It is Mandela Month, where we celebrate the life and legacy of Tata Rolihlahla Nelson Mandela.

The National Heritage Council of South Africa (NHC) is calling on non profit making organisations to submit funding proposals through the Ubuntu Initiative to help disadvantaged communities. This is part of the interventions to uphold the legacy of this southern African philosophy – Ubuntu, emulated by the former stateman.

Applicants are invited to requestfor support that can be utilized for purposes of contributing towards the betterment of the lives of the less fortunate. The NHC will provide support to one project in each of the nine provinces.

“Our Ubuntu Initiative programme runs throughout the year and not only on Mandela month. This is for us as the NHC to imprint the spirit of Ubuntu to South Africans that everyday is a Mandela Day. We wish to make it continous feature of our work to  to positively impact the lives of others” says Dr Ndivhoniswani Lukhwareni, CEO of the NHC.

Globally, July is the month where Father of the nation is remembered for his selfless role in the liberation of South Africa, but also the love and support he has afforded to the country. The Covid-19 pandemic has negatively affected communities , resulting in high unemployment rate, retrenchments, loss of lives and increase in the number of orphans and child headed families.

Interested NPOs are requested to visit the NHC website – www.nhc.org.za for more information and criteria on qualifying for support in our Ubuntu Initiative. You may email: heritage@nhc.org.za  or contact 012 748 3949 for enquiries.


For interview arrangements: Tebogo Shilakwe, (Public Relations Officer), 084 597 8881 t.shilakwe@nhc.org.za

Issued by the National Heritage Council of South Africa

For media enquiries: Danny Legodi (Head: Communication & Stakeholder) at 072 952 2260, danny@nhc.org.za

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  • john gisha
    11 Jul 2022

    cant access application forms for both ubuntu and pesp

    • NHC
      11 Jul 2022

      Dear John, On Ubuntu Initiatives there are no forms for applications. You just submit the required documents together with your proposal. On PESP, we will update our website with the relevant details.

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