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: R1 800 000 over 1 year

2019: R1 800 000

THE BLACK SASH

The Black Sash is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) that promotes the implementation of socio-economic rights as defined in the SA Constitution, particularly social security/social assistance for the most vulnerable; women and children. RAITH funding is in support of the objective of this project to ensure that government is held accountable for and is capable of implementing a state led hybrid social grant payment model, that pays social grant beneficiaries the full cash value of their grant in a dignified manner with adequate protection from predatory financial practices.

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 governmentRAITH funding is in support of the objective of this
project toprovide information to civil society and members of the legislature who can then hold
government entities to account.
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: 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 toimprove 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 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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Houghton | 2041 

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