Seriti Institute strengthens community organisation for social health and local economic development. It uses large scale participatory methods, and in its systemic interventions forges partnerships involving communities, government departments, non-governmental organisations, civil society and business.

Seriti's programmes are all designed to achieve social scale impact, with participation of hundreds of people and collaboration of all actors within an activity system. A coherent theory informs Seriti’s approaches, and is perhaps best expressed in the Organisation Workshop which forges organisational literacy amongst a large group of participants, while creating enterprises and social cohesion.

Seriti is one of the Implementing Agents for the South African government’s Community Work Programme, and was one of the main partners in the Kwanda reality TV show.

Region C CWP site organised a sporting event at the Davidsonville sports complex.

The event attracted a crowd from nearby communities and helped to forge unity amongst the CWP participants. The day’s activities saw different sub-sites (ward teams) playing each other on the soccer field and netball court.

The netball competition was won by the Tshepisong team. However, due to time constraints, the soccer final could not take place – to the disappointment of all spectators.

The event also led to the establishment of Region C Women’s Forum, which will seek to discuss and work to resolve day-to-day issues that women are faced with.


Top: A women’s soccer match. Bottom: Sub-sites battle it out on the netball court.