Ditikeni In Conversation – Meet the Omba Arts Trust

Posted on Aug 23, 2021 in News

Our latest annual report features artwork from the Omba Arts Trust, a social enterprise working in Namibia since the early 90’s with 400 rural artisans in 9 regions of the country. We spoke to the Trust’s Director Karin le Roux, to find out more about the work they do and what it meant for them […]

Thuso Advice Office

Posted on Aug 17, 2021 in News

We move back to the Northern Cape today, to the town of Thuso where we find the Thuso Advice Office. This local development agency enjoys support from our shareholder SCAT, and helps residents with paralegal support. This Office, as with many others across the country, was severely affected when the pandemic arrived, but they explain […]

Meet our Directors – Rod Bulman

Posted on Aug 12, 2021 in News

Rod Bulman is a member of the Board of Directors of Ditikeni. He serves as a Trustee and also as a member of the Executive Committee and the Audit Committee. We sat down with him for an interview, and asked him:   How long have you been involved with Ditikeni? I have been involved with […]

Kgatelopele Social Development Forum

Posted on Aug 6, 2021 in News

The Kgatelopele Social Development Forum assists a small community outside Kimberley in the Northern Cape. You can read their story here below, and how they managed to keep their doors open so that they can help people deal with the impact of the pandemic. The Forum is one of the local development agencies that draw […]

Interchurch Local Development Agency

Posted on Aug 4, 2021 in News

Nobuzwe Mofokeng is the Director of an organisation in the Nelson Mandela Bay metro, which helps local communities with paralegal support and social justice advocacy. In her story, she writes about how coronavirus “created panic, but also united us”. You can read her story here, and find out how the Interchurch Local Development Agency draws […]

Tyinira Rural Development Initiative

Posted on Jul 29, 2021 in News

We are back in the Eastern Cape today, to find out about the work done by the Tyinira Rural Development Initiative. You can read their story here, and learn how their community support efforts were negatively affected by the arrival of the pandemic. But thanks to the support of our shareholder The Social Change Assistance […]

Mqanduli Community Advice Office

Posted on Jul 26, 2021 in News

“We help the people who come from rural villages around Mqanduli (in the former Transkei). We intervene when they are unfairly treated by officials …. and we also run community outreach workshops to educate people on the ground on how to fight for their right to good services,” writes Clarence Xiniwe about the work done […]

Ditikeni In Conversation – Annual Report 2020/2021

Posted on Jul 21, 2021 in News

Ditikeni has published its latest annual report, for the 2020/2021 financial year. We spoke to the chairperson of the Ditikeni Board of Directors Sahra Ryklief about the past year and asked if she had a message for their shareholder NGOs and NPOs. You can listen to the interview here, or download the annual report here.

Port St Johns Legal Advice Centre

Posted on Jul 19, 2021 in News

The Port St Johns Legal Advice Centre in the Eastern Cape focus their time on two challenges that face local communities – gender based violence, and the hunger that has been brought about by the pandemic. In this story below, they talk about their work and how they use community radio and social media to […]

Meet our Directors: Brigitte Borgches

Posted on Jul 15, 2021 in News

Brigitte Borgches is the Finance and Operations Manager for The Black Sash Trust, a shareholder organization of Ditikeni Investment Company. She is also a Director of the Ditikeni Investment Company Limited, and a trustee for The Ditikeni Trust.  We sat down with her, to ask her a couple of questions. Q: How long have you […]