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The role that philanthropic organisations can play in ensuring food security and resilience within the South African context

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Andy du Plessis, Managing Director FoodForward SA For several years prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, South Africa had already been in a food security crisis, with an estimated 14 million people experiencing moderate to severe food insecurity. When the national state of disaster came into effect at midnight on 26 March 2020, South Africa was thrust into Level 5 lockdown, with most of our economic activity grinding to a halt. This occurrence precipitated an unprecedented loss of inc...

Considerations for building a strong NPO board

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Written by Viola Manuel | Inyathelo board member, strategy and implementation specialist I have had the privilege of sitting on numerous boards, and am often asked where there is the greatest need for training and education among nonprofit organisation (NPO) board members. In my experience, many of the larger corporates are guided and directed by a company secretary who can assist with guidelines for strong governance. Despite their voluntary nature, NPOs are accountable to their stakeholde...

Remembering a struggle icon: Frene Noshir Ginwala (1932-2023)

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Inyathelo remembers with great respect Dr Frene Ginwala, noted for her contribution to the struggle for a non-racial, non-sexist, democratic South Africa. She was renowned for promoting good governance, human rights, development and security. Dr Ginwala completed her LLB degree and  later completed a doctorate in history in the United Kingdom. She returned to South Africa to complete her legal training, prior to the banning of the African National Congress (ANC). She later  worke...

Inyathelo celebrates 20 years of sector support

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Inyathelo formally marked its 20th year of operations with a festive gathering on 6 December for its generous supporters, current and former board members, dedicated staff members, tenants, service providers and other friends of the organisation. The Civil Society Hub, bedecked in balloons and soft lighting, and decorated with colourful art created by people living with autism – “ autists” – was the beautiful venue as dozens of guests greeted one another enthusiastically, many having not see...

INVITATION: Public Meeting 1 December 2022

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  Update on the NPO Act Amendment Bill  The NPO Working Group invites all those interested in the recent developments with regards to the NPO Act Amendment Bill to a public meeting on Thursday, 1 December 2022.Since our last public meeting there has been a lot of activity and developments that the sector should be aware of.We look forward to updating and sharing with you.  DATE:               &nb...

Supporting Community Action Network Kitchens

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Inyathelo, the Bertha Centre, and around 30 Community Action Network (CAN) Kitchens collaborated on an initiative to support CAN Kitchens become sustainable entities.  As lockdown restrictions were lifted, support to Cape Town Together’s, Community Action Network (CAN) kitchens dwindled, and kitchens were struggling with how to remain financially sustainable. At the end of last year, Inyathelo had conversations with CAN kitchens and a collaboration formed between Inyathelo, the ...

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