Diakonia Council of Churches, which for more than four decades has worked towards a just society, will continue their important programme work after the organisation emerged from a recent hard-hitting financial crisis.

As a consequence of some of our key overseas funding sources changing their funding priorities, the organisation was at risk of closing its doors earlier this year. A heartfelt appeal to the public, Friends of Diakonia and our partners for much needed prayers and a financial injection resulted in a combination of funding from a few partners that has come through to keep our organisation’s doors open. The financial crisis has undeniably affected our staff and operations with a difficult restructuring process, and our social justice work in the future will be scaled down until we completely overcome the crisis.

We acknowledge and truly are grateful to the public, member churches and our friends from all corners South Africa and the globe for your prayers and support in all forms to the Diakonia family.  While we have weathered this heavy storm, we are working on alternate means of earning income to sustain our much-needed social justice work. We are appreciative of the on going support from our friends who are integral to help us continue serving the eThekwini community. Diakonia doesn’t exist apart from you our broad Diakonia Family who share our ethos and we look forward to continue working together in pursuit of social justice for all.

Contact Ms Nomabelu Mvambo-Dandala for further information to support the organisation in any way on 031 310 3500 or email:



Revd Musa Zondi

Chairperson, Diakonia Council of Churches

Ms Nomabelu Mvambo-Dandala

Executive Director, Diakonia Council of Churches

4 September 2018