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FDA NEWSLETTER

MASS MAIL
15 June 2004
BARTERING - A THRIVING OPTION
CIVIL SOCIETY
FDA NETWORKING WINTER GOLF CLASSIC 2004
UPCOMING EVENTS SERVING AFRICA

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The FOUNDATION FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF AFRICA proudly presents you with the following information that may add value to Africa's development. Please direct any correspondence to: info@isupportafrica.com

BARTERING - A THRIVING OPTION
CIVIL SOCIETY
FDA NETWORKING WINTER GOLF CLASSIC 2004
UPCOMING EVENTS SERVING AFRICA


BARTERING - A THRIVING OPTION
Bartering is probably the second oldest payment method known to man (and women). If you are in need of a product or service and have a product or service to offer in exchange - well - the world is your oyster.

However 'barter income' derived from business sales is taxable!

Business and individuals should consider barter as a technique for maximizing profits, Richard L. Cravatts suggest some useful tips including:

* Think barter before making any purchase for your business. This is especially critical for start-ups. You may well be able to finance the cost of office furniture, phone systems, advertising, phone systems, and the like by using "trade dollars" now.

I have listed some more tips on our website: http://www.fda-newsflash.org/general_news/barter.htm


CIVIL SOCIETY
As mentioned our next FDA NETWORKING FUNCTION will feature the topic CIVIL SOCIETY and will address pertinent issues with regard this sector and the role they play in Africa's development.

Not many people understand the role of CIVIL SOCIETY and how effective this sector of society can play in ensuring 'good governance'

The World Bank states:
"We have learned through two decades of interaction that CSOs can play an important role in helping to amplify the voices of the poorest people in the decisions that affect their lives, improve development effectiveness and sustainability, and hold governments and policymakers publicly accountable. The participation of CSOs in World Bank-financed projects can enhance operational performance and sustainability by contributing local knowledge, technical expertise, and social legitimacy. CSOs can bring innovative ideas and solutions as well as participatory approaches to solve local problems."

Antony Trowbridge from Technikon SA sent me some useful information on CIVIL SOCIETY including:

"As governments we should not hesitate to interact with civil society". President Thabo Mbeki

In the process of de-colonialisation and the democratisation of developing nations, the emphasis has been on the role of new governments generating 'development' in all its interpretations and manifestations. It is now internationally accepted however, that no programmes of reconstruction and development can or will succeed without community ownership and support, by what has recently been defined as 'Civil Society'. There has however been a degree of confusion over the term, as identified by the November 2002 African Information Society Initiative "Civil Society, Good Governance and ICT\'s Policy Conference"

We are in urgent need of a sponsor for this important FDA NETWORKING FUNCTION - for more detail see: http://www.foundation-development-africa.org/africa_networking/next_function.htm

Please feel free to make contact should you wish to participate as a sponsor:
peter@isupportafrica.com


FDA NETWORKING WINTER GOLF CLASSIC - 19 JULY 2004
This event is reattracting some useful attention - please visit our dedicated WebPage for this tournament:
http://www.foundation-development-africa.org/africa_networking/fda_golf_classic_2004.htm


UPCOMING EVENTS SERVING AFRICA
Some interesting functions taking place - please see our latest section on our website dedicated to UPCOMING EVENTS SERVING AFRICA:
http://www.foundation-development-africa.org/africa_upcoming_events/index.htm

Herewith a few events you may be interested in attending:

ENDORSED BY THE FOUNDATION FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF AFRICA
16 June, Lagos, Nigeria (Institute of Directors - 4B Bayo Kuku Road - Ikoyi) An FDA Nigeria Event - The Nigerian FDA NETWORKING FUNCTION presenting "EXECUTIVE STRESS MANAGEMENT" with guest speaker Dr. Jacod Nwachukwu For more information on this event please contact: MR CHARLES CHIKEZIE abnfda.nigeria@isupportafrica.com

18-20 June, Lagos, Nigeria (Le Meridien Eko Hotel) - Exhibition Management Services - POWERGEN ELECTROTEX NIGERIA - International Exhibition for the power generation, transmission, distribution, independent power production, alternative energy and electro-technical industries
director@exhibitionsafrica.com

ENDORSED BY THE FOUNDATION FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF AFRICA
20-23 June, Sandton, South Africa (Sandton Convention Centre) - Annual World Conference of the International Council for Small Business (ICSB). Hosted by SAESBA (Southern African Entrepreneurship and Small Business Association) and DTi (Department of Trade and Industry) Globalisation and its impact on Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development in the Developing World Register now on:
www.icsb2004.com
Or Contact Mpho on: +27 11 537-9600
Or email Mpho: mpho@icsb2004.com



COMMENTS RECEIVED


16 June 2004

Many thanks.
I am glad that the World Bank and our President, Mr T. Mbeki, are spreading so important a message in the process of developing our local communities.
My wish is that we find, monitor and evaluate the extent to which public and private sector organisations interact with civil society organisations.
Our organisation continually engages private and public sector organisations on this subject. Some organisations just ssem nopt appreciate how much their losing in not cooperating fully with credible civil society organisations.
I have worked with both private and public sector organisations in the past, and fully uinderstand where bottlenecks and problems are. I believe some of us have the capacity and will to assist the World Bank and President Mbeki achieve sooner than it could be expected required socio-economic development objectives of the world order we would all be proud of by the year 2015, to which nations of the world remain committed in New Millenium.
Sincerely,
Chris Mkhize
Uthungulu Community Foundation

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