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.

 CWP participants realised that elderly people usually spend up to two days waiting to receive their pension grants in Ventersdorp, Often under extreme weather conditions such as the scorching sun or heavy rainstorms. This situation prompted them to identify a new and useful activity in the service of the community. they are now helping with queue management at SASSA pay-points.

Participants also assist the elderly by making sure that they have received their correct sums of money. Should there be any issues, they promptly inform South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) officials. This CWP service has eased the burden on SASSA officials, who now need only one day to pay all grants in each of the three areas where the CWP is assisting.