Woza Moya is a registered non profit organization NPO No: 017 966,  a registered Section 21 company 2009/013994/08 and has Public Benefit Organization (PBO) status for the purposes of Tax Exempt donations.
The project is guided by a Board of Directors and a Community Advisory Council that meet quarterly. The programmes are run by a team of 5 dedicated managers who hold weekly meetings and submit bi-monthly written reports to the Director of Operations. The CCGs are the hands and feet of the organisation; once a month they report both in writing and in face to face meetings to the managers on the progress of their work.

Woza Moya believes that the development of our own team members is vital to the growth and development of the organisation. There is therefore ongoing movement with regard to capacity building and training and development, on all levels, within Woza Moya.

The WAY we work is as important as WHAT we do. Please read our guiding principles as agreed upon by everyone at Woza Moya.

New Director of Operations at Woza Moya


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New Director of Operations S’Phesihle Radebe is originally from the Ufafa Valley Community. Much to his family’s delight, he has returned home after being away for 10 years, in order to take up this position at Woza Moya. Sphe was born and raised in Mashakeni Village, the last of 7 children. Despite losing his father at a very young age, and experiencing hardship, S’Phesihle continued to have big dreams. Supported by a scholarship from the National Research Foundation, he recently completed his Masters in Environmental Management at Rhodes University in Grahamstown. S’Phesihle’s academic career began at UKZN where he obtained a Bachelor of Social Science in Geography and Rural Resource Management, followed by Honours in Geography and Environmental Management. Working with the Wildlife and Environmental Society of South Africa (WESSA) for a few years, Sphe became passionate about community development especially in relation to water, sanitation, invasive alien plants, waste and environmental management, and other ecological concerns. S’Phesihle also has a strong interest in social change and mentoring young people.


Welcome to Woza Moya Board of Directors

In February 2017 Woza Moya underwent a process of developing and strengthening Governance Structures.  We are thrilled to introduce a professional, dynamic and diverse new Board of Directors at Woza Moya:

Thank You To OXFAM Australia

Good bye to OXFAM Australia.
In November all Oxfam partners in KwaZulu-Natal came together for a final event and dinner. The aim was to reflect on and celebrate great partnerships and impact, to examine the current state of South Africa and to understand the complexities and the interconnection between community livelihoods and other development challenges.

Oxfam Australia has been Woza Moya’s main donor-partner for the past 8 years adding huge value to our organisation. We have seen significant growth of our team and work through this unique and special relationship. It will be a very sad day indeed when Oxfam Australia exits South Africa in March 2016.

Woza Moya Strategic Plan 2015-2017

The month of September saw us pausing and reflecting on our 15 year journey as an organisation. We came to the end of a Strategic Planning process which spanned over a period of 3 months, with 27 stakeholder participants - staff, beneficiaries, local partner NGO, health department, traditional leadership and community members.

The vision and mission of Woza Moya were discussed and reformed. It was felt that the vision had to emphasise empowerment and development as opposed to relief and provision which were reflected in the older statements. These new statements still need further distillation and to be ratified by the Advisory and Management Boards.

The VISION of Woza Moya is that all people in the Ufafa Valley Community would be empowered to lead sustainably productive, healthy lives free from discrimination and less vulnerable to disasters with good access to services and social justice in a safe and clean community.

Our MISSION is to facilitate the sustainable empowerment of the Ufafa Valley Community to fulfil the vision through community health services, capacity building, education, civic participation, engagement with service providers and other strategic partnerships

The PROGRAMMES of Woza Moya were analysed critically by the participants to see how they could be changed and developed to be more effective and efficient.

The WASH programme has been streamlined into all the programmes of Woza Moya.

After discussion it was felt the programmes should be renamed and re-organised to reflect the Vision, Mission and Values of Woza Moya, which had been re-stated through this process.

The new programmes of Woza Moya would be:

  1. Community Health Care
  2. Child Care and Protection
  3. Early Childhood Development
  4. Sustainable Livelihoods
  5. Paralegal and Advocacy
  6. Youth Development

Click here to download the full version: STRATEGIC PLAN FOR WOZA MOYA 2015-2017

A 15 year journey celebrated

A 15 YEAR JOURNEY The month of September saw us pausing and reflecting on our 15 year journey as an organisation. We came to the end of a Strategic Planning process which spanned over a period of 3 months, with 27 stakeholder participants - staff, beneficiaries, local partner NGO, health department, traditional leadership and community members. The vision and mission of Woza Moya were discussed and reformed.

2015 Woza Moya Community Centre

2015 aerial pic of Woza Moya

Thanks to Ivo and Nico for this image taken from their drone


Entrepreneurship Training

AFSA arranged training for five ENTREPRENEURS in the Ofafa community. Mrs Nhlangulela on our Management Committee accompanied four self-motivated young people from Ofafa to Durban for this one week workshop. They learned how to start up and successfully run a business.

5th South African National AIDS Conference

Attended by Jane, Benedicta, Sue and Sandy Dixon, our volunteer consultant Nursing Sister in Durban with the theme 'Leadership, Delivery and Accountability'.  We now have political will and leadership in South Africa, in respect of HIV and AIDS, and what a difference this has made. 

OXFAM conference 2011

This excellent 2 day conference attended by the co-Directors, Jane, Benedicta and Sue focussed on our impact and looked at various M & E tools.

It's Ready!

Celebrating 10 Years, we've rebuilt our website and refreshed our design. You can now:

  • receive programme updates
  • subscribe to newsletters
  • download our very special 10 year report

Huge thank you to Oxfam Australia, Brilliantweb (Brendon Hatcher) and Jovita da Silva.

Thank you also to Angela Buckland and Matthew Willman for the use of their beautiful photographs.

Questions, comments...

Please email back to let us know what you think.

Database Training

Paul Dean comes from Ingwavuma, Northern Zululand, to train the Woza Moya team on the Develate database system which he developed specifically for non-government organisations.  This will allow the Woza Moya team to more effectively record and manage data, thereby providing more accurate and comprehensive reporting. It will also assist with HR and for general project management.

Project Exchanges - Woza Moya goes to Sophakama

Benedicta Memela and Jane Nxasane go on an aeroplane for the first time! Oxfam sponsored a return exchange visit to Sophakama Project in Port Elizabeth.

AFSA exit strategies workshop

3 staff attend a 3 day workshop with AFSA in Durban look at how to implement Exit Strategies.

Project Exchanges - Sophakama comes to Woza Moya

Oxfam arranged for 4 staff members to come from Sophakama Project in Port Elizabeth to spend a week at Woza Moya.

Paralegal Training

Gundane attends the first 2 week module in Paralegal Training at Durban University Law Faculty.

NRASD workshop in Durban

3 Staff attend a 3 day Leadership and Management Training workshop run by the National Religious Association for Social Development. Thembi Mweli, Benedicta Memela and Gundane Mthembu attend an excellent management training course in Durban at the Blue Waters Hotel.

OXFAM Conference 2009

25-28 October, Oxfam Conference, Sue and Mthobisi attend.

Liasing with local government

With AFSA, Sbu Mkhize’s help, Woza Moya attends local Ubuhlebezwe Municipality meeting; stakeholders input of IDP (integrated development plan) but no plan available for us to see!

A celebration of 10 wonderful years!

Woza Moya is celebrating 10 Years! 2010 has been a wonderful year of reflection and celebration. In December the Woza Moya team came together to discuss the HIGHLIGHTS and also our CHALLENGES & SOLUTIONS for 2010. Please read staff person Mthobisi Mthembu's minutes.

Quarterly Management Committee

Woza Moya Quarterly Management Committee meeting takes place, all day.

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