Articles tagged with: Civil Society

29July

Activist philanthropists offer more than cash

Activist philanthropists offer more than cash

Daily Maverick op-ed by Shelagh Gastrow, Director of GastrowBloch Philanthropies.

 

28July

Madlala-Routledge cautiously welcomes moratorium on NPO de-registration

Madlala-Routledge cautiously welcomes moratorium on NPO de-registration

The Department of Social Development recently issued a moratorium on the deregistration of NPOs which do not comply with key legislation. Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge released the following statement. 

22July

Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge officially opens the Inyathelo Civil Society Sustainability Centre

Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge officially opens the Inyathelo Civil Society Sustainability Centre

On Tuesday evening Inyathelo and The Atlantic Philanthropies hosted a joint reception to celebrate the official launch of the Inyathelo Civil Society Sustainability Centre. The event featured a panel discussion on philanthropic investments in the built enviroment. Panelists included Prof Brian O'Connell (Former Vice Chancellor, University of the Western Cape), Louise Driver (CEO, Children's Hospital Trust), Russell Ally (Executive Director, Alumni and Development, University of Cape Town), Tracey Henry (CEO, Tshikululu Social Investment) and Albie Sachs (Former Constitutional Court Judge). After the panel discusion, Inyathelo's new Executive Director, Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge, officially opened the centre with these remarks.

05July

Winning Women: Former deputy minister fighting the good fight - City Press: Business

Winning Women: Former deputy minister fighting the good fight - City Press: Business

Civil society is facing new challenges at a time when we need to build a vibrant democracy, according to Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge, former deputy minister for both defence and health, writes Sue Grant-Marshall of the CITY PRESS.

09April

What can we learn from philanthropic mistakes? By Shelagh Gastrow

What can we learn from philanthropic mistakes? By Shelagh Gastrow
Originally published in the Daily Maverick

Philanthropists are human beings and they make mistakes. Generally they don’t like to admit their mistakes and, even worse, they do not want their mistakes making headlines. Taking into account that philanthropic money is private, whether it is an individual’s own personal resources or funds from a private foundation, responsibility for mistakes is usually only recognised in-house. So what can we learn when mistakes loom large?

07April

Don't call us NGOs

Don't call us NGOs

A discussion around the use of the term "NGO" has emerged from the launch of the .ngo domain for nonprofit organisations by the Public Interest Registry, the US-based organisation officially responsible for operating, maintaining and cataloging all .org domain names.

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.

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...

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.

30September

Call for nominations for NDA Board, deadline 07 November

Call for nominations for NDA Board, deadline 07 November

The Director General of the Department of Social Development invites applications from suitably qualified persons for service as members of the Board of the National Development Agency.

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