Inyathelo's Blogspot

14June

Western Cape Food Forum

Western Cape Food Forum

As lockdown restrictions were lifted, support to CAN kitchens dwindled and kitchens were struggling with how to remain financially sustainable. At the end of last year, a collaboration formed between Inyathelo, the Bertha Centre, and CAN Kitchens. 

02June

Have Your Say: Tell DSD to withdraw the Draft NPO Amendment Bill!

Have Your Say: Tell DSD to withdraw the Draft NPO Amendment Bill!

We, the NPO Working Group, call on all civil society organisations, non-profit organisations, community-based organisations, faith-based organisations, sporting groups, government, funders and concerned individuals to sign/comment and let Minister Zulu and the Department of Social Development Parliamentary Portfolio Committee and the Non-Profit Directorate to recall the Non-Profit Amendment Bill.

Click here to read more and to sign the petition.

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25May

Students on final study stretch for flagship philanthropy qualification

Students on final study stretch for flagship philanthropy qualification

Five South African students with a keen interest in philanthropy and fundraising are about to write their final university examinations, with the potential to become the first graduates in Africa to gain a new flagship qualification from the Centre on African Philanthropy and Social Investment (CAPSI) at Wits Business School in Johannesburg.

19May

Guidelines for leaders in pandemic times

Guidelines for leaders in pandemic times

How do we create the kinds of environments that enable individuals to thrive despite pandemic conditions? Merlinda Abrahams, the director of Chameleon Skills, shares some guidelines for leaders. 

06May

Key considerations for NPO governing bodies

Key considerations for NPO governing bodies

The culture, behaviour and performance of an entire nonprofit organisation depends on the governing body, and on their tone from the top. They need to be motivated, skilled and act in the best interest of the organisation in knowing and fulfilling their fiduciary duties. By Leigh Roberts CEO, Integrated Reporting Committee of South Africa, and the Good Governance Academy

26April

NPO Amendment Bill

For a bill so long in the making (consultations began in 2012), the Nonprofit Organisations Amendment Bill is a mess. Released without an explanatory memorandum and with clumsy, half-drafted and contradictory provisions, its true intent and impact is virtually incomprehensible to those who have noticed it.

The Nonprofit Organisations Amendment Bill, 2018, released for public comment in October 2021, has had a long and difficult gestation and now faces a storm of opposition and interrogation.

Click here to read more.

13April

Tips for nonprofits to find donors in tough times

Tips for nonprofits to find donors in tough times

Many nonprofit organisations (NPOs) are struggling to cope with less donor funding since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. At the same time, they are grappling with increased demands for their services. This discrepancy highlights the importance of identifying potential donors, in a professional manner, if cash-strapped NPOs are to survive. Read more from our Operations Director, Feryal Domingo. 

08April

What funders should know about developments regarding the NPO Amendment Bill

What funders should know about developments regarding the NPO Amendment Bill

The Non-Profit Organisations (NPO) Act is directly relevant for independent philanthropic funders, for a number of reasons – not only are many independent funders and intermediary organisations registered as NPOs, but they also fund NPOs, who will be affected by the amendments. Read more from our director,  Nazeema Mohamed.

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