HER STORY -Mandisa Jili: WDB Training Academy helped me find employment and provide for my family!

The Training Academy Trust is transforming lives in rural South Africa. Led by Fikile Buthelezi and an excellent team of trainers, the Training Academy Trust has consolidated a record of empowerment for their graduates. In their areas of operation, the Training Academy Trust creates real value for the learners and enables them to access new […]

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WDB Zenzele Development Trust Operations Manager

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the resignation of Mr. Khayelihle Memela, the WDB Zenzele Development Trust Operations Manager. His last day with us will be on Thursday 25 February 2021.  Mr Memela worked devotedly with our organization since May of 2012 and continued to give his best in his field of work. […]

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The WDB Trust team is proud and energized for the award of the honorary doctoral degree conferred upon our Patron, Mrs. Zanele Mbeki

The WDB Trust team is proud and energized for the award of the honorary doctoral degree conferred upon our Patron, Mrs. Zanele Mbeki. This degree is rightful recognition of a lifetime of contributions to the empowerment of women and the advancement of feminism in different structures of our society.  We invite our stakeholders to read […]

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WDB does Walk The Talk 2019

On the 28th of July 2019, WDB staff took part in the annual MTN Walk the Talk with 702. The MTN Walk the Talk with 702 is for a good cause and lending a helping hand to charities is what event is all about. It’s also great fun for those who take part! The event […]

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Mandela Day 2019

It was Nelson Mandela’s 101st birthday yesterday, and we certainly hope he is looking down and seeing how his life inspired so many of us in so many ways. For WDB, Mandela Day is not only an opportunity to celebrate and reflect on his life and to do something good for others, it’s also about […]

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In memory of Ausi Milli

It was with great sadness that the staff at WDB learnt of the passing of Millicent Manaka, our “Ausi Milli”, on 29 June 2019. She was a dearly loved member of the WDB Trust staff contingent; her quiet dignity and beautiful smile were part of our working days, and her kindness and dedication to her […]

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Tackling the Plight of the Youth

Media houses describe the 55.2% unemployment rate among South African youth as a “ticking time bomb”. The latest numbers from Stats SA show that more and more young people are out of work. Those with limited tertiary education are worse off, with little or no prospects for jobs, while graduates continue to struggle to even […]

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The Face of Poverty is (Still) Woman

The WDB Trust is committed to poverty alleviation and eradication. Our programmes on the ground take place in under-resourced communities in the rural areas of South Africa. Over the past 27 years, the WDB Trust has been facilitating programmes to help women to help themselves. Time and time again we see that the face of […]

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Targeting Poverty through training

The first training session of the year for future Siyakhula Centre Managers took place from the 1st to the 5th of April 2019 at the Africa Training Centre in Pietermaritzburg. 25 trainee-centre managers and three branch managers came together for the training session, which took place over a week. Participants were selected via an interview […]

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