Thusanang Development & Training
Thusanang began on the farm Lambrechtsfontein in the Free State in 1982 to address the needs of illiterate and unemployed rural women. The first centre in Bothaville was opened in 1982. Since then further centers have been opened in rural towns throughout the Free State, Gauteng, North West and Cape Provinces. Thusanang was formally registered as a Section 21 (non-profit) company in 1991 and the Matla Trust assisted in a democratic election of the Board of Directors. Over the past 25 years Thusanang has grown and developed a most successful track record in training and job creation. Thusanang is owned and managed by the democratically elected Thusanang Board of Directors that has legitimate acceptance from all sections of the community. A Management Committee handles the day-to-day management of Thusanang.
Thusanang mission is to service the need for job creation/income generating activities and entrepreneurship in the local communities through education, job creation programs and social support services. In achieving this Thusanang plays an enabling role based on the principles of community participation and community ownership.
To serve the need for job creation – income generating activities and entrepreneurship in the local communities through education and training, job creation programmes and social support services. In achieving this Thusanang plays an enabling role based on the principles of community participation and community ownership. Developing and training local people with skills and tools that will lift up the entrepreneurship spirit of the local community. Being committed to ensuring that the requirements of the Skills Development Act No. 97 of 1998 are adhered to and expect all employees and associates to be trained and developed according to the requirements of the Act.