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4 ways to make a real difference on Mandela Day
Every Mandela Day, people across South Africa come together to help change the world for the better. This year, their efforts will be needed more than ever, as millions of people have been left vulnerable by the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. But how do you contribute in a time of social distancing? 15 Jul 2020 Read more

Covid-19: Making our NPOs' voices heard
South Africa's non-profit sector plays a critical role in our society, helping to address societal issues like hunger, housing and unemployment. They are producing outcomes that the government and the private sector cannot achieve on their own. And right now, they're the ones with the answers. This could signal a sea-change in the traditional 'top-down' dynamic between the private sector funding entities and NPOs, and start a journey towards a more productive partnership, where all parties recognise the resources and skills that each brings to the table. 18 May 2020 Read more

NPOs in 'desperate need of support' to help the homeless
The Covid-19 pandemic has already had a huge impact on the homeless sector in South Africa. Thousands of people remain isolated on the streets, with reduced support. As a result, South African NPOs have come under unprecedented pressure. They are working with partners and government to assist as many people as they can but they are in uncharted territory as shelters have had to turn themselves into lockdown centres literally overnight. 20 Apr 2020 Read more

When times get tough, it's time to stand together
It's no secret that the South African economy is struggling. Earlier this month, we officially entered a recession, after two quarters of negative growth. And now, the Coronavirus pandemic has added to the complexity, sending our stock market and currency plunging. Businesses are closing their doors and sending their workers home. It's an unsettling, uncertain world out there. 19 Mar 2020 Read more

#BizTrends2020: Developing a social economy policy in South Africa - five insights
Recognising the value that social enterprises and non-profits add in building the economy and the nation, South Africa's Economic Development Department took steps in 2017 to develop the 'social economy' with technical assistance from the International Labour Organisation (ILO). 14 Jan 2020 Read more

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