Minister Dlamini to host the National Non-Profit Organisations (NPO) Summit
13 Aug 2012
Minister of Social Development, Ms Bathabile Dlamini, will host a National NPO Summit which will focus on the need to strengthen relationships between government and the NPO sector. His Excellency, President Jacob Zuma is expected to grace the event and deliver a keynote address.
The summit will be held under theme "Working Together to Fight Poverty, Unemployment and Inequality". The Department of Social Development is working with Non-profit organisations to develop and improve the quality of service delivery throughout the country. This summit is the culmination of Provincial dialogues that were conducted in all nine provinces.
The purpose of the summit is to provide a platform for effective partnership between government and Non-profit sector as mandated by the Non-profit Organisations Act 1997. The summit will also assist in ensuring coordination and integration among all the stakeholders.
During the summit, the following key issues will be discussed:
- Funding and resource mobilisation
- Ten point plan and other priorities for partnership, and
- Capacity building for NPOs.
Minister Dlamini will be accompanied by the Deputy Minister, Ms Maria Ntuli, the Premier of Gauteng, Ms Nomvula Mokonyane and MECs for Social Development.
The summit will take place as follows:
Date: 15 to 17 August 2012
Venue: Birchwood Hotel, 14 Viewpoint Road, Bartlet, Boksburg
NB: Members of the media are invited to the summit. All media houses that will assign journalists to the conference are kindly requested to comply with accreditation rules.
The following details are required from the journalists who will cover the summit:
- Full name and surname
- ID no
- Media house represented
RSVP must be done by Monday, 13 August 2012.This information should be sent to Jaconiak@dsd.gov.za /082 313 4673 or Justiced@dsd.gov.za / 079 497 7426
Accreditation will be done at the Birchwood Hotel on 14 August 2012. Only those who submitted their details will be accredited.
Cell: 083 4848 067
Issued by: Department of Social Development
13 Aug 2012
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