News & events

  • Monday, March 18, 2013 - 09:00

    The Learning Network on Health and Human Rights is hosting a dialogue entitled ‘Community Participation As a Vehicle for Realising the Right to Health’ on 18 March 2013 in Observatory, Cape Town.

  • Monday, June 10, 2013 -
    08:00 to 17:00

    This course in public policy, governance and civil society is designed to provide basic fundamentals of public policy analysis to practitioners working in civil society organisations, public service and the private sector.

  • Thursday, January 31, 2013

    The South African Human Rights Commission will launch the Charter on Children's Basis Education Rights on 31 January 2013 at its offices in Braamfontein, Johannesburg

  • Article from Times Live first published on 14 January 2013 which reports on a range of NGO responses to the proposed Policy Framework on SA Nonprofit Organisations Law, while outlining the official rationale behind the proposed legislation.
  • Opinion piece from the Southern African Civil Society Information Service (SACSIS) which considers implications of the proposed Policy framework on nonprofit organisations law, written by Dale McKinley and first published on 10 January 2013.
  • Results from two international assessments, Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) and Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), released on Tuesday, show pupils in rural public schools performed worse than their urban counterparts in languages, mathematics and science. But, overall, the performance of South African pupils in these international benchmarking assessments remain at rock bottom of the study rankings.
  • Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 08:00 to Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 17:00

    Tackling 21st century sustainability and development challenges requires the ‘best available’ scientific advice. But what is ‘best advice’ and how might this idea need to be re-thought?

  • Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 12:30

    Presented by Prof Dave Gordon, Director, Townsend Centre for International Poverty Research, University of Bristol, UK, this talk will provide a brief overview of the use of social perceived necessities to measure poverty around the world and then discuss recent advances with this approach.

  • Friday, November 9, 2012 - 11:15

    How are poor communities responding to support from community development specialists and inclusive business designs? How can community development specialists in conjunction with private enterprise help poor communities lead broad-based local development?

  • Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 12:45

    The current model of development is often blamed for the global financial meltdown and the resulting protracted recovery to a pre-crisis status-quo. In the context of continued global instability, what would an alternative inclusive model of development that avoids the problems of an overly capitalistic model look like? In as far as the youth have been disproportionately affected by the crisis, to what extent can a youth driven model provide solutions that move us from a consumeristic model to one that places the environment at the centre of development?