Articles tagged with: Civil Society

21November

FPA Report: Civil Society in South Africa, 2017

FPA Report: Civil Society in South Africa, 2017

The Funding Practice Alliance in collaboration with Mthente Research and Consulting Services conducted a research study on civil society in South Africa to better understand how the civil society sector is funded, and how it advances South African society through contributing to employment and to the economy. Completed in 2016, this document provides a summative overview of the research study.

23August

Civil society needs organisational agility, imaginative leadership and synergic partnerships in tough times

Civil society needs organisational agility, imaginative leadership and synergic partnerships in tough times

By William Gumede, Chairperson, Democracy Works Foundation and the author of Restless Nation: Making Sense of Troubled Times (Tafelberg). 

23January

Building professional practice in the advancement field

By Nazli Abrahams, Programme Director, Inyathelo

This article is also available in Inyathelo's Annual Report

"Over the long term, the aim is to facilitate the establishment of Advancement as an area of professional study in Africa, more expressly as a specialist postgraduate university qualification."

12December

Convergence point for civil society

By Feryal Domingo, Operations Director, Inyathelo

This article is also available in Inyathelo's Annual Report

The Inyathelo Civil Society Sustainability Centre is now fully operational. Within the Centre, in creative Woodstock, the Hub provides a supportive, innovative yet cost-effective professional space for civil society organisations. It is rapidly entrenching Inyathelo as the convergence point for civil society and philanthropists, where opinions and support are garnered, resolutions made, and issues affecting civil society are addressed – in the same way that the Constitutional Court functions as a physical representation of the constitution.

09December

Politics of memory and honouring women’s history

Nomboniso Gasa, Zubeida Jaffer, Simamkele Dlakavu, Nomfundo Walaza

Remembering the prominent role played by ground-breaking women, and calling for renewed activism and solidarity, were recurring themes at a breakfast discussion on Friday 25 November at Inyathelo: the South African Institute for Advancement.

08December

Galvanising civil society

Galvanising civil society

James Taylor is an Associate with the Community Development Resource Association in Cape Town, which advances conscious and continuous learning about development processes and the art of intervention.

This article is also available in Inyathelo's latest Annual Report.

13July

Conferencing facilities and office space available at Inyathelo

Conferencing facilities and office space available at Inyathelo

We provide first-rate conference and meeting spaces to the civil society and business sector at affordable rates.

12May

Inyathelo's publications available as free downloads

Inyathelo's publications available as free downloads

Central to Inyathelo’s work is the development, documentation and dissemination of local knowledge and information in all areas of our work. Most of our resources and publications are freely available on our website.

22September

Giving Trends in South Africa

Giving Trends in South Africa

By Saveetha Matthews, Inyathelo's Advancement Officer

“The donor is an essential part of the organisation and cannot be viewed as someone separate with no ties to its activities.” – Inyathelo Pocket Guide, Understanding the Donor World. 

30July

Taking leadership to a higher level

Taking leadership to a higher level

Inyathelo Programme Coordinator Khairoonisa Foflonker reflects on Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge’s recent ‘Get Resourceful’ session on Leadership in Civil Society, providing this edited version of her engagement at the Inyathelo Civil Society Sustainability Centre in Cape Town.  

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