Inyathelo's Blogspot

13April

Effective humanitarian response to Covid 19 requires better strategy, coordination and transparency with civil society organisations

What has been most impressive about President Cyril Ramaphosa’s response to the Covid 19 crisis is not only the speed with which he outlined government’s approach, but the attention to the economic and social impact on the country’s poor and most vulnerable. Unlike other world leaders responding to the pandemic, President Ramaphosa has focused with admirable precision on providing life-saving financial support for small and medium enterprises, strengthening social support mechanisms for poor and vulnerable people, and catalysing philanthropy at scale to address this crisis.

09April

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on NPOs

South African TV news channel Newzroom Afrika broadcast an interview with Inyathelo Executive Director Nazeema Mohamed on 7 April. Host Thabo Mdluli  interviewed Nazeema about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on NPOs, and how organisations can best navigate this challenging time.

07April

Business Brief: Governance guidance from Inyathelo

The April-May issue of Business Brief magazine carries a feature on Governance and Accountability, quoting Inyathelo Financial Director Soraya Joonas. "There must be clarity on how board and management roles differ and where board members' roles begin and end,” says Soraya in the article. Inyathelo's Good Governance Guide advises that the emphasis should be on "developing internal systems to delegate authority and provide oversight, thereby adapting to a longer term vision and taking into account the different levels of decision making within an organisation.”

06April

Donate and make a difference

Donate and make a difference

Many people are eager to play their part during the lockdown and to assist the most vulnerable people in our society. Fortunately, the City of Cape Town has set up dedicated channels for donations. Read this handy guide below to find out how and what you can donate. The Community Chest, amongst others, is also geared to collect and distribute goods: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | https://www.comchest.org.za/.

06March

Desperately seeking the Social Sector Summit

Desperately seeking the Social Sector Summit

Government appears to be steaming ahead with a Social Sector Summit, bringing together NGOs and CBOs later this month in Johannesburg. There’s just one problem: none of the major organisations active in the sector have been invited.

24February

Fabulous office facilities ready to rent at Inyathelo

Fabulous office facilities ready to rent at Inyathelo

Well-resourced, centrally-located, affordable and attractive work spaces are in short supply in Cape Town. Inyathelo, however, is offering a new office space for rent, in addition to its popular hot desks and conference/training facilities.

21November

Strategy in a time of mayhem

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What is the work of civil society in South Africa now? Will we wait for government to lead the way, or will we ourselves question what is asked of our organisation? And what is the role of Inyathelo?

This was at the core of an Inyathelo Breakfast on the 2nd Floor dialogue, which aimed to provide space for energetic and provocative engagement on key issues facing civil society and South Africa.

19November

Inyathelo supports NPO financial literacy in Cape Town

Inyathelo supports NPO financial literacy in Cape Town

Accounting and tax terms, registration and processes can be confusing for many non-profit organisations (NPOs) – yet being informed and up to date can make the difference between a healthy organisation and one that is struggling to survive.

To address this need, Inyathelo (The South African Institute for Advancement) regularly holds a popular financial reporting and tax workshop, and complementary advisory sessions, to develop understanding of financial and donor reporting, audits and taxes.

12November

Passing of Mr Allan Gray, founder of Allan Gray Ltd, Allan Gray Australia and the Orbis Group

Passing of Mr Allan Gray, founder of Allan Gray Ltd, Allan Gray Australia and the Orbis Group

It is with deep sadness that Inyathelo heard of the passing of Mr Allan Gray, founder of Allan Gray Ltd, Allan Gray Australia and the Orbis Group.

While highly respected as an investor and business leader, we remember his support of entrepreneurship and education, and engagement in strategic philanthropy through the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation and the Allan and Gill Gray Foundation. Mr Gray supported many causes from wildlife to mental health, and as you will recall, in 2011 he was the recipient of our Inyathelo Award for Lifetime Philanthropy.

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