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Zuma humbled by NPOs work

2012-08-16 18:23

Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma said on Thursday he was humbled by the work of non-profit organisations (NPOs).

He was helped by a social worker after he was released from prison, he said in Boksburg.

"So, I have personal experience of how you impact on this country," he told a conference hosted by the department of social development.

Government support of NPOs had been extended with the establishment of the National Development Agency (NDA).

Zuma advised NPOs to find out about the NDA to strengthen the sector.

"We urge the private sector as well not to make the NPOs the first area of focus when they have to undertake financial austerity measures."

They should appreciate how NPOs helped to promote social cohesion and stability in society.

"This diverse sector must be supported in order for it to grow and continue supporting our people," Zuma said.

"There are now about 100 000 organisations in the NPO sector and more than 85 000 are registered in terms of the NPO Act."

Comments
  • grootrot.vanzyl - 2012-08-16 19:03

    So why is the money of the lotto spent on smooch parties of Malema and not on NPOs?

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-08-16 19:14

      Give back the tax on gifts to charity the way England's Gift Aid works...

      sharon.erwin.96 - 2012-08-16 20:27

      It would be nice if the NPOs could actually get money from lotto! I was shocked at how much lotto money was wasted on NYDA parties and art exhibitions overseas while worthy organisations had the door slammed in their faces.

  • ernest.lwandle - 2012-08-16 20:04

    ZUMA is humbled ilike that i bealive why this guy have never repond into any thing because hi was born humble

  • MoshKaDeph - 2012-08-16 20:31

    People are killing each other in north west and you are busy saluting your so-called family organisations mother#u(;

  • tw2066 - 2012-08-16 22:09

    haha, this clown is way too funny, he is hunbled, haha, Arrogant, yes - power drunk, yes, horney... yes - yes, frugal with the truth - yes, uncaring - yes ..... but humble --- yeah and Juju is skinny .... hehe...

  • ernest.lwandle - 2012-08-16 22:27

    Carol.paterson i was trying to say His state of humblenes is of the lowest rank i didnt want to say that hi is soo dumb to respond to every important issue

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