Socio-Economic Development

Sustainable SED Solutions That Work

Umsizi specialises in the design and implementation of Socio-Economic and Development Programmes and Projects.

These solutions generate meaningful empowerment, livelihood development, income creation, enterprise development and poverty eradication in disadvantaged communities. We ensure that our clients meet their legislative, charter and global best practise requirements.

SED Solutions

Umsizi implements socio-economic development programmes which are:

  • Building broad-based solutions, at scale and with measurable impact: We look to deepen and widen the impact of what would otherwise have been a narrow-based impact. We encourage many new entrants into the economy rather than benefitting a few established businesses who already have access to other forms of assistance.
  • Creating sustainable development from the Grassroots Up: We look beyond the norm, beyond what is easy, not performing activities just to be compliant. Rather, we find the poorest, those who have been excluded from benefitting from mainstream programmes, and investing in enterprise development for the “have-nots”. For example, we run Enterprise Development in the informal trade markets.

Our Socio-Economic Development focus yields outstanding results in Broad-Based Livelihoods Development Programmes including (but not limited to):

  • Horticulture
  • Livestock
  • Personal and Career Development
  • Entrepreneurial Development

Why Our Clients Choose Our SED Solutions

Proven Track Record

We have a proven track record of programme and project implementation in KwaZulu-Natal, North West, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape, Gauteng and Free State, with experience in other African countries. Our programmes have successfully empowered Historically Disadvantaged People and Impoverished Communities in Sustainable Livelihood Development.

Tailor Made For You

Umsizi’s programmes and projects are uniquely designed to meet each client’s individual legislative and corporate needs while meeting the goals of poverty eradication through sustainable development of Southern Africa’s poorest communities. Our solutions cover Corporate Social Investment (CSI), Social and Labour Plans (SLP), Local Economic Development, and more.


One of Umsizi’s core principles is to implement socio-economic development projects which are specifically designed to avoid developing dependence from the outset. Our earliest development programmes are still ongoing, long after Umsizi’s direct involvement has come to an end.


Umsizi prides its self as a leader in legislation compliance, assisting clients to understand and work with governance structures in South Africa.  To-date Umsizi has compiled nearly 400 Social and Labour Plans for the mining sector, as well as development programmes which assist in B-BBEE compliance for corporate entities.

Umsizi has the solution for you

Whatever your legislative or developmental project requirements, Umsizi has the knowledge, experience, and proven methods to meet your needs. Contact us today and a consultant will be in touch with you shortly.