The Gauteng Welfare Social Services Development Forum (GWSSDF) has had sight of the financial figures presented to the Portfolio Committee in November 2019. Funds are allocated for services which are supposed to be rendered by the NGO sector. Last year (2018/19) R400 million was underspent, and in the previous year (2017/18), R347 million wans underspent. For the last three years has continued to undermine the work being done by the NGO sector. After the second quarter of the 2018/19 financial year R389 million has been returned to Treasury. During the corresponding time existing NGO’S have had to cut down or curtail services. In some instances they have been faced with near closure. We dare not forget that there are organisations that have not received any form of subsidy.
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