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12 October 2022

Ever wondered who all the amazing non-profit organisations and charities are in Stellenbosch? Are you interested in supporting local causes?

The Stellenbosch Civil Advocacy Network (SCAN), the local umbrella network for non-profit organisations, recently launched a first-of-its-kind website for the Greater Stellenbosch Municipal area. The directory showcases profiles of socio-economic development organisations working in the area, detailing their focus areas, contact details as well as ways in which the general public can get involved. Another great feature of the directory is that it is searchable by municipal ward and impact field (i.e. food security, youth development, education etc).

Organisations in the sector not yet registered on the website are encouraged to do so.

The website also features information about upcoming events in the sector, relevant news and opportunities in support of socio-economic development, a GIS Map of services as well as an overview on the SCAN Working Groups in the fields of Gender-based Violence, Economic Inclusion, Early Childhood Development, After Care Programmes, Youth Development, Health, Environment, Disability and Substance Abuse.

The SCAN Website was sponsored by the Stellenbosch Municipality (Grant in Aid funding) and the GIS Map by Ranyaka Community Transformation.

“Stellenbosch Municipality is proud to be working with the Stellenbosch Civil Advocacy Network as a platform to engage with all NGO’s working in our local communities. The platform does not just provide access to information, possible partnerships and collaboration opportunities, but provide opportunity for the municipality to engage with this sector. One only has to look at the collaboration during the pandemic resulting in the food provision networks to realise the value of such a strong civil society organisation. Being a member of SCAN is a no-brainer and the municipality would like to urge all local civil society organisations to join SCAN.  Approving the Grant in Aid funding to build the website was a privilege and we look forward to many more fruitful engagements with SCAN.  Access to the website is also available on the landing page of the Stellenbosch Municipality website.” Executive Mayor Adv. Gesie van Deventer

Members of the public is encouraged to visit the website on and get involved in their local community.

About SCAN

SCAN is a member organisation of various civil society organisations (NGOs), local government, business and academia working in the socio-economic development field. SCAN’s mission is to encourage collaboration amongst civil society with the aim of serving an inter-sectoral common agenda, advancing socio-economic development through advocacy, networking and information dissemination.

For more information contact:

Marli Goussard, SCAN Chairperson on or 084 212 2000.

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