Greater Stellenbosch Development Trust


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The GSDT provides support for education and cultural projects in the greater Stellenbosch. It aims to bridge cultural and material divides in Stellenbosch.

In 2001, a few friends across Stellenbosch and Khayamandi converted the ruins of a fire damaged beer hall into a centre for community projects. As the initial projects gained traction and developed, the GSDT evolved as an organisation that managed a number of projects to an incubator for both and new and established NGO’s. It is a reflection of success that all the projects that were developed within the GSDT are now independent organisations, each with its own focus and expertise.

The underlying approach behind activities of the GSDT is human-rights based. The legal structure of the Trust is designed to comply with best practice corporate governance and also to encourage democratic participation.

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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 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


SOS, initiated by the GSDT, supports and mentors 34 other NGOs to improve management, financial and administrative capacity. Led by Remgro, this support enables these organisations to have a sustainable focus on their primary role in the community.  Click here to learn more about SOS



SEED (Stellenbosch Entrepreneur and Enterprise Development) assists with business support to small and budding entrepreneurs.  Click here to learn more about SEED



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

Click Foundation

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

Click here to learn more about the Click Foundation

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



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

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...