Hlanganisa Community Fund is an intermediary grant maker which seeks to strengthen social accountability and promote human rights in pursuit of social justice for all. Hlanganisa’s approach to advancing social, gender and environmental justice is to intervene at grassroots level therefore influencing and anchoring our partnerships in rural communities. The partnerships are facilitated through:

  • Grant-making
  • Capacity building
  • Organizational development and mentoring
  • Advocacy
  • Strategic sector strengthening

With over 15 years experience, Hlanganisa has been a champion for the rights of marginalized groups with a reach of over 800 community-based organizations whom we provided different types of training to. Our footprint spreads across Southern Africa, Malawi, Zimbabwe and Zambia. We have to-date disbursed over 55 million rands through sub-granting including emergency grants for humanitarian crisis response. More recently, the organization demonstrated great strength in the adaptability and responsiveness during the height of Covid-19 pandemic.

Our Vision

A just, equitable world, that values community-led solutions and is free of violence and discrimination.

Our Mission

Through intermediary grant making, capacity strengthening and convening, Hlanganisa Community Fund for Social and Gender Justice (Hlanganisa) supports women’s rights centred, impactful, community led programmes to build resilient, sustainable communities who use their voice and agency to advance good governance, and social justice.

Hlanganisa subscribes to and upholds the following values and principles:

  • Transparency and Accountability: We will make decisions through transparent processes; and stand by the actions and decisions that we make.
  • Solidarity: We respect the choices and journeys of our community partners; and recognise that ‘us versus them’ impedes our work and negatively affects the impact of community structures.
  • Participative Leadership: We acknowledge power and will work to overcome power differences by creating a culture of participative decision-making, that is transparent and accountable to our stakeholders.
  • Mutual Respect: We commit to letting all employees and grantee partners know that they are valued for their achievements, abilities, and qualities. We believe that being valued and treated respectfully helps to promote a positive culture in which all are fulfilled, loyal, engaged, and motivated to perform at their very best.

Adaptive and Nimble: We are open to new ideas that require us to adjust in a fast-changing world and will create the systems and processes to create a culture that values new ways of doing better. We will focus on continuous learning to help us foster rapid adaptation, learning how to do new

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Hlanganisa SEF Project Manager, Bongani Ndlovu, was interviewed on Vuma FM to discuss social employment programmes and the benefits of these programmes within communities, especially

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Hlanganisa’s CEO, Bongi Ndondo, was interviewed on SAFM to discuss accessing social justice in South Africa and the role played by community-based paralegals.

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