THE APPOINTMENT OF CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS (CSOs) TO IMPLEMENT A VOLUNTEER PROGRAMME IN ALL PROVINCES ON BEHALF OF THE NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY (NDA) OVER A PERIOD OF SIX MONTHS
The National Development Agency (NDA) developed and submitted a project proposal to the National Treasury to access funding from the Presidential Employment Stimulus Package. The proposal focusses on the CSOs Volunteer Programme, which is a hallmark of NDA’s Covid-19 response plan aimed at combating the effects of Covid-19 on poor communities. The National Treasury approved the proposal and granted the NDA R30 million allocation to extend implementation of the CSOs Volunteer Programme until March 2022.
23 January 2022
UMTATA WOMEN’S SUPPORT CENTRE LAUNCHES MASIPHUNGE WOMEN EMPOWERMENT PROGRAMME
Gender-based violence and femicide (GBVF) is a profound and widespread problem in South African communities, impacting on almost every aspect of life. GBVF (which disproportionately affects women and girls) is systemically and deeply entrenched in institutions, cultures and traditions in South Africa. Population-based surveys show very high levels of intimate partner violence (IPV) and non-partner sexual violence (SV) in particular, with IPV being the most common form of violence against women.
17 December 2021
Webinar - Transformation of the Civil Society Sector in South Africa
The National Development Agency (NDA) commissioned the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) to conduct a research to specifically understand the transformative requirements within civil society sector in South Africa.
15 October 2021
Requests for proposals for CARA
The Interim Steering Committee on Gender-Based Violence and Femicide is tasked with the responsibility to coordinate the implementation of the Emergency Response Action Plan (ERAP). The Department of Social Development (DSD) as a lead department for the Victim Empowerment Programme (VEP) through ERAP has identified strengthening of CSOs that provide services to survivors and victims of gender based violence as one of the interventions to be implemented through the Programme.
04 October 2021
The National Development Agency to host a Public Dialogue to present findings on ‘’Civil Society Funding Mechanisms in South Africa’’ Research Study.
The National Development Agency (NDA) commissioned a research study on ‘’Civil Society Sector Funding Mechanisms” for the Civil Society Organisations (CSO) sector. The NDA’s primary mandate contained in its Act, is to contribute towards the eradication of poverty and its causes by granting funds to CSOs for the purposes of carrying out projects or programmes aimed at meeting development needs of poor communities; and strengthening the institutional capacity of other CSOs involved in direct service provision to poor communities.
25 August 2021
RESEARCH FINDINGS REVEAL A WEAK CIVIL SOCIETY SECTOR DUE TO THE DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF REGULATORY FRAMEWORKS
Johannesburg, 20 August 2021: The National Development Agency (NDA) shared findings of a study commissioned by the organization to analyse the current legislative, policy and regulatory environment for the civil society sector in South Africa, and the extent to which the frameworks impact on the functions and functioning of the sector. The study was conducted by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) and Foundation of Human Rights (FHR).
23 August 2021
Mfesane NPC unleashes 10 youth beauty entrepreneurs in partnership with National Development Agency
A grant funding partnership between a West Coast based civil society organisation, Mfesane NPC, and government’s poverty eradication entity, National Development Agency (NDA) has established 10 mobile beauty start-up businesses for 10 youth entrepreneurs within the Saldanha Bay and Bergriver Municipalities in the Western Cape.
03 August 2021
MINISTER ZULU TO PRESENT THE SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT BUDGET VOTE
South Africa is still under Level 1 of the Risk Adjusted Strategy and with mounting concerns about the possibility of the third wave, the Minister of Social Development, Ms Lindiwe Zulu, will on Tuesday – 25 May, present the Budget Vote of the Department virtually.
25 May 2021
NYDA - NYS Challenge Project
The NYDA calls for youth - led and youth – focus NPOs to submit solution oriented National Youth Service (NYS) Projects that address socioeconomic challenges faced by young people in communities. This call is to acknowledge the good work done by many youth organizations and mobilize more organizations to develop and initiate interventions that would involve young people in activities that benefit communities while developing critical skills needed for their participation in the economy. Each intervention/project should target 100 young people.
16 March 2021