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Zuma to address NGO summit

President Jacob Zuma will address a non-governmental organisation's summit in Johannesburg.

President Jacob Zuma at Talk Radio 702's studios on 23 July 2012. Picture: Sheldon Morais/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - President Jacob Zuma is expected to address delegates at a non-profit organisation summit on Thursday.

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini opened the three-day summit on Wednesday.

The minister highlighted that it was a platform to strengthen relations between government and non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

Dlamini told delegates that government was aware that some NGOs were frustrated by bureaucratic red tape.

The minister also acknowledged that smaller NGOs were struggling because they lacked skills and resources.

She urged delegates to be vocal about their challenges in order for resolutions to be made to ensure a partnership that will deliver a quality service.

"We should seek to work together to improve the services we render to the poor and vulnerable."

Meanwhile, Rape Crisis is facing closure due to a lack of funds.

The non-profit organisation has three branches in the Western Cape and it offers counselling to rape survivors.

According to Interpol, South Africa is the rape capital of the world. The report went on to say South African women are more likely to be raped than educated.