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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

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 […]