political parties

SANEF to Engage ANC on Media Freedom

The South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) will request a meeting with the African National Congress (ANC) to have a ‘decent conversation’ about media freedom.

SANEF chairperson, Mondli Makhanya, points out that, "There seems to be a huge gulf that has developed between the ANC and the media. We want to sit down with them and a have a decent conversation."

NGOs Call for Calm After Referendum

Humanitarian and development agencies have called on Kenya to maintain peace regardless of the referendum outcome.

In a statement after a meeting in Nairobi to review measures put in place to ensure a successful referendum process on 4 August, the NGOs called for priority to be given in ensuring peace and tranquillity.

Communications Minister 'Releases' DG

Communications Minister, Siphiwe Nyanda, has released the department’s director-general, Mamodupi Mohlala, from her contract with immediate effect.

In a press statement, the department spokesperson, Tiyani Rikhotso, points out that, “In the process of trying to find solutions to the challenges, it subsequently became apparent that trust between the minister (Siphiwe Nyanda) and the director general has broken down irretrievably."

Donors Reduce Aid to Mozambique

The donors, who have been treating the country as a special case due to its war-torn past, have now decided not to increase the budget support to the country for 2011.

They are apparently disappointment over governance, lack of commitment to fight corruption and the exclusion of parties at last year's elections.

Call for sustained pressure on Egypt amid clampdown on civil society

Press Release

11 May 2010

In the lead up to the 2010 Parliamentary elections and the 2011 Presidential elections, the government of Egypt has stepped up efforts to clamp down on dissent from political activists and civil society organisations. In the past few months, against a backdrop of continued demonstrations on a wide range of social problems including high food prices and low minimum wages, the government has singled out political protests in particular for violent suppression.

Land Reform: Share Scheme for Black Farmers

The government is looking into a shares scheme for black farmers with the aim of reaching land reform targets and replacing the willing buyer/willing seller principle.

In terms of this scheme, commercial farmers will have to hand over up to about 40 percent of their farm's value to black shareholders.

Minister of agriculture, forestry and fisheries, Tina Joemat-Pettersson, says that this new plan may be included in a revised black empowerment charter for the agricultural sector.

Draft Law Threatens Independence of NGOs

Experts say a draft law in Egypt curbing the independence of local NGOs has angered aid workers and bodes ill for civil society freedom.

According to activists, the Bill, which is due to go to parliament for endorsement in its current session, will tighten the government’s supervision of local NGOs and attempt to mute opposition in parliamentary elections later this year and presidential elections next year.

NGO Urges Political Parties to Nominate Women

Ghanaian NGO, the Foundation for Grass Roots Initiatives in Africa (GrassRootsAfrica), has urged the political parties to nominate women as running mates for the 2012 general election.

GrassRootsAfrica policy and advocacy officer, Viola Naawiete Desoberi, argues that political parties should create room for women to become running mates, in order to help bridge the gender disparity in governance and decision making and to facilitate balance development

Poverty Has No Colour – Zuma

President Jacob Zuma has assured the poor white residents of Bethlehem and other informal settlements in Pretoria West that, in his government, poverty has no colour and that they also deserve service delivery.

Zuma points out that, "Our presence today is a confirmation that we are a government that is committed to all South Africans, regardless of colour, race or creed."

He states that for as long as there are people who suffer the indignity of poverty in the country, “This will not rest.”

Pages

NGO Services

NGO Services

NGO Events

S M T W T F S
 
 
 
 
1
 
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
 
8
 
9
 
10
 
11
 
12
 
13
 
14
 
15
 
16
 
17
 
18
 
19
 
20
 
21
 
22
 
23
 
24
 
25
 
26
 
27
 
28
 
29
 
30
 
31
 
Subscribe to RSS - political parties