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One to Watch: Nkosana Mafico

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 14th November 2017 -  Nkosana Mafico is the founder and chief of the Council for Young Africans Living Abroad (CYALA), a leading development organisation for young Africans aged 18 to 28. He is One to Watch.

Funding Dilemma for Aussie Aid Agencies

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 16th July 2015 -  Australian humanitarian aid organisations affected by Government cutbacks are being forced to appeal to other foreign donor countries to carry on aid projects in Africa. A major…

Spotlight

Friends Deliver a Feast of Merit

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 8th April 2015 -  A group of friends – including a young entrepreneur with a high-profile social sector father – is successfully delivering enterprises and campaigns

Australian ‘Charity’ Fined Record $1.5 Million

Xavier Smerdon, Friday, 20th February 2015 -  The Federal Court has ordered the Australian promoters of an AIDS pharmaceuticals donation scheme to pay $1.5 million to the Australian Taxation Office, the highest civil penalty…

Global Aid Agency Rejects Australia’s Ebola Cash

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 2nd October 2014 -  Global aid agency Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) has declined a cash offer from the Federal Government to fight Ebola in West Africa instead

The Corporate Battle Over Conflict Minerals

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 29th January 2014 -  A tense legal battle is unfolding in the US over an emerging Corporate Social Responsibility issue – the mining and use of tiny minerals contained in consumer goods. CRS Reporter

One for the Girls

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 10th July 2013 -  Shared value creation promises to be ‘more than just a pretty face’ for an Australian feminine hygiene company tackling an unexpected social issue. Led by Co-founder…

New Loo Design Wins With Gates

Staff Reporter, Friday, 17th August 2012 -  An unusual competition by the Gates Foundation in the US to redesign the ‘toilet without water’ has come up with an equally unusual winner. The competition to design…

African Hunger Crisis Needs New Approach – Australian Aid Report

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 18th July 2012 - 
Women from the village of Labado are taking part in a cash-for-work scheme run by Oxfam. Copyright: Andy Hall Australian aid agencies are calling for change to end the hunger crises…

Hope Can Be Found In Unexpected Places

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 12th July 2012 -  Whatever our daily work looks like, a lot of our effort in the Not for Profit sector is about adding richness and quality to people’s lives – and often this involves helping

Aussie Social Enterprise Honoured

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 5th June 2012 -  A social enterprise based in Sydney that provides remote African communities with affordable solar power products has been honoured with an Ashden Award by the Prince of Wales.
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Fashion for Good: The World’s Most Expensive T-Shirt

Staff Reporter, Monday, 7th November 2011 -  A unique fundraising initiative where people purchase t-shirts which depict an item of aid that their purchase has paid for, hopes to deliver much needed relief to children caught…
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