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ActionAid International

Founded in 1972, ActionAid has been fighting poverty worldwide for over 30 years. In 2003, ActionAid’s work reached almost 13 million people in Africa, Asia and the Americas. ActionAid started as a child sponsorship charity, with 88 UK supporters sponsoring 88 children in India and Kenya. Its focus was on providing children with an education.

During the first decade, ActionAid established long-term programmes in India, Rwanda, Kenya, Burundi and Gambia, and saw its first emergency work in Honduras and Bangladesh. Its work expanded to include long-term health, sanitation and agricultural projects that would improve living conditions for children and their families.

Address : ActionAid International
Postnet Suite 248 Private Bag X31 Saxonwold 2132
Johannesburg South Africa
Phone : +27 11 8800008
Fax : +27 11 8808082
Contact :
Website :

African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD)

ACCORD is an institute committed to the prevention, management and resolution of conflicts in Africa. ACCORD’s primary aim is to influence political developments across the continent by encouraging conflict resolution and dialogue as an alternative to armed violence and protracted conflict. ACCORD runs intervention, training and education, research and communication programmes in key sectors on the continent.

Address : 2 Golf Course Drive, Mount Edgecombe (near Durban) - SOUTH AFRICA (Physical Address) / Private Bag X018, Umhlanga Rocks, 4320 - SOUTH AFRICA (Postal Address)
Phone: +27 (31) 5023908
Fax: +27 (31) 5024160
Email: info AT

Alternative Information and Development Centre (AIDC)

AIDC works through research, information production, dissemination, popular education, campaigning and coalition building. Its main focus areas are Unemployment and the Right to Work, Debt, Privatisation and Delivery of Social Services, Globalisation and Trade. It also produces a magazine called ‘Alternatives’, which can be accessed through the website.

Postal address: P.O. Box 129 43, Mowbray 7705 - SOUTH AFRICA
Phone: +27 (21) 447 57 70
Fax: +27 (21) 447 58 84
Email: info AT

Anti Privatization Forum (APF)

APF was established in July 2000 by activists and organisations involved in two key anti-privatisation struggles: the struggle against iGoli 2002 in Johannesburg, and the struggle against Wits 2001 at Wits University. The APF has affiliates from the unions, communities, students and the left. An anti-privatisation forum has been formed in Cape Town, and representatives from organisations in cities spanning from Durban to Upington to Cape Town have attended APF events in Johannesburg.

Address : 185 Smith street, 11th floor Aukland house, East wing, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, PO BOX 30709 - SOUTH AFRICA
Phone: (011) 339-4121
Fax: (011) 339-4123

Centre for Policy Studies (South Africa)

The CPS is an independent policy research institution has been working since 1992 to produce research on South Africa’s, and the rest of Africa’s policies, governance and democratisation challenges.

Physical address Centre for Policy Studies, No 9 Wellington Road, Parktown, 2193 - SOUTH AFRICA
Address: P O Box 16488, Doornfontein 2028 - South Africa
Phone: (27) (11) 642 9820
Fax: (27) (11) 643 4654

Southern African Regional Poverty Network (SARPN)

The Southern African Regional Poverty Network is a non-profit organisation that promotes debate and knowledge sharing on poverty reduction processes and experiences in Southern Africa (SADC). SARPN works through widening participation, by bringing people together across the region to exchange ideas, and disseminating information to deepen understandings of poverty issues and improve policy and practice. SARPN was originally established as a project of the Human Sciences Research Council in 2001. In 2004 it became an independent regional entity, supported by a board of 20 regional policy makers, academics and civil society members. The organization is run through a secretariat based on Pretoria and drawn from the SADC region.

Postal Address: PO Box 11615, Hatfield 0028 - South Africa
Phone: +27 (0)12 342 9499
Fax: +27 (0)12 342 5636
Email: info AT

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