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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.

16February

"Get Resourceful" Season 2!

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Back by popular demand, Inyathelo will again be hosting monthly get-togethers in our new Civil Society Hub to share resources, experience and expertise on the Ten Elements of Advancement.  

 

15February

Shelagh Gastrow weighs in on "impact investing" at SAIIN 2015

Shelagh Gastrow weighs in on

Shelagh Gastrow was invited to take part in an Oxford Style debate on the value of impact investing at the annual Southern African Impact Investing Network (SAIIN) conference. Asked to present a counter-argument, Gastrow took the position that programmes that emphasise short-term, market solutions don't really change the world's biggest systemic humanitarian problems. 

11February

Creating a space worthy of civil society

Creating a space worthy of civil society

The Inyathelo Civil Society Sustainability Centre offers a unique space for non-profits to work, learn and share. The facilities are deliberately world class as we believe that those who work in the non-profit sector deserve a space that shows them respect and appreciation for the incredible work that they do.  

06February

Civil society celebrates new $25 million fund to advance constitutionalism in South Africa. By Shelagh Gastrow

Civil society celebrates new $25 million fund to advance constitutionalism in South Africa. By Shelagh Gastrow

This week at the District Six Homecoming Centre in Cape Town, it was announced that a $25 million (R285 million) fund will be jointly established by the Open Society Foundation, the Ford Foundation and Atlantic Philanthropies to advance South African constitutionalism for next 10 years. Inyathelo's Shelagh Gastrow explains that by strengthening civil society, we are helping to protect the foundations of our constitutional democracy.

04February

When is the right time to leave? by Shelagh Gastrow

When is the right time to leave? by Shelagh Gastrow

At the end of January I gave in my notice of resignation after twelve years at the helm of Inyathelo as Executive Director. This was a giant step – to move on from an organisation I conceptualised, founded, helped to grow and deepen.

02February

Inyathelo announces the resignation of Shelagh Gastrow

Inyathelo announces the resignation of Shelagh Gastrow

Inyathelo's founder and Director, Shelagh Gastrow, has announced her resignation.

26January

Bill & Melinda Gates' 'Big Bet'

Bill and Melinda Gates discuss the breakthroughs in health, farming, banking, and education that will make that progress possible.

Bill and Melinda Gates are willing to bet their credibility, time, and money that the lives of people in poor countries will improve faster in the next 15 years than at any other time in history.

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