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Civil Society Landscape

‘Multiple sites of power are crucial to a democracy and a vibrant civil society provides just that. It is estimated that there are over 100 000 organisations that make up civil society. Some are membership-based and can therefore rightfully claim to represent their own communities. Others are established by individuals and groups who are passionate about a specific cause and they create a mechanism to work in that field. Although these organisations are not membership-based, they still have enormous value because they exist.’

Counting the Costs: The Long-Term Costs of Not Adequately Financing Shelters for Abused Women

Jennifer was 18 years old when she married Chris. Soon after their marriage, Chris began to beat her and verbally and emotionally abused her. One night, in a drunken rage, Chris woke their sons, aged 12 and 13, at 3 o’clock in the morning and ordered them to light a fire for a braai. It was a bitterly cold night and the boys sat shivering, trying to light the fire while Jennifer tried to lull her husband back to sleep by gently stroking his head. Eventually, he fell asleep but awoke after an hour. In a rage, he turned on Jennifer and started hitting her.

USAID Donates K79 Million to a Malawi NGO

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through Care Malawi has donated K78.75 million to Nkhotakota AIDS Support Organisation (NASO) for implementing a new three-year project known as Community Mobilisation Project.

NASO executive director, Tifa Ngoma, points out that the goal of the project, which will be implemented in six traditional authorities in Nkhotakota district, is to facilitate behavioural change that supports positive sustainable change in norms, attitude and individual household practices by December 2016.

NYDA Pledges R10m to Youth Co-ops

The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) says it will set aside R10 million for youth-owned co-operatives during July 2013.
 
NYDA chairperson, Yershen Pillay, points out that the agency will use International Youth Co-operative Month to provide information about the initiative.
 
"We can do so much for poverty alleviation, job creation, and social integration if we focus on growing our co-operatives economy and encouraging [the youth] to establish co-operatives," he adds.
 

Tshikululu Social Investments: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

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, social development, welfare, arts and culture, and the like.

Tshikululu Social Investments seeks to appoint a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer, based in Johannesburg.

Funding Required for OUTA’s e-Toll Case

The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (OUTA) have R880 000 left to raise by 21 June 2013 to avoid a potential collapse of their upcoming Supreme Court of Appeal case against e-tolls.

OUTA announced this week that if it does not raise R1 million in the next three weeks for its legal team, the case might not go ahead.

Meanwhile, OUTA chairperson, Wayne Duveage, says that the organisation has only managed to raise R120 000 since the announcement, adding that, “I hear that there is another potential R100 000 that may be injected as a once off.”

SADC Postpones the Zim Summit

Regional mediators have postponed a special Southern African Development Community summit to assess Zimbabwe's readiness for general elections.

Spokesperson for the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, Clayson Monyela, points out that the summit, which was scheduled to take place on 9 June 2013, has been postponed to a later stage.

The summit would have provided an opportunity for the SADC leaders to discuss a range of issues including the cash-strapped Zimbabwean government's efforts to raise the US$132 million election budget.

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