STELLENBOSCH

WESTERN CAPE

Four hundred engineering students walk the streets of Klapmuts, Kayamandi and Jamestown – pursuing practical solutions for real-life challenges. Here is a place where yesterday and tomorrow meet.

The Stellenbosch region is one of South Africa’s most sought-after tourist destinations, known for its oak-lined streets, a wealth of history, beautiful architecture and rolling vineyards. Also home to the 150-year old Stellenbosch University, the town is fast emerging as a hub of knowledge and innovation where solutions are being sought to address both some of the most exciting opportunities and complex issues facing our country today. Amongst academia, business and communities, there is a growing move towards intentional network-building for the purpose of benefiting generations to come.

The Stellenbosch municipal area includes a rich variety of suburbs and settlements, including Jamestown, Klapmuts, Kayamandi, Idas Valley and Cloetesville – and extends all the way along the Dwarsrivier Valley (Kylemore and surrounds) to Franschhoek. We created this page to share the stories that span multiple areas within Stellenbosch, such as collaboration initiatives with NGOs and opportunities created for the university’s students to learn more about social impact within their respective fields.

BUILDING BUSINESS | REFLECTIONS ON 2020 AND THE WAY FORWARD

The year 2020 upended the global economy, bringing disruption and, in many cases, devastation at mass scale. Small, medium- and micro enterprises (SMMEs) as well as survivalist businesses have been especially hard hit.During the course of this year, the Nedbank Proud...

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....

MEET THE MAN BEHIND THE PEOPLE’S BRAND

Starting out his working life as a performing artist on the stage of the dinner theatre, Amazink, in Kayamandi township, Stellenbosch, you can just imagine how Samkela “Teddy” Mhlakaza can tell a really good story! So it comes as no surprise that what gets him most...

R1 MILLION MILESTONE FOR POMT COVID-19 RELIEF

Over the past five months, the Proud of my Town (PoMT) programme has invested over R1 million towards a host of relief and recovery interventions in 13 communities across seven provinces. Ranyaka has been rolling out the multi-faceted PoMT programme in a growing...

WHAT ABOUT THE CHILDREN?

Over the past four years, Nedbank's Proud of my Town (PoMT) programme has invested over R1 million towards supporting Early Childhood Development centres. With the ECD sector hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic and a nationwide lockdown, PoMT made it possible for us...

ALL THINGS BEAUTIFUL

Davene Pool grew up in Idas Valley and, in her words, was far from being a ‘girly-girl’. Growing up in a house with only boys, she remembers a happy childhood and being spoilt by all members of her family.'When you look good, you feel good'Fate had other plans,...