Our Work

Discover the Impact: Navigating the Heart of Our Initiatives. Welcome to ‘Our Work,’ where each endeavour is a testament to our commitment to nurturing communities and fostering lasting positive change.

What We Do

We believe in the transformative power of collective action, and our commitment to supporting NPCs stems from the conviction that by empowering these organizations, we amplify their capacity to effect positive change in communities. Through our support, we strive to cultivate a thriving network of NPCs, united by a shared vision of creating a brighter and more equitable future for all.

Through strategic partnerships and innovative initiatives, we actively contribute to meaningful change that resonates far beyond the surface. Our commitment to making a difference has led us to establish a vibrant ecosystem of support, connecting you to the heart of the causes, locales, and communities that matter most.

Behind every successful endeavour lies the strength of collaboration. At [Your South African NPC’s Name], we recognise the unique value that local community organisations bring to the table. Our mission is to empower these unsung heroes, amplifying their reach, and providing them with the resources they need to thrive. With a steadfast commitment to transparency, accountability, and impactful governance, we stand as a catalyst for transformation, linking arms with those who share our vision for a brighter tomorrow.

Some of The Great NPCs We Are Involved With

The Design 26 Foundation in South Africa stands as a beacon of creativity, innovation, and social change. With a resolute commitment to harnessing the power of design for positive impact, the foundation serves as a dynamic catalyst within local communities. Through a blend of visionary design principles and community-driven initiatives, Design 26 empowers individuals and organizations to bring their creative visions to life. By nurturing talent, fostering collaboration, and igniting a passion for design, the foundation cultivates a thriving ecosystem that transcends aesthetics, driving holistic transformation and shaping a brighter future for South Africa.

We are currently supporting The Design 26Foundation towards build the 1st sewing skills and entrepreneurship training centre in Mitchell’s Plain that will contribute to skills development, job creation and restoration of dignity to young women in the Cape Flats.

Part of this was the recent funding raising initiative hosted at the The Leeuwenhof estate in Cape Town, official residence of the Premier of the Western Cape.

At the Caban Foundation, we wholeheartedly support Muiz Kitchen’s inspiring mission through active engagement to create a meaningful difference. As passionate advocates for leveraging design for positive impact, we collaborate closely with Muiz Kitchen by providing  advisory services that enhance their operational efficiency and effectiveness. Beyond guidance, we roll up our sleeves and volunteer our services for one day each week, immersing ourselves in the heart of Muiz Kitchen’s noble cause. This hands-on involvement extends to the preparation of food, a vital component of Muiz Kitchen’s community-centered initiative. Together, we channel the transformative power of design and active participation to amplify Muiz Kitchen’s reach, nourishing both body and soul within the community we proudly serve.

The Atlantis Dream Team was established to uplift the Atlantis community through creating sustainable jobs and the provision of services that address the economic and social needs of the community.

One of the pressing social needs of Atlantis is the very real need for decent nutrition. The Dream Team assists in this regard at present through a soup kitchen – but there are many more projects in the pipeline.

The project commenced in 2002, operating out of Maggies Vass’ garage, when she started feeding 30 people, mostly children.

Today she feeds 300 people, five times a week. While this sounds like a large number the reality is that she needs to turn many people away each time as the food runs out. And for many this is the only meal they get for the day.

Our philosophy is as follows: To acknowledge and respect the basic human rights of the people; To maintain the integrity of the community; To acknowledge and support reconstruction and development programmes; and Empowerment of people.

The Next Phase The next phase of the Atlantis Dream Team is the construction and operation of a crèche and youth centre. There is a large tract of open land across the road from the Atlantis Dream Team, which Maggie and her team maintain, that is owned by the Cape Town City Council.

An agreement has been reached with the Council to purchase the land at a nominal fee. Now that the option to purchase land has been secured the next step is to raise the capital to purchase the land and build the crèche and youth centre.

These are desperately need facilities as getting the children off the streets is the first step towards eradicating gangsterism and affording the youth access to early childhood development programmes.

 

 

 

The Caban Foundation has partnered with Lawhill Marine School at the Simons Town Maritime Centre to foster entrepreneurship and drive impactful change. Through this collaboration, we have established an Entrepreneurship Society within Lawhill Marine School, a dynamic initiative that has led to the creation and nurturing of five distinct businesses. Our involvement goes beyond just establishment, as we are actively engaged in providing invaluable mentorship to these enterprises. Additionally, we facilitate access to vital networks, connecting the budding entrepreneurs with industry experts and resources that amplify their potential for success. Looking ahead, our commitment extends to offering future support in raising essential financial resources, ensuring that these ventures thrive and make a lasting positive impact. Together, we are cultivating a culture of entrepreneurship and empowerment, harnessing the potential of these businesses to contribute to both individual growth and the broader community’s prosperity.

Oasis Community Wellness Clinics represent a beacon of hope for semi-rural areas with limited access to primary healthcare. Our initiative is inspired by the pioneering work of Dr. Klopper, who has a wealth of experience in establishing community support clinics in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO).

Dr. Klopper’s background includes founding 51 privately owned primary healthcare clinics across South Africa under the Prime Cure Clinics brand. Additionally, he established 8 GP-based wellness centers throughout Southern Africa and Mauritius under the Carewell Clinics brand, in partnership with the WHO.

At Oasis, our mission is to empower newly qualified doctors to establish practices in underserved regions by providing essential resources and support. Through strategic initiatives, including access to finance and a specialized administrative platform developed with Medi Send Solutions, we enable doctors to navigate the challenges of setting up and managing medical practices in semi-rural areas.

The Oasis model, shaped by Dr. Klopper’s expertise, ensures that patients in these communities receive comprehensive and compassionate care. Beyond healthcare provision, our goal is to transform lives and foster healthier communities in society’s most overlooked areas.

Our approach encompasses:

  1. Local Community Engagement: Members organize into buying groups to establish community-owned and branded wellness centers.

  2. Service Provider Support: Oasis partners with GP practices, offering critical support services to facilitate their success.

  3. Innovative Funding: We consolidate and align resources to fuel community-owned healthcare initiatives, ensuring sustainability.

  4. OASIS Platform: This platform manages the relationship between the local community membership base and the GP/service provider, fostering collaboration and effective healthcare delivery.

Oasis Community Wellness Clinics embody a commitment to equity in healthcare, driven by Dr. Klopper’s legacy of community-centered care and WHO partnership, to ensure that every individual has access to quality healthcare and a brighter future.

Wetland in a Box™ Core – The Bioreactor represents a groundbreaking solution developed in South Africa by co-founders Professor Anthony Turton and Gerhard Janse van Rensburg. This patented Constructed Wetland (CW) system is designed to address critical challenges related to water access, quality, and quantity, particularly in developing countries and beyond.

The Wetland in a Box™ utilizes engineered systems mirroring natural wetland processes, comprising controllable functional parameters including plant and microbial communities, along with operational hydrogeochemical factors. This versatile system effectively treats contaminants and pathogens from diverse sources such as agricultural, domestic, municipal, industrial, and mining wastewater.

Unlike traditional treatment methods, the design of Wetland in a Box™ offers unique advantages, making it suitable for applications ranging from small-scale (e.g., 60kL/day) to large-scale (e.g., +60ML/day) projects. It supports sustainable development by treating wastewater for reuse, such as beneficial irrigation, and harnessing biomass for value-added products like fodder, fertilizer, and biofuel.

The Wetland in a Box™ aligns with sustainable development goals across three key pillars:

Environment: By remediating wastewater, this system reduces the release of harmful contaminants into the environment, benefiting fauna and flora health amidst global climate challenges. It employs specialized plant and microbial species tailored to various wastewater types, including saline water, addressing significant issues in metallurgical and agricultural sectors.

Society: The system promotes water access by treating wastewater for beneficial irrigation of cash crops, supporting socio-economic development, especially in developing regions. Biomass generated by Wetland in a Box™ serves multiple purposes, contributing to local economic growth.

Economics: Compared to traditional wastewater treatment works (WWTWs), Constructed Wetlands (CWs) like Wetland in a Box™ are more cost-effective, with construction costs reduced by at least 50% and maintenance and support expenses cut by up to 75%. This affordability makes it an ideal solution for disadvantaged communities.

The Wetland in a Box™ Bioreactor, a vertical upflow modular CW, addresses primary challenges associated with wastewater treatment around plant root systems. Comprising 83 cells (104 in the new R4 footprint), this bioreactor efficiently treats up to 1,200 liters of wastewater per hour, subject to contaminants’ concentration and composition. Its laminar flow design ensures consistent fluid flow properties within each cell, optimizing rhizofiltration potential with selected plant species.

Recognized with the Eco-Innovation Silver Award, Wetland in a Box™ exemplifies excellence in sustainable water treatment technology, offering standardized, predictable, repeatable, and scalable performance under the visionary leadership of Professor Anthony Turton and Gerhard Janse van Rensburg.

Join Us Right Now!

Join hands with us in creating a tapestry of positive change. Together, we have the power to amplify impact, uplift communities, and shape a brighter future. Whether through your time, skills, or support, your involvement is a catalyst for transformation. Let’s embark on this journey together and sow the seeds of lasting difference. Join us today