transformation

WEF Tackles Transformation in the Mining Industry

Captains of the industry at the World Economic Forum on Africa together with government leaders will look at ways of achieving transformation in the mining industry to ensure that all Africans share in the continent's mineral wealth.
 
Africa has by far the world's largest mineral deposits in the world and it remains the poorest continent in the world. 
 
Lonmin Platinum chief executive officer, Ben Magara, says the meeting will look at ways in which this can be combated despite the current challenges in the mining industry.
 

Cronje Slammed Over ‘Bush College’ Comments

Is the South African Institute of Race Relations (SAIRR) ‘an agent of the Broederbond…a gatekeeper for white supremacist ideology?’

This was one of the questions and comments directed towards the liberal think-tank’s chief executive officer, Frans Cronje, after he tweeted: “UCT’s [University of Cape Town] reputation will take a step downwards after events of tonight. Can it recover or is it doomed to become Cape Town’s ‘bush college’?

​ILO Hails Tanzania's Transformation Drive

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) says the Tanzanian government is on the right track in its plans to bring about transformation in the country.

ILO country director for Tanzania, Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda, Mary Kawar, says that the country has enjoyed massive economic growth in the past decade - only that the growth has not been inclusive.

"Although the economy has grown in the past decade, the informal economy, low wages and a large number of young people without the right skills, still persist,” she explains.

Higherlife Foundation: Business Development Analyst

Higher Life Foundation (HLF) is a nonprofit human development organisation, encompassing five Trusts with operations in Zimbabwe, South Africa, Burundi and Lesotho. The Trusts have a specific focus on education, healthcare and technology as their primary channels to bring transformative development in Sub - Saharan Africa. HLF’s flagship Trust, Capernaum Trust, presently the largest privately funded scholarship program in Sub-Saharan Africa, provides full scholarships to thousands of students in primary school, high school and university.

Capernaum Trust International: Manager

Capernaum Trust International is a non-governmental organisation which focuses on social development and transformation. It is a Trust under Higherlife Foundation, an organisation with operations in Zimbabwe, Burundi, Lesotho and South Africa.

Capernaum Trust International seeks to appoint a Manager, based in Johannesburg, Gauteng.

Job Type Classification: Long-term contract

Economic Policy Research Institute: Youth Development Training Facilitator and Coordinator

The Economic Policy Research Institute (EPRI) is a not-for-profit independent research institute that supports the process of South Africa's socio-economic transformation and development. EPRI specialises in providing social protection research, capacity building courses and policy advisory services to government and civil society.

EPRI seeks to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced Youth Development Training Facilitator and Coordinator, based in in Claremont, Cape Town.

Economic Policy Research Institute: Fieldworker - George

The Economic Policy Research Institute (EPRI) is a not-for-profit independent research institute that supports the process of South Africa's socio-economic transformation and development. EPRI specialises in providing social protection research, capacity building courses and policy advisory services to government and civil society.

EPRI seeks to appoint a Fieldworker for its Savings and Investment Linkages (SAIL) Project, based in George, Western Cape.

Technology Key to Post-2015 Agenda

According to an article by Aida Opoku-Mensah, the recent UN high-level panel report on the post-2015 development agenda alludes to the potential of science, technology and innovation in development.

Opoku-Mensah is of the view that the innovation, diffusion and transfer of technology is critical to realising true transformation.

“Whether in information, transportation, communications or life-saving medicines, new technologies can help countries leapfrog to new levels of sustainable development," explains Opoku-Mensah.

NGO World Mirrors Divides of SA Society – Dlamini

The world of social development organisations, which are supposed to help the poor and dispossessed, have the same race and class divisions as South African society, according to Social Development Minister, Bathabile Dlamini.

Dlamini says an assumption was made that social development organisations were all cut from the same cloth, but a series of provincial dialogues revealed deep divides.

NPO Sector Needs Transformation

The minister of social development, Bathabile Dlamini, is of the view that the nonprofit sector needs to be transformed, particularly in governance matters.

Dlamini expressed this at the National NPO Summit held in Johannesburg under the theme ‘Working Together to Fight Poverty, Unemployment and Inequality.’

"Discussions on transformation should include issues of governance within the sector and also the constituencies that NPOs within the social development sector work with,” she said.

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