Achievements & Some Success Stories

We have been through the grind of very tough lessons in development here in Africa. Uthango continues to achieve measurable success in spite of - or because of (!!) - difficult times. Development apathy, donor fatigue, the global economic crisis and above all, lack of political leadership impact directly on our vision. A shared passion for innovation and development motivates the team and we developed some key assets to overcome barriers. Our Directors venture beyond traditional approaches to implement new models of social investment and social enterprises. Consider reading our company profile under ABOUT US for more on our track-record.

Most of our success stories break new ground in development practices to ensure benefits in communities. We treasure our relationships with individual beneficiaries. People matter most in our company and in our projects. The stories of their lives, and their successes, we acknowledge and celebrate, as these have inspired us...

Buyambo Production Group joins Uthango

The Buyambo Production House applied to participate in the Uthango Enterprise Project and was successful. They produced their own marimba CD, which is available for R110,00 via USI. The group performs at corporate functions and travelled to Europe in 2005.

They are young and energetic performers who make a difference to any party with their excellent Marimba music and dances.

Ubuntu's leaders approached a local business development agency already in August 2003 to further their vision. After waiting patiently for a space to open on the Uthango SMME support programme for almost a year, they are as keen as ever to grow their business independently. Buyambo has an amazing tourism project and operates mostly in the far-South in Cape Town. They also recently teamed up with the Solole Game Reserve and with Charlotte's Township Tours in Masiphumelele to create an unique experience.

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