NAG currently co-ordinate two monthly networking meetings for CBOs:
Being in the General meeting and hearing the guest speakers help us a lot. Sometimes our DSD official is not telling us the same information as the DSD officials at the NAG meeting. So to hear different people and ask them questions is very useful. – Nondumiso Khumalo
I think they looked at me like I am a small child. But with NAG behind it was different.
I see NAG as the chief executive that they are a bit scared of. Everyone stood up, like I am going to do the right thing now.
– Busisiwe Mkhize
Being a network of approximately 340 organisations places NAG in a strong position to lobby and advocate on behalf of the CBO sector. We have so far mainly advocated with government on specific cases but hope to develop but hope to develop this side of our work in the nearest future.