Uthango Social Investments is a unique pro-poor development company. It evolved systemically from an award-winning microenterprise development project concluded in 2006.

To date, our initiatives were applauded by Rotary International via a Centennial Award, as well as by MIT (GSW Spain), the John F Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, the Bottom-of-the-Pyramid Learning Lab at University of Stellenbosch Business School South Africa, and the Impumelelo Innovation Awards Trust.

We specialize in home-grown socio-economic innovation to promote best practice in sustainable development in Africa. In the context of B-BBEE, Uthango is often approached to co-design and implement development interventions to match the strategic aims of agencies and companies with the aspirations of communities and local entrepreneurs. These are often fundamentally different than traditional approaches with relation to aid and charity.

We work in under-resourced areas to alleviate poverty in lasting ways and improve the quality of life for the most vulnerable in society. An emphasis on information poverty sets us apart from many of our respected peers.

Kid on Swing

Uthango has tried and tested solutions for cause advocacy, public diplomacy, the digital difference, microenterprise development, intercultural dialogue, community mental health and most importantly, local infrastructure development. These are presented in the format of manageable projects, based on community demand. Uthango is based in Cape Town, South Africa.

We are registered to act as a public benefit organisation (not-for-profit) with independent auditors and international lawyers Bowman Gilfillin Attorneys.

We welcome you to our world, where we challenge mediocrity and celebrate excellence in development.

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Success is often measured in external ways, but there's an internal measure of success, and it's called fulfillment. Fulfillment comes from realizing your talents-adding value and living by your values. Fulfillment comes from integrity, from being who you are and expressing who you are as fully as possible. It doesn't have to do with your job description or the specifics of your work. It has to do with how you bring your self to your work, regardless of what that work is.
- Richard Leider
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