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.

Seriti Institute has a new logo. The organization decided to rebrand itself and so a new logo was envisaged that would more accurately reflect our values and the work we do.

We wanted a logo that would be fresh, clean and emblematic of the three essential components of our work, namely, creating job opportunities, encouraging learning and fostering personal growth and development.

The new logo retains the green, white and black of the old while interpreting the shadow meaning of the word Seriti less literally.

Even though Nala is known for establishing food gardens, the site has slowly been increasing its involvement in sports coaching: The site has developed partnerships with local schools such that schools allow learners to get involved in this activity.

Gogo Victoria Ntsunga tells us the reasons…

Gogo Victoria is a CWP participant at Mtshezi, in KZN. Two days a week and 8 days a month she stands front and center doing garden work among people who are a quarter of her years. She is also in the CWP women’s soccer team,

250 Moringa trees were planted in various sub-sites in Tembisa, EKURHULENI. This activity was realised through a partnership between the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta), EKURHULENI METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY,