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Image: Inyathelo secures R2 million funding to build NPO capacity South African NPOs (not for profit organisations) will continue to access vital advice and support from Inyathelo, the South African Institute for Advancement, thanks to a generous grant of US$150 000 (about R2 million) from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.   Read More...



HEADLINES, Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy
Image: Gear up to get funding, Inyathelo advises civil society The loss of investment grade for South Africa ‒ and other developments that impact institutional and economic strength ‒ could be particularly bruising for the civil society and non-profit world, whose resources are already thinly-stretched. It is more important than ever for this sector to present an ethical, credible, professional and united front, says Jessica Rees-Jones, Executive Director of Inyathelo, the South African Institute for Advancement   Read More...



HEADLINES, Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy
Image: Be Human Rights : Remembering A True Hero - Dr Ahmed Mohamed Kathrada This marks one of the saddest days in South African history, as we begin to mourn the passing of one of our last remaining true heroes, Dr Ahmed Kathrada. Dozens of Activators, leaders, activists, ordinary men and women have joined millions of South Africans who have shared tribute messages to the late Dr Ahmed Mohamed Kathrada - known as 'Uncle Kathy'.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy
Image: Inyathelo appoints new executive director Jessica Rees-Jones Ms Rees-Jones takes over from acting executive director Nomfundo Walaza, renowned for her human rights-related work in South Africa & internationally.

Ms Rees-Jones’s experience includes working as a specialist consultant to both the Graca Machel Trust and power producer Cennergi; and CEO of the Royal Bafokeng Nation Foundation.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy
Image: ACTIVATE : The State Of Whose Nation? This year’s SONA reads no different from previous ones except for the inclusion of “Woke Twitter” buzz-words such as #DataMustFall, land expropriation

It is important to note that Mr President has been paying attention (to some issues) as he made a point about the insufferable data price rates that needs to be lowered. We will be waiting for that with baited breath.Let’s break it down a little bit. Most opportunities (educational, employment and general) are mostly on the internet, and to connect to said internet, one needs data. So, if a majority who need to be linked with these opportunities are not reached because of the issue of access to these resources, a disconnect is born. The review of data pricing is welcomed, Mr President.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy , Youth
Image: 16 Days of Activism: Marching against violence and crime The group of learners and NCVT staff walked through the streets of Diepsloot on Friday, 25 November 2016, singing and shouting boisterously. The learners held up placards that read, “Protect us from abuse!” and “We are the leaders of tomorrow”. They were marching to the Diepsloot Police Station to hand over a memorandum of concerns as part of 16 Days of Activism.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy , Women Empowerment
Image: ACTIVATE supports Activism: Beyond 16 Days A victorious day for women - A discussion was led by award-winning journalist, Zubeida Jaffer and writer on gender, political and cultural issues

I wrap myself around the curvaceous bodies of women all over Africa. I am the perfect nightdress on those hot African nights. The ideal attire for household chores. I secure babies happily on their mothers backs…Armed with proverbs, I am a vehicle for communication between women. I exist for the comfort and convenience of a woman. But make no mistake…I am not here to please a man…Please don’t use me as an excuse to rape. Don’t hide behind me when you choose to abuse…”   Read More...




HEADLINES, Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy
Image: LEADERS IN GIVING HONOURED AT 10th INYATHELO PHILANTHROPY AWARDS Five outstanding South Africans, working in fields as diverse as education and surfing, were honoured on Thursday 3 November for their contributions to sustainable social change. The awardees were acknowledged at the tenth annual philanthropy awards of Inyathelo, The South African Institute for Advancement, in Cape Town.   Read More...



HEADLINES, Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy
Image: Children’s rights and responsibilities championed during National Child Protection Week In celebration of National Child Protection Week which took place from 30 May 2016 – 02 June 2016, the National Children and Violence Trust (NCVT), together with partner organisations, hosted awareness campaigns on children’s rights and responsibilities at different primary schools in Gauteng. The South African National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (SANCA), the South African Drug and Anxiety Group (SADAG) and non-profit organisation, Childline joined NCVT for activities throughout the week which ended last week Wednesday, 01 June 2016 in Lanseria.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy , Youth
Image: #ActivateImbizo: Democracy in Action The past week has been robust and engaging, as ACTIVATE! Took to rural communities to engage with the youth and to journey the “Road Less Travelled”

The past week has been robust and engaging, as ACTIVATE! Took to rural communities to engage with the youth and to journey the “Road Less Travelled” , through the #ActivateImbizo Project-an initiative of the ACTIVATE! Network Connect Team.   Read More...




Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy
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CAF Southern Africa is conducting seminal research on South African philanthropy, on behalf of the Hudson Institute, a United States-based think tank. We kindly request your organisation to complete a short survey.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy
Image: Chair in African Philanthropy a first for the continent Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Warren Buffet… the list reads like Forbes rich list, but it isn’t. These and many other high profile billionaires are pledging their time, expertise and money to charitable causes, with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation giving USD 4 billion to charitable causes last year alone, not to mention the priceless time and expertise of one of the most influential couples in the world.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Land Reform , Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy
Image: SARDA Cape Town Appeals Judge’s Ruling in a Land Claim Matter Ongoing legal tussle in which SARDA Cape Town is fighting for its very existence in Constantia, and, possibly its future.

Acting Judge in the Land Claims Court, Honourable M.J. Mpshe, has ruled against granting permission for SARDA to intervene in a legal battle challenging the awarding of Erf 142 in Constantia to the Sadien family in a land claims settlement.  Chairperson of SARDA, Belinda Thom, says the non-profit organisation will apply for leave to appeal this decision in the SCA. 
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COMPANY NEWS , Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy
Image: LexisNexis Legal Solutions aids Women’s Equality World Day of Social Justice, commemorated annually on 20 February, is significant to LexisNexis’ mandate of promoting the Rule of Law

This is thanks to its focus on tackling issues such as poverty, exclusion, unemployment, gender equity and access to social well-being and justice. In honour of this day, LexisNexis South Africa has reinstated a partnership with the Women’s Legal Centre, (WLC), a non-profit law centre that seeks to achieve equality for women – particularly black women.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy
Image: Philanthropy heroes honoured at the Inyathelo Awards Five extraordinary individuals have been honoured at the prestigious annual Inyathelo Philanthropy Awards at the Waterfront in Cape Town today (Thursday 5 November 2015), including a 13-year-old musical protégé, a dairywoman from KwaZulu-Natal and international dance sensation Paul Modjadji.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy
Image: Unlock Your Future NOW ACTIVATE! has launched a groundbreaking campaign titled Future Now SA as a platform for young people to add their voice to the future of South Africa

Over the past 10 years, the youth space in South Africa has predominantly been claimed by political interests. Following the 2014 elections, there is a unique opportunity for young people in civil society to reclaim this space from the political realm and highlight and address the issues that directly affect youth.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy , Social & Community
Image: Creating meaningfulness by #InspiringChange It’s within our power to do the greatest good that humanity has ever seen. Every person on this planet has inestimable value

I receive an SMS from the always inspirational, always positive and ready to change the world (what does the man eat for breakfast?), Kevin Chaplin, of the Amy Biehl Foundation.  It’s a busy Friday on 3 July, so I don’t get around to replying.  Eventually, it’s Friday evening, just before 9pm, and I remember that I still haven’t replied to Kevin’s message.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy
Image:  Kagiso Trust wins 2015 East African Philanthropy Award Kagiso Trust, South Africa’s oldest, black led non-governmental organisation (NGO) won the 2015 African Grantmakers Network (AGN), African Philanthrop

Kagiso Trust, South Africa’s oldest, black led non-governmental organisation (NGO) has won the 2015 African Grantmakers Network (AGN), African Philanthropy Award in Tanzania.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy
Image: Activators care for displaced KZN refugees HUNDREDS of foreigners have been left homeless and in fear for their lives following a recent spate of xenophobic attacks in the greater Durban area, the past few weeks. Reports about what started the wave of attacks in Isipingo on 30 March are mixed.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy , Social & Community
Image: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR CITY MISSION & STOP HUNGER NOW City Mission will be hosting a ‘Stop Hunger Now Meal Packaging Event’.

Last year many volunteers and friends of City Mission packed 10 000 meals in under 3 hours.  The volunteers ranged from teens as young 14 years up to the ages of around 75 years of age.   Read More...



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