Mamelani Organisational Achievements
In 2008 and 2011 Mamelani was voted one of Shoprite Checkers Community Projects of the Year.
Mamelani’s director was selected as one of the Mail and Guardian’s top 200 young South Africans for her innovative work in the health sector. Read more
Community Health Programme
Mamelani’s Wellness Programme was listed and funded on The South African Social Investment Exchange (SASIX) and selected as a good social investment. Read more
Mamelani’s Wellness Programme was featured in the Swiss Human Rights Book series, which focuses on the right to health. Mamelani’s programme was featured as an innovative grassroots intervention.Read more
Proseed Youth Development Programme
In June 2016, Mamelani Projects was 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. Read more
Mamelani was selected by the Department of Social Development to pilot an independent Living Skills Programme for youth in Alternative Care in 2010. This pilot, in partnership with The Homestead Projects for Street Children, adapted Mamelani’s approach to working with children in residential care, to children who had grown up in foster care. As a result of the outcomes of that pilot, in 2013, Mamelani was contracted by the Department of Social Development to test the roll out this approach with 6 Child and Youth Care Centers in the province.
Mamelani’s Youth Programme was featured in a UK journal, Childcare in Practice, as part of an International Edition on “Youth Leaving Care”.