Western Cape Public Sector Directory
Various NGO's & other bodies

Organisation URL(s) Purpose
National Sea Rescue Institute http://www.nsri.org.za/ To save lives at sea and to promote water and boating safety
Company for Immigration http://www.cfi.org.za/ An advice bureau offering assistance to anybody immigrating to South Africa
Independent Mediation Service of SA http://www.imssa.org.za/ An impartial non-profit organisation committed to the effective resolution of industrial and community conflict
Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) http://www.ccma.org.za/ A dispute resolution body established in terms of the Labour Relations Act
National Student Financial Aid Scheme of South Africa (NSFAS) http://www.nsfas.org.za/;
To provide a sustainable financial aid system that enables academically deserving and financially needy students to meet their own and South Africa's development needs.
Western Cape Anti Crime Forum http://www.wcacf.org.za/ A community-based anticrime forum
Chapter 2 Network http://www.advocacy.org.za/ To support social justice advocacy using Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and other more traditional means, for the following activities: providing information about advocacy campaigns, training on advocacy and lobbying, including learnin
Open Democracy Advice Centre http://www.opendemocracy.org.za/ To support democracy in South Africa by promoting access to information and advising whistleblowers so as to build open and accountable public and private institutions.
The Contact Trust http://www.contacttrust.org.za/ A not-for-profit NGO dedicated to increasing the level of public participation in the development of policy and legislation
National Television & Video Association of SA http://www.ntva.org.za/ To promote and support the television, video and related industries through constructive communication and co-operation.
Indigenous Peoples of Africa Co-ordinating Committee (IPACC) http://www.ipacc.org.za/ A network of community based organisations representing ethnic groups who see themselves as aboriginal/indigenous populations that have been marginalised by colonial administrations and contemporary African states. These groups have come together to promo
Industrial Relations Association of SA - national with WC presence http://www.irasa.org.za/ To promote the basic rights of and sound relations between the South African labour market partners
Impumelelo Innovations Award Trust http://www.impumelelo.org.za/ Rewarding innovations in government and public - private partnerships that reduce poverty and address key developmental issues of national concern
Friedrich Naumann Foundation http://www.fnf.org.za/ An independent, non-profit, nongovernmental organisation that is committed to promoting liberal policy and politics
Operations Research Society of South Africa http://www.orssa.org.za/ To further the interests of those engaged in, or interested in, OR activities. ORSSA is continually involved in matters which concern operations researchers, such as drawing up guidelines for OR education, presenting short courses and marketing OR. The S
Rotary Youth Exchange Southern Africa http://www.youthexsa.org.za/ Youth foreign exchange programme
Child Justice Alliance http://www.gorin.org/ A network of NGOs, CBOs, academic institutions and individuals working to ensure that the Child Justice Bill is passed by the South African parliament
European Parliamentary Support Programme http://www.eupsp.org.za/ A dynamic partnership project linking the South African Speakers' Forum and the European Union to ensure good governance and stable democracy by strengthening the role of the legislatures, both national and provincial, and supporting them in their efforts
South African Students' Congress http://www.sasco.org.za/ A non-racial, democratic, non-sexist tertiary student movement
Alternative Information and Development Centre (AIDC) http://www.aidc.org.za/ An alternative information centre doing research, education and training, as well as campaigning and lobbying on the macro issues affecting the development process in South Africa.
Community Law Centre http://www.sn.apc.org/users/clc// To protect and promote the human rights and democratic norms that have been enshrined in the 1996 Constitution and in international human rights instruments. It is our belief that social justice will be advanced through the establishment of a legal order
Development Institute for Training, Support & Education for Labour http://www.ditsela.org.za/ Ditsela is the creation of the major trade union federations in South Africa: Cosatu and Fedusa. Its central objective is to help the labour movement respond effectively to the challenges of the new and changing context. To achieve this Ditsela has set up
Centre for Rural Legal Studies (CRLS) http://www.crls.org.za/ An NGO dedicating itself to the equitable distribution of power and resources in the rural areas of South Africa
Lawyers for Human Rights http://www.lhr.org.za/ A non-governmental organisation that strives to promote, uphold and strengthen human rights
Community Development Resource Association (CDRA) http://www.cdra.org.za/ A non-profit, non-governmental organisation working to build the capacity of organisations and individuals engaged in development and social transformation
Cape Flats Development Association http://www.come.to/cafda;
A community-based Child and Family Organisation operating in the Southern Peninsula providing counselling, care and educational programmes to encourage personal and family development
Early Learning Resource Unit (ELRU) http://www.elru.co.za/ A non-governmental organisation administered by the Cape Educational Trust
Goedgedacht Forum for Social Reflection http://www.goedgedacht.org.za/ The trust runs a rural community development Centre
Institute for Democracy in SA (IDASA) http://www.idasa.org.za/ An independent non-profit public interest organisation that promotes democracy in South Africa
Institute for Justice &Reconciliation http://www.ijr.org.za/ Promoting justice and reconciliation in the aftermath of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and into the new century
Mediaworks http://www.mediawks.co.za/ A non-governmental organisation (NGO) dedicated to the democratisation of media and communication in South Africa. This is based on the premise that a diverse, accessible media and communications environment is central to the process of healing our divide
International Labour Resource & Information Group (ILRIG) http://www.aidc.org.za/ilrig/ A non-profit labour service organisation providing research, education, training and publication services to organisations in South Africa
The Novalis Institute http://www.ideas-net.de/novalis/ a resource centre for innovative development programmes in education and culture
Open Society Foundation for SA (OSF-SA) http://www.osf.org.za/ To promote the ideal of an open society in South Africa; an ideal which includes democracy, a market economy, a strong civil society, respect for minorities and tolerance for divergent opinions
Quaker Peace Centre (QPC) http://www.quaker.org/capetown/ A team of peacemakers and development practitioners from different backgrounds. We work with people towards building a better society which fosters the creative and non-violent resolution of conflict, participatory development and the respect of self and
Social Change Assistance Trust http://www.scat.org.za/ An independent funding and development agency. We support community controlled development projects in rural areas. We work in partnership with those we fund by offering support in organisational development and capacity building
Southern Africa Institute of Fundraising (SAIF) - national with WC presence http://www.geocities.com/athens/delphi/4594/ A non-profit voluntary organisation which exists to promote and encourage high standards of ethics, practice and public service among people involved in fundraising in Southern Africa
National Institute for Crime Prevention and Reintegration of Offenders http://www.nicro.org.za/ A national crime prevention non-profit organization working towards a safer South Africa
Institute for Security Studies http://www.iss.co.za/ To conceptualise, inform and enhance the security debate in Africa
Constitution & Bill of Rights Educational Project http://users.iafrica.com/k/ko/kogrady/ Through its material, training workshops and community education programme, explores the rights found in the South African Constitution and seeks to educate civil society, particularly rural communities throughout South Africa, about their rights and duti
National Productivity Institute (NPI) http://www.npi.co.za/ Dedicated to the development and enhancement of South Africa's productive capacity by articulating the spirit of tripartism through research, information dissemination, training, facilitation, consultation, auditing and monitoring all productivity issues
South African Youth Council http://www.sayc.org.za/ An autonomous, non-partisan, representative body of youth in civil society
South African National NGO Coalition (SANGOCO) http://www.sangoco.org.za/ A rapidly growing umbrella body of South African NGOs consisting of provincial and sectoral affiliates, working in a wide range of development fields including land, health, urban and rural development
South African Human Rights Commission http://www.sahrc.org.za/ The national institution established to entrench constitutional democracy. It is committed to promote respect for, observance of and protection of human rights for everyone without fear or favour
Human Rights Committee of SA http://www.hrc.org.za/ A non-governmental organization to monitor, research, report, and advocate around human rights issues, and ensure the promotion and protection of human rights in all aspects of South African society.
Trauma Centre for Survivors of Violence and Torture http://www.trauma.org.za/ In addition to ongoing work with survivors of human rights violations (those who have experienced torture; refugees; and Truth and Reconciliation Commission deponents) and political violence, the Trauma Centre currently works with survivors of sexual and
Cape Town Heritage Trust http://www.heritage.org.za/ To conserve the architectural, cultural and natural heritage of Cape Town and its environs for the benefit of the inhabitants of the City and of the nation at large.
African Gender Institute http://www.uct.ac.za/org/agi/ The AGI's Vision is of Africa as a continent liberated from the legacies of colonial and patriarchal domination, and transformed into a powerful and united region in which women and men are respected as equal, and social justice is a reality for all its p
Centre for Early Childhood Development http://www.cecd.org.za/ Provides training, support and advice in the field of early childhood development by offering courses and programmes aimed at enhancing individual and organisational capacity; by developing and disseminating resources; and by carrying out research specifi
Jewish Sheltered Employment Centre http://www.jewishshelteredemployment.org.za/ Provides employment for Jewish men and women who are unable to work in the open labour market
Hands-On Enterprise http://www.handsonline.org.za/ Hands-On Enterprise aims to enhance the initiatives of schools - for the promotion of entrepreneurship through innovative projects
South African Facilities Management Association. http://www.safma.org.za/ To promote the application and development of world-class Facilities Management principles and practices
Truth and Reconciliation Commission http://www.truth.org.za/ The South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) was set up by the Government of National Unity to help deal with what happened under apartheid
F W De Klerk Foundation http://www.fwdklerk.org.za/ Dedicated to working for peace in such societies throughout Africa and the world - and to continuing to strive for positive relations between South Africa's diverse communities
Micro-Enterprise Network of NGO's (MENNGOS) http://www.welcome.to/menngos A membership-based network of independent service providers who, through the combined resource base of its members, facilitates accelerated delivery to all micro-entrepreneurs in the Western Cape of South Africa
The RALI (Responsible Action Leadership Initiative) Trust http://www.raliyouth.org.za/ Providing a forum where learners can meet cross-culturally and engage and exchange idea's with each other and develop a deep respect for one another.
The Foundation for Contemporary Research http://www.fcr.org.za/ A developmental NGO based in Cape Town, South Africa. The primary focus of our research work is local government developmental issues. The research work is organised into Three main programmes or areas of expertise. These are the Participatory Democracy,
Gender Education and Training Network http://www.getnet.org.za/ To play a dynamic role in the transformation and equalisation of power relations between women and men
Ikamva Labantu (the future of our nation) http://www.ikamva.com/ A community based, non-profit organization that seeks to redress the damages of Apartheid and support the budding South African democracy, by providing educational means, economic empowerment and self-sufficiency to South Africa's township communities
Integrated Serviced Land Project http://www.islp.org.za/ A development project primarily aimed at addressing the socio-economic needs of 40,000 families living in informal settlements in and around Cape Town
National Language Project (NLP) http://www.geocities.com/athens/delphi/4368/ Creating awareness about the link between language and power through education, health and policy programmes as well as through information dissemination
Partners with After School Project (PASCAP) http://www.pascap.org.za/ Specialist development organization focusing on after school child and youth development as a means of poverty intervention and job creation
Desmond Tutu Peace Centre http://www.tutu.org/ A multi-disciplinary, interactive, academic and high impact visitor experience where visitors and scholars encounter a vision of hope for Africa, and are empowered to participate in the creation of that vision
Foreign Marriage and Family Protection Association (FMFPA) http://www.lockers.co.za/immigration/main.htm To engage widely with civil society, government and any other entity to work constructively towards the development of new immigration legislation & protect the inherent rights of family life in South Africa, especially where a South African or permanent
Gender Advocacy Programme (GAP) http://www.gender.co.za/ An independent, non-governmental advocacy and lobbying organisation based in Cape Town where we originated as a grass-roots initiative. We see our position as bridging the gap between women in civil society and structures of governance and to increase the
Black Sash - under construction http://www.blacksash.org.za/  
Trust for Christian Outreach - under construction http://www.tcoe.org.za/  
Western Cape Gambling and Racing Board - under construction http://www.wcgrb.co.za/ To control all gambling, racing and activities incidental thereto
Content based on Jan 2002 research, email comments to: webmaster@westerncape.org.za