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The South African Nonprofit Sector: Struggling to Survive, Needing to Thrive

At present, South Africa (SA) has an extensive and lively non-governmental sector which boasts roughly 100 000 registered nonprofit organisations (NPOs) and an estimated 50 000 unregistered ones.(2) SA’s large nonprofit sector is the product of a diverse society including a variety of ethnic groups and a history that has informed the way in which South African society operates as a whole, as well as the way in which the nonprofit sector conducts its operations.

South African Civil Society – Quo Vadis?

Post-1994, the tasks of confronting social inequalities and driving development in South Africa have increasingly become the work of civil society organisations (CSOs). This sector is already saddled with a mammoth task, but now also faces challenging economic and political constraints that have forced some CSOs to scale down on their activities, or close their doors altogether.

NGO Criticises Africa’s Overdependence on Aid

AIDS Strategy, Advocacy and Policy (ASAP), a NGO, says African countries' reliance on international donors to fight diseases is making funding countries' struggles to deliver required resources on the continent difficult.

ASAP executive director, Robin Gorna, says the Global Fund had counterpart financing requirement for recipient countries to place a lot of local financial resources in the fight against TB, Malaria and HIV and AIDS.

NGO Wish List: Give Us the Space, Give Us the Money

Each year the issue of space and access for civil society attending the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) continues to be a contentious one. It is becoming increasingly difficult to enter official sessions and side events. When one manages to overcome the exclusionary red tape, the space is far too limited to accommodate some 6 000 NGOs registered to attend CSW in New York.

Tshikululu Social Investments: Executive - Corporate Affairs

Tshikululu Social Investments is South Africa’s premier social investment agency, managing CSI funds and trusts for large and medium-sized business. Tshikululu works in the fields of education, health and social development, sustainable livelihoods and enterprise development.

Tshikululu seeks to appoint an Executive - Corporate Affairs, based in Johannesburg.

Inyathelo: The South African Institute for Advancement Comments on the 2013/4 Budget

'Budget will encourage greater giving’
 
Taking into account the very public outcry relating to the funding crisis experienced by many non-profit organisations, Inyathelo: The South African Institute for Advancement welcomes the proposal by Treasury to allow donations in excess of 10% of taxable income in any given year to listed Public Benefit Organisations (PBOs) to be rolled over as allowable deductions in subsequent years.
 

Tshikululu Social Investments: Financial Manager

Tshikululu Social Investments is South Africa’s premier social investment agency, managing CSI funds and trusts for large and medium-sized business. Tshikululu works in the fields of education, health and social development, sustainable livelihoods and enterprise development.

Tshikululu seeks to appoint a Financial Manager, based in Johannesburg, to contribute to the effective and efficient delivery of financial administration/internal support services, and to the company’s financial systems and processes.

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Hospices Cut Capacity as Funding Dries Up

Hospices in South Africa are being forced to retrench staff and cut back on the numbers of patients they care for as United States donor funding dries up.

Lynn Gwyther, chief executive officer at the Hospice Palliative Care Association of South Africa, points out that the budget crunch meant that an increasing number of terminally ill people are at risk of spending their final days in pain, isolation and distress.

Gwyther further states that there is less support available for ‘very sick’ HIV and tuberculosis patients who could be restored to health in the right hands.

The NGO Funding Cisis

There is a huge funding crisis in the NGO sector and since the South African Council of Social Service Professions (SACSSP) is representing the interests of communities and social serivice professionals e.g. social workers, social auxiliary workers, child and youth care workers etc. it would like to respond to the current situation by means of a presentation to the Minister of Social Development. Please assist by giving input on this topic if you are working in the NGO sector; especially if you employ staff registered at the SACSSP.

Call for ‘Honest’ Applications for Lotto Money

The National Lotteries Board (NLB) has started accepting applications for funding in the arts, culture, and national heritage sector.

In a press statement, NLB CEO, Charlotte Mampane, points out that, "It is critical that in order to ensure success, applicants must prepare their proposals fully and honestly - and early."

Mampane says the NLB is inundated every year with applications from all quarters, many more than it can afford or accommodate, adding that the NLB cannot entertain those that have not been properly put together.

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