Articles tagged with: governance

23August

Civil society needs organisational agility, imaginative leadership and synergic partnerships in tough times

Civil society needs organisational agility, imaginative leadership and synergic partnerships in tough times

By William Gumede, Chairperson, Democracy Works Foundation and the author of Restless Nation: Making Sense of Troubled Times (Tafelberg). 

06August

Inyathelo Advancement Academy: Advancement tools and practices for NPOs and HEIs

Inyathelo Advancement Academy: Advancement tools and practices for NPOs and HEIs

Inyathelo: The South African Institute for Advancement is hosting two Advancement Academies in Cape Town in September: the first on 1 and 2 September is for non-profit organisations; and the second, on 2 and 3 September, is aimed at higher education institutions.

18May

Amendment in Lottery Reporting

Amendment in Lottery Reporting

NPOs in charities, sport and recreation, arts and culture, and national heritage sectors applying for lottery funding need to be aware of amended requirements with regards to reporting obligations.

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.

16October

Private funding will help to keep democracy alive. By Shelagh Gastrow - Business Report

Private funding will help to keep democracy alive. By Shelagh Gastrow - Business Report

PHILANTHROPY AND LITIGATION

The key difference between private philanthropic funding and money coming from the government or the corporate sector is the issue of accountability. Mark Shuttleworth is putting money into defending constitutional rights in Africa.

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.

31August

Is Your NPO Protected Against Litigation?

Is Your NPO Protected Against Litigation?

Although civil actions involving NPOs are rare in South Africa, the corporate landscape in South Africa has changed in line with greater global emphasis on good governance, increasing the likelihood of litigation in the future.

18July

CALL FOR COMMENT on the Shortlisted Candidates for Members of the Panel of Arbitration: NPO Directorate

CALL FOR COMMENT on the Shortlisted Candidates for Members of the Panel of Arbitration: NPO Directorate

The NPO Directorate has issued a notice listing the nominees for the establishment of a Panel of Arbitration as is required under the Nonprofit Organisations Act No.71 of 1997. We are encouraging civil society organisations examine the shortlist of candidates and provide comment on the composition of the panel.

READ NOTICE HERE (pdf).

27June

Free Inyathelo Publications

Inyathelo offers a range of free publications and downloads related to Advancement, fundraising, non-profit management and much more.

09June

FREE Download: "Roles and Responsibilities in an Advancement Operation" by Shelagh Gastrow

Roles and Responsibilities in an Advancement Operation, by Shelagh Gastrow, is the latest offering from the ASK Inyathelo Pocket Guide Series. It is aimed at practitioners from large institutions, such as universities, as well as smaller civil society organisations. 

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