UN makes R20m donation towards KZN

UN makes R20m donation towards KZN

A United Nations (UN) coordinator says KwaZulu-Natal and South Africa at large are at a crossroads.

Nardos Bekele-Thomas UN in Durban
Steve Bhengu

Nardos Bekele-Thomas says the recent unrest has accelerated us to the reality of the inequality in the country.

She was speaking in Durban on Wednesday ahead of the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the UN and provincial government to help communities and entities affected by the riots in July.

"The poor are losing patience and they are losing faith. We do not have the luxury of time.

"We need to reimagine capitalism and work together to promote business for the people anchored on the organising principles on ethical, accountable, transparent value-based leadership."

Bekele-Thomas’s also announced a R20 million donation to KZN for catalytic resources.

"This includes R10 million to support educational interventions because the future is what we have to work on, R7 million for social cohesion dialogues through community radio stations and R2 million to support GBV shelters in the province.

"These are just initial ones. We will work with our private sector. We will work with other different departments." 


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