Crowdfunding for NGOs in South Africa – Background, Platforms and Programmes

There are currently more than 220 000 NGOs registered with the Department of Social Development. Many of these organisations perform critical development, humanitarian, and advocacy functions, but in a changing and increasingly competitive operating environment, they are confronted with serious funding and sustainability challenges. Diversifying their funding base and attracting new individual and institutional donors... Continue Reading →

Africa Desert Running Calendar 2019

Africa is home to three of the world’s largest and most unique deserts – the Sahara, Namib, and Kalahari. Increasingly, these deserts host a wide range of footraces, making Africa the premier international desert running destination. The following list highlights some of the main single and multi-stage desert footraces which will be held during 2019... Continue Reading →

KAEM – How to follow me during the race

Greetings from the Augrabies Falls in the Northern Cape. Tomorrow is the start of the 2018 Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon (KAEM). The 19th edition of the race - 250km over 6 stages / 7 days – will be held from 20-26 October 2018. The following links will keep you informed about my progress during the... Continue Reading →

My #DesertRun4NMCH – Using Sport to Give Back

Many South Africans are using their participation in sporting activities from running marathons to climbing mountains to raise awareness and funds for social causes and to make a difference in society. Supported by the reach and popularity of social media as well as crowdfunding platforms, these initiatives have the increased potential to influence meaningful change.... Continue Reading →

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