SCAN launches a new web directory


The SCAN website was sponsored by the Municipality of Stellenbosch (grant funding) and the GIS map by Ranyaka Community Transformation.

Have you ever wondered what all the amazing nonprofits in Stellenbosch are? Interested in supporting local causes?

The Stellenbosch Civil Advocacy Network (SCAN), the local umbrella network of nonprofit organizations, recently launched a one-of-a-kind web directory for these organizations in the Greater Stellenbosch municipal area. It features profiles of socio-economic development organizations working in the region, detailing their areas of work, contact details and ways in which the general public can get involved.

Another great feature of the directory is that it is searchable by municipal neighborhood and impact area (food security, youth development, education, etc.). Sector organizations that are not yet registered on the website are encouraged to do so.

The website also contains information on upcoming events in the sector, relevant news and opportunities in support of socio-economic development, a map of Government Information Service (GIS) services as well as a overview of SCAN working groups in the areas of gender equality. based on violence, economic inclusion, early childhood development, aftercare programs, youth development, health, environment, disability and substance abuse.

The SCAN website was sponsored by the Municipality of Stellenbosch (grant funding) and the GIS map by Ranyaka Community Transformation.

“The Municipality of Stellenbosch is proud to work with the Stellenbosch Civil Defense Network as a platform to engage with all NGOs working in our local communities,” said Mayor’s Executive Counsel Gesie van Deventer.

“The platform not only provides access to information, possible partnerships and collaboration opportunities, but offers an opportunity for the municipality to engage with this sector. One need only look at the collaboration during the pandemic that resulted in food supply networks to realize the value of such a strong civil society organization. Being a member of SCAN is a matter of course, and the municipality would like to urge all local civil society organizations to join SCAN. Approving Grant-in-Aid funding to build the website has been a privilege, and we look forward to many more successful engagements with SCAN. Access to the website is also available on the home page of the Municipality of Stellenbosch website.

Members of the public are encouraged to visit the website at and get involved in their local community.

About scanning

SCAN is a member organization of various civil society organizations (NGOs), local governments, businesses and universities working in the field of socio-economic development. The network’s mission is to encourage collaboration among civil society groups with the aim of serving a common cross-sectoral agenda, advancing socio-economic development through advocacy, networking and information dissemination.

For more information, contact Marli Goussard, President of SCAN, on or 084 212 2000.

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