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WHO IS SINANI
Sinani is a Nguni (in IsiZulu) word which means “we are with you”. We started our life as an organisation back in July 1994 and were registered as KwaZulu-Natal Programme for Survivors of Violence (PSV). We will be celebrating our 30th Anniversary in July 2024and we proud of our achievements so far within the Democratic South Africa whose majority of people continue to pursue an ever elusive better life. The enabling environment ushered in by the democratic rule enabled Sinani to work under ‘better’ conditions compared to how civil society operated prior to SA’s democratic government.
Our work since inception have also ensured that Sinani contributes to the foundations of democracy by ensuring that there was greater peace and co-existence in communities where violence was a predominant way of dealing with political, inter-group and even domestic differences.
Working with victims and perpetrators of violence has been part of our work since the organisation’s foundation. Through our strong group-based facilitation process, we have strengthened communities’ abilities to handle conflicts peacefully, to mitigate negative outcomes of AIDS deaths and preventing the spread of HIV and other pandemics. More communities have started their own community based organisations (CBOs) who are dealing with the ever increasing levels of poverty.