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.

Community profiling starts in Lantana

This week we commenced community profiling in Lantana, a low income neighbourhood in Paarl East. This is an essential step in activating community ownership through the Ranyaka Protocol. We need to tackle the broader structures and systems that shape living together...

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Nedbank Proud of My Town Stellenbosch launch

Over 600 children from 20 crèches will benefit from Nedbank's Proud about my Town fund, launched in Stellenbosch on Friday. Crèches principals, stakeholders from the ECD arena, as well as representatives from Nedbank and the Stellenbosch Municipality joined in a...

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Community profiling Klapmuts

On Friday, the Ranyaka and Valcare teams met with stakeholders from the community of Klapmuts to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the area. This is one of many conversations that will still take place as we partner with the community to help tackle the...

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Festival of talents E’Bosch

This weekend, the e'Bosch Heritage Project 2018 heritage month festivities culminate in a Nedbank-sponsored Festival of Talent at Jan Marais Nature Reserve. Join in the fun and entertainment by local artists, enjoy good food, great company and celebrate Stellenbosch...

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Proud of Our Town in Klapmuts

Last weekend, some 1,200 members of of the Klapmuts community joined the Ranyaka team as we celebrated Nedbank's soon-to-be-launched Proud of my Town initiative. The day's programme was jam-packed from start to finish, including performances by talented local artists...

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Can engineers be social innovators?

Can engineers be social innovators? This was the question we posed to a group of 200 students at the Stellenbosch University's Engineering Faculty today. Ranyaka's Marli Goussard and Johan Olivier co-presented a lecture addressing the pressing need for engineers to...

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Ranyaka celebrates Women’s Month

This week, Amy and Sonya from the Ranyaka team had the privilege to attend a Women's Month high tea event hosted by Valcare. Every day for the month of August, Valcare has been sharing stories of strong, inspirational women who are doing incredible work in their...

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Magalies Rocks the Cradle

Adventure-seekers, intrepid travellers, foodies and families are in for a 72 hour treat later this month as the annual Magalies Rocks the Cradle Festival weaves its magic! Set against the backdrop of Magaliesburg’s breath-taking natural beauty, the three-day weekend...

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Jamestown entrepreneurs event

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of the Nedbank-sponsored Jamestown business breakfast held on Friday. As a joint initiative of Ranyaka, Nedbank and the Jamestown Community Development Trust, the breakfast was the first of a series of events to be...

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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.