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Community Health Programme 1st Quarter Update

OUR HEALTH IS OUR WEALTH Mamelani’s Community HealthProgramme is working in different ways to contribute to the wellbeing of the participants we work with. The Wellness Workshops have started this year and we are currently offering workshops to participants from Kuyasa, Khayelitsha, Mfuleni, Site B and Philippi. We are excited that in this training cycle […]

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 […]