Established in 2008, Siyavuna Development Centre (SDC) is a registered Non-Profit Organisation based in Ramsgate, on the South Coast of Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa.

Siyavuna has successfully trained smallholder rural farmers in under-resourced communities in the Ugu and Umdoni District since its inception in 2012. Over the last 9 years, 2000 families have participated in the programme – growing organic produce and selling it for the Kumnandi brand which is run by Siyavuna.

The organisation currently employs 10 staff members, and is managed by Ms. Oxolo Mofokeng, Executive Director and governed by a representative Board, Chair by local community development practitioner Mr Themba Zondi.


The Siyavuna Smallholder Farmer Development Model aims to enable sustainable rural farmers. Success of this model lies in each group doing what they are good at. The model takes rural farmers, creating a supportive network, focusing on skills development, mentorship and special projects.


Building sustainable communities by empowering rural organic farmers.

Siyavuna Development Centre is a Level 1 B-BBEE Non-Profit Organisation (135% B-BBEE procurement recognition level), with a proud legacy of audited financials, managed by a representative Executive.

Siyavuna offers a comprehensive range of Corporate Social Investment (SCI), Social Labour Plans (SLP) and Social and Environmental Improvement (Triple Bottom Line) investment opportunity to Corporates seeking improved B-BBEE Scorecards and compliance with requirements of Government departments such as Department of Trade and Industry, the Department of Mineral Resources and Department of Trade and Industry.

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