Hivos Southern Africa

Southern Africa

Combating Corruption

In South Africa, Hivos works closely with partners to root out corrupt practices which are often deeply embedded in the political and legal systems. 

2014 Annual Report

The Annual Report and Annual Accounts show how Hivos gave shape to its ideals from Nairobi to The Hague, and from Bolivia to Jakarta.


Grants Applications

Hivos manages several thematic funds. Most of the thematic funds have their own specific application guidelines and/or formats that you can find on their websites. The thematic funds are listed by region.

Knowledge Programme

The platform for knowledge development on issues imperative to the global development sector.


Facts & Figures

Southern Africa

Total liability € 15,7 million

Number of countries 3

Number of partner organisations 129


Southern Africa

By Bella Matambanadzo

We have suffered an unimaginable loss. Our phenomenal pan-African intellectual giant on land issues, Professor Sam Moyo, has died following injuries sustained during a terrible car accident in New Delhi, India. We are in disbelief. We are waiting for him to come home. We feel ripped apart with pain.

Hivos is appalled at the events in Paris that claimed many lives of innocent civilians. IS claimed responsibility for the attacks, which were carried out mostly by French citizens. Almost immediately after this horrific violence was wreaked particularly on places of entertainment, calls for drastic measures resounded from every corner, such as closing borders or wiping IS 'off the face of the earth'.

When Stanley Tapfuma Mudengezi was first introduced to biogas technology in August 2014, he dismissed it as a waste of time. He just could not picture how on earth it was possible to produce energy from a mixture of dung and water.

To make matters worse, when he finally accepted the idea, the site location of the biogas plant was abandoned - twice.