Training

    Siyakholwa Development Foundation recognize that although progress has been made in the fight against poverty, rural development remains a challenge in South Africa and at the centre of this mountain is education and training for rural people. Training is a critical part of the Community Work Programme that not only benefits the participants…

Rose geranium essential oils

Started: 2006 Funders: Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC), SASIX, Department of Trade and Industry Funder’s investment: R12 million Scope of project: 45 hectares of rose geranium, part of ECDC’s essential oils hub Project factfile • The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) initially researched the project after which the foundation was given start-up funding by…

Community Work Programme (CWP)

Foundation’s role: Implementing Agent Started April: 2009 Funders:  Department of Corporate Governance and Traditional Affairs Scope of project: Implement Community Work Programme in 6 sites with 5100 Participants in the Eastern Cape (Amahlathi, Camdeboo, Ikwezi, Makana, Somerset East, Sundays River) Project factfile Job creation >Currently, 5100 people with the greatest need are employed. >Employment is…