Struggling welfare groups, buckling under a lack of funding, have slammed the National Lotteries Board for the R56 million handed to a Cape minstrel group since 2011.
While the association thrives, groups such as the Treatment Action Campaign, which previously benefitted from lotteries board funding but announced last month they desperately needed to raise R10 million to keep afloat, have to do their own fundraising.
Another organisation, the Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust, says it is difficult to compare the minstrel funding with that of welfare groups because they were paid from two different lottery categories. The minstrels fell into the arts, culture and national heritage grouping while NGOs were in the charities category.
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