22 April is Earth Day. While the coronavirus (COVID-19) has been spreading around the world and dominating news headlines, thoughts and attention, the need to take climate action has remained as urgent as ever. By the end of 2020, global CO2 emissions need to have dropped by 7.6% and continue to fall by 7.6% each year for us to have keep global heating under 1.5oC, according to the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) Emissions
#Diepsloot2030 — Local Action in a South African Township Diepsloot, South Africa is an extremely poor and underserved township north of Johannesburg and home to more than 500 000 people. The name Diepsloot translates loosely as “deep ditch” or “deep gutter.” Poor infrastructure and overpopulation in Diesploot causes sewage to seep up through the ground, while the overuse of their facilities results in pipes leaking, taps dripping, and toilets not
South African Court rules against Cheap Bank Repossessions The Judgement is a victory for Johannesburg homeowners, and potentially Homeowners across South Africa. A full bench of the South Gauteng High Court of South Africa ruled this week that repossessed homes may no longer be sold at auction without reserve prices, except in exceptional circumstances. The ruling has been hailed as a victory for home owners in financial distress, who face
Global Sourcing Summit - Creating 1000's of Jobs in Africa The Joe Slovo Foundation are working with the Global Sourcing Association UK (GSA) and The South African High Commision (DIRCO) in London to develop 1000's of sustainable jobs in Africa. This October the GSA is holding its Summit and Awards Ceremony in Cape Town, South Africa inviting companies from UK, USA and the rest of the world taste first hand
Martin Dolny, Director of the Joe Slovo Foundation will be a panelist on using Digital connectivity as an engine for economic development and social empowerment at AfricaCom, Cape Town South Africa Martin Dolny, Director of the Joe Slovo Foundation will be a panelist on using Digital connectivity as an engine for economic development and social empowerment at the forthcoming AfricaCom in Cape Town South Africa Now in its 20th year
Martin Dolny - Director of The Joe Slovo Foundation will be a Panelist on "PUTTING THE CITIZEN AT THE HEART OF SMART CITY DEVELOPMENT" at the forthcoming SMART-SUMMIT in London on Sept 19th Martin Dolny - Director of The Joe Slovo Foundation will be a Panelist on "PUTTING THE CITIZEN AT THE HEART OF SMART CITY DEVELOPMENT" at the forthcoming SMART-SUMMIT in London on Sept 19th
Joe Slovo Foundation nominated for the AbilityNet Tech4Good Africa Award The Joe Slovo Foundation has been nominated for the AbilityNet Tech4Good Africa Award for its work to build Stronger Communities in Africa. The AbiltyNet Tech4Good Awards are supported by BT, Brandwatch, Comic Relief, Do-It, Good Things Foundation, Information Technologists’ Company, Lloyds Banking Group, Microsoft, NFP Tweetup and ReciteMe.
The Joe Slovo Foundation is using Smart City Technologies to empower SMART CITIZENS in Africa. Partnering with the South African Local Government Authority (SALGA), the Joe Slovo Foundation is improving participatory democracy and accountability at the local community level building Resilient Communities as well helping achieve the UN World Humanitarian Summit Goals.