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Sinamandla promotes the Self-help Group (SHG) approach throughout South Africa and currently works with implementing partners in KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape, Limpopo, Mpumalanga and Free State. By the end of 2014, more than 16 500 women were members in 1 260 functioning SHGs formed by active Sinamandla partners; and 45 Cluster Level Associations (CLAs) were functioning. Approximately 100 000 household members were recorded as having benefited from having a mother, granny, sister or aunt in an SHG (with over 40 000 being children under 18 years).

Winners of the Sinamandla Self-help Awards 2013

The SHG Member of the Year Award: This award was for the SHG member who best demonstrated evidence of being socially and/or economically empowered since joining her SHG and who had made a significant impact on her group or within her community during 2013. The winner was Mam' Thembeni of Thembalethu SHG IN KZN (formed by Amangwe Village).

The SHG Achievement Award: This award was for the SHG that best demonstrated evidence of social and economic empowerment within its group members and made a significant impact on its community through projects and IGAs. Only SHGs that were at least 6-months old were considered. The winner was Sakhisizwe, KZN (formed by Amangwe Village).

The CLA Achievement Award: This award was for the CLA that best demonstrated evidence of strong linkages and networking on behalf of its SHGs, had strong SHGs in its Cluster, and that had made a significant impact on its community through projects it had initiated and/or coordinated. Only CLAs that were at least one year old were considered. The winner was Isibani Sezwe CLA in KZN (formed by Amangwe Village).

The Community Facilitator of the Year Award: This award was for the community facilitator (CF) that best demonstrated evidence of having strong functioning SHGs and CLAs and that had made a significant impact on the groups through her facilitation, capacity-building and support. Only CFs who had at least six functioning SHGs and 1 CLA were considered. The winner was Jabulisizwe from Amangwe Village, based in Richards Bay, KZN.

The SHG Programme Staff of the Year Award: This award was for the staff person that best demonstrated evidence of having strong functioning SHGs and CLAs and made a significant impact on her groups through her facilitation, capacity-building and support. Only a staff person who had at least eight functioning SHGs and 1 CLA were considered. The winner was Bomkazi Mathandabuza from Vusisizwe, based in Flagstaff, Eastern Cape.

The SHG Programme Implementing Partner of the Year Award: This award was for the Sinamandla implementing partner that showed significant growth, vision and quality in its SHG Programme. Only an implementing partner with at least 10 SHGs and 1 CLA were considered. The winner was Zimele, based in Pietermaritzburg, KZN.


Photo courtesy of Zimele:
Sizakancane SHG, formed in 2008 by Zimele, is based in Swayimane, KZN and their members have planted a large vegetable garden. They sell their vegetables to a local Spar and also supply vegetables to Ukukhanya creche in the home of one of their members that cares for 14 children.


Photo courtesy of Zimele:
Intuthuko yo Mama is the first Federation (a Cluster of CLAs) in South Africa, launched in Swayimane, KZN in August 2014. It has over 1 200 SHG members with over 100 SHGs and 8 CLAs represented. It concentrates on issues that are important to the whole of Swayimane in order to bring about positive change and development.



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