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Charities and Voluntary Organisations play a Pivotal role in Society

In order to raise awareness and generate funds amidst a plethora of other organisations all asking members of the corporate and private sectors to “dig deep”, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), nonprofit organisations (NPOs) and related associations need to make their unique stories and needs stand out in a crowd.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , HEADLINES, Enterprise
Image: Greenpop's media partner, Makhulu, has won the United Nations Forum on Forests Short Film Awards The film was made during Greenpop's first Trees for Zambia project
The South African filmmaking team from Makhulu has won the UN Forum on Forests Short Film award for the Africa region. Director of Makhulu, Rowan Pybus, is in Turkey for the UN Forum on Forests and will receive the prestigious award on behalf of his team.   Read More...



HEADLINES, Enterprise
Image: Philanthrophy: When did it become about fundraising? - Working Philanthropy Building A Strong Culture of Philanthropy
Working Philanthropy is running a controversial article that argues that the birth of the fundraiser, was the moment when philanthropy began its long slow march away from its mission. The author warns that when fundraising becomes the tail that wags the dog, an organisation begins to follow its tail instead of its heart. Read it and see what you think?   Read More...



HEADLINES, Enterprise, Government
Image: Building the country we want needs the efforts of all THE National Development Plan paints a vision of where our country should be in 2030 and suggests a road map to help us get there. In 2030, the plan envisages a South African economy 2.7 times its present size, in real terms; per-capita gross domestic product (GDP) of twice its present level, again in real terms; unemployment reduced from 25% to 6% ... BY BOBBY GODSELL   Read More...



HEADLINES, Enterprise
Image: Uptick in meagre donations tax relief set to foster philanthropy - THE BUDGET Review's figures show that in financial 2010/11 the SA Revenue Service (Sars) lost a mere R118 million of potential revenue as a result of donations made by taxpayers. This figure was up from R111m the previous year, R107m in 2008/09 and just R84m in 2007/08.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Enterprise
- ultimate platform for talented young designers at Foschini Fashion Design Awards

The 10 semi-finalists for the Foschini Fashion Design Awards 2012/13 have been selected and given their next brief: to create an exhibition outfit inspired by the turn of the century, the 1920’s or the 1960’s, within a budget given to them.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Enterprise
Image: NPOs and the Enemy Within Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini must wonder what has just hit her. There she is, happily de-registering nonprofit organisations (NPOs) by the tens of thousands, and suggesting innocuous amendments to laws governing their work - and all hell breaks loose.   Read More...



HEADLINES, Enterprise
Image: Is It Really So Bad Out There in the NGO Sector? The nonprofit sector has been hit hard by a number of events in 2012 and it seems a wonder that so many are still around and providing essential services to disadvantaged and vulnerable people. The state of the South African economy really affected the funding patterns of companies and individuals and it is not uncommon for nonprofit organisations (NPOs) to face up to a 30 percent reduction in funding from traditional sources in South Africa.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Enterprise
(Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act)

The risk of non-compliance with legislation is a significant one for all non-profit organisations and we find that registration under the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, No 130 of 1993 (“the Act”), together with the annual submission of the Return of Earnings form (W.As.8), is often overlooked.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Enterprise
Africa’s largest business television news channel, will be launching a new fortnightly show.

The show, titled ‘Innovate Africa’, is sponsored by Neotel. The show, which will premiere on 12 February at 9:30pm CAT, is hosted by CNBC Africa’s Natascha Jacobsz.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Enterprise
Image: Fast Facts & Quick Stats About South Africa According to the Open Budget Index 2012, South Africa has the 2nd most transparent budget in the world. In 2010, SA was ranked 1st. (International Budget Partnership) - South Africa is the only African country that is a member of the G20 - South Africa ranks 5th overall on the 2011 Ibrahim Index - The South African stock market rose 16.09% in 2010, ranking 8th out of the G20 nations and ahead of all of the G7 countries (Bespoke Investment Group)...   Read More...



HEADLINES, Enterprise, Government
Image: Revised B-BBEE Codes – the Socio-Economic Development Element

Given the perilous financial state of many civil society organisations in South Africa, it is understandable that there is a high level of anxiety around the revised B-BBEE Codes – particularly pertaining to the Socio-Economic Development Element. And while it is true that the Codes were never intended to replace traditional corporate social investment, in practice this is largely what has happened.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Enterprise, Social & Community
Image: Milking Profits: A Tale of Cows in Kenya Non-governmental organisations should connect to markets and build networks to sustain their development ventures. It is not funding that is the problem for civil society but access to markets, according to Sisa Ntshona, head of enterprise development at ABSA Bank. He was speaking at the Impact Investing Conference, held by Greater Capital at the University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute for Business Science (GIBS).   Read More...



HEADLINES, Enterprise, Skills Development
Image: The Entrepreneurial Revolution - moving from Alchemy to Science
South Africa should promote entrepreneurship to enable people to create jobs and also contribute to the country’s economic growth on a sustainable basis. The growing necessity for fast tracking our economic development in South Africa and the pivotal importance of entrepreneurship in achieving this has led to recent calls for an entrepreneurial revolution in this country.   Read More...



Enterprise
By: Catherine Wijnberg

As any business leader with a few years under their belt can testify, all organisations - be they advertising agencies, marketing agencies, retailers, NGOs, manufacturing, publications - go through challenges as part of the natural growth cycle. These range from managing excessive growth as the result of a surge in business, to dealing with a downturn that leaves you feeling as though everything is hanging on by a thread. The measure of a good leader is one that can weather all these storms, and come out smiling and stronger at the end!   Read More...




Enterprise
by Anton Ressel, Fetola

 Recent studies show a worrying and very steep decline in the number of new businesses being started in South Africa. However, if one looks a bit deeper, there is cause for optimism.

The recent Quarterly Labour Force Survey by Statistics SA reports that, over the past decade, there has been a staggering 76% decline in the number of new businesses being registered, from 250 000 in 2001 to only 58 000 in 2011. However, as journalist Teigue Paine notes in a recent article, this is in all likelihood as much in response to increasingly onerous tax and labour laws in South Africa, as to the recession or any other global economic conditions.   Read More...




Enterprise

A recent snap survey by enterprise development specialists Fetola, showed that 93% of small businesses are uncertain about where and how to access finance. “It seems that in South Africa a primary challenge is the difficulty associated with accessing funds, as opposed to the actual availability of funds for businesses,” says Catherine Wijnberg, Fetola CEO.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Enterprise
When Sthembiso Makhanya was retrenched, he didn’t sit around bemoaning his fate. He got down to business.

That was more than a decade ago and Makhanya is now cleaning up – literally. His company Themzak Cleaning Chemicals, which he owns with Zakhele Sikhosana, manufactures and supplies cleaning material and equipment and makes everything from cleaners, floor polish and disinfectants to degreasers and sanitisers.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Enterprise
The Cape Town dynamo is proof that dreams do come true.

That’s if a person with passion and drive is given both a chance to showcase their skills as well as a helping hand. Ncisana – who grew up in a shack in Khayelitsha is the founder and owner of the burgeoning Impumelelo Staffing Solutions.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Enterprise
A CSI initiative from RamsayMedia and BoE

The Picture the Change project, a CSI initiative from RamsayMedia and BoE Private Clients, calls on concerned South Africans to submit photos depicting how they would like the world to be or what they would like changed....

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