Economic justice

Call for Papers: Innovations in HIV Prevention in Africa

Health Economic and HIV/AIDS Research Division (HEARD) is a self-funded, applied research unit based at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban. HEARD conducts a range of research-from pure to applied- seeking to support all those intent on designing interventions to reduce the HIV pandemic in all sectors  in  the  SADC and East Africa region. Its research agenda is driven by current issues and is aimed at producing knowledge and evidence critical to informed policies and actions.

Innovations in HIV Prevention in Africa

Youth Dialogue

Organisation of African Youth (OAYouth) was formed in 2009, conforming to the provisions of African Youth Charter, which was adopted by the African Union. The Charter defines African youth as people between the ages of 15 and 35. Membership to OAYouth is open to individuals and youth organisations, that are working to empower youth on any issues.

Khanya- AICDD: Responsive Alternatives - Diversifying Community Development Practice

The African Institute for Community-Driven Development (Khanya- AICDD) is a South African based nonprofit organisation specialising in community-driven development and participatory methodologies. Formed in 1998, it has been consistently working to strengthen livelihoods in Southern Africa in order to bring true empowerment to people of the region.

Khanya-AICDD is conducting a short course entitled: 'Responsive Alternatives - Diversifying Community Development Practice' from 4-7 June 2012 in Braamfontien, Johannesburg.

Small Victory for Communities that May be Affected by Mining

The Bench Marks Foundation welcomes the recent judgment by the Constitutional Court on the ruling that permission is required from provinces prior to the commencement of mining by those who have obtained mining rights.

This precedent-setting judgment is a step in the right direction toward safe-guarding the rights of communities that may be affected by imminent mining, according to John Capel, executive director of the Bench Marks Foundation.

NGO Tackles Rising Child Labour

A Zimbabwean NGO is working with local communities to eradicate rising child labour in the country, managing through a recent pilot project to remove some 350 children from the fields back into the classroom.

In an effort to promote what it calls child labour free zones, the Coalition Against Child Labour in Zimbabwe, says it has placed affected children in ‘bridge schools’ where they are housed temporarily.

Joint Aid Management: Procurement Officer

The Joint Aid Management (JAM) is a humanitarian nonprofit organisation that works to empower Africans to create better lives for themselves.

JAM seeks to appoint a Procurement Officer, based in Honeydew, Johannesburg.

The person will apply principles of accounting to analyse financial information and prepare financial reports by compiling information and utilising appropriate accounting control procedures.

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African Youth Day Conference 2011

The Organisation of African Youth (OAYouth) is the youth platform for information exchange, forum for debate on African issues and a network of future political, corporate, academic, literary, religious and traditional leaders in all African contexts.

The African Youth Day was declared and adopted by the African Union (AU) in 2006 to be commemorated on 1 November each year. It has since evolved as the most powerful platform of young people of Africa.

Rich Nations Urged to Do More to Fight Poverty

Nobel Laureate and chairperson of the Brooks World Poverty Institute, Joseph Stiglitz, says international trade will only help fight global poverty if rich countries turn their rhetoric into action.

Speaking at the Global Poverty Summit in Johannesburg, Stiglitz pointed out that, “It is time to bring the talks to a close. Successfully doing so requires courage and sacrifice by the rich countries.”

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