NGOs dealt a fatal blow

  • The Times - 24 January 2013

Major non-governmental organisations that have taken the government to court on behalf of ordinary citizens are teetering on the brink of financial collapse after being deregistered or found to be non-compliant.

Equal Education, the NGO that successfully sued the Basic Education Department last year, and the Treatment Action Campaign, which forced Thabo Mbeki's government to provide antiretrovirals to pregnant HIV-positive women, are two of thousands of organisations affected.

Once deregistered or found to be non compliant, NGOs are unable to access government or lottery money.

Last year, 85 000 NGOs were registered in South the full article

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“Many NGOs face being deregistered which makes accessing government allocated money that much harder ”