News and Events

Archive

Member Login



Members Online

We have 4 guests online
Sangonet CSO Feed (National)
Civil society
General information about the civil society sector including challenges and successes.

  • Boards, Heads of PF-Affiliated NGOs Suspended
    Zambia’s Patriotic Front has with immediate effect suspended boards and executive directors for its affiliated NGOs

    Zambia’s Patriotic Front (PF) secretary general, Edgar Lungu, has with immediate effect suspended boards and executive directors for the PF-affiliated non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

    In a statement issued, Lungu, who is also acting President, said the measure has been taken to strengthen the decision made by President Michael Sata on 28 August 2014.

    The PF, through the office of the secretary general, formed various NGOs to help with research, capacity and institutional growth.

    Source: 
    Daily Mail

    read more



  • NGO to Support Govt in Corruption Fight
    Civil Society leaders are concerned and embarrassed over Malawi’s cash and jet gate scandal

    Civil Society leaders say they feel concerned and embarrassed over the cash and jet gate scandal that have spoiled the reputation of Malawi at both local and international levels.

    They hope and pray that Malawians in the civil service, the private sector and the non-governmental organisation (NGO) sector will ensure that the theft of billions of tax payer's money is not repeated.

    Source: 
    All Africa

    read more



  • Donation to Benefit Disabled Children
    Charity Association of Chinese in Botswana donates to the Eagle Trust to empower young people with disabilities

    Charity Association of Chinese in Botswana has donated 175 000 pula (about US$20 000) to the Eagle Trust aimed at empowering young people with disabilities through a life skill project.

    The charity was established in 2012 by Chinese people in Botswana to fulfill their social responsibility by supporting the cause of youth empowerment, poverty alleviation and skills training.

    Source: 
    All Africa

    read more



  • Nene Fails to Put His Money Where Zuma's Mouth Is
    Nene’s medium-term budget policy statement somehow overlooks the need for additional funding for the ACIRC, which was inspired by AU’s lack of progress in establishing its formal African Standby Force
    In his belt-tightening medium-term budget policy statement on 22 October 2014, Finance Minister, Nhlanhla Nene, failed to provide the considerably increased finances that the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) would require to tackle the enhanced peace-making role that President Jacob Zuma envisages for it.
    Additional article images: 
    Author(s): 
    Peter Fabricius

    read more



  • Forum Helps to Report More Hate Crimes
    Since the introduction of its monitoring forum, more cases of hate crimes are being reported, according to the Hate Crimes Working Group

    The Hate Crimes Working Group says since the introduction of its monitoring forum, more cases of hate crimes are being reported.
     
    The forum, which is a comprehensive way of gathering information about victims of hate-related crime, is of the view that such crimes target people on the basis of their gender, religion or culture and often include violence such as rape.
     

    Source: 
    SABC News

    read more