TUF wins Blue-Green City Design Award

The Umvoto Foundation (TUF) submitted an entry and poster design for the #cocreate Blue-Green Cities Design Awards 2022. We nominated the Indawo, Abantu, Injongo e Khayelitsha initiative with initiative leader Busiswa Nomyayi. The initiative was shortlisted as one of the finalists in the category for Best Community-Based Project for water sensitive designs. Workshop A workshop […]

A sanitary drive for the girls of Khayelitsha 

In South Africa, women face enormous difficulties and have been subjected to structural disadvantages in society. In addition to this, many women and girls do not have access to the sanitary products they need each month. Due to the high costs of sanitary items, some women must choose between buying food or pads, and often […]

Recycling: Waste turned into wonder

One of the projects that form part of the Indawo Abantu Injongo e Khayelitsha initiative has been completed. The concrete benches that were constructed using recycled building rubble were beautifully decorated through mosaic artwork. Recycling has always been at the heart of mosaicing, which is another form of recycling, and is a prominent theme in […]

Thinking outside the trash: Recycling in Khayelitsha

The next instalment of the Indawo, Abantu, Injongo eKhayelitsha initiative takes the weekly clean-ups one step further, through recycling. Building on the success of the recycled building rubble, the women-led group, guided by Busiswa Nomyayi, are accelerating their recycling efforts in the Khayelitsha area. The Umvoto Foundation (TUF) spoke to one of the members of […]

Earth Day 2022: Investing in our planet

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What does it mean to invest in our planet? This is the question posed to us on Earth Day this year. This year the theme of investing in our planet has multiple parts to it. Building healthy cities, countries, and economies is one of Earth Day’s main focus areas. We took the time to see […]

TUF has taken their geotrail series digital with Forge 

Back in mid-2021, The Umvoto Foundation (TUF) team approached Forge to host a digital version of their first in a series of geotrails around southern Africa. The Table Mountain Dams Geotrail guides hikers through the history, construction, geology and climate of Cape Town framed against the story of the evolving water supply challenges that the […]

A new secondhand stall in Khayelitsha

The ladies from the Indawo, Abantu, Injongo e Khayelitsha initiative have been busy over the last few months. Their weekly street cleanups require a growing number of tools and resources for their ever-expanding team. Recognising this need, the team decided to start a secondhand stall to fund this growing need. The team had been planning […]

The Lotus Canal Mural: A Transformative Art Series

As the year draws to a close, it brings with it an end to the current phase of one of our transformative art projects – the Lotus Canal Murals. This project started in 2019, when we joined forces with local artist Seth from Khoiligraffi. All five murals are adjacent to one another along the Lotus […]