03-30-2018 10:00:23

Rhiza starts partnership with Contribute Foundation

Tembisa is a large township near Johannesburg where more than 468.000 people live. In…

03-13-2018 16:22:02

Warm interest in our programmes

Johannesburg. We took a tour together with our special visitors: Marianne de Jongh, Linda…

03-08-2018 15:56:32

Launch new Mobile Clinic in Orange Farm

On this international women's day we are proud to have launched a mobile clinic…

03-01-2018 15:47:15

Brand Positioning and Marketing event with Experian

Last week we organized the Brand Positioning and Marketing event with Experian where township…

02-20-2018 16:00:36

Puleng Sirengqe speaks at Skills Centre

The Rhiza Babuyile Skills Centre in Orange Farm, Johannesburg had invited motivational speaker Puleng…

Rhiza Foundation - Building Strong Communities

It is our vision that extreme poverty needs to be eradicated. Poverty and discrimination are a great injustice. It leads to drug and alchohol abuse, teenage pregnancies and crime.

The Rhiza Foundation aims to develop strong and sustainable, self supporting communities. We focus on South Africa and Ghana, by means of starting projects regarding education, healthcare and vocational training for youth and by providing micro credits to young beginning entrepeneurs.

Every human being deserves a decent and fair chance to achieve a sustainable and solid existence.

The Rhiza mission is:
Building strong communities!

Rhiza starts partnership with Contribute Foundation

Tembisa is a large township near Johannesburg where more than 468.000 people live. In 2017 Rhiza was invited to present our plan Sustainable Johannesburg for Contribute Foundation. The presentation went really well. Our mission and the way we wish to achieve our goals corresponds fully with Contribute's vision.
In recent years we have implemented various of our pillars in South Africa and Ghana. And now we are ready for our biggest partnership up till now. The Sustainable Johannesburg project consists of the implementing four programmes: education, basic healthcare, vocational training and entrepreneurship. Through this project, each year 20.000 people will benefit directly and 100.000 people will benefit indirectly.
We will launch a mobile clinic in Tembisa providing mother and child care, a business hub where 100 young entrepreneurs can work, four nursery schools with room for 100 children each and a skills center which provides vocational training for unemployed youths and young adults up till 35 years.
We can implement our complete Rhiza Cycle in Tembisa. After a certain time we start our exit strategy and the people will be able to be independent, self-sustaining and take care of their own promising future.
We are extremely proud and grateful for the fantastic opportunity which Contribute Foundation provides us with and we are very pleased that Contribute believes in Rhiza's mission. 2 weeks from now on April 13 the mobile clinic which is now being completed in the factory will start operating in the township. We are building the business hub and recruiting people two work within the programmes. A huge thank you to Contribute Foundation for our partnership in the next three years!

Warm interest in our programmes

Johannesburg. We took a tour together with our special visitors: Marianne de Jongh, Linda Diedericks and Willem Molenaar from The Netherlands Head of Development (Human Rights, Political and Legal Affairs) who came to find out more about our different programmes - Early Child Development, Healthcare, Enterprise and Supplier Development as well as Skills Development. We thank you for showing warm interest in our work.

Launch new Mobile Clinic in Orange Farm

On this international women's day we are proud to have launched a mobile clinic to the community of Orange Farm. Mothers, this is a good story to tell as you will have peace of mind knowing there is a clinic on wheels to serve you and your little ones. The clinic is expected to bridge the gap by supplying 1500 patients with access to maternal-child healthcare, dental care, TB and HIV/AIDS healthcare per month.
"The Orange Farm mobile clinic is the fifth collaborative project between Philips and Rhiza Babuyile," said Rhiza Babuyile Chairman, Alef Meulenberg.
Mr Rashuping Morake, Rhiza Babuyile's CEO, welcomed our honourable guests and spoke about our newest mobile clinic in the Orange Farm community. He emphasised healthcare as a priority and invited mothers in the surrounding areas to use our services.
We wouldn't have enjoyed this day without our sponsor, Philips and our partners, Afrika Tikkun and Discovery. There was a panel discussion where different topics on primary healthcare were touched on.
Rhiza Babuyile's Alef Meulenberg addressed the importance of having mobile clinics in township communities. Afrika Tikkun's Onyi Nwaneri spoke about community-based healthcare as a way to address the needs of people who currently don't have access to basic, quality healthcare to in turn facilitate community development. Discovery's Priscilla Morley highlighted the need to collaborate with private, public and non-profit sector to transform access to healthcare and to extend an open invitation to those not yet officially part of the Rhiza Babuyile partnership. Philips's Ntutule Tshenye spoke about a scalable, self-sufficient concept for primary healthcare delivery and social development that Philips is pioneering in Africa and aims to introduce across the continent as a solution to a shortage of healthcare facilities.
Mariska Venter from Philips shared her sentiments when she talked of the community of Orange Farm and the significance of partnering with other organisations to help develop township communities. "It gives us great joy to be collaborating with Rhiza Babuyile by bringing a mobile clinic where the community people will have access to healthcare."
We thank our presenter of the day, Birgit Vijverberg, COO of Afrika Tikkun, for running the programme. The day wouldn't have ended well without a tour to our mobile clinic where our audience enjoyed seeing their clinic on wheels. We couldn't hold back our excitement as we cut the ribbon with our sponsor and partners in celebration of the new mobile clinic.
A big thank you to everyone who came to multiply our joy with their presence. Special thanks to all our partners and sponsors in the Mobile Clinic: Philips, Afrika Tikkun, Different.org, SEE Trust, Promovendum and Discovery.