Who we are

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The Co-ordinating Assembly of Non-Governmental Organisations (CANGO) in Swaziland was established in 1983.

It was set-up initially as a network for NGOs working in primary health care.

After CANGO’s mandate broadened in 1987, we have grown to become the national umbrella body for all non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in the country.

We coordinate the NGO sector and build the capacity of our member organisations — so they can fulfil their mandates. We also aim to influence national and international policies by advocating for measures that we think we help the country.


An empowered and vibrant civil society for social justice


CANGO strives to be a common voice for effectively and efficiently serving NGOs, civil society, cooperating partners, and marginalised people in Swaziland


  • To provide a forum that facilitates capacity building and dialogues for identifying issues of concern affecting the marginalised
  • To facilitate a coordinated NGO development program
  • To serve as a facility for receiving, processing, and sharing information to benefit CANGO stakeholders
  • To engage, advocate, and lobby decision-makers, government and cooperate partners for concerns of the disadvantaged
  • To foster strategic partnerships


Executive Director
Emmanuel Ndlangamandla  |  director@cango.org.sz

Grants and Finance Manager
Gceibile Tsabedze  |  grants@cango.org.sz

Grants Co-ordinator
Njabulo Simelane  |  administration@cango.org.sz

Finance Officer
Nomzamo Magongo  |  accounts@cango.org.sz

Programmes Manager
Kayise Nkambule  |  programs@cango.org.sz

MER Manager
Nompumelelo Phakathi  |  mer@cango.org.sz

Organisational Development Manager
Sthembile Nsibande  |  orgdev@cango.org.sz

Programme Assistant
Mphile Sihlongonyane  |  cango@africaonline.co.sz

Khosi Mkhatshwa  |  reception@cango.org.sz

Resource Mobilisation Officer, Volunteer
John Barclay  |  jbarclay@cango.org.sz

Click here to see photos of the staff


Mr Dumisani Mnisi  |  Save the Children

Mr Ray Maseko  |  WILSA

Mr Emmanuel Ndlangamandla  |  CANGO

Ms Zakhe Hlanze  |  WILSA
Ms Khosi Hlatshwayo  |  Cheshire Homes
Mr Solomon TesFamariam  |  WV Swaziland
Ms Bongie Khanya  |  Lusweti
Ms Reginald  Magagula  |  Caritas Swaziland
Mr Desmond Maphang  |  SARCO
Mr Rudolph Maziya  |  AMICAAL
Mr Dumsani Sithole  |  Independent
Ms Maxine Langwenya  |  Independent

Click here to see a list of CANGO’s partners


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