About Us

At SLF, we aim to strengthen marginalized communities for development impact.
We build insights to understand needs and priorities, interconnect people to grow opportunities and co-create strategies to foster positive change.

Current Research Projects

UKRI GCRF: Water & Fire

This 3-year research project aims to directly address disaster risk management of three interconnected environmental hazards related to water and fire in marginalized, urban Cape Town communities. We are testing new methods of complementary democratic and creative engagement to advocate community-driven solutions and resilience action in response to such hazards. The project brings together principles of disaster risk management with the democratic prioritization of risk reduction at a local level, while developing intervention strategies and sharing findings with local government and other stakeholders through a community-driven coproduced process.

Cities Support Programme

Cities Support Programme Township Economic Development (CSP TED) is a National Treasury (NT) funded project providing three years of multi-disciplinary technical support to five metropolitan municipalities. This project seeks to pilot a transversal, participatory approach to township economic development to strategize, plan, fund, implement and monitor projects within specific townships to achieve a meaningful economic development impact and institutionalise TED in the metros. SLF is the lead agency providing technical assistance.

Kariega Township Development (KTD) Pilot Project

The Sustainable Livelihoods Foundation NPC (SLF) is collaborating with the Volkswagen Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Trust (VBBBEE Trust) to implement the Kariega Township Development (KTD) Pilot Project. The project aims to showcase a business development support approach suitable to informal micro-enterprises in the township economies surrounding the town of Kariega, Eastern Cape.

Our Team

Andrew Charman

Leif Petersen

Gill Black

Zani Lamb

Albida McMillan

Anthony Muteti

Carol Masingi

Liezl Dick

Get In Touch

Address

16 Ebor road, Wynberg, Cape Town

E-mail

info@livelihoods.org.za