Current Grants: Building a Capable State

The performance of the state in achieving social justice outcomes improve. This is to be achieved through directing political processes to the achievement of social justice outcomes and through civil society’s efforts making the state more capable

THE BLACK SASH

TOTAL: R5 250 000 over 3 years

2016: R1 500 000
2017: R1 750 000
2018: R2 000 000

THE BLACK SASH

The Black Sash was established in 1955 and works towards the realisation of socio-economic rights, as outlined in the SA Constitution, emphasising social security for the most vulnerable, particularly women and child. The provision of socio-economic rights demands open, transparent and accountable governance and active civic engagement by all living in SA, made possible through a vibrant civil society. The project is geared towards the effective and efficient administration of the national grants payment system by SASSA as per its mandate in order for beneficiaries to receive the full value of their social grant. RAITH funding is in support of the objective to ensure the effective and efficient administration of social grants by SASSA in fullfillment of its mandate.

CHILDREN’S INSTITUTE - UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN

TOTAL: R4 138 870 over 3 years

2018: R1 317 354
2019: R1 386 179
2020: R1 435 337

CHILDREN’S INSTITUTE - UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN

The Children’s Institute (CI) is a leader in child policy research and advocacy in South Africa. The CI uses applied research and evidence-based advocacy to promote the development of laws and services that ensure the realisation of children’s rights. RAITH funding is in support of the objective of this project to contribute to improvements in government policy and practice in relation to protecting children from violence and to contribute to improvements and expansions to South Africa’s social assistance programme for children.

DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE & RIGHTS UNIT

TOTAL: R5 360 045 over 3 years

2016: R1 500 000
2017: R1 878 492
2018: R1 981 553

DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE & RIGHTS UNIT

DGRU is an applied research unit in the University of Cape Town that engages in ‘activist’ research on judicial governance with a specific intention to support the work of human rights CSOs and other stakeholders whose mandate is the rule of law and judicial independence. The issue to be addressed is the strengthening of the judiciary in South Africa. DGRU’s objective is to build political pressure and stimulate active citizenship in the area of judicial appointments and judicial independence, thus ensuring that a fair and transparent judicial appointments process prevails and that progressive, transformational, independent-minded judges are appointed. RAITH funding is in support of the objective of this project to ensure that a fair and transparent judicial appointments process prevails and that progressive, transformational, independent-minded judges are appointed.

DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE & RIGHTS UNIT

TOTAL: R4 413 500 over 3 years

2018: R1 400 000
2019: R1 470 000
2020: R1 543 500

GROUNDWORK FRIENDS OF THE EARTH SOUTH AFRICA

groundWork is an environmental justice organisation supporting community struggles for a more just, healthier and sustainable living space. groundWork started with communities on the frontlines of petrochemicals industries and waste facilities and has now broadened to include communities across the country. Support stretches from capacity-building to strengthen communities’ awareness and understanding of environmental threats and how to challenge these, effective interaction with industrial corporations, politicians and officials, media access and solidarity-building by linking communities faced with similar environmental problems. RAITH funding is in support of the objective of this project to strengthen the environmental justice movement so that people and organizations work with each other to ensure their right to an environment that is not harmful to their health and well-being is met.

DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE & RIGHTS UNIT

TOTAL: R6 290 000 over 3 years

2019: R1 995 000
2020: R2 094 750
2021: R2 200 250

NDIFUNA UKWAZI (NU)

Ndifuna Ukwazi (NU) is a non-profit activist organisation and law centre founded in 2011 that combines litigation, research and community organising in campaigns aimed at advancing urban land justice. RAITH funding is in support of NU’s objective to achieve spatial transformation in the urban centres, particularly the City of Cape Town, through advancing access to well-located urban land on an equitable basis for the purposes of affordable housing, and resisting unjust evictions and the further displacement of poor and working-class people from these well-located areas.

PARLIAMENTARY MONITORING GROUP (PMG)

TOTAL: R2 663 000 over 3 years

2016: R810 000
2017: R885 000
2018: R968 000

PARLIAMENTARY MONITORING GROUP (PMG)

The Parliamentary Monitoring Group is an NGO that has monitored Parliament’s 50 committees for over twenty years. PMG wishes to utilise its expertise by continuing to monitor Parliament, encouraging better performing committees, improving the productivity of its elected representatives, connecting citizens with their representatives, and encouraging active participation in matters of governance. RAITH funding is in support of PMG’s objective to contribute to state accountability by providing timely and accessible information on South Africa’s executive and legislative branches.

PLANACT

TOTAL: R4 310 000 over 3 years

2017: R1 410 000
2018: R1 450 000
2019: R1 450 000

PLANACT

Planact is a non-government organisation involved in participatory governance, integrated human settlement and community economic development programmes in South Africa. This project seeks to improve the capacity of community based social movements to know and advocate for their Constitutional Rights and be able to engage their respective local councils in local government processes and municipal resource allocation, through advocacy strategies and effective interaction with municipalities and other state-institutions. RAITH funding is in support of the objectives of this project to have two clusters of community based social movements that are able to influence change in local council public participation practices, in their respective areas.

PLANACT

TOTAL: R5 296 000 over 3 years

2016: R1 600 000
2017: R1 760 000
2018: R1 936 000

PROBONO.ORG

ProBono.Org is a public interest legal clearinghouse that provides free legal services to marginalised people in South Africa through the pro bono services of the private legal profession. The issues to be addressed by this programme are the extreme shortage of legal services for impoverished people living in South Africa and for civil society organisations, and the failure of law, the administration of law and of policy to address the legal difficulties people face. RAITH funding is in support of the objective of this programme to offer a free legal service to marginalised people through pro bono legal practitioners, and to identify areas of legislation, policy and the administration of law that require change and intervention.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS RESEARCH INSTITUTE (PARI)

TOTAL: R6 543 569

2019: R2 073 456
2020: R2 184 128
2021: R2 285 985

PUBLIC AFFAIRS RESEARCH INSTITUTE (PARI)

The Public Affairs Research Institute (PARI) is Johannesburg-based research institute founded in 2010, which aims to contribute towards a more effective and accountable state through research and advocacy work. RAITH funding is in support of PARI’s objective to ensure that change agents within the state and land rights activists are provided with strong empirical data on, and strategies for, improving the administration and governance of land in South Africa, with a view to supporting a more effective state in the sector, and thus supporting improved land justice, planning and administration (pro-poor in nature).

RURAL HEALTH ADVOCACY PROJECT (RHAP)

TOTAL: R5 162 400 over 3 years

2017: R1 609 200
2018: R1 717 200
2019: R1 836 000

RURAL HEALTH ADVOCACY PROJECT (RHAP)

The Rural Health Advocacy Project (RHAP) is a public benefit organisation that advocates for the constitutional rights of rural communities to have equitable access to comprehensive, quality health care. RHAP was previously funded for three years to develop and implement rural-proofing policy and budgeting principles to advocate for access to quality rural health care. The objective of the “Realising Health Rights at Times of Austerity” (RRA in brief) programme therefore is to promote and protect equitable access to quality health care services for rural communities, with a focus on vulnerable groups such as children; pregnant women; and people with disabilities. RHAP will conduct technical advocacy work to ensure the inclusion of rurality considerations in overall policy and budget processes, including cost-containment measures, and will also play a watchdog role on the ground, working closely with local health care workers (HCWs) and community groups to monitor policy implementation; document the effects of cost-cutting measures on service delivery and coordinate bottom-up advocacy initiatives against measures that lead to a deterioration in access to health care. RAITH funding is in support of the overarching objective of this project to ensure equitable access to quality health care for rural people by promoting, protecting and fulfilling the right to health.

WESTERN CAPE FORUM FOR INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY

TOTAL: R1 570 000 over 3 years

2017: R500 000
2018: R520 000
2019: R550 000

WESTERN CAPE FORUM FOR INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY

Established in 1971, the Western Cape Forum for Intellectual Disability (WCFID) is a support network of service providers in the Western Cape, with a membership of 190+ paid up organisations and individuals, and the only umbrella organisation in South Africa that is entirely dedicated to the intellectual disability sector. In South Africa, children with severe to profound physical and intellectual disabilities (IQ below 35, most having secondary disabilities such as cerebral palsy), are some of the most marginalised in society, and have suffered longstanding exclusion from the education system due to the perception they were uneducable with no potential to benefit from any form of education. RAITH funding is in support of the objectives of this project for variations of the Western Cape Province model to be replicated in other provinces, to enable all South African children with severe to profound intellectual disability (CSPID) to have affordable access to a basic education of an adequate quality.

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