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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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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

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

How to Stop Delegating and Start Teaching

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

CREATIV STUDIO HEINEMANNE/GETTY IMAGES As a college professor, I regularly train PhD students. In psychology and most fields of science, students are assigned to a project early on in their studies and learn key skills through an apprenticeship model. Many go

Why Are Women’s Day And Mandela Day Akin To Cancer?

13/08/2018 • Editors Blog, Editors Notes, Editors Picks, head, Home, Latest News, National, News, On the Go, Press Release, Truth B ToldComments (1)

Cancer, according to Wikipedia, is a group of diseases characterised by abnormal cell growth, having the potential to invade or spread to all parts of the body.  I find in our attitudes to special days an almost cancerous spreading taking place; an idea has

BRICS COUNTRIES SIGN ENVIRONMENTAL AGREEMENT

01/08/2018 • head, Home, Latest News, National, News, On the Go, Press Release, Truth B ToldComments (0)

The ministers of environmental affairs for Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Environmental Cooperation at the 10th BRICS Summit. “The MOU strengthens cooperation between the BRICS countries and

THIS WEEK FROM THE EDITOR – THOUGHTS OF THE WEEK

24/07/2018 • Editors Blog, Editors Notes, Editors Picks, head, Home, Latest News, National, News, On the Go, Truth B ToldComments (0)

The dust has finally settled on the most active week in the CSI and NGO cycle – Nelson Mandela Month.  Many companies are still at it, painting schools, cleaning primary school toilets and planting symbolic trees in prominent places. We can never decry the