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 was here!

 Cameron Bellamy, endurance athlete extraordinaire who recently overcame the ‘impossible row’ – rowing over 800 miles across the notorious Drake Passage over seventeen days with a six-member team – came to visit us in Makhanda in January 2020! Cameron visited several ECD centres and proved to be as big a hit on dry land as he is in the sea. With all his adventures Cameron’s aim is to raise funds for Ubunye’s ECD Programme!

You can read about his visit to us in the Daily Dispatch:


News Flash!

Ubunye Foundation is on AIR!

In December 2019, the Ubunye Foundation won the

MTN Award for

Advanced M&E practice.

talked about the Award and our Programmes on:

KFM Radio!

Women Crush Wednesdays with Tracey Lange

Click to listen to what Cynthia had to say…


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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