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Image: Woolworths wins Wholesale and Retail SETA Good Practice Award The award recognises excellence by a large retailer in the area of learning and development, within the wholesale and retail sector in South Africa

Woolworths is pleased to announce it has won the Wholesale and Retail Sector Education Training Authority (W&RSETA) Good Practice Award in the ‘Enterprise: Super Large Retail Category’ for 2016. Woolworths ability to deliver business-relevant and individually-meaningful people development, that also enables their transformation strategy, were the main reasons they were recognised with this award.

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HEADLINES, Corporate Governance , Employment
Image: So Britain has spoken - we wish to leave the European Union Are we going to see our Lithuanian friends removed from their homes in the middle of the night? If you are an immigrant, are you not going to be sent back to your country at gunpoint? There is something far greater, and far more sinister going on behind the scenes. And it all comes down to a simple definition: What exactly is the European Union? The EU is not what you think it is...   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Capacity Building & Resource Mobilization, Corporate Governance
Image: Lies and transparency discussed at Reputation Conference Should one lie to protect a good reputation? This was one of the key questions discussed at the 2015 conference in Cape Town

The conference, hosted by Reputation Matters, provided stimulating discussion and food for thought for public relations professionals, business leaders, communication specialists, leaders of non-profit organisations and the media in attendance.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Corporate Governance
Image: Free Legal Workshop Are you a SME struggling to afford legal consultation? Are you unable to draft legal contracts for your business?

If you answered yes to the above, then this workshop is definitely an opportunity you do not want to miss out on!   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Corporate Governance , Education
Image: SAEE 2016 year of study Student Scholarship Scholarships of R15,000.00 to be awarded to students

The Southern African Association for Energy Efficiency (SAEE), in cooperation with sponsoring companies, award scholarships of R15,000.00 to students with an excellent academic record in previous years of study.   Read More...




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Image: Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge takes up the reins at Inyathelo Zenariah Barends introduces the new Executive Director of Inyathelo
It is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge as the new Executive Director of Inyathelo. She will assume her duties on Monday 15 June 2015. Madlala-Routledgehas an honours degree in Philosophy from the University of Cape Town, a Human Rights Award from the University of KwaZulu Natal, an honorary doctorate from Haverford College, Pennsylvania, USA, and was a recipient of the Tanenbaum Peacemakers in Action Award.   Read More...



HEADLINES, Corporate Governance
Image: UN World Day of Social Justice - Ending Human Trafficking & Forced Labour World Day for Social Justice : Ending Human Trafficking and Forced Labour.
Please see attached opinion pieces by Dr Monique Emser, an expert on the subject of human trafficking.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Corporate Governance , Social & Community
Image: Meet Ashwin Du Plooy - Forgiveness will set you free 30 stories in 30 days: Story Nine

Growing up in a community rife with drugs, violence and gangs is a common environment for many South African youth. For Ashwin Du Plooy, 18, he saw in this despair the possibility to serve, inspire his peers and care for the elderly. Ashwin is the personification of a servant leader. Today he shares what he has learnt in his short life journey.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Corporate Governance
Image: VKN Financial Services (Pty) Ltd Corporate Social Investment in Partnership with SAIPA (NAO) Project VKN Financial Services (Pty) Ltd CEO Vis Naidoo handing over a prize valued at R14,000.00 to one of the winners

 VKN Financial Services (Pty) Ltd plays a critical role in the building of the accountancy profession in South Africa and the global competitiveness of our nation.   Read More...




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Image: Investing in Rural Schools Corporate Social Investment (CSI) expenditure continues to grow in South Africa and amounted to R6.9 billion

According to CSI Handbook 15th Edition, education continues to receive the most support and largest share of CSI spend, however, the challenge of rural poverty and loweducation standards continue to persist in rural South Africa.    Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy , Corporate Governance
Image: Kagiso Shanduka Foundation Trust steps up Partnering with the Free State Department of Education is underway in the Fezile Dabi and Motheo districts
This joint venture between Kagiso Trust and Shanduka Foundation has led to the development of an enhanced delivery model that combines the strengths of both their programmes being the Beyers Naudé School Development Programme and the Adopt-a-School Foundation and uses the principle of whole-school intervention.   Read More...



HEADLINES, Corporate Governance , Government
Image: EDP Implements Plan to Move from Vision to Action The employment and enterprise programmes have seen the EDP coordinate two applications to the Jobs Fund
“When people ask us what we do, we tell them: ‘our business is partnerships,’” says Andrew Boraine, Acting CEO of the Western Cape Economic Development Partnership (EDP).   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Corporate Governance
Lessons About the Tax Benefits of Registering Your Organisation as a ‘Public Benefit Organisation’

It remains beneficial for organisations which conduct Public Benefit Activities (PBAs) listed in the Ninth Schedule to the Act, to apply for income tax exempt status.   Read More...




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Jay Naidoo Arites About the Importance of Open Data Platforms as a Tool that can Empower Citizens to Participate in Governance

Having returned from speaking at a conference hosted by the World Bank President Jim Yong Kim on the issue of constituency feedback, I have re-learnt that important lesson: citizens always know better than the government or the market what works for them.


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HEADLINES, Corporate Governance
Image: Amending your Memorandum of Incorporation (MOI) We are still finding that there is a lot of misunderstanding and concern in the non-profit sector around the hype that is being generated by the “deadline” of 30th April 2013! This is the date by which (non-profit) companies can amend their articles and memorandum of association to an MOI “free of charge” in order to accommodate relevant changes arising from the implementation of the Companies Act 2008.   Read More...



HEADLINES, Corporate Governance
Image: Right2Know campaign welcomes whistleblower reinstatement Pretoria - The Right2Know campaign has welcomed the reinstatement of a whistleblower in the justice department, following a report by Public Protector Thuli Madonsela which found there was maladministration in the department. "The reversal of her unfair dismissal was a rare victory for whistleblowers in South Africa," it said in a statement on Thursday night.   Read More...



HEADLINES, Corporate Governance
Image: Bringing the fight against corruption to the Millennium Development Goals In a few days, an array of world leaders and thinkers – from politicians to Nobel Prize winners- will meet in Liberia to debate the state of the world’s development and where we are going. They have been called together as part of a high level panel put together by the United Nations to set out the key priorities that must be tackled if we are to end poverty on the global and local level.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Corporate Governance
World Bank President speaks on efforts in global development at CSIS.

The head of the World Bank reiterated the institution’s commitment to “decisive” anti-corruption enforcement Wednesday, but said the bank should still be open to high-risk projects. Jim Yong Kim said the World Bank would retain its “zero tolerance” policy for corruption in development work while continuing to invest in projects that could be targeted by corrupt officials.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Corporate Governance
Image: Power linked to tendency to punish harshly Beware! What you as manager consider is fair punishment, may be viewed as draconian by others.
The feeling of power tends to lead people to punish others more harshly than they otherwise would want to, a new study suggests, as reported in this article republished courtesy of USC Marshall School of Business and World Science staff.   Read More...



HEADLINES, Corporate Governance
Image: CALL FOR APPLICATIONS - NATIONAL LOTTERY DISTRIBUTION TRUST FUND Only Non-Profits, Public benefit Trusts, & Section 21 companies
CHARITIES SECTOR 2012 - The Distributing Agency for Charities, established in terms of the Lotteries Act (Act No. 57 of 1997), is once again in the position to consider applications for funding from the proceeds of the National Lottery. DEADLINE:In order to be considered for funding within the scope described above, duly completed and signed applications together with all required supporting information, must reach the NLDTF no later than 12 December 2012. Applicants are urged to submit their applications as early as possible.   Read More...


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