The National Development Agency (NDA) is providing support to gender-based violence (GBV) care centres throughout the country during the month of October. The agency has decided to put all its efforts into addressing the second pandemic in South Africa which continues to affect women and children.
The NDA has scheduled visits for Social Development Minister, Lindiwe Zulu to various GBV centres in Gauteng, Limpopo, Western Cape and Free State. The centres are run by civil society organisations (CSOs) that are being supported by the R100-million funding provided through the Criminal Assets Recovery Account (CARA) Funds Account, which supports organisations that provide services to victims of crime, GBV and femicide (GBVF).
“The visits will be oversight visits but more so to evaluate the impact of the programme and if services are responding to the need within communities,” said Makgodu Tsehloane, Marketing and Communications Manager at the NDA. To date, a total of 170 contracts have been signed and the first payment has been transferred to 131 organisations to the value of R17.4 million. An additional R17.4 million has been committed as the second phase of payment for the contracted organisations.
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