Two long-standing organisations, Idasa and the Black Sash, say they are losing millions in funding, forcing them to close down crucial projects and retrench staff.
The two organisations say part of the problem in terms of securing international funding is that South Africa is no longer seen as being among the poorer countries.
Black Sash national director, Marcella Naidoo, points out that, “It’s a pity and a tragedy that we won’t be able to do the substantive work that we’re used to. We have always been resilient but this time, it’s particularly sad.”
In the same vein, Idasa’s executive director, Paul Graham, states they were forced to retrench 70 staff members over the past year.
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