Does the funding of infrastructure projects have a tangible benefit for development?

  • 07 October 2014 | Elinor Kern | Opinion

β€œTo fund infrastructure or not to fund infrastructure?” is a question that engages many donors. And many donors do not fund infrastructure projects because they are seen to be expensive, high-risk and time-consuming, and their immediate impact is often difficult to measure.

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Sipho Mahlangu on infrastructure projects

South African companies committed about R7.8-billion to corporate social investment (CSI) in 2013.

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The Next Generation

  • 15 September 2014 | Nolundi Walaza | Opinion

The Next Generation Dinner is a series of gatherings with young leaders, as part of the GIBS/Tshikululu Social Investments Dialogue Programme.

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Making advocacy attractive to grant-makers

  • 09 September 2014 | Amira Elibiary | Opinion

Advocacy programmes are at times perceived as ineffective, controversial and hard to measure, making them less likely to attract funding and interest of donors, which is unfortunate considering the invaluable contribution that advocacy programmes make towards sustainability.

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There lies great power in the simple things

  • 19 August 2014 | Graeme Wilkinson | Opinion

The World Health Assembly (WHA), meeting annually in Geneva, Switzerland, is the supreme decision-making body of the World Health Organisation. At its 67th meeting between 19 and 24 May 2014, a record number of resolutions were passed.

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The pros and cons of community development trusts

  • 14 August 2014 | Anja Lubbe and Nolundi Walaza | Opinion

Community development trusts in South Africa are often set up as the black economic empowerment arms of companies, owning a percentage of companies.

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Investing in education without investing in classrooms

  • 11 August 2014 | Opinion

Basic infrastructure is essential to any school, but even perfect facilities go to waste if educators do not have the skills to use them.

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Renewable energy and the potential it holds for South African communities

  • 05 August 2014 | Jolene Shaw | Opinion

The Department of Energy (DoE) expressed its commitment to the growth of the renewable energy industry by launching the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) in 2011. This policy was put in place to elicit significant growth and investment from international renewable energy companies.

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Governance for the non-profit sector

  • 30 July 2014 | Mthandazo Ngwenya | Opinion

Tshikululu has played an active role in support of amending and updating the current King III Codes, in its submission to the King Committee on Corporate Governance. This submission was made to suggest that the codes be made more adaptable for the not-for-profit (NPO) sector, which battles to apply these corporate-minded governance codes in its social context.

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Read the full report: Value and Values – What Motivates Corporate Citizenship in South Africa?

  • 26 May 2014 | Insight

At the 5th Annual CSI Conference, held at the beginning of April 2014, Tshikululu Social Investments CEO Tracey Henry announced the results of Tshikululu research into what motivates companies to engage in corporate social responsibility (CSR). Read the full research report here.

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