For some time we have been talking about the 4th Industrial Revolution (4th IR) and how it will change the way we live and work. There was a focus on job losses as well as opportunities that will come along. I want to link the world after COVID-19 to the 4th IR. Why? Because some companies had to come to a complete halt as there were no resources and strategies in place to assist employees with working from home. We have many companies in SA that do not provide their staff with laptops and some do but fail to provide internet connection.
The aim to help rural arears with food parcels, since this lockdown started there are families that are strugling in rural arears so food parcels for them will help them to survive this disaster we are facing as a Nation wide.
This article provides an overview of the expected impact of COVID-19 on the funding situation of NGOs in South Africa, new funding initiatives that aim to support the sector, and the fundraising efforts of NGOs that are involved in COVID-19 related interventions.
Alwyn Esterhuizen, Technical Programme Manager at Seriti Institute says it GIS mapping is an invaluable tool for both big and small organisations. Can small Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) reap the benefits of GIS for their organisations and communities, or is it destined to remain an expensive tool, exclusive to big businesses? Alwyn Esterhuizen, Technical Programme Manager at Seriti Institute shares his thoughts on the matter.
Simon Leshoai, Programme Manager at Seriti Institute speaking to ECD practitioners in Soshanguve, North of Tshwane. More must be done to open communication between primary caregivers/parents and early childhood development (ECD) practitioners in poorer communities says Simon Leshoai, a Programme Manager at Seriti Institute.
Call for Applications to the Community Chest Impumelelo Social Innovations Awards Programme (CCISIA)
Many South Africans are using their participation in sporting activities from running marathons to climbing mountains to raise awareness and funds for social causes and to make a difference in society. Supported by the reach and popularity of social media as well as crowdfunding platforms, these initiatives have the increased potential to influence meaningful change.
When asked what my motivation is for participating in extreme desert running events since 2010, my answer is two-fold. Yes, there is the personal challenge and satisfaction of completing these races. But the main reason for my participation is to raise money, support and awareness for NGOs and social causes at the forefront of addressing Africa’s development challenges.