In Africa, Non-Governmental Organisations have played a leading role in provision of health and education, thus becoming a key actors in responding to poverty and related suffering.
NGOs continue to grow rapidly in Africa and around the globe, over the years we have seen more that 100,000 registered NGOs in South Africa alone.
We will have a look at five NGOS with their base in Johannesburg and who have impacted positively on their key roles:-
ActionAids:is an international organisation, working with over 15 million people in 45 countries for a world free from poverty and injustice.
With head office based in Johannesburg ActionAids becomes the only international development organisation with head office based in Africa.
They also have offices right across Asia, the Americas and Europe. ActionAids helps people use their own power to fight poverty and injustice. Because that’s how real change happens – for families, for communities, for whole societies.
For more info visit http://www.actionaid.org/
Phsical Address:- 4th floor West, 158 Jan Smuts Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg, 2196
Telephone: 011 731 4500
AIDS Consortium was established in 1992 by Justice Edwin Cameron, as a network organisation primarily to serve people infected and affected by HIV and AIDS.Since its establishment AC has become one of the largest non-government organisation (NGO) networks in South Africa, serving over 200 affiliated members in the HIV, AIDS and Human Rights sectors. AC served as the South African Linking Organisation of the International HIV/AIDS Alliance (IHAA), and currently represents its network on the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) as the NGO Sector Leader, and is an accredited training service provider.
Physical Address: 66 Sailor Malan Avenue,
Omnipark Block 1, First Floor,
Tel: +27 (0)11 403 0265
The Southern African NGO Network (SANGONeT): This Charity Organisation was founded in 1987 and over 30 years it has has transformed into quite dynamic civil society organisations with a history being linked to the social and political changes experienced by South Africa during its transition to democracy. SANGONeT is still one of very few NGOs in Africa involved in the field of information communication technologies (ICTs) and continues to serve civil society with a wide range of ICT products and services namely Civil Society Information Services, ICT Services, ICT Advocacy
NGO Pulse is SANGONeT’s NGO and development information portal. It is a one-stop Internet information resource for and about the NGO sector in South Africa and is a recognised and respected gateway to the development community.
Physical Address: 29th Floor, UCS Building, 209 Smit Street, Johannesburg
2017, South Africa
LifeLine Johannesburg provides professional assistance and guidance in resolving personal or psychological problems and connects well with people, thus equipping them with tools they need to better handle stress and improve their emotional health.
Over the years LifeLine Counselling services have expanded from Telephone counselling to include face to face sessions and group training interventions that help people deal with issues facing them, before they become crisis.
And just like LifeLine Johannesburg there more than 15 centres countrywide run by LifeLine, and these centres operates autonomously in respond to local need.
Johannesburg centres are in Norwood, Alexandra and Soweto and they are well staffed by over 275 highly trained volunteer counsellors, peer educators and victim empowerment supporters who give their time to ensure that we meet the ever-increasing demand for our services.
PHONE: 011 728 1331
FAX: 011 728 3497
CRISIS: 011 728 1347
Oxfam South Africa is part of the global movement against poverty and inequality,with a focus on addressing the systemic roots of poverty and inequality and with its mandate extending beyond South Africa.Oxfam has been involved with social justice in South Africa for over 50 years
Physical Address: 33 Hoofd St, Braampark, Johannesburg, 2001
Telephone: 011 100 4610