Covid-19 hits local NPOs hard

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Covid-19 hits local NPOs hard
Covid-19 hits local NPOs hard


However, if the Covid-19 pandemic – which has blitzed through the country, infecting more than 600 000 people and killing more than 16 000 – has proven anything, it’s that no sector has been left unaffected, least of all the NPOs destitute communities rely on.

The Diepsloot Foundation in Johannesburg – an education and skills training organisation serving this vast, poverty-stricken township that largely lacks basic services such as running water, sewerage systems and refuse removal – is one of 179 NPOs concerned about the future effects of Covid-19.

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