Our vision is to eradicate extreme poverty in South Africa’s township communities by giving historically disadvantaged individuals the tools to become completely self-sustaining.
Rhiza Babuyile is a Section 21, registered non-profit organisation registered with the Department of Social Development and a Section 18a/ Public Benefit Organisation with SARS.
Our motto describes our organisation well: “Developing Lives is our DNA!”
Rhiza Babuyile was founded in 2005 under the name Babuyile Community Development. One of the founding members, Ms Tidimalo Ngakane is still on the board to this day. Initially Rhiza Babuyile was focused on skills and enterprise development for former inmates.
We develop township communities through holistic community development which includes programmes related to healthcare, skills development, enterprise development and education.
Between 2013 and 2016 we’ve implemented projects in Alexandra, Fisantekraal, Diepsloot and Orange Farm. Our focus communities from 2016 onwards are Diepsloot and Orange Farm in Johannesburg, Thabong in Welkom and Fisantekraal in Cape Town.
Some of our signature projects are our Mobile Clinic and JOZi Business Hub in Diepsloot and our Fashion & Design skills development project in Orange Farm.
In 2016 we will develop over 15.000 historically disadvantaged individuals. Our goal is for our communities to become sustainable within 5-10 years.