In the heart of Mamelodi, where the spirit of community thrives, NGOs play a vital role in making a positive impact. These organisations are unsung heroes, working tirelessly to uplift and empower the local community.

The Mamelodi Expo for NGOs took place on 22 September. It was more than just an event. It was a memorable celebration of unity and collaboration. With 32 dedicated NGOs attending, the aim was simple yet profound: to forge connections and foster collaborations that would strengthen our community.

As the sun painted the day with its warmth, these remarkable NGOs were given the chance to shine. While some showcased their services, others focused on establishing networks and offering support to one another.

What made this expo even more special was its cultural emphasis which aligned perfectly with Heritage Month. It was a vibrant celebration of the diverse cultures that make Mamelodi so unique. Dance and choir performances brought our heritage to life, adding a rich tapestry of traditions and stories to the event.

None of this would have been possible without the support of our incredible sponsors. Ranyaka, proudly representing the Nedbank-funded Proud of My Town initiative, joined hands with the University of Pretoria, Thandanani Drop-in Center, and the Center for Faith and Community Development. This collaboration not only made the event a success but also advanced its mission of strengthening the broader NGO community in Mamelodi.

In a community like ours, NGOs are the heartbeats that keep it thriving. They are the bridges that connect us, the pillars that support us, and the voices that champion us. The Mamelodi expo for NGOs was a testament to their unwavering dedication, and we look forward to the positive change they will continue to bring to our beloved Mamelodi.