Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu has applauded the NGO sector which is at the forefront of implementing programmes that uphold human rights and giving a voice to the most vulnerable in society.

This comes as South Africa marks World Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO) Day, which is celebrated annually by the United Nations and international development organisations across the globe on 27 February.

The day recognises and honours the fundamental contribution of NGOs and civil society organisations as crucial actors of change and their commitment to social justice and building a humane and inclusive society.