South Africa

Abortion Rights Action Group

Address: P.O. Box 4385, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa
Phone: 27 21 448 2277
Fax: 27 21 439 3056
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Dolly Maister
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1971
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Zulu / Xhosa
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors
Affiliations: The Reproductive Rights Alliance

Action Areas:

Purpose: 

Education and public awareness on health issues and women's reproductive rights.

Illustrative Project:

Workshops and seminars in schools and communities on reproductive health.

Academy for Future Science

Address: P.O. Box 35340, Menlo Park, Pretoria, 0102, South Africa
Phone: 27 12 361 2186
Fax: 27 12 361 2186
Email: affsafrica@affs.org
Internet:
Contact: Dr. Heleen Coetzee
Type of Organization: International / National
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1984
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language:
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: ECOSOC

Action Areas:

Purpose:

The purpose of The Academy for Future Science is to provide educational, religious and scientific applications and tools to address socio-economic and cultural differences. To this end, we place emphasis on agriculture, the environment and educational development to build a sustainable future for the 21st century.

Illustrative Project:

We have agricultural educational programs and help sponsor agricultural experts for South Africa and neighbouring countries where we work with and train local farmers.

Advice Desk for Abused Women

Address: Private Bag X54001, Durban, 4000, South Africa
Phone: 27 31 204 4922
Fax: 27 31 204 4924
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Daya Pillay
Type of Organization: International / National / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1986
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Zulu / Xhosa
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: Equality Now

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To provide crisis intervention to victims of domestic violence; to act as a public advocate for women's issues - community educator and lobby and gender bias; to raise public awareness of implications of family violence, as to control/prevent its occurrence and promote healthy non-violent family life; to provide counseling, education and support services for abused women and their families.

Illustrative Project:

The Hotline Services (crisis intervention programme) assisted some 2135 women and their families during the programme time frame. Shelter temporarily housed 138 women and 65 children during this phase. Support groups - 9 in urban areas and 13 in rural areas. The Advice Desk has had a direct impact upon the reduction of violence in families seeking help and increased awareness of domestic violence with increased research output and vigorous networking amongst professional agencies, NGOs and CBOs.

Africa Institue for Policy Analysis and Economic Integration

Address: 3rd Floor, Concord House, (Corner Bultengracht & Riebeek Street), Cape Town, 8001,
South Africa
Phone: 27 21 419 3370
Fax: 27 21 419 3371
Email: aipa@cafrica.com
Internet:
Contact:
Type of Organization: National / Africa Region
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1992
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language:
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Foreign donors / Research
Affiliations: African Universities

Action Areas:

Purpose:

The purpose of our organization is to undertake high level non-partisan and disciplinary research on economic policy analysis and structural adjustment and to offer thoroughly examined options to policy makers and other stakeholders dealing with economic and social issues in african countries.

Illustrative Project:

Growth with equity - covered policy research for South African economy  in the areas of agriculture, labour, trade, industry, training; published books. The research augmented the shortfalls on the GEAR programme of government policy.

African Business Roundtable

Address: P.O. Box 78149, Sandton 2146, No. 122, Pybus Road, Johannesburg, South Africa
Phone: 27 11 884 6682
Fax: 27 11 884 6685
Email: abrabuja@yahoo.com / abr@abrnet.org
Internet:
Contact: Mr. Tukur
Type of Organization:
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1990
International Working Language: English / French
Local Working Language:
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

The purpose of ABR are to strengthen africa's private sector; to promote intra-african trade and investment; to attract foreign investment to africa.

Illustrative Project:

The ABR has organized numerous trade and investment conferences, missions and workshops. ABR participated in the recent private sector conference in support of NEPAD held in Sandton Convention Center, Jo'Burg of which South Africa is a member; The ABR in 2002 promoted the establishment of the Ecomarine Seatrade International which is a sub-regional shipping line operating in the west and central african sub-region.

African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes

Address: c/o University of Durban, Westville, Private Bag x108, Uhmlanga Rock, Durban, 4000,
Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa
Phone: 27 31 502 3906
Fax: 27 31 820 2815 / 502 4160
Email: info@accord.org.za / kemi@accord.org.za
Internet: http://www.accord.org.za/
Contact: Vasu Gounden, Executive President
Type of Organization: Regional / Africa Region
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1992
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Xhosa / Zulu / Afrikaans
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Earned income / Foreign donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

ACCORD provides training in the skills of negotiation, conflict anticipation, resolution and management. It also establishes forums to foster the development and application of the above skills and provides conflict resolution services in the form of facilitation, mediation and other consensus building techniques. ACCORD also hosts seminars to raise public awareness of conflict resolution as a process.

Illustrative Project:

ACCORD has issued a number of publications: including An Agenda for Peace in Southern Africa; Substantially Free and Fair Elections?; State, Sovereignty and Responsibility; Africa Peace Award Brochure; African Conference on Peacemaking and Conflict Resolution; Youth Skills Empowerment Project Report; Conflict Resolution Wisdom from Africa; Peacekeeping in Africa: (a) Report on the Pretoria Seminar; (b) Training Report Lusaka; Preventive Diplomacy Series: (a) Preventive Diplomacy: The Case of Sudan; (b) The General Principles of Multi-Track Diplomacy; United Nations Peacekeeping in Africa: Lessons for the OAU and SADC; Mechanisms for Conflict Management in West Africa: Politics of Harmonization. Participated in the mid-term review of the United Nations New Agenda for the Development of Africa in the 1990s (UN-NADAF) during the 51st session of the United Nations.

The organization presents the biennial Africa Peace Award recognising individuals, communities or nations actively promoting respect for human rights, peaceful settlement of disputes and good governance of public affairs. It also brings out a newsletter in this regard called 'Conflict Trends' which is regarded as a leading publication in the field of African conflicts.

African Institute for Policy Analysis and Economic Integration

Address: P.O. Box 50066, Waterfront, Cape Town, 8002, South Africa
Phone: 27 21 419 3370
Fax: 27 21 419 3371
Email:
Internet:
Contact:
Type of Organization: National / Africa Region
Members: Men / Women / Youth
Year Founded:
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language:
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

AIPA is an economic think-tank which was established in July 1992 in Cape Town to undertake high-level, inter-disciplinary and non-partisan research on African development issues. One of the main reasons for the failure of African countries to generate sustainable economic growth and development is the critical shortage of indigenous professional and technical skills for indigenous policty research and the formulation of implementable development programs. 

Illustrative Project:

It is in this context that AIPA is undertaking research aimed at identigying problem areas and formulating strategies for their resolution.  

AIPA is alos playing a catalytic role in facilitating the implementaiton of the research findings through appropriate national and regiona mechanisms and instruments.

African National Congress Youth League

Address: 51 Plein Street, P.B. 6259, Johannesburg, 2000, South Africa
Phone: 27 11 33 36 750
Fax:
Email: ancyl@anc.org.sa
Internet:
Contact: Fébé Potgieter
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Youth
Year Founded: 1944
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Zulu / Xhosa
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors / Other
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To mobilize youth to share the vision of the ANC for a non-racial, non-sexist, democratic and prosperous South Africa; to champion the interest of the youth in all areas of life; to build reconciliation and patriotism amongst the youth. 291,000 members.

Illustrative Project:

Youth development; politics; international affairs; education and training; organizational development; leading organization in mobilizing youth against apartheid.

Alternative Dispute Resolution Association of South Africa

Address: P.O. Box 11467, Johannesburg, 2000, South Africa
Phone: 27 11 484 1763 / 484 1764
Fax: 27 11 484 3169
Email:
Internet:
Contact:
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Men / Women / Youth
Year Founded:
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language:
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Promote social cohesion and peaceful resolution of conflict.

Illustrative Project:

Advocacy, training, dissemination of information on peace, elections, resolution of conflict; development of skills for poverty eradication.

Anglican Women's International Network

Address: P.O. Box 5839, Halfway House, 1685, South Africa
Phone: 27 12 661 7459
Fax: 27 12 661 7459
Email: nesbar@iafrica.com
Internet: http://www.dfms.org/women/awinnet.html
Contact: Liz Barnes, Coordinator
Type of Organization: International / National
Members: Women
Year Founded:
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language:
Source of Annual Budget:
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

We work to communicate, affirm and encourage the role of women in the the Church, support the awareness of needs, share resources, respond to issues from a women's prespective and be a resource to the Anglican Consultative Council.

Arethusaneng Independent Young Women and Youth Project

Adresse: P.O. Box 87, Marulaneng, 1067, Afrique du Sud
Tél:
Fax:
Email:
Site internet:
Personne à contacter: Enny M. Beerane, Présidente
Type d'organisation: Nationale / Locale / Communitaire / Rurale
Membres: Femme / Jeunes
Année de fondation: 1997
Langue internationale de travail: Anglais
Langue locale de travail:
Source de budget annuel:
Affiliations: SANGOCO / Northern Province NGO Coalition

Domaines d'action:

Objectif:

Les objectifs et la philosophie du AIYWYP à l'égard de la jeunesse d'Afrique du Sud sont d'impliquer les jeunes dans la reconstitution du tissu social en les encourageant à respecter la vie et la dignité humaine, et en favorisant l'esprit de réconciliation et d'unité chez tous les jeunes du pays.

Ses activités sont constituées dans les domaines d'activité suivants: conduite de programmes de prévention contre la violence; aide aux groupes de femmes qui ont été maltraitées quand elles étaient enfants et des femmes dont les partenaires ont maltraité les enfants; fourniture de thérapie individuelle, éducation et programmes de sensibilisation pour les femmes et les enfants.

Projet illustratif:

Ce projet s'adresse aux jeunes filles victimes de viol ou d'actes pédophiles. Il vise à leur redonner confiance, en valorisant leurs talents et en les aidant à gagner leur vie par leur propre travail. Il soutient les personnes qui luttent contre les abus envers les enfants et offre une assistance aux jeunes filles violées ou abusées; de plus il leur montre comment venir en aide aux autres victimes à travers l'organisation de séances collectives de guidance et l'action de groupements de jeunesse à l'échelon local.

Association for Rural Advancement / Association pour le progrès rural

Adresse: 123 Loop Street, P.O. Box 2517, Pietermaritzberg, 3200, Afrique du Sud
Tél: 27 331 457 607
Fax: 27 331 455 106
Email: afra@wn.apc.org
Site internet:
Personne à contacter: Mary Keinenberg, Directrice
Type d'organisation: Nationale / Rurale
Membres: Homme / Femmes / Jeunes / Personnes àgées
Année de fondation: 1979
Langue internationale de travail: Anglais
Langue locale de travail:
Source de budget annuel: Donateurs locaux / Donateurs étrangers
Affiliations:

Domaines d'action:

Objectif:

L'AFRA est une organisation rurale indépendante qui lutte pour corriger les conséquences d'une répartition injuste des terres en Afrique de Sud. Elle a pour vocation de promouvoir les valeurs que sont l'égalité des races et entre les hommes et les fommes et la démocratie participative.

Projet illustratif:

Projet pour la constitution d'un mouvement de femmes rurales; assistance à la constitution d'un mouvement de femmes rurales; égalité homme-femmes et renforcement des pouvoirs des femmes rurales.

Black Housewives League

Address: P.O. Box 55326, Pietersburg, 0700, South Africa
Phone: 27 15 291 2763
Fax: 27 15 291 2763
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Albina Kenana
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community / Rural
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1961
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Tswana
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: SANGOG

Action Areas:

Purpose:

An organization that focuses on the empowerment of women. It's goal is to sustain and secure families and assist them to survive during difficult times.

Illustrative Project:

Building women's capacity through community-based projects such as gardening, sewing, bricklaying, pottery and beadwork.

Bloemfontein Initiative for Reconciliation and Democracy

Address: P.O. Box 8101, Bloemfontein, 9300, South Africa
Phone: 27 51 483 256
Fax: 27 51 481 580
Email:
Internet:
Contact:
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Men / Women / Youth
Year Founded:
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language:
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Promote/Advocate for peaceful co-existence of different ethnic groups.

Illustrative Project:

Workshops on conflict prevention, dialogue and peace building; development of skills for poverty eradication.

Bophelo / Impilo Community Association

Address: 26 - 11th Avenue, Mayfair, J.H.B. P.O. 24, Crown Mines, Johannesburg, 2092, South
Africa
Phone: 27 11 837 9016
Fax: 27 11 837 9017
Email: bophelo@lantic.net
Internet:
Contact: Mrs. A. Thula, Executive Director
Type of Organization: Local / Community
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1984
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Afrikaans / Xhosa / Zulu
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Fundraising / IGA
Affiliations: National Council of Women of S.A.

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Our main objective is to help previously disadvantaged communities and destitutes to help themselves; to define their needs, establish community development projects and to improve the quality of life for their communities to become self-relient.

Illustrative Project:

To date, we have projects addressing the following: education, poverty, unemployment, skills training, black economic empowerment, early learning and child care programme in private homes. We are committed to these projects because they are defined by the community and are people driven. Our private school which has been in existence since 1989 with 650 children from Grade R to Grade 12. Most children come from the street, impoverished homes and sub-economic areas. It is well managed by qualified teachers who were employed. Our women's bakery and garment factory are doing very well and giving employment to the unemployed.

Bush Radio

Address: P.O. Box 13290, Mowbray, 7705, South Africa
Phone:
Fax:
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Zane Ibrahim
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1991
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Xhosa / Zulu / Afrikaans
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: Friedrich-Ebert Foundation

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Provide useful information on those parts of the social society that has no or little attention. Information includes: health, environment, gender, political issues and give voice to the voiceless.

Illustrative Project:

In a recent national conference, Bush radio was commended for having the best programme on air of all 30 community radio stations represented.

Chiro Southern Africa

Address: 18 Durham Street, P.B. 85, Umtata, 5100, South Africa
Phone: 27 471 31 28 34
Fax: 27 471 31 28 34
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Nozipho Beete keve
Type of Organization: National / Rural / Urban
Members: Youth
Year Founded: 1963
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Xhosa / Zulu / Afrikaans
Source of Annual Budget: Foreign donors / Earned income
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To educate young people in the spirit of Christ and encourage the faith to face the future; to train leaders in knowledge about the Christian religion; to accomplish incentive schemes. 23,900 members.

Illustrative Project:

Workshops and weekly Bible group meetings, Marranhill training courses for trainers (23 participants in 1995); regional training courses for trainers (50 participants in 1996). Diocesan training courses for leaders; host of the Afro-conference in 1996, Bothas hill; establishment of new groups in Alival North, Eastern Cape.

Clermont Women's Organization

Address: P.O. Box 141, Clernaville, 3602, South Africa
Phone: 27 31 707 2221
Fax: 27 311 707 2221
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Dumisile
Type of Organization: Provincial / Local / Community
Members: Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1990
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Zulu / Xhosa / Afrikaans
Source of Annual Budget: Foreign donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To assist women in supplementing their income by sending them to other organizations and providing training in life skills. The organization pays fees and arranges sponsors for the training.

Illustrative Project:

The organization earmarked the important role in 1995 when every community member was asked to participate in a campaign against child abuse. The organization was also supported by the government Minister for Justice.

Community Dispute Resolution Trust

Address: P.O. Box 31322, Braamfontein, South Africa
Phone: 27 11 403 8280
Fax: 27 11 403 1391
Email: cdrtjhb@iafrica.com
Internet:
Contact: Renald Morris / Kevin Lancaster
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1991
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Xhosa / Zulu / Afrikaans
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: South Africa NGO Coalition

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To provide conflict management and mediation training to community members and community-based organizations.

Illustrative Project:

Establishment of community-based mediation centres.

Daughters of the Charity of the Sacred Heart

Address: Box 43035, Inanda 4310, Durban, South Africa
Phone: 27 031 232 929
Fax: 27 031 233 318
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Winifred Msibi, FCSCJ
Type of Organization: International / Rural / Urban
Members: Women / Elderly
Year Founded: 1823
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Zulu / Xhosa
Source of Annual Budget: Foreign donors / Other
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Training, Nursing, Home Care for the Elderly, Solidarity with the Poor.

Illustrative Project:

We have started a pre-school in the rural area around Ladysmith district. We have also built a primary and a secondary school. We built the clinic and we have a sewing school and have offered land for training self-help people. We started with gardening and we are proposing to open a school for the disabled. We also work at the home for the elderly and help adults in literacy.

Democratic Party Youth

Address: 11796 Mamelodi East, Rethabile, 0122, South Africa
Phone: 27 21 83 82 22
Fax: 27 12 63 10 07
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Joe Moyo
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Youth
Year Founded: 1989
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Zulu
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Foreign donors / Local donors / Other
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To promote liberal ideas.

Illustrative Project:

Door- to-door knock drop; picketing; sit ins; political campaigns and activities.

Development Action Group

Address: 101 Lower Main Road Observatory, Cape Town, 7925, South Africa
Phone: 27 021 44 87 86 / 44 87 87 / 44 87 889
Fax: 27 021 47 19 87
Email: dag@wn.apc.org
Internet:
Contact: Norah Walker
Type of Organization: Provincial / Local / Community / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1986
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Zulu / Xhosa / Afrikaans
Source of Annual Budget: Foreign donors
Affiliations: Urban Sector Network

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To generate and promote creative, people-centerd housing and development projects and processes that build people's skills in planning and running projects.

Illustrative Project:

We have facilitated the distribution of resources to people who need them most.

Disabled People South Africa

Address: 314 Oxford Street, East London, 5201, South Africa
Phone: 27 431 43 15 79
Fax: 27 431 29 470
Email: dpsa@isafrica.com
Internet:
Contact: Coordinator
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1984
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Zulu / Xhosa
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: Disabled Peoples International (DPI)

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To be an effective and efficient democratic national assembly of all persons with disabilities and to advocate for our rights for the attainment of equal opportunity in an integrated social, political and economic environment.

Illustrative Project:

The membership policy development programme promotes the participation of people with disabilities in the process of policy development at national and provincial levels. They advocate for the adoption by the government of policies to protect the rights of disabled people, and to promote the integration of disability into the overall socio-economic development strategy of the country.

Durban Women's Association

Address: P.O. Box 62675, Bishopsgate, South Africa
Phone:
Fax:
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Rsa Gabriel
Type of Organization: Provincial / Local / Community
Members: Women / Elderly
Year Founded: 1977
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Zulu / Xhosa
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To help the needy and the underpriviledged.

Illustrative Project:

Community projects such as: Christmas gifts for the under-priviledged; knitting blankets for the aged; visiting the elderly.

Empowering Women for Gender Equity

Adresse: P.O. Box 61163, Bishopsgate, 4008, Afrique du Sud
Tél: 27 31 304 7001
Fax: 27 31 304 7018
Email: director@agenda.org.za
Site internet: http://www.agenda.org.za/
Personne à contacter: Louise Hayson, Edifrice
Type d'organisation: Nationale / Rurale
Membres: Femme
Année de fondation: 1987
Langue internationale de travail: Anglais
Langue locale de travail:
Source de budget annuel: Donateurs étrangers / Donateurs locaux
Affiliations:

Domaines d'action:

Objectif:

Agenda publie un magazine sur les femmes et le genre, et fournit aux femmes un forum qui doit leur permettre de développer leur capacité à faire progresser l'égalité de genre. L'organisation publie le point de vue des femmes et les résultats de recherches récentes, poursuit une action de lobbying et organise des débats.

Projet illustratif:

Un grand nombre des publications d'Agenda contiennent des articles consacrés aux femmes rurales. Pour la preparation de ces publications, un thème est sélectionné et les femmes concernées sont consultées sur les principaux sujets et débats à aborder. Agenda entend inclure des femmes à tous les niveaux: le niveau local, la communauté universitaire et le monde professional.

Agenda organise aussi des ateliers de planification des publications et organise un lancement public de ses publications, une occasion exceptionnelle d'échange d'informations et de débats. Trois thème d'intérêt spécifique sont répertoriés à la rubrique des publications.

Environmental Evaluation Unit

Address: University of Cape Town, Private Bag, Rondebosch, Cape Town, 7701, South Africa
Phone: 27 21 650 2866 / 576 6229
Fax: 27 21 650 3791
Email: o'neill@enviro.uct.ac.za
Internet:
Contact: Lynn O'Neill
Type of Organization: Regional / Local / Community / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1986
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Zulu / Xhosa / Afrikaans
Source of Annual Budget: Earned income
Affiliations: Regional

Action Areas:

Purpose:

The EEU is a self-supporting business oriented towards environmental services based at the Univeristy of Cape Town. It is at the forefront of South African and international developement in environmental evaluation, impact assessment and management, and environmental training.

Illustrative Project:

Designed and ran a short course for academics from universities in Southern Africa to attempt to assist them to run their own short courses on various aspects of environmental management on a commercial, cost-effective basis. The academic institutions represented were from Botswana, Malawi, Namibia,Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Environmental Justice Networking Forum

Address: P.O. Box 100029, Scottsville, 3209, South Africa
Phone: 27 331 949 073 / 949 074
Fax: 27 331 455 841
Email: gill@ejnf.org.sa
Internet:
Contact: Norman
Type of Organization: National / Urban / Local
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1992
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Zulu / Xhosa
Source of Annual Budget: Foreign donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Achievement and support of democratic and participatory environmental governance to enable equitable and sustainable development and the democratization of environmental governance.

Illustrative Project:

EJNF facilitated the participation of civil society in South Africa's new environmental policy formulation process. EJNF organized workshops where previously marginalized interests gave input to the consultative National Environmental Policy Process (CONNEPP).

Environmental Monitoring Group

Address: P.O. Box 18977, Wynberg, 7824, South Africa
Phone: 27 21 448 3900
Fax: 27 21 479 784
Email: emg@global.co.za
Internet:
Contact: Stephen Law
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women
Year Founded: 1991
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Afrikaans / Xhosa
Source of Annual Budget: Foreign donors
Affiliations: Environmental Justice Networking Forum

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To empower people to take charge of their environment.

Illustrative Project:

South Africa's new mineral policy was developed without the participation of ordinary people suffering from the effects of mining and mineral processing. EMG facilitated a networking and capacity building exercise among such communities and brokered their input into the process, so that their concerns have now been included into the new Mineral Policy.

Equal Opportunity Foundation

Address: P.O. Box 455, Athlone, South Africa
Phone: 27 021 697 1566
Fax: 27 021 697 697
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Coordinator
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Men / Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1986
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Xhosa / Afrikaans
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Earned income / Foreign donors
Affiliations: Southern African Grantmakers Association

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Promotion of community development and poverty eradication.

Illustrative Project:

Management of micro-credit institutions.

Executive Women's Club of South Africa

Address: 5 Reithmere Court, 81 Collett Drive, Birnam, Johannesburg, South Africa
Phone: 27 887 0804
Fax: 27 786 6765
Email: marilyx@iafrica.com
Internet:
Contact: Marilyx / Stelld Meyce
Type of Organization: National / Rural
Members: Women
Year Founded: 1979
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Xhosa / Zulu / Afrikaans
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Other
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To provide a communication forum for women executives.

Illustrative Project:

Presented submissions to the commission for gender equality; to the commission of inquiry into the provision of rural finance services; assisted with the drawing up of the constitution.

Fransiscan Sisters

Address: 1 Neethling Street, P.O. Box 618, Nelspruit, 1200, South Africa
Phone: 27 013 741 1021
Fax: 27 013 741 4520
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Bernadette Zarfl
Type of Organization: International / Local / Urban / Rural
Members: Women
Year Founded: 1843
International Working Language: English / French
Local Working Language: Siswati
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Earned income
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Development of individuals and groups in all spheres of education: design, sewing, skills training and youth ministry.

Illustrative Project:

One-and two- year courses are offered in design, dress-making and entrepreneurship from which several women and occasionally a man graduate each year. Some of the graduates have opened their own businesses and others work for big concerns.

Freedom of Expression Institute

Address: P.O. Box 30668, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, 2017, South Africa
Phone: 27 011 403 8403
Fax: 27 011 403 8309
Email: fxi@wn.apc.org
Internet:
Contact:
Type of Organization: National / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1994
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Xhosa / Zulu / Afrikaans
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: International Freedom of Expression Exchange

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Fight for media diversity; fight for and defend freedom of expression; oppose all forms of censorship; develop policy ensuring the free flow of information; defense of freedom of expression.

Illustrative Project:

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission: the FXI was approached by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) in the latter part of last year to conduct a preliminary investigation into the feasibility of the TRC holding a special hearing into the role of the media under apartheid.

Gender Forum

Address: Privare Bag X 1314, Livingston Hall, Fort Hare University, Alice, 5700, South Africa
Phone: 27 40 60 22 379 / 60 22 188
Fax: 27 40 65 31 255 / 65 31 007
Email: dyakala@ufhcc.ufh.ac.za / gmoshoeu@ufhoc.ufh.ac.za
Internet:
Contact: G. Moshoeu
Type of Organization: Provincial / Local / Community
Members: Men / Women
Year Founded: 1992
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Xhosa
Source of Annual Budget: Other
Affiliations: National Network on Violence Against Women

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To investigate gender inequalities between men and women on campus - both staff and students; to inform university management about such inequities and plan programs to address them; to serve as watchdog for disadvantaged groups like women, disabled people and children.

Illustrative Project:

Conducted training workshops for counselors in the field of domestic violence in 1995 and 1997; conducted and is still offering gender training for trainers.

Gesintigting Van Suid Africa (The Family Foundation of South Africa)

Address: P.O. Box 40527, Arcadia, Pretoria, 0007, South Africa
Phone: 27 012 342 6420
Fax: 27 012 342 3945
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Coordinator
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Men / Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1994
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Afrikaans / Zulu / Xhosa
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Promote community development.

Illustrative Project:

Adult training on various issues, including prevention of HIV/AIDS; family planning; vocational skills for community development.

Girl Guides Association of South Africa

Address: P.O. Box 3343, Honeydew, 2040, South Africa
Phone: 27 11 79 53 768 / 79 53 741
Fax: 27 11 79 41 091
Email: ggasa@sn.apc.org
Internet:
Contact: Rirta Culvert
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community / Rural / Urban
Members: Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1910
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Afrikaans / Zulu / Setho / Xhosa
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To actively develop the full potential of all girl guides and women, the desired value system as stated in the promise. Through its commitment to the leadership and outdoor skills, a progressive, dynamic programme is offered in which members are given every opportunity to fulfil their particular responsibilities. Potential is developed through voluntary small group participation.

Illustrative Project:

Sustained assistance provided by a group of lawyers in a Salvation Army home for HIV positive babies in Johannesburg.

Good Shepherd (Sisters) Centre - Johannesburg

Address: P.O. Box 51029, Raedeng, Johannesburg, 2124, South Africa
Phone: 27 11 485 1033
Fax: 27 11 640 2518
Email: maryvale@intekom.ca.za
Internet:
Contact: Sr. Moey
Type of Organization: National / Africa Region
Members: Women
Year Founded: 1904
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Xhosa / Zulu / Setho / Afrikaans
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: Suore Del Buon Pastore

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To minister to those in need. Our specific orientation is to girls and women but also include family members. We are committed to human and spiritual moral upliftment for all and to their integral development. We are involved in the promotion of reconciliation, justice and peace.

Illustrative Project:

We help HIV/AIDS patients. We organize and attend to:

Support groups: sharing and counseling; healthcare workers: visits occupational therapy - mainly in food production and gardening; medication: drug dispensary, nursing care by care givers; food: attention to balanced diet and food parcels; children: help with school fees (if we have donors); children's HIV/AIDS: Orphans (under 7 years); daily care at centre. Food given, play therapy, pre-school and basic education; help to procure birth certificates. For parents and grandparents, help to obtain children's grants (if available); assist with the dying process; counselling, praying, help with funeral expenses. 

Good Shepherd Sisters - Port Elizabeth

Address: P.O. Box 171731, Saltville, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Phone: 27 41 81 1857
Fax: 27 41 81 3572
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Coordinator
Type of Organization: Provincial / Local / Community
Members: Women
Year Founded: 1991
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Xhosa / Setho / Afrikaans
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors
Affiliations: Good Shepherd Sisters, Johannesburg

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To assist women with sewing skills, and the upliftment of women.

Illustrative Project:

Conducted training programmes in sewing with women's groups.

Group for Environmental Monitoring

Address: P.O. Box 30684, Braamfontein, 2000, South Africa
Phone: 27 11 403 7666
Fax: 27 11 403 7563
Email: gem@gem.org.za
Internet:
Contact: Quentin Espey
Type of Organization: Regional / Local / Community / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1993
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Xhosa / Zulu / Afrikaans
Source of Annual Budget: Foreign donors
Affiliations: IUCN

Action Areas:

Purpose:

GEM seeks to build an environmentally sustainable and equitable society through participatory research and the sharing of knowledge.

Illustrative Project:

Policy analysis using resource economics to promote sustainable utilization of natural and human resource and to promote sustainable development through national and international trade.

Hofland Park Recreation Centre

Address: 124 First Avenue, (Corner Fifth Avenue and Fourth Street), Bezuienhout Valley, 2094,
South Africa
Phone: 27 11 624 3590
Fax: 27 11 624 3590
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Malinda Miller
Type of Organization: Provincial / Local / Community
Members: Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1950
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Xhosa / Zulu / Afrikaans
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

The betterment and development of less fortunate people through constructive projects.

Illustrative Project:

Sewing and cultural projects for domestic workers (women who earn the lowest income in our country and are abused). We also run a pre-school for the children of these women.

Human Rights Resource and Documentation Centre

Address: Private Bag X1314, Alice, 5700, South Africa
Phone: 27 40 602 2220
Fax: 27 40 602 2544
Email:
Internet:
Contact:
Type of Organization: Regional / National
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1994
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Xhosa
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: UNESCO

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Human rights education for democracy; training and capacity building in human rights; human rights documentation and information; research.

Illustrative Project:

Training of magistrates and police officers from Eastern Cape Province, South Africa.

Ilitha Labantu

Address: P.O. Box 7, Woodstock, 7925, South Africa
Phone: 27 21 633 2383 / 633 2378
Fax: 27 21 638 2956
Email: ilitha@iafrica.com
Internet:
Contact: Mandisa Monakali, Founder & Executive Director
Type of Organization: National / Rural / Urban
Members: Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1989
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Xhosa
Source of Annual Budget: Foreign donors
Affiliations: Umzamo Development Organization

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Working with the Anglican, Methodist and Lutheran churches in South Africa, we strive to end violence and abuse against women and children in disadvantaged communities (townships and rural areas). We provide emotional support, practical advice, education and training for coping with and addressing violence against women and children. We utilize interactive and inclusive methodologies in our education and empowerment programs. 

Illustrative Project:

We have a training course which covers several modules including basic counseling skills, conflict resolution, gender analysis, and domestic violence. These courses help women deal with their issues, support each other and empower themselves by joining income generating programmes.

Inkatha Freedom Party

Address: PretoriaSouth Africa
Phone: 27 31 52 50 87
Fax: 27 31 52 50 87
Email:
Internet:
Contact:
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1970
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Zulu / Afrikaans
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Institut Africain pour le Genre / African Gender Institute

Adresse: All Africa House, University of Cape Town, Private Bag, Rondebosch, 7701, South
Africa
Tél: 27 21 650 2970 / 650 2971
Fax: 27 21 685 2142
Email: agi@agi.uct.ac.za
Site internet: http://www.uct.ac.za/org/agi
Personne à contacter: Amina Mama, Directrice
Type d'organisation: Nationale / Région Afrique
Membres: Hommes / Femmes / Jeunes / Personnes àgées
Année de fondation: 1996
Langue internationale de travail: Anglais
Langue locale de travail: Zulu / Xhosa / Afrikaans
Source de budget annuel: Cotisation des membres / Donateurs étrangers
Affiliations:

Domaines d'action:

Objectif:

La vision de l'Afrique défendue par l'AGI est celle d'un continent libéré de l'héritage de la domination coloniale et patriarcale, et transformé en une région croissante et unie au sein de laquelle les femmes et les hommes sont respectés en tant qu'êtres humains égaux et ou la justice sociale est une réalité pour tous.

La misison d'AGI est de contribuer à la réalisation de cette vision en construisant la capacité intellectuelle et en établissant une ressource africaine dédiée au renforcement et à l'avancement du travail des intellectuels, des chercheurs, décideurs et praticiens qui souhaitent pravenir à atteindre l'équité entre les femmes et les hommes.

Projet illustratif:

L'AGI a élaboré un programme qui s'efforce d'améliorer l'égalité hommes-femmes sous la forme d'une contribution intellectuelle. Bien que son action ne soit nullement confinée au milieu universitaire, ce dernier prend très à coeur sa mission d'enseignement, d'apprentissage et de recherche au sein de l'enseignement supérieur, en particulier parce que la société attend souvent des institutions d'enseignement supérueur qu'elles proposent des idées et des programmes sensibles aux problèmes sociaux.

Le programme est axé sur l'enseignement, la recherche et le développement des capacités et comprend les projets suivants: un programme d'études sur la question des relations hommes-femmes, un programme d'association et des ateliers régionaux et nationaux de formation et de recherche. 

Institute for Democracy in South Africa

Address: P.O. Box 56950, Arcadia, 0007, South Africa
Phone: 27 21 320 3820
Fax: 27 21 461 2589 / 320 2413
Email: paul@idasa.org.za
Internet:
Contact: Paul Graham
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1987
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Xhosa / Zulu / Afrikaans
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Earned income / Foreign donors
Affiliations: CIVICUS

Action Areas:

Purpose:

IDASA is an independent, not-for-profit, public interest organization promoting sustainable democracy through building democratic institutions, educating citizens and advocating social justice.

Illustrative Project:

Centres for democracy - IDASA is in the middle of a  restructuring exercise which will establish two centres for democracy (one in Cape Town and one in Pretoria). A key component of these Centres will be the interactive exhibition space dedicated to education for democracy for children and adults.

Institute for Security Studies

Address: Block C, Brooklyn Court, Bronk Horst St., New Muckleneuk, Pretoria, 0075, South
Africa
Phone: 27 12 346 9500
Fax: 27 12 460 0998
Email: iss@iss.co.za
Internet:
Contact: J. K. Cilliers / E. E. Jansen
Type of Organization: Regional / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women
Year Founded:
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Xhosa / Zulu / Afrikaans
Source of Annual Budget: Foreign donors / Local donors
Affiliations: Institut Superior de Relacoes International / ECOSOC

Action Areas:

Purpose:

The ISS is an applied policy research institute.

Illustrative Project:

During 1996, ISS carried out a field survey at  the request of the OAU on peace-keeping training capabilities of 8 African counries. Many of the recommendations of this report were subsequently contained in the second OAU Chiefs-of-Staff meeting held in Harare in 1997.

Institute for the Advancement of Journalism

Address: 9 Jubilee Road, Parktown, 2139, South Africa
Phone: 27 11 484 1765
Fax: 27 11 484 2282
Email: iaj@wn.apc.org
Internet:
Contact:
Type of Organization: Regional / Regional
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1992
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Xhosa / Zulu / Afrikaans
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Earned income / Foreign donors
Affiliations: Poynter Institue for Media Studies

Action Areas:

Purpose:

The provision of more skilled journalists and therefore the more effective monitoring of the democratic process and good governance in Africa through training in short intensive courses.

Illustrative Project:

Trained community groups in television journalism to prepare them for the airtime public broadcasters give to community news and current affairs programme inserts.

Justice and Peace - Johannseburg Diocese

Address: P.O. Box 17054, Hillbrow, 2038, South Africa
Phone: 27 11 402 6400
Fax: 27 11 402 9001
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Shelagh Mary
Type of Organization: International / Local / Community / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1970
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Zulu / Sotho
Source of Annual Budget: Foreign donors
Affiliations: Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To educate people about the social teachings of the Church; human rights education and actions; peace promotions and related actions; training people in human rights and democracy; assisting truth commission and on-going programmes for reconciliation.

Illustrative Project:

1990 - 1993: together with other NGOs, formed PEACE ACTION which monitored and made statements on  violence, and exposed perpetrators.

KNIB Women's Centre

Address: c/o Gender Equity Unit, University of Western Cape, Private Mail Bag X17,
Belleville, South Africa
Phone: 27 21 959 37 36
Fax: 27 21 959 13 14
Email: yabrahams@uwc.ac.za
Internet:
Contact: Abrahams
Type of Organization: National
Members: Men / Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1976
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Afrikaans / Xhosa / Zulu
Source of Annual Budget: Membership dues / Foreign donors / Local donors
Affiliations: Women's National Coalition of South Africa

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To educate people about the social teachings of the Church; human rights education and actions; peace promotions and related actions; training people in human rights and democracy; assisting truth commission and on-going programmes for reconciliation.

Illustrative Project:

1990 - 1993: together with other NGOs, formed PEACE ACTION which monitored and made statements on  violence, and exposed perpetrators.

Kontak

Address: P.O. Box 3246, Johannesburg, 2000, South Africa
Phone: 27 11 336 8996
Fax: 27 11 336 8990
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Annemarie Nutt
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community / Rural / Urban
Members: Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1976
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Afrikaans / Zulu / Xhosa
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: Women's National Coalition of South Africa

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To bring together all South African women in order to break down prejudices; to empower them to address community issues and to promote sustainable development.

Illustrative Project:

KONTAK operates a bus transformed into a pre-school to prepare children in squatter camps and at a home for abused women and children for formal schooling. The bus teacher also trains untrained and unschooled crèche minders of the area in the basics of edu-care.

Lesotho Council of Non-Governmental Organizations - South Africa

Address: P.O. Box 334, Dulton, 3236, South Africa
Phone:
Fax: 27 33 504 1271
Email:
Internet:
Contact:
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Men / Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1992
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Sesotho
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: Boiteko Women's Association

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Promotion and coordination of NGO activities.

Illustrative Project:

Capacity-building.

Masizakhe Sew and Knit Project

Address: 617 Thembisa Location, South Africa
Phone: 27 045 943 1342
Fax: 27 045 943 1015
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Monica Tyalimp
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community / Rural / Urban
Members: Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1997
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Xhosa
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Foreign donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To create a formal employment programme to meet basic needs.

Illustrative Project:

Capacity-building: two members of the project have opened their own shops.

Methodist Womens Prayer and Service Union

Address: 1584 Maluti Street, Wedela, P.O. Box 8027, Western Levels, 2501, South Africa
Phone: 27 018 780 1151
Fax: 27 018 780 1825
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Coordinator
Type of Organization: National / Africa Region / Local / Community / Rural / Urban
Members: Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1883
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Xhosa / Zulu / Afrikaans
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Earned income
Affiliations: The Methodist Church World Federation Conference

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Help the government maintain peace and stability; spiritual and physical support to people in need; assist ministers and their families; promotion of Christian values.

Illustrative Project:

With the help of the Young Men's Guild (YMG) we built a hospital in Lesotho about 8 years ago. The hospital is situated in a rural area where people had no access to professional medication. After a few years, maintenance of funds, linen, food, medical staff, nursing staff and transport followed. Later the hospital was handed over to the Lesotho government. We are now purchasing a conference centre in South Africa for job creation for the people.

Mofolo Integrated Community Development Programme Group

Address: 1256B Mofolo Village, P.O. Dube, Johannesburg, South Africa
Phone: 27 011 982 6562
Fax: 27 011 339 6379
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Nana H. Moabi
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1990
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Xhosa / Zulu / Afrikaans
Source of Annual Budget: Earned income
Affiliations: Women's National Coalition

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Empower communities through vocational skills and capacity building.

Mvula Trust

Address: 12th Floor, Braamfontein Centre, 23 Jorissen St., P.O. Box 31059, Braamfontein,
Johannesburg, 2017, South Africa
Phone: 27 11 403 3425
Fax: 27 11 403 1260
Email: kerry@mvula.co.za
Internet:
Contact: The Coordinator
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Men / Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1997
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Xhosa / Afrikaans
Source of Annual Budget: Earned income / Foreign donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Empowerment of communities through the management and ownership by communities of their own development processes.

Illustrative Project:

Training and exchange of information in the health sector.

Natal Women's Resource Centre

Address: 608 A.A. House, 537 Smith Street, Durban, 4001, South Africa
Phone: 27 31 306 1939
Fax: 27 31 304 1944
Email: nwrc@iafrica.com
Internet:
Contact: Doreen Beddowes
Type of Organization: Provincial / Rural / Urban
Members: Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1993
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Zulu
Source of Annual Budget: Foreign donors
Affiliations: Advise Desk for Abused Women

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To empower women and educate them on gender and development issues. The centre focuses mainly on the women in rural areas, because these women are always left behind in the development programmes.

Illustrative Project:

During the local election in the KwaZulu Natal Province, NWRC conducted voter education programmes in rural areas - 7 women stood for elections as councilors and won.

National Assocation for Women Empowerment

Address: P.O. Box 1027, Esikhawini, 3887, South Africa
Phone: 27 0351 96 40 87
Fax: 27 0351 96 10 55
Email:
Internet:
Contact: N. Ndaba
Type of Organization: National / Rural
Members: Women
Year Founded: 1989
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Zulu
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors
Affiliations: Women's Coalition

Action Areas:

Purpose:

The organization aims to bring about economic empowerment of rural women in particular and to help them organize themselves to address issues that affect them. NAWE is confident that women will in time remove the obstacles that hinder their full participation in our country's economy, and alleviate the poverty that victimizes so many of them.

Illustrative Project:

We have organized two women's groups in Zululand. Bead and grass crafts made by members are exported to the UK and Germany. This had brought the women income that is steadily growing.

National Association of Women Business Owners

Address: P.O. Box 1443, Southdale, 2135, South Africa
Phone: 27 11 640 36 41
Fax:
Email: nawbo@icon.co.za
Internet:
Contact:
Type of Organization: International / Rural / Urban
Members: Women
Year Founded: 1988
International Working Language: English / French
Local Working Language: Xhosa / Zulu / Afrikaans
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Earned income
Affiliations: Les femmes chefs d'entreprises mondial

Action Areas:

Purpose:

National and international network to nurture and foster women business owners to contribute to the economic growth; mentorship programmes; trade links; government lobby.

Illustrative Project:

One of the most successful projects was a training programme for women in prison to create an awareness of entrepreneurship to prepare and give hope for their exodus from prison. We received full cooperation from the prison officials. At the end of the training sessions, certificates were presented to the inmates. One women who we were monitoring has left prison and has started her business selling second-hand clothes. This has been recorded on video.

National Community Based Paralegal Association

Address: P.O. Box 15, Manenberg, Cape Town, South Africa
Phone: 27 21 691 2515
Fax: 27 21 691 9604
Email:
Internet:
Contact:
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1995
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Afrikaans / Zulu
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Making justice accessible to disadvantaged communities; promotion of human rights, culture, legal aid services; addressing the socio/economic and legal issues; advising, equipping and empowerment of disadvantaged communities.

Illustrative Project:

Democracy for all project - national project (South Africa); Constitution Bill of Rights Education project.

National Council of Women of South Africa

Address: P.O. Box 72499, Parkview, Johannesburg, 2122, South Africa
Phone: 27 11 447 4407
Fax: 27 11 447 4407
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Y. Thome
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community
Members: Women
Year Founded: 1909
International Working Language: English / French
Local Working Language: Zulu / Xhosa / Afrikaans
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees
Affiliations: International Council of Women

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Dissemination of information; empowerment of women.

Illustrative Project:

Promoting discipline in primary schools through the medium of art competitions.

National Network on Violence against Women

Address: c/o Department of Welfare, Private bag X901, Pretoria, 0001, South Africa
Phone: 27 012 312 7541
Fax: 27 012 334 2648
Email:
Internet:
Contact:
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1994
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Zulu / Xhosa / Afrikaans
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Protection of women's rights. Elimination of violence against women.

Illustrative Project:

Sensitization of the public and government on positive attitudes towards women.

National Progressive Primary Health Care Network

Address: P.O. Box 32095, Braamfontein, South Africa
Phone: 27 403 4647
Fax: 27 403 2517
Email: pphcnjhb@wn.apc.org
Internet:
Contact:
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1987
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Xhosa / Zulu / Afrikaans
Source of Annual Budget: Foreign donors
Affiliations: SANGOCO

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To promote primary health care through advocating, influencing, mobilizing and lobbying for a national primary health care policy and its implementation; transferring appropriate skills to community-based organizations; bringing together members to share information skills and experiences; providing practical support to members.

Illustrative Project:

We conducted health rights as human rights campaigns nationally.

National Women's Register

Address: No. 3 Surrey, 300 Surrey Avenue, Randburg 2194, Gauteng, South Africa
Phone: 27 11 787 1898
Fax: 27 11 787 1898
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Isabel Hutchison
Type of Organization: National / Rural / Urban
Members: Women
Year Founded: 1960
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Xhosa / Zulu / Afrikaans
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To stop women from stagnating by having stimulating talks once a month.

Illustrative Project:

Successful in making women more assertive and confident.

Nelson Mandela's Children's Fund

Address: P.O. Box 79, Highlands North, 2037, South Africa
Phone: 27 11 786 9140
Fax: 27 11 786 9197
Email: nmcf@mail.icon.co.za
Internet:
Contact: Jeremy Ractliffe
Type of Organization: National / Urban / Rural
Members: Youth
Year Founded: 1994
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Xhosa / Zulu / Afrikaans
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: Southern African Grantmakers Association

Action Areas:

Purpose:

The NMCF is a trust fund established for charitable and education objectives focusing on all children and young people at risk who live in severely deprived socio-economic circumstances. The NMCF is particularly interested in funding projects and orgranisations which work with children and youth who are homeless and abused, have not had the benefit of adequate education, are at risk of habitual deliquency, are disabled, and have no recreational opportunities.

Illustrative Project:

The NMCF funds various children's homes and shelters that are involved in providing quality care for children who are homeless, abandoned, orphaned or abused. These homes/shelters need staff with appropriate skills who provide social work services to the children in their care to ensure secure and permanent environments for them, i.e. return to their own homes, foster care or adoption.

Nicro Women's Support Centre

Address: 4 Buitensingel, Capetown, 8001, South Africa
Phone: 27 21 221 690
Fax: 27 21 246 879
Email:
Internet:
Contact: The Coordinator
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1993
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Afrikaans / Xhosa
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Earned income / Foreign donors / Other
Affiliations: National Network on Violence Against Women

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To address the issue of violence against women through prevention programmes, education, counseling, legal aid and research.

Illustrative Project:

We run a small resource centre for members of the public, students, etc. to research the issues of violence against women. Provide counseling and legal aid to abused women at 7 area offices; train volunteers; undertake research and lobbying for improved policy and procedures, etc.

Nisaa Institute for Women's Development

Address: P.O. Box 1057, Lenasia, 1820, South Africa
Phone: 27 854 5804 / 5805
Fax: 27 854 5718
Email: nisaa@sangonet.org.zo
Internet:
Contact: Executive Director
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1994
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Xhosa / Zulu
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Earned income / Foreign donors
Affiliations: National Women's Coalition

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Community-based organization which focuses on women abuse and women's issues. Nisaa is committed to bridging that which can bring women together as a cohesive group and that which distinguishes each of us as an individual. Nisaa is opposed to all forms of oppression, exploitation and violence against women, and subscribes to the principles of non-sectarianism and social transformation. Nisaa is dedicated to promoting and acknowledging women's self and collective empowerment and their contribution to politics, economics, social, and community-based activities.

Illustrative Project:

The White Ribbon Campaign, which coincided with the International Women's Day (8 march 1997) involved the distribution of a pamphlet to high schools and under-resourced communities in Gauteng, together with an educational talk. The event received significant media coverage and due to the success of the White Ribbon Campaign there is the possibility that will be extended nationally.

North West Women Information Forum

Address: P.O. Box 2676, Rustenburg, 0300, South Africa
Phone: 27 142 971 025
Fax: 27 142 973 399
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Beauty Malefo
Type of Organization: Provincial / Local / Community / Rural
Members: Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1994
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Setswana / Zulu
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To network and disseminate information; educate our communities and thus empower them; teach them skills to start their own small businesses in order to eradicate poverty; awareness and advocacy campaigns on issues such as AIDS/HIV, life skills, gender equality and voter education.

Illustrative Project:

Disseminated information; organized workshops on advocacy and voter education both for national and local governments. Interpreted and explained in local languages the concept of democracy and the importance of voting.

Ntsoanatsatsi Educare Trust

Address: P.O. Box 18066, Witsieshoek, 9870, South Africa
Phone: 27 58 713 0353
Fax: 27 58 713 0353
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Pulane Cuefer
Type of Organization: Provincial / Local / Community / Rural
Members: Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1993
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Sotho
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors
Affiliations: South African Congress for ECD

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Ntsoanatsatsi helps set up creches and playgroups, offers pre-school and ECD training and on-site visits to pre-school teachers using the Ntataise training programmes. It also runs women's ECD income generation clubs.

Old Mutual Secretaries Association

Address: Liesbeek House, 1st Floor, River Park, River Lane, Mowbray, Cape Town, 7450, South
Africa
Phone: 27 21 509 4461
Fax: 27 21 509 4156
Email: mjoss@oldmutual.com
Internet:
Contact: Marlene Joss
Type of Organization: National / Urban
Members: Women
Year Founded: 1982
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Xhosa / Afrikaans
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To establish, maintain and conduct this association as an organizational base for secretaries of Old Mutual; to develop, direct and execute projects of professional and educational development; to encourage professional and self-development through seminars and social activities; to update the standard and professionalism of secretaries at Old Mutual; to meet regularly for reasons of common interest such as broadcasting knowledge, enhancing skills, sharing experience and networking.

Illustrative Project:

We have made a difference by collecting old clothes, blankets and food for various charities; assited the Cape Town Drug Centres by collecting money for them; educated women in the importance of knowing some form of self-defense, as crime against women has increased tremendously. Our members have kept up to date on issues and topics of importance to their role in Old Mutual as well as change/development occuring in the company so that at all times they are made to feel the importance of their role.

Pan African Women's Organization

Address: P.O. Box 5852, Johannesburg, 2000, South Africa
Phone: 27 426 36 90
Fax: 27 426 36 90
Email:
Internet:
Contact: M. Pheko
Type of Organization: National / Africa Region
Members: Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1986
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Xhosa / Zulu / Afrikaans
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Earned income
Affiliations: Women's National Coalition

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To politicize women; to increase the decision-making ability of women; to offer alternatives to policy that impacts on women negatively; to train women to participate at local government.

Illustrative Project:

Our organization has created a gender policy which has been used to train the leaders of political parties to ensure that women are represented in the structure by 40% by 1999.

People Opposing Women Abuse

Address: P.O. Box 93416, Yeoville, 2143, South Africa
Phone: 27 642 4345 / 4346
Fax: 27 684 33 195
Email:
Internet:
Contact:
Type of Organization: Provincial / Local / Community / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded:
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language:
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Foreign donors / Earned income
Affiliations: Gantenge Nat'ional Network of Violence Against Women

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To provide counseling, legal advise and shelter to women who have been abused by their partners; lobby and advocate to end violence against women.

Illustrative Project:

Established a resource center; carried out an economic empowerment project for women.

Philisisizwie Association for Development

Address: P.O. Box 62137, Bishopsgate, Durban, 4008, South Africa
Phone: 27 31 307 5853
Fax: 27 31 307 244
Email: pad@eastcoast.co.za
Internet:
Contact: Thabi Shange
Type of Organization: Provincial / Local / Community / Rural / Urban
Members: Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1988
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Xhosa / Zulu / Afrikaans
Source of Annual Budget:
Affiliations: IRED

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Setting up of community institutions; rural financial viability development; training; entrepreneurship development, and work experience creation.

Illustrative Project:

127 persons employed by the initiated entreprises; rural institutions set up and functioning; over 1000 youth and women trained over the past 3 years and 80% employed.

Poverty Alleviating Scheme

Address: 71 Stanley Avenue, Vereeninging, Gauteng, 1930, South Africa
Phone:
Fax:
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Mmamphuthi
Type of Organization: Provincial / Rural / Provincial
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1992
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Xhosa / Zulu / Afrikaans
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors
Affiliations: Women Environment Development Organization (WEDO)

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Helps communities fight poverty by forming self-help schemes and clubs.

Illustrative Project:

Masakhane Upliftment Club - encourages people to form groups to which they donate money to  buy food in bulk to be shared or donated among themselves.

Pro-Civitas Education Consultants

Address: P.O. Box 38, Noordhoek, Cape Town, 7985, South Africa
Phone: 27 21 789 2525 / 567 8892 cellular
Fax: 27 21 789 2385
Email: pro.civitas@pixie.co.za
Internet:
Contact: Michael Rice
Type of Organization: Regional / Local / Community / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women
Year Founded: 1992
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Afrikaans / Xhosa / Zulu
Source of Annual Budget: Earned income
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Education research, evaluations, policy and strategy development.

Illustrative Project:

The National Audit on teachers' education invesigated the state of teachers' education throughout the country in preparation for the White Paper on Higher Education.

Programme for Development Research

Address: Private Bag X41, Pretoria, 0001, South Africa
Phone: 27 12 302 2917
Fax: 27 12 302 2497
Email: yvettet@hsrc.ac.za
Internet:
Contact: Yzette Terreblanche, Coordinator
Type of Organization: National / Africa Region
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1987
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Xhosa / Zulu / Setswana
Source of Annual Budget: Earned income / Parliamentary grant
Affiliations: Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To be a Southern African development information medium that collects and disseminates information on all Southern African development role-players. It is PRODDER's mission to provide appropriate comprehensive and dynamic development information service to people and organisations.

Illustrative Project:

The Southern Development Directory is a unique and renowned directory of all key development roleplayers in the Southern African Region. The PRODDER directory contains NGOs in Southern Africa working in areas such as adult basic education, AIDS, food security, gender, refugees, voter education and women.  A total of 68 focus areas are used to classify activities of organisations.

Provincial Parliamentary Programme

Address: P.O. Box 17350, Congelia, 4013, South Africa
Phone: 27 31 260 1182
Fax: 27 31 260 1229
Email: pap@saol.com
Internet:
Contact: Janine Hicks
Type of Organization: Provincial / Local / Community / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1998
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Zulu
Source of Annual Budget:
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To monitor provincial parliament; assessing legislation and policy drafting,to assure transparency and effectiveness; to disseminate information on the above through booklets and manuals to a network of NGOs; to build capacity of civil society through training programmes, to lobby Government, draft submissions, and to do advocacy work.

Illustrative Project:

Production of a plain language version of rules and provincial laws to be distributed among members of a provincial legislature and NGOs needing to interact with the legislature. This publication is designed to enhance the capacity of the members, which comprise politicians and community activists unfamiliar with the parliamentary system.

Quaker Peace Centre

Address: 3 Rye Road, Mowbray 7700, Cape Town, South Africa
Phone: 27 21 685 7800
Fax: / 686 8167
Email: qpc@wn.apc.org
Internet: http://www.quaker.org/capetown/
Contact: Jemery Routledge
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1990
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Xhosa / Afrikaans
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Build a culture of peace in local communities.

Illustrative Project:

Encourage teamwork in local communities for poverty eradication and peace education in schools.

Rural Finance Facility

Address: P.O Box 665, Johannesburg, 2000, South Africa
Phone: 27 404 2405
Fax: 27 404 1402
Email: chock@iafrica.com
Internet:
Contact: Chris Hock
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Men / Women
Year Founded:
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Xhosa / Zulu / Setswana
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Earned income / Foreign donors
Affiliations: Rural / Urban

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To provide financial assistance to low income South Africans for housing and rural enterprise.

Illustrative Project:

Distributed over 20000 micro loans over the last 5 years worth more than $10 million. Loan loss rate of less than 1%.

Rural Women's Initiative Northern Province

Address: P.O. Box 2671, Pietersburg, 0700, South Africa
Phone: 27 015 295 2385
Fax: 27 015 2911 5706
Email:
Internet:
Contact: L.W. Mokhatla
Type of Organization: Provincial / Rural
Members: Women
Year Founded: 1994
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Xhosa / Zulu / Afrikaans
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To empower women in income generating projects; influence re-direction of resources such as funding, technology and information to the rural areas.

Illustrative Project:

Training on management of small businesses.

Sedibeng Centre for Organizational Effectiveness

Address: P.O. Box 32286, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, 2017, South Africa
Phone: 27 11 403 3010
Fax: 27 11 403 1104
Email: sedi2@iafrica.com
Internet:
Contact: Reuben Mogato Mogano
Type of Organization: International / Regional
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1997
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Xhosa / Zulu / Setswana
Source of Annual Budget: Earned income / Foreign donors
Affiliations: South African National NGO Coalition

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To promote strong civil society and sustainable development through programs that build civil society leadership and strengthen the capacity of NGOs and their partnership with Government.

Illustrative Project:

The Sedibeng Centre is involved in processes aimed at setting up the National Development Agency - a statutory body which will act as a conduit for foreign donor and government funding to the NGO selected. The Agency will soon be set up after the relevant legislation has been passed.

Siyakhula Women's  Association

Address: P.O. Box 13545, Hatfield, 0028, South Africa
Phone: 27 12 834 580
Fax: 27 12 834 580
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Chana Majake
Type of Organization: National / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1990
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Zulu / Sotho
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors
Affiliations: Women's National Coalition

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Development of women and children; enhancement of good family life through special programmes run by communities; promotion of awareness of the rights of women and children.

Illustrative Project:

Was part of the activities that urged the South African government to ratify the convention on Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Sizanani Women Resource Centre

Address: P.O. Box 95, Dube Village, South Africa
Phone: 27 11 982 3597
Fax:
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Dorothy Ramaila Ditshego
Type of Organization: Provincial / Rural / Urban
Members: Women
Year Founded: 1994
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Sotho / Zulu
Source of Annual Budget: Earned income / Fundraising
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To share ideas in traditional arts and crafts; to share information from Government with other NGOs; to teach skills on small businesses and entrepreneurship.

Illustrative Project:

We have distributed letters and circulars of information on the new national policy to youth and sports clubs.

Skills Training for Rural Women

Address: P.O. Box 623, Newtown, 2113s, South Africa
Phone: 27 11 614 3728
Fax: 27 11 614 3728
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Tamar Mason
Type of Organization: National / Rural
Members: Women
Year Founded: 1993
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Afrikaans / Setswana
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Earned income / Foreign donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Technical business and project management given to rural women's groups to establish viable micro-enterprises; evaluation of rural craft projects and programmes on a consultancy basis.

Illustrative Project:

Tin workshop was established by Tamar Mason in 1991 in the Village of Muchudi, Botswana. Funding was received to cover the initial 9 months of technical business and project management skills training. After the first three months of training, the project was generating a profit and since then has sustained itself independently. The women work as a cooperative and make a range of decorative homeware using recycled tins.

Small Enterprise Foundation

Address: P.O. Box 212, Tzaneen, 0850, South Africa
Phone: 27 15 307 5837
Fax: 27 15 307 2977
Email: sef@pixie.co.za
Internet:
Contact: John de Wit
Type of Organization: Provincial / Local / Community / Rural
Members: Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1991
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Xhosa / Zulu / Afrikaans
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Earned income / Foreign donors
Affiliations: Calmeadow

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To alleviate poverty and unemployment in South Africa's rural areas through the provision of micro-financial services.

Illustrative Project:

Eighty percent of those who live below 50% of the national poverty line who join SEF's poverty programme are successful in the new enterprises which they begin.

Social Change Assistance Trust

Address: 13B Kloofnek Road, Tamboerskloof, Cape Town, South Africa
Phone: 27 021 240 909
Fax: 27 021 248 099
Email: scat@aztec.co.za
Internet:
Contact: Nomsa Somdaka
Type of Organization: Provincial / Rural
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1985
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Afrikaans / Xhosa
Source of Annual Budget: Foreign donors
Affiliations: South African NGO Coalition

Action Areas:

Purpose:

SCAT is an independent funding and development agency. We support community controlled development projects in the rural areas. We work in partnership with those we fund by offering support in organizational development and capacity building. We believe this is vital for the rural poor to gain power and democracy to become real.

Illustrative Project:

All advice offices embarked on voter education in 1994. SCAT conducted workshops on the farms near Grahamstown on the farm workers bill in 1997.

South African Congress for Early Childhood Development

Address: P.O. Box 673, Pretoria, 0001, South Africa
Phone: 27 012 322 060 / 322 061
Fax: 27 012 322 9379
Email: sacecd@satis.co.za
Internet:
Contact: Prayina Makan-Lakha
Type of Organization: National / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1994
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Afrikaans / Zulu / Xhosa
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

South African Liberal Students' Association

Address: P.B. 12272, Brandhof, 9324, South Africa
Phone: 27 51 44 82 707
Fax: 27 51 44 82 707
Email: chbs@rs.govs.ac.za
Internet:
Contact: Babrie Schoonees
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Youth
Year Founded: 1993
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language:
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Promotion and protection of individual liberties; promotion and practice of free thought; defense of academic and intellectual freedom; promotion of free and independent institutions for higher education. 500 members.

Illustrative Project:

Promotion of culture, liberalism and human rights; mobilizing the transformation process on campuses; representation of students in institutional governmental structures; legislation on higher education; allocation of government funds towards education; participation in Draft Higher Education Bill; regular national media coverage.

South African National NGO Coalition

Address: P.O. Box 31471, Braamfontein, 2017, Guateng Province, South Africa
Phone: 27 11 403 3010 / 403 7746
Fax: 27 11 403 1104 / 403 8703
Email: info@snagoco.org.za
Internet:
Contact: Director
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1995
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Xhosa / Zulu / Afrikaans / Sotho
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Promote networking and partnerships among NGOs and between NGOs and other development partners such as the Government.

Illustrative Project:

Capacity building workshops for experience sharing; exchanges of experiences.

South African Network of Legal Aid and Legal Assistance NGOs

Address: P.O. Box 305, 2113 Newtown, Johannesburg, South Africa
Phone: 27 11 836 7901 / 836 8071
Fax: 27 11 833 1747
Email: odette@lrc.za
Internet:
Contact: Coordinator
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Men / Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1991
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Xhosa / Sotho / Zulu
Source of Annual Budget:
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Give legal assistance to NGOs.

Illustrative Project:

Legal training and legal clinics for NGOs.

South African Scout Association

Address: 34 Palmdyra Road, Claremont, P.B. 2434, Clareinch, 7740, South Africa
Phone: 27 21 68 33 901
Fax: 27 21 68 33 716
Email: sahg@scout.net
Internet:
Contact: J.A. Hunneyball
Type of Organization: National / Rural / Urban / Local
Members: Youth
Year Founded: 1922
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Setswana / Xhosa / Zulu / Afrikaans
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Earned income
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To support and direct the personal development of young men and boys; to train young men and boys to become responsible citizens; to educate young men and boys in their spiritual, social, intellectual and physical development.

Illustrative Project:

Continuos non-formal education programmes for adolescents aged from 11 to 18; outdoor activities for approximately 130,000 participants in 1995; refugee projects in cooperation with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

South African Women in Science and Engineering

Address: University of Cape Town, P.O. Box 34085, Rodenbosch, 7700, South Africa
Phone: 27 21 650 3269 / 650 3270
Fax: 27 21 689 7573
Email: jat@molbiol.uct.ac.za
Internet:
Contact: Jennifer A. Thomson
Type of Organization: National / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1995
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Xhosa / Zulu / Afrikaans
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Foreign donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To strengthen the role of women in science and engineering by raising their profiles, highlighting and addressing problems faced specifically by women in these fields, lobbying for the advancement of women in science and engineering, providing leadership and role models for young people wishing to enter the fields of scince and engineering.

Illustrative Project:

Development of an interactive 'road show' to highlight science and engineering for women.

Suid Afrikaanse Vrouefederasie

Address: P.O. Box 40526, Arcadia, Pretoria, 0007, South Africa
Phone: 27 012 325 3920 / 325 1200
Fax: 27 012 324 4109
Email:
Internet:
Contact: S.J. Van Graan
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1904
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Afrikaans / Xhosa / Zulu
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Earned income
Affiliations: Gesinstigting van Suid Afrika

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To render welfare, welfare related and other services in respect of family care, community development, child care, education and care of the aged in communties to all those who may  benefit.

Illustrative Project:

The Botswadi I -  Education in physical, loving care, learning opportunites and developing a conscience. The Botswadi Programme is presented to small groups of mothers at a time. It comprises 7 chapters, discussed in 7 sessions with the aid of illustrated workbooks.

Surplus People Project

Address: P.O. Box 468, Athlone, T 160, South Africa
Phone: 27 21 448 5605
Fax: 27 21 448 0105
Email: spp@un.aps.org
Internet:
Contact: David Mayson
Type of Organization: National / Rural
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1979
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Afrikaans / Xhosa
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Foreign donors / Earned income
Affiliations: National Land Committee

Action Areas:

Purpose:

It assists the landless and land-poor communities to reclaim lost land through apartheid, or to access additional land for the purpose of economic and residential development.

Illustrative Project:

A settlement community enlisted in the 1960s become the fifth community to win restoration of their land in terms of the South African post-democracy land reform policy. SPP is currently assisting the community with farm management and development and the provision of residential and other services.

Tewglelang Women's Community Project

Address: P.O. Box 3, Residensia, 1980, South Africa
Phone: 27 16 591 1308
Fax: 27 16 981 7304
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Coordinator
Type of Organization: Provincial / Local / Community
Members: Women
Year Founded: 1984
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Sotho / Zulu
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Priority creation of employment - establishment of a clothing factory for sewing, knitting and tailoring of uniforms for schools, police, etc.; setting up shops for local communities; training school for unskilled workers.

Illustrative Project:

We produce clothing that is in turn sold to organizations like schools, shops and factories, thus the people are financially empowered.

The Desmond Tutu Educational Trust

Address: P.O. Box 394, Kasselsvlei, Cape Town, 7533, South Africa
Phone: 27 21 951 7544
Fax: 27 21 951 7668
Email: dtetvdross@xsinet.co.za
Internet:
Contact: George Van Der Ross
Type of Organization: National / Local / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1994
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Xhosa / Afrikaans / Zulu
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Foreign donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Promote local values like Ubuntu to build communities.

Illustrative Project:

Annual award to those who build local development on local values, experiences and technology.

The Desmond Tutu Trust Peace Centre

Address: P.O. Box 394, Kasselsvlei, Cape Town, 7533, South Africa
Phone: 27 21 425 7003
Fax:
Email: zoe@tutu.org
Internet:
Contact: Executive Director
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1995
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Xhosa / Afrikaans / Zulu
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Foreign donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Promote the philosophy of Ubuntu in conflict resolution and peace.

Illustrative Project:

Training adults and schools to solve problems peacefully.

The Federal Women's Action of the National Party of South Africa

Address: P.O. Box 553, Milnerton, 7435, South Africa
Phone: 27 021 521 578
Fax: 27 021 521 578
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Coordinator
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community / Rural / Urban
Members: Women
Year Founded:
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Afrikaans / Zulu
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Other
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To develop child care and after school facilities in marginalized areas; to train and empower appropriate staff from the community for these centres; to counter-act child abuse and the neglect of children in poverty stricken areas; to establish development opportunities for women to develop themselves in order to care for their families.

Illustrative Project:

A project was undertaken in Kagiso, Extension 12 and Lusaka 1 (satellites of Krugersdorp in Gauteng) where mothers were trained at a centre in sewing, baking, cooking and general illiteracy. Several projects were undertaken in KwaZulu-Natal where women were trained in sewing and the making of patch-work blankets to sell, assistance with the project in respect of takeout food service generate funds to provide for their families.

The Reproductive Rights Alliance

Address: P.O. Box 788, Johannesburg, 2000, South Africa
Phone: 27 403 2101
Fax: 27 403 1015
Email: rralist@wn.apc.org
Internet:
Contact: Coordinator
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Men / Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1995
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Xhosa / Sotho / Zulu
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Promote understanding and protection of reproductive health.

Illustrative Project:

Advocate for more attention on reproductive health in national policies.

The South African Red Cross Society

Address: 25 Erlswold Way, Saxonwold, P.O. Box 2033, Houghton, 2196, South Africa
Phone: 27 646 6942
Fax: 27 646 7886
Email: daronmassey@hotmail.com
Internet:
Contact: Executive Director
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Men / Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1994
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Xhosa / Afrikaans / Zulu
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Foreign donors
Affiliations: International Red Cross

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Emergency intervention.

Illustrative Project:

Interventions to promote health and nutrition of AIDS orphans.

The United Sisterhood Women of Progressive Judaism

Address: P.O. Box 87333, Houghton, South Africa
Phone: 27 11 646 2409
Fax: 27 11 646 4654
Email: eldad@pix.co.za
Internet: http://www.emanuel.co.za/usistr.html
Contact: Henna Du Plessis
Type of Organization: National / Rural / Urban
Members: Women
Year Founded: 1933
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Afrikaans / Xhosa / Zulu / Setho
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: Women of Reform Judaism

Action Areas:

Purpose:

The cultivation of human potential and dignity is crucial to the survival of our country. Feelings, spirit, identity, relationships are all vital ingredients for human development. We provide care to those who need it regardless of race, color, or creed.

Illustrative Project:

In 1945 we built our first school in Alexandria Township. The school is named M.C. Weiler school and now 1,000 children from squatter camps attend. 

Umtapo Centre

Address: P.O. Box 2792, Durban, South Africa
Phone: 27 31 305 3506
Fax: 27 31 301 4030
Email: umtapo@sn.apc.org
Internet:
Contact: Deena Soliar
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1986
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Zulu
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: Development Innovations and Network (IRED)

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To work in a holistic way towards the development of a society that will be characterized by social and economic justice and a value system based on indigenous culture and knowledge.

Illustrative Project:

African People Education - engaged in conceptualizing and concretizing a definition and vision for peace education in Africa; training of trainers in peace education; producing a pan-African peace newsletter; networking with peace organizations nationally and internationally.

Union of Jewish Women of South Africa

Address: P.O. Box 87556, Houghton, Johannesburg, 2045, South Africa
Phone: 27 11 646 3402
Fax:
Email: ujwexec@netactive.co.za
Internet:
Contact: Coordinator
Type of Organization: National / Africa Region / Local / Community / Urban
Members: Women
Year Founded: 1932
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Xhosa / Zulu / Setho
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors
Affiliations: International Council of Jewish Women

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Service to all sectors of the South African Community.

Illustrative Project:

We have started an anti-crime initiative which includes a project to provide clothing and cleansing packs for rape victims.

United Nations Association - South Africa

Address: c/o Centre fpr Adult and Continuing Education, University of the Western Cape, Private
Bag X 17, Belleville, South Africa
Phone: 27 21 959 3880
Fax: 27 21 959 2481
Email: ndayile@uwc.ac.za
Internet:
Contact: Nomvuyo Ndayile
Type of Organization: National / Local / Urban / Rural
Members: Men / Women / Youth
Year Founded: 2001
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Xhosa / Afrikaans / Zulu
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Foreign donors
Affiliations: WFUNA

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Form a coalition of NGOs in support of UN activities.

Illustrative Project:

Host of WFUNA activities during the UN Conference on Racism, Durban, August 2001.

University Science, Humanities Engineering Partnership in Africa

Address: University of Capetown, Private Bag, Rondebosch, 7700, South Africa
Phone: 27 21 650 2822
Fax: 27 21 686 5444
Email: nan@education.uct.ac.za
Internet:
Contact: L.Y. Shackleton
Type of Organization: Regional / Urban
Members: Men / Women
Year Founded: 1994
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Xhosa / Afrikaans
Source of Annual Budget: Foreign donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Human and infrastructural capacity development in selected African universities.

Illustrative Project:

Award of Fellowships to members of staff at the University of Dar-es-Salaam to undertake jointly supervised PhD Studies at the University of Cape Town.

University of the North

Address: Private Bag X 1106, Sovenga, 0727, South Africa
Phone: 27 15 268 2203
Fax: 27 15 268 2203
Email: machetec@unin.unorth.ac.za
Internet:
Contact: Prof. C. Machete
Type of Organization: Regional / National
Members: Men / Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1958
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Xhosa / Afrikaans / Zulu
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Foreign donors / Earned income
Affiliations: National Faculties of Agriculture

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Education for sustainable development.

Illustrative Project:

Promotion of life long learning and adult education.

University of the Witwatersrand Gender Forum

Address: 1 Jan Smuts Avenue, P.O. WITS 2050, Johannesburg, South Africa
Phone: 27 11 716 3339
Fax:
Email: 064shm@muse.arts.ac.za
Internet:
Contact: Sheila Meintjes
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community / Urban
Members: Women
Year Founded: 1990
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Afrikaans / Xhosa / Zulu
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: Women's National Coalition

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To improve conditions for gender relations to flourish in a  free and tolerant environment. To participate and ensure gender equity and equality on our campus and in national policy-making processes. To develop women's studies and gender studies programmes in University faculties.

Illustrative Project:

The Gender Forum particpated in the Women's National Coalition during 1992 - 1994. Dr. Sheila Meintjes from the Political Studies Department coordinated the research for the WNC as a member of the Research Supervisory Group. Prof. Jaqueline Cock was also a  member of the RSG. The WNC produced the Women's Charter for effctive equality. Our advocacy has challenged the codes in the university.

Urban Sector Network

Address: P.O. Box 32707, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, 2017, South Africa
Phone: 27 11 403 3752
Fax: 27 11 338 7762
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Coordinator
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Men / Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1994
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Xhosa / Sotho / Zulu
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Reduce poverty and violence.

Illustrative Project:

Promote self-employment through vocational training and credit.

Vaal Gauteng Peace and Development Foundation

Address: P.O. Box 3268, Vereenining, Gauteng, 1930, South Africa
Phone:
Fax:
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Mmamphuthi
Type of Organization: National / Rural
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1992
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Afrikaans / Xhosa / Zulu
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors
Affiliations: Women Environment Development Organization (WEDO)

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Peace-keeping through mediation; to make sure that development takes place.

Illustrative Project:

We trained trainers from various communities who in turn trained their communites in basic project management.

Woman's Christian Temperance Union

Address: 3 Upper Wrensch Road, Observatory, 7925, South Africa
Phone: 27 21 476 004
Fax:
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Newkirk
Type of Organization: International / Rural / Urban
Members: Women
Year Founded: 1896
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Zulu / Xhosa
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees
Affiliations: World Woman's ChristianTemperance Union

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To educate and promote abstinence from alcohol.

Illustrative Project:

We have an ex-teacher going to high schools educating students about the problems associated with drinking alcohol.

Women's Bureau of South Africa

Address: P.O. Box 75749, Lynnwood Ridge, Gauteng, 0040, South Africa
Phone: 27 12 348 1231 / 348 1232 / 348 1234
Fax: 27 12 348 1235
Email: ccwelman@global.co.za
Internet:
Contact: N. Stockton
Type of Organization: National / Rural / Urban
Members: Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1983
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Afrikaans / Sotho
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To ensure the socio-economic uplifting of all women in South Africa, including the girl-child; to watch over legislation of concern to women, children and the family; to alleviate violence and abuse; to empower women and safeguard their interests, health and well-being. This is attained through networking, training and advocacy work services at grassroots level which have been approved and have the support of communities, facilitating women's action, mediating on behalf of women, and working closely with governmental, private and non-private governmental structures.

Women's Coalition

Address: P.O. Box 3840, Durban, 4000, South Africa
Phone: 27 31 301 2902
Fax: 27 31 301 2906
Email: pphckzn@wn.apc.org
Internet:
Contact: Coordinator
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Women
Year Founded: 1994
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Xhosa / Afrikaans / Zulu
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Improve women's living conditions and rights.

Illustrative Project:

Promote women's education, including adult education.

Women's Cultural Group Educational Trust

Address: P.O. Box 1148, Wandsbeck 3631, Westville, Durban, South Africa
Phone: 27 31 861 959 / 286 203
Fax: 27 31 281 854
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Zuleikha Mayat / Aziza Mayat
Type of Organization: National / Rural / Urban
Members: Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1954
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Afrikaans / Xhosa / Zulu
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Earned income
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Inter-cultural exchange with fellow South Africans creating awareness of the responsibilities of one's religion. Granting interest free loans for tertiary education. Promotion of culinary skills in women through our series of cookery books.

Illustrative Project:

In the field of education we have built up a capital reserve fund, the returns of which are loaned to disadvantaged students for tertiary and technical education. Some students receive outright sums which they do not need to pay back, though these are extreme cases. We have also given substantial sums of money to institutions which educate handicapped (physically and mentally) persons. We have also helped set up creches and nursery schools in rural areas.

Women's Development Banking

Address: P.O. Box 592, Auckland Park, 2006, South Africa
Phone: 27 11 726 4230
Fax: 27 11 726 1938
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Daphne Motsepe
Type of Organization: National / Rural
Members: Women
Year Founded: 1992
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language:
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Earned income
Affiliations: Women's World Banking

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To provide micro-financing through credit and savings activities.

Illustrative Project:

Statement from one member - 'I have been selling chickens for the past three years. In November 1992, I got a loan of R300. I bought enough stock and made a profit. In future I expect a bigger loan so that I can go on without difficulties. WDB helped me a lot because I can now keep a record of my business. I am now waiting for my second loan. I am thinking of selling frozen chickens in the future'.

Women's Development Foundation

Address: P.O. Box 31028, Braamfontein, 2017, South Africa
Phone: 27 11 339 1895 / 339 1896
Fax: 27 11 339 6533
Email: wdf@icon.co.za
Internet:
Contact: Barbara Watson
Type of Organization: National / Rural / Urban
Members: Women
Year Founded: 1992
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Afrikaans / Zulu / Xhosa
Source of Annual Budget: Foreign donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Empowerment of women for gender equality.

Illustrative Project:

New Acts are being drafted and passed in the democratic South Africa. WDF engaged women in the development of the Land Act; ran workshops in many rural areas to discuss the proposal by Government; got women to contribute to this and sent their submissions;  attended the hearings and made final inputs to ensure that the final Act is gender sensitive. Followed the same process with the Act on Local Government. 

Women's Energy Group

Address: EDRC, University of Cape Town, P.O. Rondebosch, Cape Town, South Africa
Phone: 27 21 650 2100
Fax: 27 21 650 2830
Email: wendy@energetic.uct.ac.ja
Internet:
Contact: Wendy Annecke
Type of Organization: National / Rural / Urban
Members: Women
Year Founded: 1993
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Afrikaans / Xhosa
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Foreign donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Network of women in the energy sector for support and information dissemination from parliamentarians to grassroots women for conciousness-raising and capacity-building.

Illustrative Project:

Contributed to the writing of the White Paper; carried out research on the position of women in the energy sector.

Women's Health Project

Address: P.O. Box 1038, Johannesburg, South Africa
Phone: 27 11 489 9917
Fax: 27 11 489 9922
Email: marion.borcherds@nhls.ac.za
Internet:
Contact: Marion Borcherds
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community
Members: Women
Year Founded:
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language:
Source of Annual Budget: Foreign donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Women's Leadership and Training Programme

Address: P.O. Box 3298, Braamfontein, 2017, South Africa
Phone: 27 11 838 4644
Fax: 27 11 838 4590
Email: witprog@wn.apc.org
Internet:
Contact: Mandundu Masilo
Type of Organization: National / Rural / Urban
Members: Women
Year Founded: 1985
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Afrikaans / Zulu / Xhosa
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: South African National NGO Coalition

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To empower women and young girls from disadvantaged communities in both rural and urban areas through training in life and other skills that will enable them to take up challenges. It is also to prepare them to take up positions in government structures to influence policies on gender sensitive issues and to promote support for the recognition and development of women.

Illustrative Project:

WLTP has established 12 women centers in 6 out of the 12 provinces of South Africa. These centers are run by young women trained by WLTP. The young women have started development programs in their areas such as creches, literacy classes, and gardening projects. Many of them participated in the 1994 voter education campaign, and some were officers at polling stations. Others participate in their community structures and serve on various committees. They are used by other organizations as resource persons to facilitate workshops on topics such as the abuse of children and women, HIV/AIDS awareness, and leadership.

Women's National Coalition of South Africa

Address: P.O. Box 62319, Marshalltown, Johannesburg, 2107, South Africa
Phone: 27 11 331 5958 / 331 5958
Fax: 27 11 331 5957
Email: beijing@wn.apc.org
Internet:
Contact: Coordinator
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Women
Year Founded: 1995
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Afrikaans / Xhosa / Zulu
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Promote women's rights.

Illustrative Project:

Education of women on their rights.

Women's Institute for Leadership Development and Democracy

Address: P.O. Box 1478, Johannesburg, South Africa
Phone: 27 11 836 5656
Fax: 27 11 836 5620
Email:
Internet:
Contact:
Type of Organization: National / Rural / Urban
Members: Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1993
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Afrikaans / Zulu / Xhosa
Source of Annual Budget: Foreign donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To transform key institutions through linking women in political and grassroots structures to each other; empowering women through education, training and development on a personal, economic and political level; influencing government on the issues of grassroots women.

Illustrative Project:

Through the development and democracy programme, many women have attained leadership positions including some executive positions in both urban and rural areas.

World Wide Fund for Nature

Address: P.O. Box 456, Stellenbosch, 7599, South Africa
Phone: 27 21 887 2801
Fax: 27 21 887 9517
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Ian Mc Donald
Type of Organization: National
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1968
International Working Language: English / French
Local Working Language: Afrikaans / Xhosa
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Earned income
Affiliations: World Wide Fund For Nature International

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Fundraising for nature conservation.

Illustrative Project:

Establishment of the Southern African Wildlife College (Noedspruit), and The Table Mountain Fund (Western Cape Peninsular Mountain Chain Preservation).

Young Women's Christian Association of Southern Africa

Address: P.O. Box 31746, Braamfontein, 2017, South Africa
Phone: 27 11 403 2423
Fax: 27 11 403 2423
Email:
Internet:
Contact: L. Jackson
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community / Urban
Members: Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1886
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Afrikaans / Zulu / Xhosa
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Earned income
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To meet the needs of women spiritually, socially, physically and intellectually, and as far as possible answer the call of any woman in need, danger or distress; provide accommodation for women that is safe and convenient.

Illustrative Project:

Capacity building workshops.

Zenzele Women's Organization

Address: P.O. Box 645, Grahamstown, South Africa
Phone: 27 320 465 / 24 190
Fax:
Email:
Internet:
Contact: M. H. Mdyesha
Type of Organization: Regional / Rural / Urban
Members: Women
Year Founded: 1935
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Xhosa / Sotho
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Fund raising
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To develop women to their full potential skills.

Illustrative Project:

We have workshops and talks on a variety of skills such as sewing, handwork, cooking, health,  and AIDS prevention.