The Cromwell Diko foundation is a community development organization inspired by the legacy of Dr/INkosi Cromwell Ndawenzima Diko, (Ah Jonguhlanga), a freedom fighter who fought for socio-economic and political liberation of the South African people.
“So all we want is that these Dutch people must change their minds and recognize us as Human Beings and give us the rights of man, that is all. As long as they believe this narrow ideology, which is egotistical and selfish, we shall fight for this kind of liberalism and human rights which must be given to everybody”
- Create inclusive and broad platforms to promote the legacy of Dr Cromwell Diko
- Leverage resources to support the communities programmes
- Create self-reliance through empowerment, skills development and training..... More.
The foundation has successfully implemented development projects in the following areas.
b. poverty, jobs and equality
"As Africans we've got a deep controversial sense of self-hate. Everything that was made by African leaders before 1994 was distroyed, in former Transkei Magwa Tea, Ncora etc. Yet everything built by whites before 1994 was preserved including their monuments and statues. What kind of people are we? What did the infrastructure do, except that the sin of these leaders was blackness." - Professor Somadoda Fikeni, during the launch of Cromwell Diko Foundation, 12 July 2017