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GroundUp reports human rights stories across South Africa. Their journalists won the prestigious 2021 Nat Nakasa Community Award. GroundUp started in April 2012 as a joint project of Community Media Trust and the University of Cape Town's Centre for Social Science Research. As of June 2020, they became a standalone non-profit company. Support news that matters: https://www.groundup.org.za/donate/

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Funding crisis in North West as Social Development department fails to pay subsidies

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One organisation has already had to close three offices Many non-profit organisations say they are battling to keep their doors open, and some have been forced to close due to non-payment by the North West Department of Social Development. This is affecting the livelihoods of staff and the services offered to the most vulnerable people in their care. One such organisation is Tlokwe Crisis Centre, which operates from Potchefstroom Hospital helping victims of sexual offences and gender-bas...

Half of non-profit organisations are failing to comply with the law

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Department of Social Development claims it is deregistering non-compliant organisations. The Department of Social Development (DSD) says only half the more than 250,000 registered non-profit organisations are compliant with legal requirements. In a statement, the Department said there had been an increase in complaints from the public about conflicts with the board and office bearers of non-profits, and about poor financial management. “To ensure good governance, accountability, and t...


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