Inyathelo's Blogspot

23March

Can government simply deregister outspoken non-profits? by Shelagh Gastrow

Can government simply deregister outspoken non-profits? by Shelagh Gastrow

The abuse of non-profits that are, in essence, just doing their job, is on the increase. There appears to be a distinct lack of political education about our Constitution within the ruling party. And there also appear to be disturbing and ongoing threats to independent organisations who speak out against the ANC.

18March

Advice from social change workers in the field: "Be Part of the Change"

Advice from social change workers in the field:

Destiny Magazine has just published a great article on how businesses and individuals can give real expression to non-profit initiatives. It's a question we are asked regularly in the Inyathelo Civil Society Hub: how do you make a significant and meaningful impact with limited financial resources? First of all, you need a clear strategy to ensure your sustainability as a non-profit.

16March

Will the SA government really deregister outspoken NPOs?

Will the SA government really deregister outspoken NPOs?

How seriously should we be taking threats to deregister outspoken NPOs? Recently, Murray Hunter from the Right 2 Know campaign, TAC General Secretary Anele Yawa, Sheldon Magardie from the Legal Resources Centre, and Simbongile Kamtshe, the Head of Programmes at the Association of Community Advice Offices of South Africa (ACAOSA) joined Inyathelo's Executive Director Shelagh Gastrow for a debate on the topic. But first, a little background...

12March

March "Get Resourceful" session recap: Blindspotting for your Organisation

March

In this month's Get Resourceful session, Shelagh Gastrow identified the need for everyone in your organisation to keep current on trends, news and events that impact on the sector of your work.  

06March

2014 Inyathelo Leadership Symposium: Blind Spots and Bright Lights

Central to Inyathelo’s work is building and sharing new local knowledge through top-quality research publications. Our latest report focusses on the learnings from the 2014 Inyathelo Leadership Symposium which was undertaken in partnership with the Private Philanthropy Circle, a network of local and international philanthropic foundations that make grants in South Africa.  All of Inyathelo’s research reports are available for free download. 

Download: 2014 Inyathelo Leadership Symposium: Blind Spots and Bright Lights.

05March

Shelagh Gastrow's latest Op-Ed in the Daily Maverick: Philanthropy in times of disaster

Shelagh Gastrow's latest Op-Ed in the Daily Maverick: Philanthropy in times of disaster

The fires that raged around Cape Town and the southern peninsula last week sparked an amazing public response. To date, over R3 million has been raised for the Fire Relief Fund. In an op-ed piece for the Daily Maverick, "Philanthropy in times of disaster: Beyond the emergency," Shelagh Gastrow reflects on what needs to happen to sustain this philanthropic momentum: 

26February

Finance Minister announces increased funding to National Student Financial Aid Scheme

Finance Minister announces increased funding to National Student Financial Aid Scheme

During his first Budget Speech in Parliament on Wednesday, Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene announced a R2.7bn funding increase to the National Student Financing Aid Scheme (NSFAS).

20February

Read the latest issue of Advance: The Inyathelo Newsletter - Feb 2015

The February 2015 issue of Advance is available. Read about the latest news and events including our first Open Day celebrating the launch Inyathelo’s Sustainability Centre, as well as articles of interst relating to South African civil society.


 

 
19February

UWC announces the Brian O’Connell African Scholar Fund​

UWC announces the Brian O’Connell African Scholar Fund​

A new fund launched by The Atlantic Philanthropies and The Kresge Foundation aims to inspire a new generation of South African scientists, while further establishing the University of the Western Cape as a leading research centre.

17February

Accolades and well wishes for Shelagh Gastrow

Shelagh Gastrow: Executive Director, Inyathelo

Tributes pour in for Shelagh Gastrow who recently announced her resignation as Inyathelo's Executive Director.  As evidenced by the quantity and calibre of the testimonials below, Shelagh has made an invaluable contribution to South African civil society, higher education and the growth of philanthropy. We wish her all the very best with her new venture.

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