Greater Stellenbosch Development Trust

 

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The GSDT supports education, culture and community projects in the greater Stellenbosch. As a human rights-based entity, it aims to bridge cultural and material divides.

Since 2001, when friends began the Trust, the GSDT evolved from an organisation that initiate and manage community projects to an incubator for both and new and established NGO’s. Projects that the GSDT had launched are now independent organisations, each with its focus and expertise.

The legal structure of the GSDT complies with best practice corporate governance. It also encourages democratic participation and reflects the rights-based approach of the Trust. The Trust and its partner organisations comply with legal and other requirements for trusts and non-profit organisation and are registered under sections 30 and 18A with the Receiver of Revenue. 

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VISION AFRIKA

The educational projects developed by the GSDT are now managed by Vision AfriKa, an organisation that became a GSDT partner in 2007.  Click here to learn more about VisionafriKa

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EDUVATE

Eduvate aims to improve learning and teaching through innovation in the classroom.  Eduvate develops 21st century teaching skills amongst teachers at Stellenbosch schools; it also supports coding and computer club activities for learners.  Click here to learn more about Eduvate

SEED

Stellenbosch Entrepreneur and Enterprise Development (SEED) is dedicated to entrepreneurial leadership and development, in the pursuit of aiding business growth in local communities and making a positive contribution towards the growth of the South African economy.

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InZYNC & AmaZINK

InZync and AmaZink are venues for cultural and community events. Regular programs at these venues have enriched cultural life in Stellenbosch and Kayamandi. Click here to learn more about InZync & Amazink

STELLENBOSCH UNITE

#StellenboschUnite is a collaborative aid action purposed to provide social support to vulnerable community members during the COVID-19 pandemic. The collaboration brings together Stellenbosch Municipality, Stellenbosch University, Visit Stellenbosch (civil society), SCAN (Stellenbosch Civil Advocacy Network, representing the non-profit sector) and the Greater Stellenbosch Development Trust (administrators).  Click here to learn more about Stellenbosch Unite

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THE MACIAS RESTIS CHARITABLE TRUST

MRCT strives to assist and empower charities that work with children of previously disadvantaged communities.  Click here to learn more about MRCT

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SAKH’ IKAMVA COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Sakh’ikamva  co-ordinates parental support for children.  Click here to learn more about Sakhikamva

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CLICK FOUNDATION

Reading Eggs is an online, phonetics based programme creating a fun experience for the initial acquisition of literacy skills.

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Vision 2s complement Life Skills learning by trip to Cape Town aquarium

A group of Grade 2 learners visited Cape Town’s Two Oceans Aquarium in mid-June to learn more about the sea life they have been studying as part of Vision AfriKa educational programme. After taking a mini bus to the Aquarium, the Vision AfriKa Primary School students...

Vlottenburg fundraising event strengthens community ties

The VisionV Aftercare facility and Vlottenburg primary school got together at the start of May to hold a collaborative community fundraising morning. The event started with a five kilometre fun walk from BP Longlands petrol station to Bonfoi farm. Participants then...