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  • NGO Merger Will Benefit Africa
    Merged NGOs say they need to pool resources if they are to make a significant difference

    Merged non-governmental organisations (NGOs) say they need to pool resources if they are to make a significant difference.

    The merger of Irish NGOs, Gorta, and Self Help Africa has created one of the largest nonprofit agricultural organisations in Ireland and Britain.

    Gorta was set up in 1965 as an Irish response to a United Nations hunger campaign; Self Help Africa had its genesis in the Ethiopian famine of 1984 and together they will implement programmes in Ethiopia, Zambia, Malawi, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ghana, Togo, Benin and Burkina Faso.

    Source: 
    Irish Times

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  • NGO Releases a Gender Audit Tool
    The Centre for Human Rights releases a gender audit tool for use by universities and other tertiary institutions across Africa in a bid to break down gender equality barriers at these institutions

    The University of Pretoria's Centre for Human Rights is releasing a gender audit tool for use by universities and other tertiary institutions across Africa in a bid to break down gender equality barriers at these institutions.

    Researcher, Yvonne Oyieke, says the tool will be distributed to all higher education institutions on the continent who could then decide whether or not they wanted to use it.

    Source: 
    Times Live

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  • TKAG, EFF, Will Not Partner Against Fracking
    The Treasure the Karoo Action Group will not be partnering with the Economic Freedom Fighters to advance any social cause any time in the near future

    The Treasure the Karoo Action Group (TKAG) will not be partnering with the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) to advance any social cause any time in the near future.

    However, TKAG leader, Jonathan Deal, says the organisation respects the stubborn determination with which the EFF holds his views, as the battle to stop fracking in the Karoo continues.

    Source: 
    BDLive

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  • Court Urged to Halt ‘Illegal’ Smelter
    Earthlife Africa asks the Gauteng High Court to halt smelting operations at the NECSA Pelindaba plant on the grounds that they were illegal

    The environmental activist grouping, Earthlife Africa, had asked the Gauteng High Court to halt smelting operations at the Nuclear Energy Corporation of South Africa (NECSA) Pelindaba plant on the grounds that they were illegal.

    The organisation, which wants the smelter to shut down, argues that the possibility exists that it could be turned to commercial use which would result in South Africa becoming ‘a nuclear waste junkyard’.

    Source: 
    BDLive

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  • Ses'Khona Not Cashing in on Lwandle Evictions
    Ses'Khona People's Rights Movement is not cashing in on the Lwandle land evictions in any way

    An enquiry into evictions on the Lwandle land in Cape Town heard that the Ses'Khona People's Rights Movement, a shack dwellers' non-governmental organisation, is not cashing in on the matter in any way.

    Source: 
    News 24

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