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Call for Proposals

The Southern Africa Trust invites applications for grants to commission research, convene stakeholder or policy dialogues and build capacity to strengthen alliances and coalitions to advance climate justice and accountable natural resource governance in southern Africa. The Trust supports civil society organisations and marginalised groups through building regional networks and promoting interconnections to fight poverty…

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Women in the informal Economy Key Discussion

Introduction; When news about the COVID-19 first broke in December 2019, many countries in the world particularly, African countries did not give it much thought because of the fact that the first cases were recorded in Wuhan China. Which was far away from the shores of the African continent for many this was going to…

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Vaccine hesitancy in SADC worries policymakers

Delegates to the southern Africa multi-stakeholder regional dialogue have expressed worry over Covid-19 vaccine hesitancy among citizens in the Southern African Development Community (Sadc) region, saying the trend will likely derail economic recovery in the region. The experts made the call on Tuesday in Johannesburg, South Africa at the end of a multi-stakeholder regional dialogue….

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SADC member states urged to increase funding towards social-protection

The Southern Africa multi-stakeholder regional dialogue has today opened in Johannesburg, South Africa with a call for governments to devise ways of mitigating the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the marginalised. Opening the meeting, Southern Africa Trust programme coordinator on economic policy development programmes Shamiso Chigorimbo said the meeting aims to discuss the potential…

Moving away from donor funding to becoming a sustainable business entity
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Moving away from donor funding to becoming a sustainable business entity

Simphiwe Mbatha chats about the new strategy of uThungulu Foundation and their upcoming projects  Simphiwe Mbatha’s first interaction with uThungulu Foundation was in the year 2003 as a young electrical engineer, as he found that didn’t give him the sense of fulfilment he sought. He joined Uthungulu as a volunteer for two years, then worked as a project officer for almost 12 years. Taking over the role of CEO in…