Poverty and Education

The link between poverty, and education and the lack thereof, is a no-brainer. Unemployment is incredibly high in South Africa, but it goes without saying that those who have a matric or a university degree have a better chance of being employed than a person who has neither. This is a worldwide challenge in developing […]

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Reflections and Inspiration: International Women’s Day 2019

Last Friday, the 8th of March, was International Women’s Day and the occasion was acknowledged around the world with events, campaigns, marches and activities. The theme was #BalanceforBetter. As the International Women’s Day website explains: A Time to Innovate Our very own Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women pointed out why […]

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Living the WDB vision

As we start a new year, it’s very important to reconnect with the vision and mission of WDB: VISION South African women safe at home and in their communities, economically self-reliant and participating fully in the socio-economic transformation of our country to make it an inclusive democratic and non-sexist society. MISSION Empowerment of women through […]

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A love letter to 2018, and WDB Trust

2018 has taught me so much on a personal level, and I can only feel truly blessed to have worked alongside the team at WDB Trust, whether our friends or colleagues at head office in Johannesburg or our staff in the field. We had numerous highlights and definitely some fun times during 2018. Mandela Day […]

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Update: WDB Training Academy

Computer-Based Functional Literacy Programmes The WDB Trust Training Academy facilitates computer-based functional literacy (CBLF) programmes in Sigweje in Ladysmith & Kwa-Madlala Primary School in Elandskop Pietermaritzburg. Under the leadership of Fikile Buthelezi, WDB Trust Training Academy offers training to youth who have attempted matric or have passed matric but are currently unemployed or not enrolled […]

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4IR – Finding our own solutions

Nomgqibelo Mdlalose, CEO of the WDB Trust, attended the African Women in Dialogue (AWID) in Johannesburg last week, coming away with some valuable insights into how we can strengthen the women’s movement across Africa in light of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). I was fortunate to attend the Inaugural African Women in Dialogue at The […]

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CLIENT STORIES: Khanyisile Khumalo

This Siyakhula client is situated on the west boundary of UKhahlamba Municipality Ward 9 in Moyeni Reserve, 27km away from Bergville.  Khanysile is 52 years old got married 36 years ago. She is a widow with a family of eight members (two sons, one daughter and four grandchildren). In 1990, her husband passed on, and […]

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CLIENT STORIES: Ntombi-ntombi Ndaba

Over the years, there have been many challenges, but many successes as well. Ntombi-ntombi Ndaba is one of our Siyakhula client success stories. Ntombi and her family are situated on the west boundary of Ukhahlamba Municipality Ward 9 in Moyeni Reserve, 27km away from Bergville town in KwaZulu-Natal. She is 63 years old and got […]

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There is still so much more to do…

During Women’s Month we have time to reflect on roads we have travelled in the past and to consider where we need to go in the future. Below please find an extract from Mrs Mbeki’s article on building post-apartheid institutions that will take the country forward. The original content appears in the WDB Trust Annual […]

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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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