South Africa

Go well Madiba, your spirit lives on

Go well Madiba, your spirit lives on

The Iroko Tree has fallen… an icon of gigantic proportion, and I’m finding it hard to explain the mix of emotions stirring in me. I mourn President Mandela’s passing because his mere presence elicited a strong sense of forgiveness and cohesion in South Africa and beyond. I ponder how, as human beings privileged enou......
In memory of Nelson Mandela

In memory of Nelson Mandela

With the death of Nelson Mandela, we have lost one of the few genuinely world-changing figures of our time. For although seen narrowly, Mandela’s principal achievement – and lifelong goal – was to bring freedom to his own country, his ideals, his language, and the principles for which he stood inspired countless million......

Celebrating 50 years of African unity

As many of you will know, May 25 marked the 50th anniversary of the founding of the African Union and its predecessor the Organisation of African Unity. It is now known as Africa Freedom Day. It was a seminal moment 50 years ago when heads of state from 32 African countries—most of them being newly…...

Africa remembers Chris Hani

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the death of Chris Hani, the South African Communist Party General Secretary and Chief of Staff for the armed wing of the ANC, Umkhonto we Sizwe.  A hero to most South Africans, the anti-apartheid activist was tragically assassinated on 10th April 1993. It is truly sad that a man who&hell......

You Choose: What people are saying

As the current Millennium Development Goals meet their goal-line in 2015, it’s more important than ever to ensure the world’s poorest people have a say in the development of the next set of goals to eradicate extreme poverty. To this end, ONE launched the pilot You Choose campaign in South Africa, Malawi and Zambia, as&he......

Hip Hop Pantsula says ‘Be a human doing, not a human being’

Musician and ONE member HHP has a special video message for you today. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mz0JnYk0Y6I Our You Choose campaign launches in Malawi today, where millions more people will be  invited to have their say about how world leaders tackle global poverty by sending an SMS message. New goals to fight extreme......

A tribute to Goldie Harvey

Beautiful. Sophisticated. Elegant. Intelligent. Creative. Bold. But above all, humble. I remember meeting Goldie for the first time right after the 2012 Big Brother Africa show had concluded. I had gone to drop both Prezzo and Goldie to meet Prezzo’s Mum’s at her flat in Sandton, Johannesburg, to say hello. When Goldie me......

You Choose

A single person's voice may go unheard, but if we come together as ONE, we cannot be ignored. Join ONE today because together we can end extreme poverty.

Results of the 2012 Open Budget Survey and Index

Click here to view the full infographic Today, the International Budget Partnership (IBP) – ONE’s key partner for efforts to promote open and transparent budgets in developing countries – released their 2012 Open Budget Survey. The 2012 Survey assesses 100 countries on 125 questions; 95 about the availability to the pub......

Africa Kicks Malaria: How football stars are outscoring malaria

Guest blog post from Malaria No More. Last summer the Confederation of African Football endorsed United Against Malaria partnership – of which Malaria No More is a key member – as a premier social cause of the most-followed events in Africa: the 2013 Cup of Nations (AFCON) football tournament. The most revered cha......