civil society organising

Egyptian Embassy Protest

It is critical that we as South Africans do whatever possible to force the Egyptians to open the Rafah crossing for the people of Gaza to obtain medical supplies and other necessities. Please join the demonstration calling for this at the Egyptian Embassy on Friday starting at 2:00pm and add your voice to the struggle of the Palestinians. Posters and placards available at the demo. Please urge others to attend"

2 for 2:30pm outside the Egyptian Embassy

270 Bourke St. Muckleneuk, Pretoria

****All are welcome****

COVID-19 in South Africa – An Overview of the NGO Funding Situation and Fundraising Efforts

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.

Strengthen communication between parents and ECD practitioners in poor communities


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.

Startingbloc: Fellowship program

StartingBloc is excited to share that its  global Fellowship program, is launching their first-ever institute out of the USA from 25-29 March 2020 at the prestigious the African Leadership Academy Campus in Johannesburg. Many social entrepreneurs, employees and students from the African continent, Canada, India and USA have already been accepted for this institute. 10 more spots are still available, only for this month. 

Africa has the potential to be a producer of digital technology

In many suburbs of Nairobi, a thriving industry for the last ten years has been university students and graduates doing assignments for their counterparts in North American and European universities. Here, students have established thriving careers that involve researching on subjects that they care little about and writing term papers, assignments and even projects for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. The fact that the trade has been growing year after year is a pointer that these graduates are offering quality work.

MTN contributed to human rights violations in Sudan, say 23 civil society groups

MTN Sudan has been implicated in human rights violation though the persistent internet shutdowns for more than five weeks in Sudan. Meanwhile shutdowns disrupt the free flow of information and create a cover of darkness that allows repression to occur without scrutiny. In the wake of this violence, MTN Sudan and other telecommunications companies blocked access to the internet through disruption of various local and roaming cellular data networks, as well as some fixed-line services, presumably in response to demands of the TMC.

Digital technologies are transforming African businesses

New opportunities for business have been created by the digital technology in Africa. This enables African business to compete on a more equal footing with global businesses. In Ghana, digital technologies have had an impact on the agriculture sector. This sector has managed to pursue the creation of new business ventures and renewal of existing, matured corporate business models.

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