The National Development Agency (NDA) will, in line with the Radical Socio-Economic Transformation programme of government, intensify support towards Civil Society Organisation (CSO) development. This will be in an effort to empower CSOs to play a meaningful and impactful role in poverty eradication within the rural and poor communities in South Africa. The NDA has developed programmes that will assist CSOs to implement community based programmes that seek to contribute in transforming communities, for purposes of improving and enhancing quality and sustainable livelihoods for families and individuals living in poor areas in the country.
The government-led programme of Radical Socio-Economic Transformation is primarily aimed at eliminating the triple challenges of poverty, inequality and unemployment, in line with the long term vision of the National Development Plan. These triple challenges have continued unabated despite numerous efforts to eradicate them. This gives rise to the need for a more concerted and consolidated effort between government, civil society and the private sector to develop and implement sustainable programmes to eradicate the scourge of poverty among the poor in our society.