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Welcome to The Umtshayelo Foundation (TUF)

The Umtshayelo Foundation was established in 2013. ‘Umtshayelo’ is a xhosa word meaning
broom which has given birth to our slogan ‘sweeping suffering away’ . We believe that our
neighbour’s material concerns are our spiritual concerns. Through the years we have built a
community of givers and volunteers who care for each other and society.

“Our Father…bring in your kingdom so that your will is done on earth as it is in heaven.”-Mat.6:10

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

Join our community and use your time, talents, treasure, and things for the common good.


We exist to break the cycle of disadvantage through innovative and people
focused services.


We envision a world where all people hold the power to create an opportunity for
themselves and others.

OUR Values

We care about the well-being of every person.

We pursue excellence in everything we do.

We make a difference in every community we serve.

We respect and listen to our people.

We serve everyone, without exception.

 We go beyond conventional ideas and approaches.


Become a Komani Brand Ambassador

Join us, be an Influencer and Women’s Health Advocate.

Komani  is a distributor of reusable sanitary pads. Our vision is to ensure that all women, especially schoolgirls, never have to worry about being without menstrual protection and that the products they use are healthy, sustainable, and environmentally friendly. Komani is a social enterprise offering sustainable economic opportunities and development to women and young people.

For more information visit www.komani.org.

Our Work

Senior Care

A weekly program providing older persons with the necessary social
support to improve their well-being.


An Afterschool program that provides an intentional blend of personal enrichment and academic assistance to enhance school participation.


This initiative seeks to provide the community, especially school drop outs,
with digital literacy skills to increase their opportunities for higher education
and for employment.

The Green Project

Making Green Things Happen. The objective is to establish a vegetable farm, producing high-quality products for the nutritional benefit of our
beneficiaries and to create employment opportunities.

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Fundraising Initiatives

Buying our products helps us make a difference.

Contact Us

+27 21 569 1363


Unit 1,17 Lood Street, Brackenfell Industrial, 7560 P.O.Box 25, Cape Gate, 7562