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DFID and the Southern Africa Trust Enter into a Grant Agreement

The Southern Africa Trust, together with the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland acting through the Department for International Development (DFID), have entered an accountable grant arrangement to the value of £4,800,000. The grant, which falls under the UK-South Africa Development Partnerships (USDPA) in Africa programme came to effect on […]

Southern Africa Trust Puts People at Centre of SADC Industrialisation Week

Press Release July 25, 2017 The Southern Africa Trust (The Trust) is supporting efforts to bring together key stakeholders in support of the second SADC Industrialisation Week ahead of the 37th SADC Summit in South Africa next month. The second SADC Industrialisation Week will be held from 31 July to 04 August 2017 at Focus […]

The Southern Africa Trust Receives Grant from the Ford Foundation

September 8, 2017 The Ford Foundation has awarded to the Southern Africa Trust a general support grant of $500,000 for the next eighteen months. “The Ford Foundation has been one of our strongest supporters over the years and we are grateful that this particular grant will not just fund our programme work to end poverty […]

Southern Africa Trust Addresses Obstacles Facing Former Mineworkers

The Southern Africa Trust will host a stakeholders meeting and outreach aimed at tackling unclaimed benefits for ex-miners in Malawi on September 6-7. More than R5.7 billion is owed to former mineworkers in social security and compensation benefits. These are mineworkers who were employed in the South African mining industry and hail from South Africa, […]

Statement by the Rural Women’s Assembly (RWA) On Making Violence against Women Everyone’s Issue

Press Statement for Immediate Release 18 August 2017 Violence No More! Hloniphani Imizimba Yethu! Respect our bodies! We, women from across Southern Africa – rural and urban, young and old, farmers and the unemployed – participating in the 2017 People’s Summit have converged to share and reflect on our stories of violence perpetrated by patriarchal […]

Civil Society Organisations Meet to Discuss Developments in the SADC Region

Press Release August 14, 2017 Representatives of regional civil society organisations from across the SADC region are gathering in Johannesburg, South Africa for the 13th Southern Africa Civil Society Forum (CSF) that is taking place from 13-17 August. The Forum is taking place under the theme Building peoples’ organisations, sourcing our common future, consolidating our […]

Entrepreneurship Key to Women Advancing Africa

Press Release August 10, 2017 Entrepreneurship can play a pivotal role in advancing women’s empowerment in Africa but more needs to be done to remove the myriad of hurdles they face in starting and growing a business. This is one of the key findings of research into “Women’s Empowerment in Africa” by Relifwe Mokoena released […]

Southern Africa Trust Supports Women Advancing Africa

The Southern Africa Trust will join organisations from across the continent in supporting the Graca Machel Trust’s inaugural Women Advancing Africa (WAA) Forum in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania this week. Hundreds of women are expected in the East African capital, from August 9 – 12, 2017, to celebrate the critical role women play in shaping […]

SADC 2015-2019 Pharmaceuticals Business Plan Holds Government to Account

August 02, 2017 A convergence of efforts from stakeholder organisations, particularly government, will determine the success of the 2015-2019 Pharmaceutical Business Plan – This according to discussions during the launch of the business plan on 01 August 2017, in the course of SADC Industrialisation Week. Members of the pharmaceutical industry, scientists and researchers convened in […]

Southern Africa Trust Puts People at Centre of SADC Industrialisation Week

Press Release – July 26, 2017 The Southern Africa Trust (The Trust) is supporting efforts to bring together key stakeholders in support of the second SADC Industrialisation Week ahead of the 37th SADC Summit in South Africa next month. The second SADC Industrialisation Week will be held from 31 July to 04 August 2017 at Focus […]

Minister Urges Partners to Work Together To Escalate Disbursement of Ex-Miners Benefits

Southern African organisations supporting mine workers gathered in Pretoria, South Africa, yesterday (March 23, 2017) to seek ways to escalate efforts to support the disbursement of billions of rands to former miners in the region. The organisations gathered to review the plight of ex-miners in Southern Africa with the launch of a documentary highlighting their […]

Time to Deal With Billions Owed To Mineworkers

The Southern Africa Trust is calling for renewed urgency in disbursing billions of rands in unpaid compensation to mineworkers and their families in Southern Africa. The Trust’s research in 2013 showed that more than ZAR 5.7 billion was owed to mineworkers and their families in compensation and social security funds. While more than R400-million has […]

The Drivers of Change Summit: Building a Network of Social Innovators

The Southern Africa Trust, in partnership with the Mail & Guardian, held their inaugural Drivers of Change Summit on March 2, focusing on social inclusion and sustainable development in the social space. The day-long summit was an opportunity for social innovators to share experiences and network with each other, as well as with those in the […]

Drivers Of Change Social Inclusion And Sustainable Development Summit And Awards Gala Dinner In Partnership With Mail Guardian

Purpose In preceding years Mail & Guardian in collaboration with Southern Africa Trust (The Trust) has annually scoured the country to identify noteworthy and news-worthy drivers of change through call for nominations. On 2 March 2017, Mail & Guardian with The Trust celebrates the journey of the entrants for the last 10 years through a […]

Message of Condolences: Dr Cephas Zinhumwe

Message of Condolences: Dr Cephas Zinhumwe