Next week the NLDTF will host a national consultation in Midrand with civil society to examine the functioning of the entity in relation to it's mandate. It will hopefully provide an opportunity for real engagement as opposed to a platform for the NLDTF to tell us what it is doing...
The Mail and Guardian and the Freedom of Expression Institute (FXI) are hosting a discussion on the theme ‘The Protection of Journalists in Africa’ on 13 December 2010 in Johannesburg.
Main speaker: Robert Mahoney from the Committee for the Protection of Journalists.
Time: 17h15 for 17h30 to 18h30
RSVP: email@example.com or call 011 250 7300
For more about FXI, refer to: www.fxi.org.za.
Civil society organisations have called on African governments and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) member states in particular, to ratify the texts relating to the African Court.
The Coalition for an effective African Court on Human Rights and People's Rights says governments should also make a declaration that will allow individuals and non-governmental organisations to access the court.
NGO's, Municipalities (Local Government) and National Government look for funding and donors look for impact. The link between the two is Results-Based Project Management. To win support, projects must show qualitative impact that donors can quantify – simply stating the aims (no matter how noble) or listing some outputs (no matter how popular) is not enough. For most organisations seeking funding, these donor demands require new skills and tools.
Entrepreneurship has a key role in society, not least in business which exists for profit. But business cannot do everything. It is the non-profit sector (NPO), however, that has the edge in working for the interests of you and me, the ordinary people in the community. So why does business criticise civil society for not operating like a business.
KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Consultative Workshop - Feedback
21 April 2010