WE HARNESS THE POWER OF COLLABORATION AND ACTIVE CITIZENRY TO CO-CREATE THRIVING COMMUNITIES.

Ranyaka was established as a non-profit, urban planning consultancy in 2013 to develop transformative strategies for towns and neighbourhoods. We work hand-in-hand with residents, civil society entities, faith-based institutions, business, all levels of government, academic institutions and local change agents to co-create places where people can prosper – in every sense of the word. By mid-2022, we will be working in 21 communities in 9 towns in 8 provinces across South Africa – implementing the Nedbank Proud of my Town initiative.

WE WORK WITH
PLACES

 

Our approach is place-based and systemic. People-centered spatial planning and multi-sectoral integration are key to community well-being. Our objective is to create healthy eco-systems that lay a foundation for optimal development.

 

A TRANSFORMED PLACE HAS THE POWER TO TRANSFORM LIVES.

WE WORK WITH
PEOPLE

 

We work with local stakeholders, strengthening change agents, facilitating cross-sectoral collaboration and integrating citizen-led initiatives into the over-arching strategy for the area. Our objective is collective, as opposed to isolated impact.

 

THROUGH COLLABORATION, WE TACKLE WHAT IS WRONG AND UNLOCK WHAT IS STRONG.

WE WORK WITH
PIONEERING INVESTORS

 

We develop smarter ways of investing in societal transformation. Our objective is sustainability, real impact and maximum return on investment. Nedbank’s Proud of my Town initiative is a prime example of smart investment in action.

 

SMART INVESTMENT LOOKS BEYOND ISOLATED INTERVENTIONS.

Cocreate Hub | Celebrating a year

Sometimes words fall short. And today is such a day. Words fall short to even begin to describe the journey of the CoCreate Hub Stellenbosch - a journey to transform an old, disused municipal clinic into an inviting space where entrepreneurship is celebrated, local...

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Building Business kicks off in Mamelodi

As rewarding as having your own business may be, any entrepreneur knows that it can also be very overwhelming at times. Regardless of how passionate you are about your product or service or how great a salesperson you are, chances are good that you simply do not have...

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Zwide gets sporty

Over 300 soccer fans gathered for the first Ranyaka/Nedbank Youth Mini Soccer and Netball Tournament which took place in Zwide’s Ward 26 during the last week of June 2022. Six soccer teams took to the field with Major Chiefs, Zwide Celtics and Amadamara showing their...

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Our elders deserve our best

The elderly are amongst the most vulnerable members of society. Sadly, physical neglect and psychological abuse of the aged is far more common than one realises. Addressing this issue, Yomelela Club, a senior citizens organisation in Zwide, hosted an Elderly Awareness...

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Community safety matters

Have you ever come up with a great idea for a community project, only to see it fail because of crime in the area? A plan and practical measures are vital to ensure that safety forms part of any plan to bring positive change to your community. In Umlazi, Durban, the...

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Klapmuts celebrates Youth Day

Youth Day 2022 saw young and old gather for a jam-packed programme in Klapmuts in the Western Cape. Some 250 energetic community members ensured that adrenaline levels were at an all-time high with activities ranging from netball, soccer, a marathon, “boere sport”...

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Simply brilliant soccer

Over 200 young soccer enthusiasts participated in a two-day boot camp in Umlazi, Durban on 16 and 17 July 2022 and learnt that becoming a professional soccer player is about so much more than scoring goals! The Brilliant Khuzwayo Schools Bootcamp and Tournament took...

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Building business in Umlazi

If you run your own business, you know that it can be a tough journey. A lonely one, even. Even if you know your product or service well, there is still so much to learn, so many things to consider and many micro and small business owners simply do not have the...

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Building safer communities

One cannot build a thriving community without building a safe community. In every town where we work across South Africa, community safety arises as one of key pain points. How can people thrive in every sense of the word if they do not feel safe where they live,...

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ABOUT US

 

In 1996, two young town planners from very different backgrounds reported for duty at a local municipality in Gauteng. Only two years had passed since the dawn of democracy in South Africa.

 

WHAT WE DO

 

Ranyaka works hand-in-hand with communities, local stakeholders, all levels of government and investors to develop and implement transformation strategies for towns and communities.

 

WHERE WE WORK

 

By mid-2020, Ranyaka will be working in 13 towns and neighbourhoods in 9 towns across seven provinces throughout South Africa. We focus mainly, but not exclusively, on under-resourced communities.