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 Primary School is a pre-primary and foundation phase private school in Kayamandi. We teach
in English, in small classes, with qualified teachers who follow the CAPS curriculum. Extended teaching
hours ensures quality teaching as well as a safe environment for learners’ after-school activities.
The school plans to add additional grades and take in more learners. Vision AfriKa became a GSDT partner in 2007 and in 2014 founded the school.  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


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 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


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



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.

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Remote learning during lockdown

A majority of learners completed homework on IXL during the lockdown. The lowest response per class was 63% (Grade 1). The average for the school is 72%, with 83% the highest. The teachers can see remotely who completed a lesson and how well each child performed. The...