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
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
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
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.
From craft artists to recycling, watch repair to security fences, selling home-cooked meals to passers-by to marketing on Takelot, this morning's group of entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs joined the Ranyaka team in learning more about the ways in which a good...read more
Magaliesburg has always been known as a haven for artists and a treasure trove of talent spanning a wide range of artistic mediums. Recognising the immense potential for the town’s artists to benefit from collaboration and for their work to be showcased on a broader...read more
One year ago, Nedbank launched its Proud of my Town fund - a community fund with a difference that has since benefited 1,017 children from 40 crèches in Paarl and surrounds. Ranyaka, working alongside a growing network of organisations, serves as the implementing...read more
Imagine being 10 years old and bullied at school because your socks don't match, your school dress is worn out or you don't have the right jersey. Imagine skipping school altogether because you can't exactly attend class in your pajamas. This happens and the effect is...read more
Last week, a team of volunteers from Lantana, Paarl hit the streets to conduct a survey of their neighbourhood: What is working, what is not; what is beautiful, what is not. What can we do quickly, easily and at very little cost that will make a big difference?Ranyaka...read more
From literacy projects to art therapy; feeding schemes to disaster relief; senior citizens outreach to skills development; counselling services to child welfare and many, many more, Stellenbosch is home to an impressive network of NGOs - all hard at work to make the...read more
Diarise the dates! From 24 to 26 August, the town of Magaliesburg will be hosting the third Magalies Rocks The Cradle Festival. This one-of-a-kind event showcases the best Magalies has to offer - and the events, which take place at numerous venues in and around...read more
This morning, we visited Klapmuts Junior Academy to see how the children are settling into their brand-new classroom-in-a-container, donated by Nedbank as part of its Proud of My Town programme in Paarl. The excitement and energy levels were sky high - as high as...read more
Transforming a community is a team effort - and sustainable, effective transformation that truly has a significant impact on the beneficiaries requires a team effort by all involved. Friday's workshop with representatives from a number of Stellenbosch-based NGOs who...read more
The Magalies Make-Over of 2014 provided a visible, tangible opportunity for Magalies stakeholders, businesses and residents from all walks of life to tackle a project together in a very practical way. The timing was critical. The town had recently suffered the...read more
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.