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

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: R6 257 502 over 3 years

2019: R2 080 630
2020: R2 075 912
2021: R2 100 960

DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE & RIGHTS UNIT

The Democratic Governance and Rights Unit (DGRU) is an applied research unit based in the department of public law at the University of Cape Town, that conducts applied research into the judiciary. The issues to be addressed in this proposal are the transformation of the judiciary, specifically the pool of candidates, the process and criteria for judicial appointment, and the regulation of judicial conduct and judicial administration. RAITH funding is in support of the objective of this project to ensure a strong and transformed system of justice in South Africa in which roleplayers are properly qualified, promote the transformative promise of the constitution in their work, are accountable and their conduct is ethical. They also maintain and uphold good systems of governance.

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: R3 152 500 over 3 years

2019: R1 000 000
2020: R1 050 000
2021: R1 102 500

PARLIAMENTARY MONITORING GROUP (PMG)

Parliamentary Monitoring Group (PMG) is an NGO that has monitored the work of Parliament for over twenty years. PMG wishes to use its expertise to not only monitor committee work but also to analyse if Parliament is performing its legislative and oversight functions effectively and actively intervene to provide recommendations for improvement. PMG seeks to increase its information provision capabilities by providing and advocating for key document provision in provincial and local spheres of government. RAITH funding is in support of the objective of this project to provide information to civil society and members of the legislature who can then hold government entities to account.

PLANACT

TOTAL: R1 466 400 over 1 year

2020: R 1 466 400

PLANACT

Planact is involved in strengthening grassroots voices and supporting marginalised and vulnerable communities to amplify their voices in calling on government to address the long outstanding social and structural inequalities they face. RAITH funding is in support of the objective of this project to strengthen community-based social movements that were established in the previous grant period so that they can achieve more effective municipal accountability and transparency in local government processes, including procurement systems and resource allocation to ensure that local government responds to the vulnerable communities’ socio-economic rights and needs.

PLANACT

TOTAL: R6 000 000 over 3 years

2019: R2 000 000
2020: R2 000 000
2021: R2 000 000

PROBONO.ORG

ProBono.Org is a legal clearing house set up to provide access to justice to the poor and marginalised through the pro bono work of the legal profession. RAITH funding is in support of the objective of this project to improve social justice for poor and vulnerable people in South Africa through leveraging the legal expertise and resources of legal practitioners (private law firms, corporate counsel, legal advisers, etc.) to deliver pro bono legal support to approximately 20,000 vulnerable people.

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 409 720 over 3 years

2020: R1 904 000
2021: R1 889 000
2022: R1 616 720

RURAL HEALTH ADVOCACY PROJECT (RHAP)

The Rural Health Advocacy Project (RHAP) is a public benefit organisation that advocates for equitable access to quality health care for rural communities in South Africa, with the aim to contribute to increased access to health services and improved health outcomes in rural, deprived communities. RAITH funding is in support of the objective of this project to influence and inform the reorganisation of the health system under NHI to ensure that rural communities have access to an equitable, quality healthcare system that meets their needs.

RURAL HEALTH ADVOCACY PROJECT (RHAP)

TOTAL: R3 888 937 over 3 years

2020: R 1 245 816
2021: R 1 295 646
2022: R 1 347 475

WOMEN’S LEGAL CENTRE (WLC)

The Women’s Legal Centre is an African feminist Centre that advances women’s rights and equality by using the law as a tool in litigation, advocacy and education and training. The Centre seeks to address discrimination faced by women in their everyday lives either as a result of law and policy or its implementation. RAITH funding is in support of the objective of this project to ensure that SA women have equal and substantive access to the rights contained in the Constitution and that discriminatory laws and policies are eliminated in private and public spheres, including the workplace.

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Houghton | 2041

Telephone: 011 646 3571

 
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