Our Socio-Economic Development Projects are Changing Lives
Since 2006, Umsizi Sustainable Social Solutions has been working toward the large-scale empowerment of disadvantaged communities, together with our implementations partner Socio-Technical. We specialise in Socio-Economic Development (SED) programmes which bring meaningful and measurable broad-based empowerment, including livelihoods development, enterprise development and skills development. We are also expert consultants in Mining Charter compliance and other legislative compliance. Our flagship SED programme is the Broad-Based Livelihoods programme which empowers any resident to build towards self-sustainability and to enter the local economy with productive livelihoods using what they have, where they are, with no barriers to entry.
Umsizi has already undertaken to partner in various relief initiatives designed to bring aid to affected households. We call on you to join us and stand together in these efforts.
Who We Are
Umsizi specializes in the design and implementation of large-scale Socio-Economic Development programmes. We assist companies with legislative compliance, Local Economic Development programmes, and highly effective Corporate Social Investment.
We have a proven track record of successful implementation of Socio-Economic Development programmes in rural areas throughout Southern Africa. We have compiled over 300 Socio-Economic Development Programmes, including Social and Labour Plans, Community Development, Corporate Social Investment, Social Impact Assessment, Enterprise Development, Skills Development, Charter Compliance and Reporting.
Our team consists of leading experts in sustainable social development. We are ready to provide solutions to your company for any requirement in the field of socio-economic development.
Here’s how we can help your company with sustainable social solutions:
See our sustainable solutions at work.
Empowering Moosrivier and Beyond: An Introduction to Schoeman’s BBL Programme
Schoeman is implementing a Broad-Based Livelihoods programme that has had tremendous Socio-Economic Development impact across Mpumalanga, and is poised to expand into the rest of the South Africa.
Opportunities for income creation: Harmony’s Broad-Based Livelihoods programme
In her own words, hear the testimony of Ms. Nziweni, a participant in Harmony’s Broad-Based Livelihoods programme, designed and implemented by Umsizi and SocioTech. The programme’s success has already attracted attention and funding from the Premier of the Matabeng region.
Khai-Ma Communities Rising Up: The Vedanta BBL
Khai-Ma communities have worked with Vedanta and Umsizi-STI in unprecedented ways to see renewed hope and vision for the future of the residents of this unique and starkly beautiful region in the Northern Cape of South Africa.
Generating Livelihoods and Income Streams in Rural Tsolo: Harmony’s BBL Programme
Residents in beautiful Tsolo in the O.R. Tambo district of the Eastern Cape are building the second economy and improving their own livelihoods via Harmony Gold’s BBL programme. The programme as been designed and implemented by Umsizi and SocioTech and has had an enthusiastic uptake in the communities. The future is bright in Tsolo.
We have a proven track record of successful programmes and projects throughout Southern Africa. We have successfully worked in rural contexts, urban environments, traditional settings and remote communities. We are industry leaders in community and stakeholder engagement, and in the building of sustainable relationships between community residents, corporates and government.
A mining right holder must meaningfully contribute towards Mine Community Development; with a bias towards mine communities both in terms of impact and size, and in keeping with the principles of the social license to operate.
Umsizi is ready to help your mining company to meaningfully fulfil its project design and reporting requirements.
Umsizi implements socio-economic development programmes which are:
Here’s what’s happening in the field of sustainable social development.
Broad-Based Livelihoods (BBL) Program in Merafong Empowers Thousands, Celebrated by Industry Leaders
Our latest projects and success stories.