Photo Essay: Mandela Day 2018

The WDB Trust were out in full force for #Mandela100… Images below: Bushbuckridge Zenzele branch: cleaning a bridge in the neighbourhood. Thank you to Caroline and the team. #MandelaDay2018 Images below – Thulamela Zenzele Branch: Mandela Day at Makumeke village with the Hlungwani family, the area social worker, home-based carers and Turning Lives Around for […]

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Remembering Madiba

WDB really got into the spirit of things to celebrate Mandela 100 years. We started off our campaign on the 18th of July by sharing fond memories of Madiba on social media platforms…

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WDB site visits by Tebogo Mashego

If it was not for a nudge from Zenzele Programme Manager Sibongiseni Malakoane to join her on an impromptu trip, it might have taken me some time to experience the reason I joined WDB in the first place. In one of our informal conversations, she casually asked if I wanted to join her on trip […]

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Zenzele Stories: Lulama Phika

The Zenzele Development Programme is WDB Trust’s poverty-alleviation programme that encourages community self-organisation and connects poor families to basic services through stakeholder engagement. Here is one of our stories: Lulama Phika is a wheelchair-bound young woman whose mother left when she was just a year old. In the absence of her mother, she stayed with […]

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WDB TRIBUTE TO WINNIE MADIKIZELA – MANDELA

The WDB Trust and WDB Investment Holdings notes with great sadness the passing of Mama Winnie who was, to so many of us, the gold standard of women’s resistance and struggle. Mama Winnie will remain forever etched in our memory as a fierce freedom fighter who was driven by her love and compassion for her […]

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Getting to Know Nomgqibelo Mdlalose

Nomgqibelo Mdlalose is the new Knowledge Manager at the WDB Trust, but she also is happily “part of the WDB furniture”, so to speak. She has a wide knowledge of WDB due to her involvement with the organisation over many years, fuelled by a passion and dedication to women’s issues. By Denise Slabbert There’s something […]

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Living the essence of Zenzele

WDB’s Sibongiseni Malakoane speaks about the Zenzele journey and witnessing proud moments when families and communities are able to help themselves. Known as “Gogo” to many, as the WDB Programme Manager for Zenzele Development Programme, Sibongiseni Malakoane has witnessed abject poverty in South Africa’s rural areas as part of her everyday job. Being a sensitive […]

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Photo Essay: Mandela Day in Thulamela

The 18th of July is a very special day for many people around the country as we celebrate the incredible life and times of Nelson Mandela. International Mandela Day gives us the opportunity to find ways to give of our time and energy to others. For some it is 67 minutes (commemorating the number of […]

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The peace-loving banker who went to war on poverty

Many of the principles of Professor Muhammad Yunus, who put microfinance centre-stage globally when he won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006, have guided the objectives of the Women’s Development Bank. The list of awards and special honours showered on Professor Muhammad Yunus is incredibly long. The one-time economics professor with a doctorate from Vanderbilt […]

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Facilitating access to basic services and uplifting communities

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The Zenzele Development Programme is WDB Trust’s poverty-alleviation programme that encourages community self-organisation and connects poor families to basic services through stakeholder engagement. Taking valuable learnings from the original development caravan concept set up in the earliest days of WDB, today the Zenzele Development Programme addresses poverty in practical, workable ways. Zenzele Executive Manager Sibongiseni […]

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