Siyawela is an independent, non-profit training agency that implements and manages education programmes aligned to the needs of South African communities.

Established by GM South Africa Foundation in 2000, Siyawela has developed and implemented training interventions which offer innovative approaches to problems affecting schools and communities.

Siyawela consequently has an extensive portfolio of effective education programmes which can be offered in a variety of contexts.

Our Vision

Educators, government officials, youth and adults who are skilled to realise their potential and bring about vibrant communities and work environments.

Our Mission

To provide training programmes that:

  • are aligned to the needs of the South African education system,
  • help communities make a valuable contribution to the education of their children, and
  • equip youth and adults with the skills and knowledge necessary to thrive in both their workplace and their communities.

Our Values

  • Skills transfer
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism
  • Self-sustaining

Company Details

Siyawela was established as a Section 21 company in terms of the Companies Act in 2000 and registered as an independent NPC (Non Profit Company) with CIPC in July 2011. A new Memorandum of Incorporation was lodged in terms of the new Companies Act in July 2012. Tax exemption was issued by the Receiver of Revenue in 2015. Siyawela is also a Level 1 B-BBEE contributor, as more than 75% of beneficiaries are from previously disadvantaged groups.

Recent Clients

Old Mutual Education Trust, Cookhouse Wind Farm Community Trust, North West Department of Education, Eastern Cape Department of Education, Renewable Cookhouse Wind Farm 1 (RF) (Pty) Limited, Renewable Energy Investments South Africa (RF) (Pty) Limited.