Globalisation, Anti-Privatisation and Debt Relief
From the more moderate to the profoundly radical, South African NGOs working in the economic justice arena engage with inconsistencies in the local and global economies which perpetuate inequalities that deepen widespread poverty.
Prodder stands for "Programme for development Research" - an initiative that started in the 1980s. One of the key elements of this programme was the development of a comprehensive directory of the various NGOs and civil society organisations working towards social transformation in South Africa.
Sustainable Human Settlements and Integrated Urban Development
Most South African urban development NGOs have their roots in this country's anti-apartheid struggle when urban townships represented the battlefields of the physical resistance against the apartheid regime.
In many instances these struggles were organized around rent boycotts and a refusal to pay for (inadequate) basic services in an effort to pressure the apartheid regime to transform its oppressive policies.
State of Social Giving in South Africa Report Series, No. 1, 2005. CCS, SAGA and NDA.
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ISTR-L, 25 August 2005
Title: "Improving the Effectiveness of Civil Society Organizations through Better Portfolio Design - Insights from Central America"
The SANGONeT Team were delighted to be able to welcome Godfrey Mokate , the newly appointed CEO of the National Development Agency. Here's his take on some of the issues we raised in our interview
How long have you worked at the NDA, what is your background and what are your personal development interests?
Sustainability in its simplest form means to support and/or keep in existence. Most discussions around sustainability in the sector are focussed on the financial support or, more accurately, the lack of it. Alternatively, financial sustainability is expected to develop through the design of self-generating income by the non-profits, rather than donor funds.
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Critics on the left and the right, on the inside and the outside of the government hold globalisation responsible for the stubborn prevalence of poverty and inequality in South Africa (SA), albeit with differing accents. This finger is not pointed without merit. For while globalization may be described as a mere process (Tomlinson, 1997), as opposed to a grand moment in the evolution of world history, it is precisely its insidious and artfully benign character that positions it as a force to be reckoned with.