Siyathanda, 'we love' in isiXhosa, standing for personal and political freedom 


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About Siyathanda

Siyathanda - meaning 'we love' (plural) in isiXhosa - aims to contribute to strengthening movements for social economic and ecological justice by raise awareness of amongst activists of the interconnection between the personal and political, and enhancing the ability of social justice activists to engage in personal and political transformation. 

Siyathanda is a non-profit organisation based in Cape Town, South Africa. We offer training and other resources that support activists to reflect on their own practice in their organisations and communities - and make new choices the enhance their contribution. 

Participants in our training have included leaders, activists and/or workers from the following organizations: Alternative Information Development Centre, CASSAWU, Khulisa Social Solutions, Imam Abdullah Haroun Education Trust, Institute for Security Studies, International Labour Research and Information Group, Get Up Stand Up, Labour Research Services, Mandela Park Backyarders, Mawubuye Land Rights Forum, New Womens' Movement, Peoples Health MovementRadio 786, Right2Know Campaign, Schools Environmental Education Project, Sikhula Sonke, Silvertown Community for Development & Training, Thrive, Treatment Action Campaign, Trusts for Community Outreach and Education, and others.

Our work is made possible because of the dedication of volunteers and the generous support of individuals around the world. 


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107 Community House
41 Salt River Rd
Salt River
Cape Town
South Africa

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