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ALL THE NEWS , Enterprise
Speakers confirmed

Speakers have been updated and confirmed for the African Investors' Summit on Social Investing and Social Enterprise in Africa, in Cape Town in May.   Read More...

ALL THE NEWS , Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy
Funding Practice Alliance raises concerns

The impact of the inefficiencies by the National Development Agency (NDA) and the National Lotteries Board’s (NLB) grantmaking processes had a debilitating impact on civil society organisations with some having to retrench staff or close down.   Read More...

ALL THE NEWS , Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy
National Development Agency under fire

It is interesting to note that in its 10 years of operation, the National Development Agency (NDA) received its first unqualified audit in 2010, only. However, in spite of the fact that it does not have its own financial house in order, it imposes strict reporting requirements on its grantees and in some instances, projects and programmes have been terminated.   Read More...

COMPANY NEWS , Agriculture/Food, Food security , Government, Social & Community
DED’s encourages responsible tourism

The Dinokeng Project, which is run by the Gauteng Department of Economic Development (DED), demonstrated sustainable tourism in action to delegates at Meetings Africa, SA's premier conferencing and meetings expo.   Read More...

HEADLINES, Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy
Fifth Inyathelo Philanthropy Awards

The fifth Inyathelo Philanthropy Awards have opened for nominations of individual philanthropists who have committed their personal resources towards broader social development in South Africa over the past year. Entries close on 30 June 2011.   Read More...

COMPANY NEWS , Education, Health
Kotex takes to the road with Zinto

For the fourth consecutive year, The Zinto Marketing Group will be facilitating the Kotex Young Primary School Roadshow. The Kotex Young roadshow is an educational roadshow that teaches primary school, girls about their bodies and the changes they should expect as they enter puberty, including how to use sanitary products effectively with samples for the girls to take and try at home.   Read More...

HEADLINES, Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy
Fostering Nonprofit Sustainability

Organisational sustainability is a key challenge facing South Africa's nonprofit sector. To address this challenge, Inyathelo - The South African Institute for Advancement, launched an innovative Nonprofit Clinic, under the banner ‘ASK Inyathelo’, at an event hosted in Cape Town yesterday.   Read More...

ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community, Sport
Image: Soccer's Calendar Girls Grannies ‘Jet’ off

 Jet Club donated 46 sets of soccer kit, balls, and shin guards in February 2011, to Vhakhegula Vhakhegula (‘grandmothers grandmothers’ in Tsonga), a ladies soccer team of women over the age of 60 who hail from Senwarabane Village in Buchu, Polokwane.   Read More...

ALL THE NEWS , Housing & Living Conditions, Poverty, Social & Community
Le Quartier Français is top StreetSmart restaurant

Top Franschhoek restaurant Le Quartier Français is leading the pack by raising nearly R50 000 in aid of StreetSmart South Africa, the non-profit organisation dedicated to the social upliftment of street children.   Read More...

New donor managers

The Sunflower Fund has welcomed two new PR and donor recruitment managers to head up the Gauteng region of The Sunflower Fund.  Jared Carneson and Lauren Corlett will be combining their efforts to raise awareness and much-needed funds to pay for individuals to undergo the tissue-typing tests to register for the SA Bone Marrow Registry.    Read More...

HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
Masuga eco-paper launched

Global pulp and paper producer, Sappi, has come up with an environmentally sound new paper solution that combines the natural look of uncoated paper with the smoothness of a coated grade.   Read More...

Image: Njabulo Children’s Home donation Jet marketing gives to needy children

The marketing division of Jet stores donated 17 boxes of much-needed clothing to the children at the Njabulo Children's Home in Maraisburg. The generous donation will be used to clothe eight boys and four girls.   Read More...

HEADLINES, Government, Poverty
New agency board to tackle poverty head-on

In line with Government’s emphasis on poverty eradication and job creation, the National Development Agency (NDA) recently announced several key changes geared at improving its operations and improving service delivery in reducing poverty in South Africa.   Read More...

ALL THE NEWS , Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy , Enterprise
Foundation Investor Roundtable on Social Entrepreneurship in Africa

The Foundation Investor Roundtable on Social Entrepreneurship in Africa will take place on the eve of the World Economic Forum Africa, May 3, 2011.    Read More...

COMPANY NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: A GreenPop ‘treevolution’ BOS Ice Tea green Cape Town

BOS Ice Tea has joined forces with GreenPop to plant trees in under-greened areas in and around Cape Town.   Read More...

COMPANY NEWS , Health, Social & Community
Image: Avis helps kids jump for joy Jumping Kids fundraising drive

Avis' recent fund raising drive for Jumping Kids, which provides prosthetic limbs to disadvantaged children who have lost limbs, was centred on Avis' annually hosted Travelbags Fundraising event - held this year at Madame Zingara in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg.   Read More...

ALL THE NEWS , HEADLINES, Government, Health
Image: A cancer-free world? SA joins global declaration

As part of a global declaration, launched in 2006 and revised in 2008, there remains a call to action to take immediate steps to reduce the global cancer burden by 2020. CANSA is taking the lead in South Africa with its ‘Together we are stronger’ campaign launched on World Cancer Day, February 4, 2011, and the signing of the 'Cancer-free' declaration by Sue Janse van Rensburg, CANSA CEO and cancer survivor of over 27 years.


ALL THE NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Access to safe drinking water in Ghana

GENEVA - Green Cross International (GCI) and Giorgio Armani are partnering to promote access to safe drinking water through GCI’s Smart Water for Green Schools project in Ghana.   Read More...

ALL THE NEWS , HEADLINES, Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy
Image: Deadline looms for Lotto funding Social welfare organisations invited to apply

The National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund (NLDTF) today issued its 2011 call for funding applications in the Charities Sector. The call invites social welfare organisations to submit applications by 25 March 2011.


Image: Niger food security emergency aid US$13 million from IFAD

ROME – The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has announced that a US$6.50 million loan and US$6.50 grant will be provided to the Government of the Niger to help mitigate the impact of the major food and pastoral crisis that hit the regions of Maradi, Tahoua and Tillabery in 2010.    Read More...

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