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  1. 1. SANGONeT<br />The Southern African NGO Network <br />
  2. 2. Established in 1987 as Worknet, transformed into SANGONeT in 1993, and celebrating its twentieth anniversary in 2007, the history of the organisation is closely linked to the social and political changes experienced by South Africa during the past twenty years.<br />History<br />
  3. 3. SANGONeT has overcome many challenges and experienced many changes over the past twenty years, but has remained true to its mission and vision of strengthening the capacity of NGOs in finding long-term and sustainable solutions to the development problems facing South Africa and the wider Southern African region<br />History<br />
  4. 4. We have published a tribute to everyone that has contributed to SANGONeT’s achievements over the past twenty years. Written by Alan Finlay, the SANGONeT story is told through the recollections and reflections of people who have been instrumental in the establishment, growth and governance of the organisation since inception.Everyone associated with SANGONeT, both past and present, should be very proud of the historical and ongoing achievements of the organisation, and our contribution to the development and transformation of our country.<br />History<br />
  5. 5. SANGONeT's vision is to be a strategic leadership organisation influencing social transformation through ICTs. <br />We strive to contribute to a just, equitable and prosperous Southern African society, where the impact and contribution of sustainable development programmes are supported by appropriate, relevant and affordable ICT solutions. <br />Goals<br />
  6. 6. SANGONeT's mission is to support the effective use of ICTs in Southern African civil society organisations by providing quality services and initiatives. <br />We exist for the purpose of facilitating access, sharing information, building capacity, raising awareness, enhancing reach and impact, and linking people and organisations through the use of ICTs in Southern Africa. <br />Goals<br />
  7. 7. NGO Pulse: The South African NGO and Development Information Portal<br />launched on 24 October 2005, this portal provides a gateway to the South African NGO sector and a media platform for development news, commentary and debate.<br />Prodder NGO and Development Directory<br />It includes information about organisations and institutions involved in development in South Africa and raises awareness about their work<br />Activities<br />
  8. 8. SANGOTeCH<br />this online technology donation portal, launched in December 2006, aims to assist NGOs by providing them with software and hardware at discounted fees of up to 96% of the retail value in conjunction with ICT donor partners.<br />Thetha: The SANGONeT ICT Discussion Forum<br />in March 2003, Thetha forums provide NGOs with the opportunity to discuss ICT issues of common concern at both provincial and national levels.<br />Activities<br />
  9. 9. SANGONeT “ICTs for Civil Society” Conference and Exhibition<br />this annual event, first held in March 2005, is the premier technology event on the NGO calendar and presents NGOs with an important opportunity to reflect on the challenges and opportunities presented by ICTs in support of their work. <br />The State of ICTs in the South African NGO Sector<br />this bi-annual research project, first implemented in 2007, aims to analyse the South African NGO sector’s application and awareness of ICTs in support of achieving its strategic objectives.<br />Activities<br />
  10. 10. South African NGO Web Awards <br />first held in 2006, this annual competition is run in conjunction with the SANGONeT Conference and aims to raise awareness among NGOs about the benefits of having a web presence, stimulate interest in the application of web solutions and applications, and showcase best practices in website creation and maintenance.<br />Activities<br />
  11. 11. Finance Minister PravinGordhan presented the 2011/12 National Budget to Parliament on 23 February 2011. As in the past few years, SANGONeT is pleased to present you with the comments and perspectives of various NGOs in response to the budget. Issues covered by the NGO comments range from general observations about the budget to key development priorities such as education, gender, governance, health and economic justice<br />Needed Donations<br />
  12. 12. <ul><li>The following NGOs have commented on the budget:</li></ul>Afesis-corplan<br />African Monitor<br />Alternative Information and Development Centre<br />Alliance for Children’s Entitlement to Social Security<br />Black Sash<br />Catholic Parliamentary Liaison Office<br />CBDP Management Education<br />Needed Donations<br />
  13. 13. If you would like to make a donation of any amount to SANGONeT via EFT, please make a deposit into the following account (ref: SANGONeT):<br />Account Name: SANGONeTBank: Standard BankAccount Number: 000 845 698Branch: Eloff Street,JohannesburgBranch Code: 001305<br />Needed Donations<br />
  14. 14. Physical Address:29th Floor, UCS Building209 Smit Street BraamfonteinJohannesburg Gauteng South AfricaPostal Address:P O Box 31392Braamfontein<br />Contact Information<br />

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