Nederlands Instituut Zuidelijk Afrika (NiZA)-Netherlands

anti-aparthaid, aids

The Netherlands Institute for Southern Africa has its origins in the anti-apartheid movement. It expresses its solidarity with the people of southern Africa and strives to help find structural solutions in the fight against poverty, injustice and inequality. NiZA was created in 1997 by merging three organizations very active in the anti-apartheid struggle since the late 1960s: the Dutch Committee for Southern Africa, the Dutch Anti-Apartheid Movement and the Eduardo Mondlane Foundation. Despite the abolition of apartheid, NiZA retains its raison d'etre. Southern Africa has indeed experienced serious problems today, especially the increasing centralization of power, violence, poverty and AIDS. NiZA provides assistance to individuals and local organizations are already actively engaged in solving these problems.