The National Delphic Council of South Africa (NDCSA) was established in 2008 under the auspices of HRH, Zolani Mkiva. Official launch was done on the 3rd November 2009 by His Majesty, King Tchiffi Zie Jean-Gervais, Permanent Secretary of the Forum of African Kings, Sultans, Sheiks, Princes & Chiefs
Makhonya Royal Trust provided the seed capital for the establishment of the NDCSA. Makhonya also provided the loan fund for the official launch of the Institute. The official launch was supported by CONTRALESA, NHTL, NKC and Nelson Mandela Foundation, SABC and Freedom Park Trust.
Our Strategic Functions
The Delphic Games
The main purpose of the non-profit organization is the staging of the South African Delphic Games and the introduction of Junior Delphic Games. The NDCSA is a memebr of teh international Delphic Council and a member of the African Delphic Council.
- planning and organisation of South African Delphic Games and Junior Delphic Games
- supporting the establishment of national Delphic councils in Africa
- Strengthening of the Delphic Movement and the worldwide networks of cultures, politics and economy.
Champion the mainstreaming of African Culture & Values
- To ensure a greater alignment and standardization in the regulatory, institutional and support framework for African Royalty across the continent. Link-up with the Forum of Kings, Sultans, Sheiks, Princes & Chiefs of Africa to foster unity of purpose and social cohesion.
- Develop policies, legislation, norms and standards to manage the affairs of African Royalty. Promote African values and leadership style so that all organs of people’s power are ran in an African perspective. Ensure that African Royals are represented in decision making structures of the African Continent. (African Union Authority, Pan-African Parliament and so on)
- To institute and implement a Continent –Wide Programme of Support for African Royalty
- Research, develop, implement and advise on policy and legislation matters pertaining to African Royalty and other relevant aspects of traditional affairs
- To ensure that African Royalty in a broader sense plays a central role in development and service delivery, rural development, local economic development, alternative energy, indigenous knowledge systems, fighting poverty , and the promotion of peace in the continent
- To ensure the promotion of the role and place of the African Royalty in the governance systems in Africa
- To ensure the establishment of a comprehensive database on African Royalty and the availability of easily accessible, user friendly and regularly updated information in electronic format, as well as in hard copy format on African Royalty. Publish books, DVD’s and CD’s to position and market African Royalty throughout the world. Produce documentaries and Films inline with the agenda of creating awareness and educating the public on the history and heritage of African Royalty.
- To ensure that the African Royalty plays a central role in the sub-regional and continental structures as these relate to the institution of traditional leadership and African Royalty