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  • Introduce yourself to the community -South Africa

    Hi everyone,

    Welcome to the South Africa community of practice! My name is Jason and I’m a community manager here at Philanthropy University.

    Please use this topic to introduce yourselves to everyone else in the community. What is your name? Where do you live? Where do you work? What is your role? Why did you choose to join this community?

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  • Vongai here! I live in Johannesburg. I am the director and country host for EntreLaunch, South Africa. I hope to connect with cool people with similar interests.

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  • @vongai said in Introduce yourself to the community:

    Vongai here! I live in Johannesburg. I am the director and country host for EntreLaunch, South Africa. I hope to connect with cool people with similar interests.

    Hey Vongai! Great to have you here :)

    Can you share some more about EntreLaunch? What does the organization do? What are its initiatives in South Africa?

  • Welcome @SandileNtombela to the South Africa Community of Practice!

    Can you share with @vongai and others a bit about yourself? Where in South Africa do you live? What sort of work do you do?

  • Hi my name is Stephanie Press and I am from Johannesburg South Africa, I am a volunteer for an organisation that takes care of children that are HIV/AID positive. I enrolled so that I can meet like minded people

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  • @stephanie said in Introduce yourself to the community:
    Hi Stephanie,
    I am Sandile From Durban and I founded an Organisation Called South African Jump Rope Federation it a sport federation that trying to change kids lives by exposing them to the sport and giving them opportunities to socialize with other kids and even go to participate international.
    Maybe you and I one day can work together :-) www.sajrf.org

    Kind Regards
    Sandile Ntombela

  • @jason said in Introduce yourself to the community:

    Hi Everyone,

    I am Sandile Ntombela from Durban and I am involved in an organisation that I founded with a few Colleagues called South African Jump Rope Federation ( www.sajrf.org ) . I have volunteered with many other Organisations in my life event worked with Love Life at some Point , Last year we at SAJRF Collaborated with the Heart and Stroke foundation doing an awareness Campaign at schools that was a success and we expanding it this year.
    we always are looking forward with organisations to collaborate with and do good for our South African people.

    kind Regards
    Sandile Ntombela

  • @jason said in Introduce yourself to the community:

    Hi everyone,

    Welcome to the South Africa community of practice! My name is Jason and I’m a community manager here at Philanthropy University.

    Please use this topic to introduce yourselves to everyone else in the community. What is your name? Where do you live? Where do you work? What is your role? Why did you choose to join this community?

    Hello my name is Sello Moeketsi .I am South African born living in Ireland.I work independent musician .I have BA in Community Development and hope to meet new people for sharing of ideas and learning ,collaborations and new friendship.
    Currently working on a flagship project to bringing new Irish work to new global audiences and new work from SSA to the Ireland ,showcasing South Africa at events of international importance ,developing skills and leadership in the creative sector .harnessing the power of arts to promote cultural mobility between Ireland and SSA

  • Hi Everyone

    Just joining PhilU today. I'm based in Johannesburg. I run The Princesses Foundation focused on empowering girls and young women in the areas of leadership, entrepreneurship, education, self worth and community engagement. I also sit on the board for eKasi Entrepreneurs, an NGO focused on supporting and growing township business

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  • Hi everyone , My name is Tapiwa. I am currently based in Johannesburg. I am a Programme Manager in the Implementation Science department of Wits Reproductive Health & HIV Institute. I have joined this community so that I can share my experiences and also learn from likeminded people in the field of human development and reproductive health and HIV.

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    @ntsiki said in Introduce yourself to the community:

    Hi Everyone

    Just joining PhilU today. I'm based in Johannesburg. I run The Princesses Foundation focused on empowering girls and young women in the areas of leadership, entrepreneurship, education, self worth and community engagement. I also sit on the board for eKasi Entrepreneurs, an NGO focused on supporting and growing township business

    Welcome @Ntsiki , it is great to have you here!

    It sounds like you have a really wonderful background focusing on empowering girls and young women and community development. Maybe you could share your knowledge with members of the Community Development discussion.

    Do you have any advice for others working in the nonprofit sector in South Africa? What would you like to learn from others about their work in the country?

    Thanks for introducing yourself!

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    @tapiwa said in Introduce yourself to the community:

    Hi everyone , My name is Tapiwa. I am currently based in Johannesburg. I am a Programme Manager in the Implementation Science department of Wits Reproductive Health & HIV Institute. I have joined this community so that I can share my experiences and also learn from likeminded people in the field of human development and reproductive health and HIV.

    Welcome Tapiwa ( @Tapiwa ) , it is great to have you here!

    It is really wonderful to hear about your background doing such important work. Do you have any thoughts you would like to share with the group about working on reproductive health and HIV? Are there questions you have for others like @STEPHANIE who are also working on the issue?

    Thanks for introducing yourself!

  • My name is Eva and I live in Germany .However, originally I come from Slovakia. We have been in Durban, South Africa in June-July teaching programming with my fiancé. Now back in Hamburg, Germany we are building a team of IT professionals to come back to SA in June-July 2019 and teach basics in programming skills in Durban and Cape Town.

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    @eva said in Introduce yourself to the community:

    My name is Eva and I live in Germany .However, originally I come from Slovakia. We have been in Durban, South Africa in June-July teaching programming with my fiancé. Now back in Hamburg, Germany we are building a team of IT professionals to come back to SA in June-July 2019 and teach basics in programming skills in Durban and Cape Town.

    Welcome Eva ( @Eva ), so wonderful to have you here!

    Thank you for introducing yourself.

    That sounds like a great program. Could you give us more details? Are there any questions you want to ask the community about nonprofit work within South Africa?

    @Vongai @STEPHANIE @SandileNtombela @Sello @Ntsiki @Tapiwa do you have any advice or thoughts or questions to share with Eva?

  • @eva said in Introduce yourself to the community:

    My name is Eva and I live in Germany .However, originally I come from Slovakia. We have been in Durban, South Africa in June-July teaching programming with my fiancé. Now back in Hamburg, Germany we are building a team of IT professionals to come back to SA in June-July 2019 and teach basics in programming skills in Durban and Cape Town.

    Hello! So good to e-meet. I would love to discuss with your your plans. I am setting out an entire program to ensure we can do this en-mass along with an entrepreneurial program. I am using Blockchain to achieve authenticity, trust and transparency to stop all the theft and abuse of funds still taking place within the social impact arena. Bonnie Crofford - Linkedin.

  • Hello Everyone, so good to e-meet folk interested in the same arena's of Social Impact as me! I'm Bonnie Crofford - varied career. Been putting together an economic ecosystem that brings together causes, business, health and education by using emerging and ground breaking technology to achieve sustainability and settlement wide upliftment.
    I've been studying all aspects of the humanitarian arena, economics, governments, sociology, psychology and emerging technology to find the best way for us to create a one-size-fits-all solution to the proverty that is never ending.
    Using a mainstay of Blockchain which creates transparency, authenticity and trust as a foundation to the entire space.
    I Love Philanthropy University and cannot wait to share with friends and colleagues who are all looking for ways to learn. I believe that opening learning like this to everyone is the Key to opening innovation across the most deprived.
    Looking forward to learning loads and meeting everyone.
    Bonnie
    Founder: #Pi , T-5 Merchandise Store on Zazzle - proceeds to projects within the #Pi system

  • Hi, I'm an Indian currently residing in Jo'burg due to my husband's transfer. I restarted my career as an independent consultant specialising in nonprofit content strategy and development (print and web platforms), research-based writing programme management and M& E reporting.

    I have 10+years' experience across private and nonprofit sectors in India with project exposure in Bangladesh and Nepal. I'm looking to find organisations willing to take an international consultant for their projects/initiatives!

    happy to be here and learn more from you all.

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    Welcome @BonnieatPi @Tushitam, it is wonderful to have you here in the South Africa community!

    What questions would you like to discuss with the group? What ideas would you like to chat about?

    Perhaps others ( @all ) have some thoughts to share, or would like to welcome you as well : )

  • Hi everyone. My name is Nakedi Mochaki. I am based in Pretoria and work as a manager at Statistics South Africa, aka Stats SA, headquartered in Pretoria. Stats SA is South Africa's National Statistics Office responsible for collecting, compiling and disseminating a wide range of economic, social and population statistics. My focus area at work is undertaking household-based surveys. I am passionate about eradication of poverty and I hope to meet and learn from others who work in that sphere.

  • Good morning everyone, my name is Khanyiso Nkumanda. I am a Scientist for the Department of Water and Sanitation, South Africa. I also hope to connect with vibrant and cool individuals in the course and share meaningful knowledge with each other.

  • @jason said in Introduce yourself to the community -South Africa:

    Hi everyone,

    Welcome to the South Africa community of practice! My name is Jason and I’m a community manager here at Philanthropy University.

    Please use this topic to introduce yourselves to everyone else in the community. What is your name? Where do you live? Where do you work? What is your role? Why did you choose to join this community?

    Afternoon everyone My name is Tshepiso Mlala from Johannesburg Soweto South Africa. Am working for a media company called Mzansi Kwaito House Music Awards and am the personal assistant to the CEO. The reason I chose this community Its because I want to learn more about building a brand and making it grow financially as we really struggling and we self funding ourselves

  • Hey everyone my name is Binja Zihhalirwa I am based in East London , I just finished high school
    I want to be an anthropologist hence I am taking a gap next year to be sure if this is what I really want .this seems to be the perfect platform for that. I am exited yet nervous about next year but I hope learn as much as I can . I work as a part time enterpreter for a local NGO because I can speak multiple languages.

  • Michael Matsobe, South Africa, Bantu Sands. Director...

  • Hello everyone my name is Cavin Andrew Tolman based in Pretoria and working for Statistics South Africa (STATS SA) which is a National Statistics Office (NSO), mandated by the Parliament of South Africa to collect, compile and disseminate a wide range of economic, social and population statistics. I work in the Quarterly Employment Statistics but my area of interest is Demography, Civil Registration and Vital Statistics and I hope to meet and learn from others who are in the same field so that I can learn from their experiences and expertise.

  • Hi everyone, my name is Dawn Brochenin and I live at Hole in the Wall in the rural Eastern Cape. I brought Montessori early childhood development to the rural Eastern Cape in 2010 and there are now 8 Montessori preschools in a 80km radius. Local Xhosa ladies from the villages are being trained in the Montessori method of teaching. I joined Philanthropy to learn how to be a good project manager and fundraiser. I have completed 4 courses and have learnt soooo much! I have introduced a number of friends to Philanthropy and they are now also doing the great courses. Look forward to chatting to you.

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