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Taking Parliament to the People

20/11/2018 • Editors Blog, head, Home, Latest News, National, News, On the Go, Truth B ToldComments (0)

The NCOPs Taking Parliament to the People (TPTTP) initiative is arguably the biggest highlight this week. The TPTTP programme brings together representatives from all spheres of government and provides an opportunity for the public to engage face to face with elected representatives. This year, Gauteng is the selected province for the programme following

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South Africa is set on fixing its economy. But will poor people benefit?

20/11/2018 • Editors Blog, Editors Notes, Editors Picks, head, Home, Latest News, National, NewsComments (0)

President Cyril Ramaphosa has been working hard to improve South Africa’s economic situation. In October he hosted a jobs summit that’s expected to produce 275 000 new jobs a year. More recently he organised an investment summit at which

Some smart ideas to make toilets fit for purpose in Africa’s cities

20/11/2018 • Africa News, Editors Blog, Editors Notes, head, Home, Latest News, National, News, On the GoComments (0)

Every flush by a typical toilet sends about 6 to 16 litres of fresh water to wastewater treatment centres. lchumpitaz/Shutterstock About 23% of people living in Sub-Saharan Africa don’t have access to toilets while 31% with toilets use

The Setlogane Manchidi Book Review

15/11/2018 • Editors Blog, Editors Notes, Editors Picks, head, Home, Latest News, National, News, On the Go, Truth B ToldComments (0)

Corporate Social Investment – a  guide to creating a meaningful legacyMany of you may know the name Setlogane Manchidi, the CSI manager for Investec whose passion, flamboyance and excellence are legendary to those who have worked with him.Last week I had

Purpose Brings Results

15/11/2018 • Editors Blog, head, Home, Latest News, National, News, On the Go, Press Release, Truth B ToldComments (0)

Companies undertake corporate social investment (CSI) for various reasons. While there isn’t necessarily a right or wrong reason to undertake CSI, company motivations matter because the “why” of doing this work shapes what is done, how it’s done, and

Students with hearing loss get a raw deal: a South African case study

07/11/2018 • Editors Blog, head, Latest News, National, News, On the GoComments (0)

There is a lack of research about students using hearing technology and those who use spoken language. Shutterstock Hearing loss is the fourth highest cause of disability globally. The World Health Organisation estimates that there are currently 466

Why CSI Managers and Funders End Up Funding the Same NGOs Time After Time?

31/10/2018 • Editors Blog, Editors Notes, Editors Picks, head, Home, Latest News, National, News, On the Go, Press ReleaseComments (2)

Chances are high that you’re involved in closing down your own organisation! We received such great feedback from the CSI genocide article (emailed October 25) that one has to wonder why this elephant in the room has evoked so little comment before. By

Is your NGO or NPO in trouble or closing down?

25/10/2018 • Editors Blog, Editors Notes, Editors Picks, head, Home, Latest News, National, News, On the Go, Press Release, Truth B ToldComments (0)

How corporates have singlehandedly created CSI genocide in South Africa As host of Funders’ Round, I have spoken with CSI managers who manage some of the most impressive and ground-breaking CSI budgets in South Africa.  Close conversations over the last

How to read and learn from scientific literature, even if you’re not an expert

24/10/2018 • Editors Blog, Editors Notes, head, Home, Latest News, News, On the Go, Truth B ToldComments (0)

It’s hard work, but reading scientific literature can be very valuable. Brendan Howard/Shutterstock Reading scientific literature is not for the faint-hearted. It’s dense, and very often full of foreign terms and ideas.  It also assumes a basic

South Africa sees Africa Investment Forum as vehicle for economic growth

21/10/2018 • Africa News, Editors Blog, Global, head, Home, Latest News, National, News, On the Go, Truth B ToldComments (0)

The Africa Investment Forum (AIF), African Development Bank’s new platform to enhance private-sector cooperation and drive investment to key development sectors on the continent, has received commendation from South Africa’s business leaders. Members of