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  • Activists Fundraise Against Dagga Laws
    A NGO organises a party to raise funds for a legal challenge against dagga prohibition laws

    Cannabis non-governmental organisation, Green Fields For All, says a party to raise funds for a legal challenge against dagga prohibition laws will be held in Joburg tomorrow.

    The organisation spokesperson, Julian Stobbs, points out that, “This, the second year of our 4.20 party, a date ‘sacred’ to the worldwide cannabis culture.”

    Stobbs says South Africa has a ‘huge, vibrant cannabis culture’ with the plant being used for various purposes, including recreational and medical reasons.

    Source: 
    City Press

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  • NGO Trains Young Farmers in Delmas
    Buhle Academy, a NGO, conduct farming courses for young farmers in Delmas

    Farming is labour intensive and needs individuals with a passion for the industry, young farmers who are attending courses in Delmas said.

    Buhle Academy, a non-governmental organisation started in year 2000, has already produced more than 3000 farmers.

    One of the students, 20-year-old Thami Mthethwa from Soweto is attending a vegetable production course. Mthethwa attended a farmers’ expo last year in Nasrec and developed an interest in farming.

    Source: 
    The New Age

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  • Solutions to Valuations Irregularities in PLK
    A NGO takes a proactive and long-term view on tackling key property-related challenges in the City of Polokwane

    The South African Property Owners' Association (SAPOA) is taking a proactive and long-term view on tackling key property-related challenges in the City of Polokwane.

    Municipal relations is a key plank in SAPOA's mandate from the commercial and industrial property industry, and SAPOA is keenly aware that the effectiveness of municipalities across South Africa requires commitment from both the public and private sectors.

    Source: 
    EPROP

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  • MISA Criticises SADC Over Inequality
    Women are still not being considered as news makers in most countries in the SADC region, argues MISA

    The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) has noted that women are still not being considered as news makers in most countries in the Southern Africa Community Development (SADC) region.

    MISA Lesotho national director, Tsebo Mats’asa, says statistics show that women were not still not news makers in the region as such there is need to continue putting interventions that will ensure that women’s voices are heard.

    Source: 
    Times of Zambia

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  • Chinese NGOs Target African Countries
    China's assistance to Tanzania heads to a new era that will centre on the people to- people activities that provides direct aid to the vulnerable groups through NGOs

    China's assistance to Tanzania is heading to a new era that will centre on the people to- people activities that provides direct aid to the vulnerable groups through non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

    Beijing, despite providing assistance to Dar es Salaam in the last five decades, uses only government- to-government mode but now envisages to be blended further using NGOs.

    Source: 
    All Africa

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