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  • The USAID CSOSI for South Africa
    USAID continues to use CSOSI to assess the sustainability of the CSO sector in 29 countries in Europe and Eurasia
    The Civil Society Organisation Sustainability Index (CSOSI) has been used by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) since 1997 to assess the sustainability of the CSO sector in 29 countries in Europe and Eurasia.
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    Phiroshaw Camay

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  • Naidoo Wants Answers From Mahlobo
    Naidoo wants to know if the South African government has been spying on him

    Greenpeace executive director, Kumi Naidoo, wants to know if the South African government has been spying on him.

    He told reporters at Constitution Hill in Johannesburg that he has written to Intelligence Minister, David Mahlobo, to get clarity on the matter.

    Naidoo hopes Mahlobo will tell him this is not the case, adding that he has not given the minister any deadline to respond.

    Source: 
    Times Live

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  • Pohamba Wins African Leadership Prize
    Pohamba wins the Mo Ibrahim Foundation's US$5 million African leadership prize

    Namibia's outgoing president, Hifikepunye Pohamba, has won the Mo Ibrahim Foundation's US$5 million African leadership prize, an award meant to recognise good governance that has been presented only three times in eight years.

    Announcing the award in Nairobi, the Mo Ibrahim committee praised Pohamba's commitment to the rule of law and his respect for the constitution, as well as his promotion of gender equality.

    Source: 
    News 24

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  • e-Tolls Success Will Depend on Motorist’ Support
    Any plans aimed at saving the besieged e-tolling system will not work without the support of the majority of road users, argues OUTA

    The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (OUTA) says any plans aimed at saving the besieged e-tolling system will not work without the support of the majority of road users.

    The alliance was responding to media reports that government plans to introduce a R120 surcharge on annual car licence fees in Gauteng in a bid to rescue the system.

    During his state of the province address, Premier David Makhura, says the final decision on e-tolls will be made once the work of a team led by Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa, has completed its work.

    Source: 
    SABC News

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  • MultiChoice, SABC Deal Criticised
    The controversial R550 million agreement governing the SABC’s 24-hour news channel on MultiChoice’s DStv bouquet is back in the spotlight

    The controversial R550 million agreement governing the South African Broadcasting Corporation’s (SABC) 24-hour news channel on MultiChoice’s DStv bouquet is back in the spotlight as a group of broadcasting and media stakeholders launched a legal bid to get competition authorities to review the deal.

    According to City Press, Caxton Publishers, Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) and the SOS: Support Public Broadcasting Coalition have joined forces in the legal bid before the Competition Tribunal, arguing the deal is not in the public interest.

    Source: 
    Fin 24

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