The ways in which funding is channelled to communities can be an effective way to address poverty and inequality and empower communities to take forward their own development. This is one of the key findings of a recent study conducted by Khanya-aicdd and its partners Concern Malawi and Practical Action Zimbabwe. The results of the review have been captured in a policy briefing published by Khanya-aicdd.
Produced by the Environmental Monitoring Group, this book sets out how South African civil society can use the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to promote environmental sustainability and socio-economic justice in the country.
South Africa’s commitment to sustainable development provides evidence of South Africa’s repeated pledge to support sustainable development. The following sections of the book, all examine in-depth ways that civil society can engage and use the MDGs:
The Ikhala Trust is a development micro fund which established an office in 2002 as an attempt to ensure that resources, in all forms, are brought closer to the poor and marginalised of the Eastern Cape Province. The following stories highlight some of the community projects Ikhala supports and are an attempt to bring attention to the vast amounts of social capital invested in the province.
Buffalo Chillie Growers Association, East London
South Africa’s history of multiple social formations, created over the centuries, has profoundly affected the evolution of the large and diverse group of organizations that can only with great conceptual difficulty be categorised as the ‘non-profit sector’. To the extent that this is a coherent group, its diversity reflects the complexities of present-day South Africa, incorporating the residues of the past.