Over past 17 years South Africa’s most integrated Tourism business, Tourvest, has partnered with the Trust in uplifting the rural communities of South Africa.

This relationship, which has seen in excess of R130 million being contributed by Tourvest to the Trust’s causes, is based on mutual respect and belief in the abilities of each party. Where there is trading between the Parties, this is done on an arm’s length basis ensuring that fair trade principles are applied.


The Siyazisiza Trust was awarded a grant of R 900,000 from the Wesbank Fund to cover a range of activities that would set the foundations for a four-year Food Security and Agricultural Livelihoods initiative called the Masilimeni Programme. The primary goal of this programme is to grow a resilient network of micro-farming households and micro-farming hubs in each targeted community by 2019.

The Siyazisiza Trust received a very generous grant of R 600,000 from the Ackerman Pick ‘n Pay Foundation for the installation and upgrade of irrigation systems in its community gardens across northern Kwazulu-Natal.

Other donors and partners:

  • Anglo American Chairman’s Fund
  • E Bellairs Trust
  • Gladys and Malcolm Cameron Foundation
  • The Davies Foundation
  • The Fulton Trust
  • The Jobs Fund
  • Herman Ohlthaver Trust
  • Ralph Pohorille
  • Pudthane
  • Spar Group Ltd
  • TBWA Hunt Lascaris Durban (Pty) Ltd
  • Nedbank Foundation
  • Norman Wevell Trust
  • National Lotteries Commission
    (visit the National Lotteries Commission website to find out about other projects supported by the NLC.