research for this report calculates the movement of financial resources into and out of Africa and some key costs imposed on Africa by the rest of the world.
On 27th June, 2017, the American Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, released the US’s 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report. On that occasion he said: “Human trafficking is one of the most tragic human rights issues in our time. It splinters families, distorts global markets, undermines the rule of law and spurs other transnational criminal activity. It threatens public safety and national security. But most of all the crime robs human beings of their freedom and dignity. That is why we must put an end to the scourge of human trafficking.”
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