Chinese NGOs Target African Countries

China's assistance to Tanzania is heading to a new era that will centre on the people to- people activities that provides direct aid to the vulnerable groups through non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

 

Beijing, despite providing assistance to Dar es Salaam in the last five decades, uses only government- to-government mode but now envisages to be blended further using NGOs.

 

NGO Raises Funds for Rape Victims

One women is raped in South Africa every 26 seconds. This alarming statistics and attacks on women seems to be increasingly brutal and fatal, and now a local non-government organisation (NGO) is taking action against these heinous crime.

 

Men Against Rape (MAR) are to host a fundraising concert to mark men's month at the Tongaat Town Hall in KwaZulu-Natal this weekend, and all proceeds will go towards the organisation in its pursuit to provide support to victims of rape.

 

NGO Apologises for Controversial Ad

Feed A Child South Africa, a non-governmental organisation whose mission is to provide of sustainable solutions to uplift human dignity caused by the devastation of poverty, has apologised after its advertisement, meant to raise awareness about starving children, drew heavy criticism.

 

The organisation’s chief executive, Elza Rautenbach, points out that, "We apologise for the advertisement. It was not intended to cause harm to anyone."

 

Tshwane Expands Free Wi-Fi Service

The City of Tshwane is racing ahead with its public Wi-Fi service with the launch of the second phase of the project which will see an increase to over 200 Internet hotspots.

 

Alan Knott-Craig jnr, the brains behind Project Isizwe which is responsible for deploying the network, points out that: “Today we launched Phase 2 of Tshwane Free Wi-Fi, over 200 new sites with capacity for 5 000 users per site (total capacity of over one million users), and announced the start of Phase 3 deployment incorporating capacity for over two million users."

 

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