BERLIN Advice Office

Posted on Jun 23, 2020 in News, Press Releases

Giving the rural communities a voice; Vuyani Zatu wanted to make a difference and decided to join the Berlin Advice office. In his own words: It is by helping with cases like this, where I can see we have made a positive change to young people’s lives, that I feel privileged to be working for […]

QUNU Advice Office

Posted on Jun 10, 2020 in News, Press Releases

Qunu is a small rural village in the Eastern Cape, 32km south west of Mthatha. Philiswa Gwazela is proud to call Qunu her home . She tells us that it is not just the place where our former President grew up and is buried , it is also the place where she is keeping the […]

Amplifying the Rural Voices

Posted on Jun 5, 2020 in News, Press Releases

Four days of fun and reflection, Heather Robertson writes about the process that led to the germination of Rural Voice II. Participants were encouraged to write in their mother tongues, but most opted to write their stories in English. Read the full story        

Merweville: A Son’s Promise

Posted on May 28, 2020 in News, Press Releases

Our working relationship with SCAT improved. Advice and support from the SCAT fieldworker helped immensely. Ultimately, discipline, teamwork and dedication helped me better manage the Advice Office. Read the story here  

Thanks to SCAT, we have our dignity

Posted on May 21, 2020 in News, Press Releases

Sekumpana Mshengu Shabalala dreamed of becoming a lawyer but could not afford to study . His work as a coordinator at Siyanakekala has helped him achieve his dream by being an advocate for justice , human rights, hivaids and employee rights. Read the full story here


Posted on May 14, 2020 in News, Press Releases

Trustees and leaders are important figures, who need to make sure any organisation stays on the right track. Today we would like to introduce you to the dedicated men and women who are the trustees of the Social Change Assistance Trust, one of our shareholder organisations. We introduce the SCAT Trustees


Posted on May 8, 2020 in News, Press Releases

Port St Johns is a seaside town at the mouth of the Umzimvubu River situated on the dramatically beautiful Wild Coast area of the Eastern Cape. Nomboniso Gaya worked as a switchboard operator at a company next to the Port St John ’s advice office . She was so inspired by the work that they […]


Posted on Apr 7, 2020 in Broad Based Conference, News, Press Releases

Citrusdal is situated at the base of the Cederberg mountains in the Olifants River Valley about 177 km north of Cape Town. Named after the abundance of citrus fruit farms in the valley, Citrusdal was established in 1916 by the Nederduits Gereformeerde Kerk. Advice Office: One of their main objectives is to mediate disputes between […]

Investment Strategy Yields Bumper Dividends For Community Development Organisations

Posted on Mar 31, 2020 in News, Press Releases

Disciplined, long-term investing by 16 non-profit social development organisations serving more than 1 million people in poor communities is paying handsome dividends, enabling them to remain sustainable in tough economic times.   Their broad-based black economic empowerment (BBBEE) investment company, Ditikeni, announced this week that it has paid them a bumper R11.7 million dividend. This […]

DORDRECHT: Advice Office

Posted on Mar 21, 2020 in News, Press Releases

Dordrecht is a small rural town nestled in the Stormberg mountains in the Eastern Cape.1 Located just north of Queenstown between Middelburg and Mthatha, Dordrecht is surrounded by a number of sheep, cattle and potato farms. The town was founded in 1856 by Baron Smiddolff, a minister of the Dutch Reformed Church, who named the […]