Where communities lead...

Ubunye is a non-profit organisation based in the Eastern Cape, South Africa with a reputation for innovative programmes led by rural communities.

News Flash!

Cameron did the Impossible

for Ubunye!


 Cameron Bellamy, endurance athlete extraordinaire (who recently swam a gruelling 151km from Barbados to St Lucia in 56 hours straight!), has now overcome a so-called ‘impossible row’ with a six-member team rowing  approximately 800 miles over seventeen days to cross the notorious Drake Passage: a body of water thought to have the roughest and coldest waters on earth! As in all his adventures Cameron’s aim was to raise funds for Ubunye’s ECD Programme!

You can watch his amazing trip online on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFYZLP-wxOM&t=217s

News Flash!

Ubunye Foundation Wins Bonus Award for Advanced Monitoring and Evaluation

 In September 2019 we entered the MTN Awards for Social Change that encourages good monitoring and evaluation practice in the non-profit sector. We used our savings and Livelihoods Programme as an example to showcase our M&E practice.  We were shortlisted out of 70 NGOs that entered and we won the Bonus Award for Advanced M&E practice

Read about our award in the Trialogue Business in Society Handbook 2019 :  http://trialogue.co.za/publications/2019-csi-handbook-download/

News Flash!

Ubunye Field Officer graduates as Top Student in Community Health Worker qualification

Luleka Kondlo, Ubunye’s Health and Wellness Field Officer has achieved her Community Health Worker qualification with flying colours. She won the Top Student award in Child Care! Ubunye sponsored her 3-month theory and practical training in Port Elizabeth in 2019. We are so impressed with her Dedication and Dilligence and Brilliance!.

Read about our unique community-led programme on  Health & Wellness Masiphile on this website.

Savings & Credit Groups

Savings Credit Groups | Ubunye Foundation

3,084 savings and credit group members with total assets of R4,584,105.00

Clinic Outreach Services

Ubunye Foundation

972 people accessing quality health care through rural outreach services.

Uthando Product Range

Uthando Shop | Ubunye Foundation

28 Rural women earning a living for themselves and their households as micro-entrepreneurs.


Ubunye’s vision for 2020 and BEYOND

Where communities Lead…..


Ubunye FoundationSIYAKHANA

(Supporting each other)

A community-led programme structure that puts the community in the driving seat of change

IN education for life



where communities create a strong foundation for young people to learn and succeed

IN savings and livelihoods


(We can)

where people are financially independent, creating thriving ‘green businesses’ that are set-up, owned and managed by them

IN health and wellness


(Let’s be healthy)

where communities know how to be healthy, make healthy choices and can reach quality health services

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Ubunye Foundation **2015-2020** The story so far...

**Lelethu** (it's ours) strategy 2021-2026

"Ubunye 2019" A community evaluation through Photos

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Director: Katy Pepper

Physical Address: 23 Hill Street, Grahamstown, South Africa
Postal Address: P O Box 448, Grahamstown 6140

Telephone: +27 (0)46 622 7896
Fax :+27 (0)46 622 7889

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