Who we are

Established in 2010 and based in Cape Town, the Sustainable Livelihoods Foundation (SLF) works with marginalized urban communities tackling complex development challenges and co-creating workable solutions. Our work bridges the divide between theory and practice, achieving impact through:

1 Listening, learning and sharing information
2 Advancing appropriate policy and programmes
3 Building sustainable, safer and more inclusive communities
4 Amplifying marginalized voices
5 Capability strengthening.

Since our inception, we have built a reputation for service excellence through timeous project completion and exceeding deliverables to ensure high impact. As a result, we attract funding from a range of prominent institutional partners, industry and civil society, and service collaborations. The organisation is governed by a board of trustees who comprise seasoned development practitioners and leading academics. The competency for operational management is shared amongst three co-directors, all of whom are nationally and internationally recognized development specialists. SLF has instituted rigorous policies to safeguard persons with HIV/AIDS, prevent fraud or corruption, and prohibit sexual harassment.

The Sustainable Livelihoods Foundation NPC is a registered Non Profit Company and Public Benefit Organisation with a 100% record of unqualified audit outcomes.