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Salt Lake Residents Action Group

DOUGLAS, South Africa
Joined September 2021

Sarag an organisation that defends the rights of farm workers and farm dwellers and any other human rights violations. Our mission is serve and educate communities about their constitutional right

Presence in: South Africa
Focus: Community / Customary Land Rights

Sarag is a legal entity which was established in 2004 working in the NGO industry practicing as an NPO. SARAG is a legal entity that helps the needy from all disadvantage  groups or races. Their passion is to alleviate poverty and lack of health issues in our society at large. SARAG is also partnering with SAPS in the Victim Empowerment Program and this way give support to abuses woman and children.

Their mission is to provide high value and quality families in our communities and our municipal area. SARAG is one of the leading NPO which is leading in the Siyancuma Civil Society Forum. SARAG is also continuously looking for opportunities to create employment opportunities to the youth and the people with disabilities in the Siyancuma area.

They facilitate other programs such as Back to School projects, taking drop-out youth back to school, land awareness, crime prevention campaigns and court support intervention in our communities, moral regeneration (motivational talk show), restorative justice, victim empowerment program, food security, Entrepreneurship , and indigenous games eg. Chess, soccer, netball to prevent crime

SARAG serve and educate the communities about constitutional rights and develop rural and previous underdeveloped communities


People Associated With This Organization

Richard Maketlo

South Africa  
Salt Lake Residents Action Group
Joined September 2021
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights
I am a South Africa black male person staying in Douglas, Siyancuma Municipality, Pixley Ka Seme District in the Northern Cape Province. I am 51 years old and resigned from government in 2012 as the Correctional Supervision & Parole Board Chairperson and i revive our NPO that we started in a rural area called Salt Lake. the reason for all this was to human rights violation that took place from evictions on farm to blatantly denying communities their constitutional rights, access to housing, lack of clean water and sanitation. I am holding a Hons. Degree in Development Studies and has lots of experience the 3 spheres of government, as Development Practitioner by profession i felt guilty to witness our community living in abstract poverty and they can help themselves due to their educational levels in understanding what they are told what they deserves as the prescripts of the law. I am in the civil society fraternal since 1994 and its the passion i have to help people but lack of funding hampers the community initiatives that are planned because of the ownership of the project and its all about bottom up approaches which has make me unpopular with authorities. I strongly believe that giving a chance with the support needed. I could help steer the community to a self reliance community. I start to work full time in our NPO in 2016 to date under difficult conditions. My experience IN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT has built me in the person I am today, and i believe in fighting for the rights of the vulnerable people like farm workers and farm dwellers, people staying in informal settlements, socio-economic rights of people living in areas where renewable energy projects are build and the communities are not enjoying the rights they should
Richard Maketlo is the network champion (main point of contact) for Salt Lake Residents Action Group.

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