‘Ozzie’, a businessman with a heart of gold

VOC has expressed its condolences to the family of prominent Cape Town businessman Usman Ahmed, who passed away in the early hours of Saturday morning. Usman died after a long battle with lymphoma. Better known as “Ozzie”, he was the owner of XL Flywell Travel, a well-known travel company and[…]

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Zuma-linked charities flout the rules

Non-profit organisations run by President Jacob Zuma’s immediate family – including his four wives – have not filed financial reports in years, a breach of the law which effectively keeps any income and expenditure by the trusts from public scrutiny. Most donor and funding agencies require registration as a non-profit[…]

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Charities lament post office strike

The ongoing postal strike could cost charities millions in donations, the South African Institute of Fundraising said on Saturday. “The postal strike action over the past six months could mean a loss of R55 million to non-profit organisations delivering essential social services across the country,” said SAIF president Ann Brown[…]

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Charities urge end to Gaza violence

A group of 34 charities and other non-governmental organisations signed a statement Friday urging an end to the deadly conflict between Israel and Hamas. The statement was signed by groups including ActionAid, CARE, Oxfam and Save the Children and urged the international community to step up efforts to find a[…]

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