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The Potch-Tlokwe Business Chamber in cooperation with the Touching Africa Initiative is arranging a business seminar for the Tlokwe business community on Saturday 15 September 2012.
We are privileged to have Graham Power, chairman of the board of the POWER GROUP as guest for this event and he will lead us in exploring the principles that lay the foundation to a sustainable community that stand together for ethics, values and clean living.
TADT Functioning and Character
The TADT facilitates and co-ordinates interaction between three main sectors with the objective of positively “Touching Africa”:
Sector 1: Funding and Supporting operations and organisations ranging from willing donors desiring to make a difference to those with specific requirements and compliance criteria regarding funding as part of asset development or for investment benefits.
Sector 2: The supporting network of businesses and service providers that contribute to addressing the identified needs through rendering services utilizing the expertise within the TADT.
Sector 3: The NEED component in communities, groups, market sectors, organizations and institutions requiring basic support intervention so as to realize a positive change in circumstances. This is the target sector of the TADT in its initiative of “Touching Africa”. All needs and related projects are required to be approved and registered with the TADT Management Committee in order to qualify for financial and/or technical support.
In order to act as facilitator and coordinator between these sectors, the TADT may act as implementation agent, project/programme manager, fund administrator and service provider in three processes:
Process 1: Funding and supporting orginizations aligned with the TADT to utilize its structure and network to make funds and other contributions available so as to achieve specific compliance and other specified benefits.
Process 2: Service providers and businesses may apply to join the Supporting Network of the TADT and participate in addressing the need through service delivery, project support, fund contribution and technical support.
Process 3: Communities, institutions, existing NGO's and organisations may register their need with the TADT in order to source and facilitate funding and support towards addressing the need.
DELIVERABLES TO THE FUNDING SECTOR
In its capacity of project developer, implementation agent, project/programme manager, fund administrator and service provider the TADT assists Funding and Supporting Operations and Organizations with the following services and deliverables:
- Project implementation and rendering of related Broad Base Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) compliance documentation based on the empowerment of Black People in accordance with the provisions of the BROAD BASE BLACK ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT ACT (Act 53 of 2003), with specific focus on the following dimensions as reflected in the generic scorecard contained in the Codes of Good Practice: Human Resource Development, Enterprise development and Corporate Social Investment through Skills Development, training as well as community based project development.
- Project implementation and rendering of related Social Responsibility Compliance (SRC) and related Corporate Social Investment compliance documentation based on community and socio-economic supporting funds and needs.
- Project implementation and participation and rendering of related Tax Incentives and compliance documentation based on funding available to and addressing of Social and Welfare, Child Care, Disabled Care Development and other socio-economic and basic needs according to the governmental industrial policy action plan, venture capital for small and medium sized companies and urban development zones, as well as any other tax incentive promulgated.
- Project identification and development and rendering of related Carbon Credit Trading Certification based on environmentally friendly development and greening programmes.
- Sector Education Training Authority (SETA)fund implementation based on Skills Development and Training programmes.
- Optimising and structuring of “willing donor”, vision based contributions, and specified donations in order to ensure maximum benefits to the funding/giving sector and/or individual as well as those in need.
- Optimising and structuring of financial investment and asset development as well as loans and grants in this regard to the benefit of all involved parties.
- Participation and support to existing socio-economic focussed ventures as expressed in existing trusts, NGO’s, Institutions, projects and programmes associated with the TADT.
- The addressing of any other compliance and deliverable/requirement as defined by the funding institution and within the mandate, vision, mission and capabilities of the TADT.
As a trustworthy and reliable vehicle in project implementation and fund management, the TADT provides certified financial statements for the specified project as well as external audits and related services to support all compliance documentation.
DELIVERABLES AND SERVICES TO THE SECTOR IN NEED
The TADT facilitates and co-ordinates the actions needed to utilize funding and support to address needs professionally and to the advantage and benefit off all participants.
By assisting the Funding and Support Operations and Organizations with service deliverables as formulated above, and adhering to the character of the TADT, its vision, mission and mandate as set out in the Trust Deed, services are rendered to the sector in need - the focal point and target sector in the process of "Touching Africa"
Needs identified by communities, institutions, existing NGO's, service providers, the government sector, or the TADT Supporting Network may be registered by these entities as projects with the TADT with the objective of sourcing necessary funds and support to address the identified need.
The TADT assist individuals who have a vision of making a difference.
The TADT assists communities, organisations and development programmes to access needed funds and provides them with necessary expertise to stimulate, define and implement social development projects. The TADT also assists operations and individuals in the development of sound policies, strategies, procedures and business plans and offers mentoring during implementation.
The unique nature of the TADT also is built on the experience gained from years of involvement in developmental programmes, governmental initiatives and projects, interaction in the corporate world and involvement in societies and communities.
As part of the vision of "Touching Africa" through a diversity of functions and services the TADT network is involved with the following projects:
- Natural resource and infrastructure development in the water sector i.e. groundwater resource development and management; infrastructure services and supplies with reference to water supply and quality management.
- Basic services development i.e. water and sanitation services to communities, health, education and other needy institutions; infrastructure and related construction; roads; local and bulk systems.
- Mining and related natural resource development.
- Environmental resource development and management i.e. creating environmental awareness; environmental management with reference to uplifting, rehabilitation, upgrading and greening.
- Socio - economic resource development i.e. Space creation through community uplifting; Socio-economic assessments and development; Rural economic development; Low-cost housing development.
- Human Resource Development i.e. Arts and culture development and related skills development; Youth Development; Women's Development; Community Development; Skills and training development; Life skill and leadership development; Literacy and writing skills development; Offender rehabilitation and skills training programs; Childcare and Disabled care and Development; Therapy focussed specialist services.
The unique application and combinations of these projects have, in the past, positively impacted societies through:
- Training and skills transfer programs associated and aligned to technical projects such as sanitation and water infrastructure development: teaching people through user education programmes to operate and maintain technology and systems that had been provided.
- Practical Skills Development: teaching people from the community specific skills like pottery, gardening, and beading at governmental institutions.
- Community service projects and community development associated and aligned to infrastructure development programs including education, nutrition and supporting foster homes.
- Welfare projects: working with orphaned and vulnerable children (OVC), working with the under privileged.
Functioning as the link between the funders i.e. government, businesses and international funding, and the community in need, the TADT aims at bringing a sustainable solution to the community in need. By utilising the services of the TADT's Supporting Network with its related experience of working with communities and societies in need on the one hand and working with authorities and corporate sector on the other, the TADT offers sustainability, transparent process management, technical experience and ability as well a maximum return on investment.
The services rendered by the TADT in this regard include the following:
- Marketing and sourcing of funds and guidance in regard to strategic decisions and industry specific issues.
- Distribution and allocation of funds toward specific community based projects and organisations. Funds are distributed according to the specifications of the funder, or according to specific needs identified as a priority at any specific time.
- Ensuring the sound implementation of financial management with regards to the funds received in order to supply the necessary documentation e.g. Tax incentive, BBBEE, Carbon Credits certificates.
- Appointment and the financial and quality management of service providers, consultants, specialist and contractors where needed and as indicated by donors, or specified in order to address the need and achieve the required outcome.
- Distribution of funds to other organisations in partnership or registered with the TADT through the allocation of funds to projects as identified by the donor or on priority. Support will be given on project management level and all relevant information with reference to the project and organization will be collected and retained on record.