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Message of Condolences: Dr Cephas Zinhumwe

Message of Condolences: Dr Cephas Zinhumwe

Vacancy: Project Administrator

Job Title:                              Project Administrator Contract Type:                   Fixed term 13-month contract Location:                              Johannesburg, South Africa Remuneration:                  Competitive Reference:                          Trust O&F 001 Application Deadline:     31 October 2016 The Southern Africa Trust invites suitably qualified individuals to apply for the position of a Project Administrator to provide logistics and administrative support to the […]

Independent Evaluation of the Implementation and Effectiveness of the SADC Regional Poverty Observatory

The Southern Africa Trust is soliciting for expressions of interest accompanied by details CVs from qualified personnel to undertake an impact evaluation of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Regional Poverty Observatory (RPO). The Southern Africa Trust, in partnership with SADC, is commissioning an independent evaluation of the effectiveness and impact of the SADC Regional […]

Southern Africa Business Forum meeting held in Gaborone

The meeting for institutional partners for the Southern Africa Business Forum (SABF) was held in Gaborone Botswana at the SADC Head office on the 23 September 2016. SABF is a private sector-led platform for engaging the SADC Secretariat and SADC Member States in creating an enabling business environment in the region in order to enhance […]

Position Statement – Women Crossborder Traders Forum, October 2016

We, the women representatives of the Southern Africa Cross Border Traders Association (SACBTA) drawn from Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe met in Johannesburg, South Africa for the 3rd Women Cross Border Traders(WCBTs) Forum from the 5th-6th October 2016. The forum provided another opportunity for WCBTs to engage Common […]

TFN International Meets with Ange Chitate

Angeline Chitate is Business and Development Manager at the Southern Africa Trust. The Trust supports civil society organisations in southern Africa to participate effectively in policy dialogue, ensuring that the voices of the poor and marginalised have an impact on policy development. We were delighted to have Ange attend our event at Rathbone Greenbank in […]

Women Strike A Blow For Their Communities

The tremendous courage of caring women, many of them abused, yet unbuckled by past and present setbacks, characterised the Ukhamba Giving Event that was held by the Southern Africa Trust in Observatory, Johannesburg, last weekend. Now in its third year, Ukhamba coincided not only with Women’s Month, but also, and almost to the day, with […]

ZCTA Strike Deal with Government Over Import Permits

The Southern Africa Trust supports platforms of regional and national cross border traders through Southern Africa Cross Border Trader Association (SACBTA). These were established to champion and advocate issues affecting cross border traders as well as facilitate policy dialogue between traders and their governments. Such dialogues are earmarked at easing the process of buying and […]

Cross-Border Traders Strike Deal with Government Over Import Permits

ZIMBABWE Cross-Border Traders’ Association (ZCBTA) says it has struck an agreement with government to facilitate bulk permit licences on behalf of its members. The agreement between ZCBTA and the Industry and Commerce ministry came as traders have been affected the most by Statutory Instrument 64 of 2016 introduced in June, which restricts the importation of […]

A shopping spree for charity

By: Avantika Seeth “Anyone can be a philanthropist. You don’t have to be a Bill Gates or have lots of money. In this way, we encourage everyone to give whatever they can,” said Bhekinkosi Moyo, director of the Southern Africa Trust. Moyo was helping out at the street shop hosted by City Press and the trust. […]

Platform for Migration in the SADC Region Established

The Consortium for Refugees and Migrants in Southern Africa (CoRMSA) partnered with Southern Africa Trust to convene a regional consultative dialogue which held on the 4th and 5th of August 2016. The dialogue presented an opportunity for regional and national civil society formations to discuss emerging trends and challenges of migration in the SADC region. […]

Mandela Day: The angels who walk among us

In the run-up to this year’s Mandela Day, taking place tomorrow, four community organisations were challenged to an ‘Amazing Race’ to raise funds. Christina Kennedy chats to them Inspired by former president Nelson Mandela’s example, local nonprofit organisations took a three-week challenge to become catalysts for change in their communities – while learning how to […]

“The Best Way to Find Yourself is to Lose Yourself in the Service of Others” – Mahatma Gandhi

The Southern Africa Trust extends appreciation to I.C.A.R.E., Vukani Community Organisation, Enrich Africa and Udumo Entertainers for their involvement in fundraising activities towards development issues within their communities. A total of R90,480 was collected from different activities, click here to read about their profiles in City Press. The Southern Africa Trust’s community engagement through philanthropy is a way […]

Charity Begins at Home

The Southern Africa Trust, through Change4ever, is inviting you to support four community based organisations who seek to fundraise towards redressing social issues within their communities.  The organisations are Enrich Africa from Witbank, I.C.A.R.E based in Hammanskraal, UDUMO Entertainers based in Mamelodi West and Vukani Community Development Organisation from Hammanskraal. With support from the Trust, […]