PLENARY 1: MAKING POVERTY HISTORY

Overview Today’s plenary session tackled the big issue: Why is there still so much poverty in South Africa? The session was ably facilitated by senior news anchor for eNCA and Power FM programme host, Iman Rapetti. Panellists included Dr Pali Lehohla, South Africa’s Statistician General, Dr Mamphela Ramphele, long-standing political activist, Ms Fatima Shabodien, Action […]

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Client Number One

Mavis Makukule was WDB’s first client and continues to inspire many women around the country to create their own businesses and thrive. “It was in 1992 when Mrs (Zanele) Mbeki and Ntombi Shope came to Acornhoek, Mpumalanga”, says Mavis Makukule, remembering the very early days of WDB. “They were looking for women who wanted to […]

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The Multiplier Effect

The Chairwoman of WDB Trust, Futhi Mtoba, reflects on lessons learnt, making a difference and want needs to be done to “Make Poverty History”… The ability to soldier on when the going gets tough is at the heart of the WDB journey, according to Futhi Mtoba, who was involved from the beginning. She says the […]

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Rewriting history

Zanele Mbeki talks from the heart about the eradication of poverty and the journey of WDB over the past 25 years. Poverty in our country is not marginal. It is a major challenge that requires united action by all segments of our society. Poverty is not caused by the poor. It is a result of […]

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