On the 5th February, this website was not working. As a Community-based organization (CBO) we have no real decision-making power. But, we can bring issues of community concern to the attention of the Authorities through the various public participation mechanisms available. In this way we can sometimes influence decisions by the Council (and occasionally by the Province), particularly now that Public Participation is a Constitutional requirement. We have found, in practise, that most activity in the committee has tended to focus on planning and environmental issues, involving land-use and development, spatial planning, roads and engineering, signage, building regulations and environmental conservation.
Our Association is represented on the Community Policing Forum, the Health Forum, Coast Care, and on various ad hoc fora that may arise from time to time, such as the Commonage Committee, the Chapmans Peak Drive working group, and others.
The Highway Hospice is one of Durbans oldest Non Profit Organizations. We have been providing Hospice and Palliative care for the eThekwini community for over 35 years. We plan to do so for many a year still as we believe it a right to have a beautiful life and dignity in death. It is our commitment to this philosophy that drives our famous levels of care during such trying times in life. We are your Hospice, and we are here for you! As a Hospice, we provide care for people with advanced, incurable terminal illness in the final stages of life. We promote Palliative care which is treatment focused on the patient as opposed to the disease. The goal is to, make people feel better. Not only physically by providing comfort but also emotionally, socially, practically, intellectually and spiritually. This starts at diagnosis and continues during treatment, and moves through to end of life as needed.
We provide Hospice care which is even more focused on the person; as it is provided once treatment has stopped. It is a specialized area of medicine as a lot of the focus is on comfort, pain management and symptom control where most medicine is focused on fighting disease for cure. Both Palliative care and Hospice care have the same focus, they both promote an improved quality of life.
Vision: No-one should have to live on our streets.
We believe in a future where communities, organisations, and government can create the supportive network to ensure that no-one is forced to live on the streets to survive.
Mission: To get the homeless to a home.
We recognise that the achievement of our Vision requires the ongoing execution of our Mission through all the programs that we offer to help the homeless.
The Haven Night Shelter Utility Company (Reg No. 83/10007/08) is a registered Section 21 company in terms of South African law and is currently tax exempt in terms of Sec. 10(1)(f) of the Income Tax Act. This structure was created to facilitate the legal standing of the Public Benefit Organisation.
The Haven Night Shelter was established in 1978 in Cape Town, South Africa. We were registered as a Section 21 (a) (Not for Gain) Public Company in 1983, a Non Profit Organisation in 2000, and as a Public Benefit Organisation in 2004.
The Forest Fire Association (FFA) is a private forest fire fighting organisation which was started in 1976 in the Eastern Transvaal province of South Africa, covering a total land area of 5 million ha of which 600,000 ha are planted with trees. FFA’s main base is situated at the town of Nelspruit with three regional bases at Peat Retief, Warburton and Tzaneen. These regional bases have permanently staffed operation centres with aircraft based between 1 June and 31 October every year. The FFA operates off 60 secondary bases from which water, chemicals, and aircraft fuel are available. They are ideally not more than 20 km apart.
Food Gardens Foundation is a non-profit organisation founded in 1976 by Pauline Raphaely and Joyce Niland. Our Vision is the empowerment of people to overcome malnutrition, famine, hunger and the effects of desease. Food Gardens Foundation achieves community development and social upliftment by teaching people small-scale low-cost organic Food Gardening. Organic trenchbed gardening, according to our specific method (called Food Gardening), makes efficient use of normal domestic and other organic waste to revitalise the soil and feed the vegetables.
The Flame Lily Foundation endeavours to promote, further and secure the interests of our members and former residents of Rhodesia/Zimbabwe living in South Africa. In pursuit of this, we provide or facilitate residential accommodation for persons over the age of 60 who have settled in South Africa. When called upon, we provide limited welfare assistance to deserving former residents of Rhodesia/Zimbabwe, in particular to the aged and the disabled. We also endeavour to preserve the heritage of Rhodesia and to promote interest in the countrys history and culture. To achieve these objects, we rely on the goodwill of the South African community as a whole, former residents of Rhodesia in general, and dedicated volunteers in particular. The Flame Lily Foundation (FLF) comprises branches in areas where there is a concentration of members. Each branch has its own name and identity, but all operate under a common constitution for the Flame Lily Foundation, incorporating the Rhodesia Association of South Africa (RASA). Each branch has a Managing Committee which runs the affairs of the branch. These include social activities, welfare assistance, fund-raising events and publication of a newsletter for their members.
FSG was established in 1985 in the Department of Plant Pathology of the, then, University of Natal, with the aim of making relevant scientific knowledge available to smallholder farmers. It now conducts action research to address issues pertinent to resource-constrained farmers. It also provides training, advice and project support in sustainable farming (including agroecology), nature conservation, strengthening local institutions, and enterprise development. Training is provided to development practitioners and students in participatory approaches to research and extension. Community members and other partner service providers, including government extension staff and scientists participate in designing and implementation of projects.
Our focus is a healthy functional family life which is a national priority. We are committed to promoting family well being. We empower people to build, reconstruct and maintain sound relationships, in the family, in marriage and in the communities. We achieve this through our basket of services utilising our network of 28 affiliate offices in all 9 provinces of South Africa.
The Fairest Cape Association is an independent, registered non-profit organization (002-892 NPO) with its office in Cape Town. It was founded in 1980 to raise the awareness of the effect of litter in the natural and built environment through anti-litter campaigns and clean ups, in the city, suburbs and at beaches. Contact the Association on through the link previously posted, and see how you can get involved.