Khula Afrika Foundation is a Non Governmental Organisation registered in South Africa with foot prints in Southern Africa mainly in Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Zambia and Malawi. Our aim is to create platforms within marginalized and disadvantaged communiti... Read more
Khula Afrika Foundation is a Non Governmental Organisation registered in South Africa with foot prints in Southern Africa mainly in Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Zambia and Malawi. Our aim is to create platforms within marginalized and disadvantaged communities to bring social justice and economic growth. Khula Afrika Foundation is founded on the following principles: Ubuntu Inclusiveness and multi- stakeholder involvement Community driven approaches Our approach is embedded in the social enterprise and innovation concepts. The Foundation creates platforms for communities to be self sufficient through facilitation of development within six thematic areas.
The Sabuka informal settlement is situated on the North of Pretoria There are approximately 1000 households and more than 3000 people living there. Approximately 1000 are females of which more than 50% are unemployed. There are no basic services within the community and many household live below poverty lines. The community members are from neighboring countries. The socio and political climate in the neighboring countries (Zambia, Zimbabwe, Lusaka, Malawi and Lesotho) has led to an increase migration of people to South Africa with the hope of finding job opportunities and find that they cannot afford formal housing hence settle in shacks/informal houses near areas of economic opportunities. These squatter camps are often illegal and without basic services. Unlike their partners who take any odd jobs ( plumbing/bricklayers act), women remain at home unemployed.