Speeches & Presentations


  • CEO Speech at Free State ECD Awards 2015

    Ms Maya Angelou once said "When you know better you do better", today is about excellence, you cannot excel if you do not know.I found this quote befitting to the ECD sector and why we are gathered here today....read more

  • Minister's speech at the 2015 National ECD Awards

    Ladies and gentlemen, the welfare of our children is not the responsibility of Government alone. It is our responsibility as parents, families, teachers, community leaders and business. ...read more

  • CEO Speech Adopt an ECD launch

    Ladies and gentlemen, I feel encouraged standing before you this morning.We have come a long way with the Adopt and ECD campaign. It all started here in East London last year in June, when the Minister of Social Development, Ms Bathabile Dlamini Officially launch the campaign....read more

  • CSO Symposium CEO Speech

    I am relieved that finally, we are having this engagement. The last proper engagement we had was in 2010 at Sun City. It feels like we have been so busy that we forgot that we need each other to contribute towards poverty eradication and deal with its causes. ...read more

  • CEO Speech 26 March 2015 SA ECD Awards

    Our primary mandate at the National Development Agency (NDA) is to contribute towards the eradication of poverty and its causes. This is a mammoth task, one that we had to dissect and decide on areas that we should focus on so that we could make an impact, however small....read more

Capacity Building

Provincial NDA Advisory Centres are walk-in places where trained personnel provide information, counseling support, guidance, and referral services to members of the public…


The NDA provides grants to civil society organisations through two methods, namely, Request For Proposals (RFP) and Programme Formulation.

early childhood development

Early Childhood Development (ECD) funding and assistance are available for children in need of resources to enable them to realise their full potential.

projects management

The NDA part takes in in the managing of a variety of programmes established and sustained in order to encourage development initiatives for communities in need.