“Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success.” – Henry Ford

Whilst multi-sectoral collaboration is engrained into our approach and serves as the golden thread that runs across all our interventions, specific collaborative initiatives qualify as programmes in their own right. These partnerships are mutually beneficial; strengthen the Ranyaka model and the roll-out of our process; create platforms that unlock opportunities; ignite synergy; promote learning and assist communities to self-organise. Such initiatives include:

  • Innovation and technology partnerships with academic institutions such as the Stellenbosch University and North-West University;

  • The establishment of, and participation in, forums and networks for NGO collaboration, such as the Stellenbosch Civil Advocacy Network (SCAN);

  • Facilitation of collaboration amongst faith-based institutions through, amongst others, church collaboration workshops where churches’ involvement in social justice activities is mapped to determine whether interventions are addressing actual needs, encourage collaboration where there is duplication and identify gaps where support is still needed; and

  • The establishment and strengthening of business forums and collectives, such as the Magalies Business Forum (MBF)

Proud of my Town kicks off in Umlazi

During the last week of March 2021, the Nedbank Proud of my Town (PoMT) programme kicked off in Umlazi township in Durban in KwaZulu-Natal. This brings the number of communities across the country where the programme is currently being implemented to fifteen.  PoMT...

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Introducing Ikayalabantu FM | Home of the People

Conversations with Thando Dyantyi, Sinesipo Sibuta and Odwa Nomavuka As a young South African filmmaker, Thando Dyantyi’s strongest desire has been to tell the life-changing stories of people in his community and around his country. These stories are for everyone to...

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Building communities together

Ranyaka is excited to announce that BUCO Hardware, a division of The Building Company, is embarking on a journey with us as we tackle Fix Your Space and Land & Property projects that will help create places where people can prosper – in every sense of the word....

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From neglect to nurture

What does one get when you have a large-but-unloved piece of open land, next to a school with a proactive principal, a community that cares and partners with vision? A beautiful transformation that is already unfolding into one that holds the potential to enrich the...

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Let’s workshop the future – Boitekong

Proud of my Town is spreading its wings! Today, we held the launch workshop in Boitekong, Rustenburg in the North-West Province. Community members and stakeholders shared their insights on the challenges, opportunities and resources in their area. This workshop is the...

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Food for hungry families

The clock was ticking. There were less than 12 hours to go before South Africa went into full lockdown.

 A group of volunteers from multiple churches and NGOs in Stellenbosch (and across South Africa, we can safely assume!) were braving the endless queues in grocery...

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