Miracles Workshop at Tygerberg APD

Posted on Mar 3, 2021 in News

Our shareholder NGOs continue to find practical and innovative ways in which they can uplift communities in need. One such example is a leather craft training workshop, hosted by the Western Cape Association for People with Disabilities. Just take a look at this amazing craftsmanship. You can read more about their incredible work, in their […]

Nontobeko Ntobsie Moletsane – A Tribute

Posted on Mar 1, 2021 in News

There are many heroes in our shareholder organisations, who have put the best interest of their fellow citizens at the heart of everything they do. In 2020, we said a sad goodbye to Nontobeko Daphne Moletsane when she passed away in June. ‘Sis Ntobsie’ had a long and illustrious career in the service of ordinary […]

“Working at the WCAPD is a calling.”

Posted on Feb 25, 2021 in News

“Working at the WCAPD is a calling. It is like attending a daily festivity. It is a gift we give ourselves every day, the opportunity to give to others.” That’s how Le-Anna van der Merwe describes the work she does at the Western Cape Association for People with Disabilities (WCAPD), one of our shareholders. You […]

“Ditikeni In Conversation – episode 1”

Posted on Feb 17, 2021 in News

South Africa recently marked day 300 since the start of the coronavirus lockdown. How difficult have these past 300 days been for NGOs and NPOs, and what does the year ahead look like for them? The first episode of “Ditikeni In Conversation” discusses these two questions, with Joanne Harding (Director of the Social Change Assistance […]

BEE: Govt is undermining its own policy on BBE deals that have a ‘broad base’

Posted on Feb 12, 2021 in News

“Many broad-based black economic empowerment transactions benefiting the poor have been delayed for more than two years. Is this due to government failure, or is there a method to the madness? There is an apparent lapse in governance that has undermined initiatives that benefit poor black communities,” writes Martin Nicol. Since April 2019, the Broad-Based […]

Trade & Industry Minister supports broad-based ownership schemes

Posted on Feb 8, 2021 in News

Ditikeni welcomes Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel’s statement (as reported by Business Day ) clarifying the role of broad-based trusts in BEE. There can no longer be any doubt that organizations like Ditikeni qualify fully with the Codes. We are grateful to the Minister for this clear statement of government policy. His comments were […]

Gender-based violence helpdesk relaunched

Posted on Jan 20, 2021 in News

Gender-based violence has earned itself the moniker of South Africa’s “second pandemic”. A few years ago, our shareholder Advance Call helped set up a call centre for victims of GBV which in 2020 (when the pandemic arrived) saw its number of valid calls for help almost double. This Centre was set up on behalf of […]

SASSA must extend lapsed temporary Disability Grants to March 2021, says Black Sash

Posted on Jan 19, 2021 in News, Press Releases

Our shareholder, the Black Sash Trust, has called on the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) to extend lapsed temporary Disability Grants to March 2021. In a press release issued by Black Sash on Wednesday 13 January 2021, they write: “On 6 August 2020, the Minister of Social Development issued amendments which allowed for temporary […]

Masiphakameni

Posted on Jan 6, 2021 in News

We today focus on a group of committed and caring people, who assist residents of Humansdorp in the Eastern Cape. The community found itself battling the effects of HIV infections, alcohol and drug abuse, unfair and discriminatory labour practices, and farm evictions. This is where we find the team at Masiphakameni, a local development agency […]

Flagstaff Community Advice Centre

Posted on Dec 14, 2020 in News

The Flagstaff Community Advice Centre serves both Flagstaff and villages in the broader Ingquza Hill municipality, in the Eastern Cape close to Kokstad. A vibrant local development agency, the team has assisted over three thousand community members with paralegal advice. You can read their story here, and please share it with your friends. Another example […]