Mamelani 2016 Annual Report

This report paints a different picture, tells a different story – instead of anonymous statistics and fearmongering about all that is going wrong in South Africa, it tells stories of resilience and of strength, stories of hope, celebration and of people rising strong, despite the very real challenges of our time. Our hope is that […]

Manxuba Making ‘Herstory’

This month we chronicle the life and journey of  Nomntukanti Manxuba, an amazing and inspiring Community Champion, who was named as one of eight Mamelani grandmothers to attend The Stephen Lewis Foundation‘s South Africa Grandmothers Gathering in Durban. In this article we journal and share Umam’ Manxuba’s ‘herstory’ as a way of honouring, and celebrating our resilient and passionate #MamelaniChampion. We had an  intriguing conversation with this […]

Phelo gets a Job!

Meet Phelokazi Tshemese, a resilient young woman who has come through Mamelani’s programme and who recently realised her dream of getting a job as an Auxilliary Social Worker, despite going through difficult times before getting there. Born and bred in the Lower Cross Roads suburb of Khayelitsha, Phelo always dreamt of working as an Auxiliary […]

Mamelani Scoops Gold at the DSD Youth Excellence Awards

Press Release – 21 June, 2016, Cape Town, South Africa – Mamelani Projects has been named a Gold Award winner of the 2016 Department of Social Development’s Youth Excellence Awards (DSD Youth Awards) for their outstanding work with young people from marginalised communities in the Western Cape. The DSD Youth Awards event is a celebration […]

1st Quarter 2016 Community-health Programme Update

HEALTH AND WELLNESS PROGRAMME Wellness Workshops This year has started off well. The workshops have taken off and in the last quarter, over 100 people were reached through our wellness workshops, follow up sessions and health awareness days. We have placed a special focus on establishing and maintaining good relationships with key stakeholders such as […]

Mamelani Movers make their mark

Mamelani Projects Argus 2015 Campaign This year the Cape Town Cycle Tour was dedicated to the brave firefighters who risked their lives saving our beautiful mountainside. Mamelani was honoured to have a team of 48 adult riders and 23 kiddies’ cyclists riding for Mamelani. Carly, Mamelani’s Director and Leroy, Mamelani youth Facilitator completed the race […]

1st Quarter Community-health Programme Update

Wellness Workshops The Wellness Workshops have gotten off to a good start, with groups attending sessions in Samora Machel, Kuyasa and Khayelitsha.  We have been piloting a new approach in the workshops which is helping to take the work deeper, creating a more engaging environment for participants and working in ways that better address the […]