About the organization

African Centre for Biodiversity
South Africa | Founded in 2003 | Thousand Currents Partner since 2016 | African Centre for Biodiversity's website

Ntinga is a community-owned rural movement organising for community self-determination in Keiskammahoek. We are named after the historic Ntaba kaNdoda mountain which was used by the Khoi indigenous people of South Africa as a sacred site for rainmaking rites. It was also the site for a peace and land treaty between the Khoi and amaXhosa. We are democratically controlled by the local communities who came together and formed this organisation in September 2002. Members are villagers from our 13 Ntaba kaNdoda villages. We are currently expanding to work in all 42 villages of Keiskammahoek. We actively promote community-driven, integrated and ecologically sustainable development. We mobilise, organise and support villagers to envision and drive their own self-empowerment. Our work directly benefits the estimated 40,000 people who live in Keiskammahoek. We also provide strategic campaign coordination and political education with other rural movements

African Centre for Biodiversity's programmatic focus areas are:

  • genetic modification (GM) and biosafety
  • seed sovereignty
  • industrial agriculture and corporate
    control.

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