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E-UPDATES - October to December 2011

e-updates-october-to-december-2011I would like to take this opportunity of launching our 3rd publication for 2011 after spending 2 months at the ECNGOC in my position as Director. It has been an exciting journey in terms of positioning the ECNGOC as mandated by its constituency while at the same time looking at its own survival within the context of the Global recession facing the Civil Society Sector.

This update looks at the theme, “Creating Spaces, Enhancing Public Participation and Strengthening CSO leadership.”

To read full update click on the below:

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E-UPDATES - July to September 2011

e-updates-july-to-september-2011It is with great honour and humility that I present to you our July–September Edition of Sisonke, E updates.

I consider it an absolute privilege to be appointed Director of the ECNGOC. It is important at this point to recognise the immense value that has been added to the Coalition both by its Governance Structure and Secretariat prior to my appointment on 01st August 2011. I want to also take this opportunity of commending the many people that have invested in the Coalition since its inception in 1995 and urge them to strengthen their support.

To read full update click on the below:

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Chris Hani Dialogue - Concept Paper

The dialogue which was organised by the National Development Agency in partnership with the Eastern Cape NGO Coalition was officially opened by the Chris Hani District Municipality Executive Mayor Mr Koyo. In his opening remarks, Mr Koyo highlighted the important role that needs to be played by the NGOs and CBOs in ensuring that there are improved ways of working with Government. The Mayor felt that after democracy, the NGO sector has become weak and that needs to be changed.

Click here to download the concept paper


ECNGOC E-Newsletter for March 2011

Welcome to the Eastern Cape NGO Coalition (ECNGOC) e–Newsletter. This is the first to be distributed in 2011 yet it is the last one in this financial year that ends on the 31st of March 2011. The e - newsletter covers what transpired during last part of November 2010 up to February 2011. We give you the developmental updates, share information about new projects, upcoming activities and we also give you notices.

Click here to open a copy of our e-newsletter in pdf format


Know Your Health Rights

The right to health is fundamental to the physical and mental well
being of all individuals and is a necessary condition for the exercise of other human rights, including the pursuit of an adequate standard of living. The right to health care services is provided for in the sections of the South African Constitution. Universal access is provided for in section 27(1)(a) which states that “Everyone has the right to have access to health care services, including reproductive health care...” Section 27(1)(b) provides for the State to “ take reasonable legislative and other measures, within its available resources to achieve the progressive realisation of the right.” Progressive realisation does not imply that the state can defer indefinitely, efforts for the full realisation of the right.

Click here to read more and download a pdf copy of "Know Your Health Rights"


Nkonkobe Case Study

ECNGOC held a provincial planning workshop session in 2007, in partnership with InWent & DED (German Funders),to explore how the Eastern Cape can address local governance challenges.

The session emerged with the resolution to empower districts NGO-networks to secure CSOs’ active participation in Municipal development processes, in: Chris Hani District, Amathole District, and Cacadu District. The key outcome of the programme was to enhance the ability of local CSOs to articulate & successfully advocate concerns & proposals arising from local communities. It would also seek to enhance the ability of CSOs to hold Local government accountable for its actions.

Click here to read more about the Nkonkobe Case study in pdf format (286 kb)


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