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Image: Inyathelo: The South African Institute for Advancement Comments on the 2013/4 Budget Budget will encourage greater giving
Taking into account the very public outcry relating to the funding crisis experienced by many non-profit organisations, Inyathelo: The South African Institute for Advancement welcomes the proposal by Treasury to allow donations in excess of 10 percent of taxable income in any given year to listed Public Benefit Organisations to be rolled over as allowable deductions in subsequent years   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Government
Jacob Zuma in the Limelight to sort out SA's Criminal Justice System

President Jacob Zuma should appoint people with suitable skills, knowledge and experience to key positions in South Africa’s criminal justice system   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Government
The symbolic swapping of flags was part of an initiative between Deal and Americans Against Fracking (AAF)

Following the Goldman Environmental Prize ceremony in Washington on Wednesday 17 April, Ms. Darcey O’Callaghan, International Director of American-based environmental group Food & Water Watch (FWW), accepted a South African flag from global anti-fracking campaigner Jonathan Deal. The 2013 Goldman Prize recipient for Africa, and chair of the South African activist organization Treasure Karoo Action Group.


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ALL THE NEWS , Government
Zimbabwe’s new Constitution should give women and girls enough reason to celebrate

Citizens eagerly await the announcement of the 2013 elections date along with the execution of the new constitution, which gender activists say contains 75 percent of the demands made by women.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Government
NGOs should work towards effective employee management in order to be efficient in living up to their respective mandates

The importance of Human Resources (HR) in a non-governmental organisation (NGO) as a means of ensuring sustainable growth for an organisation cannot be overemphasised, as it is the fundamental strength upon which people, strategies, processes and operations are based.    Read More...




HEADLINES, Corporate Governance , Government
Image: EDP Implements Plan to Move from Vision to Action The employment and enterprise programmes have seen the EDP coordinate two applications to the Jobs Fund
“When people ask us what we do, we tell them: ‘our business is partnerships,’” says Andrew Boraine, Acting CEO of the Western Cape Economic Development Partnership (EDP).   Read More...



HEADLINES, Government, Wildlife Conservation
Image: WWF South Africa Comments on the 2013/4 Budget The Budget Speech Highlights How Much Money is Needed to Upgrade...
WWF South Africa (WWF-SA) welcomes the 2013 Budget’s clear indication of government’s commitment towards addressing the increasing problem of acid-mine drainage (AMD) and derelict mines. However, the organisation is disappointed at the level of expenditure allocated to addressing this key threat to the country’s water security.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Government, Sustainability
The welfare sector will get a boost in this year’s budget, with an extra R600 million set aside to fund NGOs hard-hit by a drop in donor funding

The welfare sector will get a boost in this year’s budget, with an extra R600 million set aside to fund NGOs hard-hit by a drop in donor funding and an additional R938 million to create posts for social workers over the medium-term.   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, Government
Image: New Initiative from the ONE Campaign Aims to Bring African Voices to the Table As the current Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) expire in 2015, the ONE Campaign, an international grassroots advocacy backed by more than 3 million members worldwide, is launching unique initiative to make sure the world’s poorest people have a say in the development of the next set of goals to eradicate extreme poverty.   Read More...



HEADLINES, Government
Image: State of the Nation 2013: Implications for Business This article highlights various key issues from the 2013 State of the Nation Address, delivered by President Zuma on 14 February 2013, and their potential implications for business and the economy. President Zuma addressed a somewhat distracted South African population in his State of the Nation speech. He started and finished the lengthy presentation by reaffirming the commitment of government to the vision set out in the National Development Plan.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Government, Social & Community

South African NGO, Open Africa and Grant Thornton Consulting have been contracted by the Millennium Challenge Account Namibia (MCA-N) Compact to assist the Namibia Tourism Board in plotting three self-drive travel routes in Namibia to help alleviate poverty, using tourism as an economic platform. The government of the Republic of Namibia has signed the grant funding agreement (MCA-N) Compact with the United States government body, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). The compact aims to reduce poverty through economic growth and funds development projects in the sector of education, tourism and agriculture.


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HEADLINES, Government
Image: Use of bargaining councils decreasing Anything can be negotiated - provided the correct mechnaisms are in place...
The use of bargaining councils has decreased in South Africa, according to the new South Africa Survey, to be published by the South African Institute of Race Relations in Johannesburg next week. The proportion of workers and employers who used bargaining councils to negotiate wages decreased marginally from 9.6% to 9.4% between the second quarters of 2011 and 2012.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Government
Image: CEOs appointed at hospitals The Department of Health has announced the appointment of 102 CEOs at public hospitals across the country.

This follows massive recruitment drive, where a total of 92 posts for hospital CEOs were advertised by the department and 30 advertised at provincial level for convenience. The appointments came after the release of two documents in August 2011, which hoped to start the process to overhaul the healthcare system in the country and improve its management, writes Gabi Khumalo of SAnews.gov.za.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Government
The money is there, but it won’t do any good if it is left unspent.

The failure by United Nations agencies, private foundations, non-governmental organisations, companies’ corporate social investment departments and municipalities hinders progress on meeting the Millennium Development Goals, writes Ann Bown* in this article is republished courtesy of SANGONeT.org - http://www.ngopulse.org.   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...




ALL THE NEWS , Government
Your chance to provide information on funding issues.

Margaret Grobbelaar of NACOSS (National Coalition for Social Service) has received a request from the National Treasury to provide certain factual information to support research being carried out on the current funding crisis within the NPO sector - particularly as a result of the withdrawal of donors and reduced funding from government.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Government
Regulations to govern contaminated land are welcome, but...

The Department of Environment Affairs has laid the groundwork for bringing into effect the contaminated land provisions contained in the National Environmental Management: Waste Act 59 of 2008 (NEMWA). It promulgated two sets of draft regulations for Site Assessments and Reports and Draft National Norms and Standards for the Remediation of Contaminated Land on 9 March 2012.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Government
Study finds warming episodes hurt poor countries and limit long-term growth.

Even temporary rises in local temperatures significantly damage long-term economic growth in the world’s developing nations, according to a new study co-authored by an MIT economist, writes Peter Dizikes, MIT News Office.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Government
The Western Cape Economic Development Partnership (EDP) has announced the appointment of its first Board.

The Board is to be chaired by Barbara Hogan (left - previously the Minister of Health as well as Minister of Public Enterprises) and it is due to hold its first official meeting at the end of August. Commenting on the new board, Barbara Hogan noted: "The EDP's first board represents exciting diversity of experience of each member.   Read More...



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