The United Nations has declared October 11th as the official International Day of the Girl Child. This was initiated in December 2011 as one of the means of recognising girls’ rights and the unique challenges that girls face around the world. The theme for 2021 is “Digital Generation, Our Generation” – a theme chosen on […]
The recent unrest and the humanitarian crisis arising from it have highlighted not only the inequality and anger pervading our society, but also the resilience of communities across the country that are working together to rebuild and bring about change at a local level. Community-based organisations (CBOs) play a critical role in this landscape. They […]
The violent attacks and looting in South Africa – let us not forget its impact on early childhood development!
Whether in the midst of the covid-19 pandemic or during the current violent attacks and looting in South Africa, the needs of young children are often the last to be discussed. The youngest members of our society are among the most vulnerable because – unlike adults – they are unable to make their voices heard; […]
Call for organisations involved in addressing GBVF to apply for grant funding “The unacceptably high levels of gender-based violence and femicide in South Africa are a blight on our national conscience, and a betrayal of our constitutional order for which so many fought, and for which so many gave their lives”. These are the words […]
A public benefit organisation (PBO) is an organisation (whether voluntary association, trust, non-profit company, or local branch of a foreign tax-exempt charitable organisation) that does not work for profit and is exempted from paying certain taxes because it undertakes public benefit activities (PBAs). As a republic, our country is centred on the primacy of ‘the […]
In our first article in this series, the moral imperative for good governance of public benefit organisations (PBOs) was spelt out. In this article, we look at a few of the legal imperatives that are equally important. The legal imperative for a PBO to practice good governance is set out in South African law. A […]
In our first article in this series, the moral imperative for good governance of public benefit organisations (PBOs) was spelt out. In the second article, we looked at the legal imperatives and fiduciary duty for your board to always keep in mind whenever it makes decisions. In this, the third and last article in the […]
How social investors can help to create sustainable jobs, businesses, and industries one small local step at a time. President Cyril Ramaphosa last week outlined a number of interventions that government plans to use to address the enormous issue of unemployment, particularly amongst the youth. With South Africa’s unemployment rate rising to a new record high of 32.6% in the […]
SADAG, in partnership with Tshikululu, recently conducted an NPOwer Mental Health Support Programmes Survey to assess the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on NGOs and staff psychological well-being. See the survey findings here.
Impact Measurement and Management (IMM) is defined as the process whereby impact investors understand the effects of their investments on people and the planet, and set goals to adapt processes and improve outcomes. IMM has gained wide traction in the impact investing space, as the sector has grown in sophistication and experience. Establishing a strong […]