Singalakha Sewing Co-operative photo

Article 03/09/2014

Singalakha Sewing Co-operative

Township, an NGO, has a vision to inspire women to walk towards opportunities and they’ve accomplished this goal by building a network of worker-owned sewing projects in the Cape Town area. Singalakha Sewing Co-operative, which means “we can build the future” is one of their initiatives. Read More

Stats SA Living Conditions Survey photo

Article 03/09/2014

Stats SA Living Conditions Survey

Statistics South Africa collects information that informs policy and are used for planning, decision-making, monitoring and assessment of policies by government departments, business and the general public. The Living Conditions Survey is a household-based sample survey conducted over a period of 12 months every five years. Read More

NARYSEC Graduation Fort Cox photo

Article 02/09/2014

NARYSEC Graduation Fort Cox

NARYSEC or the National Rural Youth Service Corps is a skills development programme of the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform. The aim is to recruit and develop rural youth between the ages of 18 and 35 years. A graduation ceremony of some of these participants was held recently in East London. Read More

Qhamani Upholstery photo

Article 02/09/2014

Qhamani Upholstery

Qhamani Upholstery in Colesberg aims to empower women by filling the gap in the market to renovate sofas and thereby create employment. Read More

Voorspoed photo

Article 02/09/2014


Voorspoed is part of a number of sewing co-operatives that receives support from Township Patterns which is an initiative that inspires women to walk towards opportunities. The organisation has built a network of worker-owned sewing projects supporting about 70 women and their families. Read More

Jacaranda Agricultural Show photo

Article 01/09/2014

Jacaranda Agricultural Show

The Jacaranda Agricultural Show - previously known as the Pretoria Show – has offered a networking platform for the farming community for the past 75 years. It’s the ideal opportunity for farmers to showcase their animals, gain information, attend workshops and expand their support system by meeting key roleplayers in the agricultural industry. Read More

Kasi Initiatives photo

Article 01/09/2014

Kasi Initiatives

Kasi Initiatives is an organisation established for the purpose of facilitating sustainable economic development in South Africa’s communities, among individuals and groups through an array of targeted initiatives. Read More

NARYSEC Participants Depart to China photo

Article 01/09/2014

NARYSEC Participants Depart to China

An exciting opportunity will benefit a number of NARYSEC participants and eventually their communities as well. The participants are taking a trip to China, to see how the Chinese have tackled economic development and job creation in their rural villages with the hope to apply some of their tried methods on homeground. We joined the briefing of the participants before they left. Read More

Sikhulule Chicken Project photo

Article 01/09/2014

Sikhulule Chicken Project

The Karoo region is a fairly arid part of the country and limits the variety of options for farming. We met a lady and entrepreneur that established a poultry farm near Noupoort, which is a town in the eastern part of the Karoo. Read More

Citrus Academy Bursary Fund photo

Article 29/08/2014

Citrus Academy Bursary Fund

The Citrus Academy was established by the Citrus Growers' Association of Southern Africa to enable human resource development in the Southern African citrus industry. The Academy looks at specific challenges faced by the industry such as scarce and critical skills, black economic empowerment, and the quality of skills delivery. Read More