At iThemba Projects, we partner with the people of Sweetwaters (Mpumuza), South Africa, to transform a generation of kids and teens through education and mentoring so that they may bring hope to their community, and be a light throughout South Africa.



iThemba believes that when communities are restored, everyone benefits. We’ve seen destructive cycles in Sweetwaters caused by economic inequality, racism, poor education, and a lack of role models and  opportunities. At iThemba, we partner with people in the Sweetwaters community, working together to break these cycles. By working together and listening to each other, we believe we can create an environment that is empowering, where people can realize their full potential. We don’t think our work is a one-way street. When communities like Sweetwaters are restored, all of us benefit.

Sweetwaters is a vibrant community, but faces many challenges. In order for Sweetwaters to flourish, we have to overcome these challenges together. Click to find out more.

We feel that there is a better way of helping hurting communities. With long term partnership and a focus on systemic change, people in Sweetwaters will transform their community. Click to learn about our strategy.

We have developed multiple programmes in partnership with people in Sweetwaters to unlock this community’s potential. Click to learn more about our programmes.

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Phone:    +27 (0)31 0200 200


Physical Address:    8 Pin Oak Avenue, Hilton, Unit 07,

                             Pin Oak Park, KwaZulu-Natal,  3245 South Africa   //


Postal Address:    Box 765, Hilton, 3245 South Africa