SOUTHERN AFRICA TRUST, KYALAMI | MIDRAND
|SOUTHERN AFRICA TRUST, KYALAMI | MIDRAND
|Contact Person:||Boitshepo Kubu and Raymond Muchemwa|
078 458 9986
|Address:||Kyalami Business Park, 14 Kyalami Blvd, Kyalami, Johannesburg, 1684|
Southern Africa Trust offers facilities for Conferences & Meetings, as well as Civil Organisations for Poverty, Inequality and Unemployment, African Philanthropy, Human Development, Civil Society Capability, Trade & Industrialisation, Migration & Social Protection in Kyalami, Midrand, Pretoria, Gauteng.
CONFERENCE FACILITIES IN MIDRAND
Our 5-year strategy positions us as a unique regional grant maker, knowledge hub in the SADC regional policy space, convener and creator of collaborations between civil society, the public and private sectors.
We have acquired a property that has office space and conference facilities equipped with state-of-the-art technologies to reflect our strategic intent of influencing policy to drive poverty alleviation and SADC regional integration, thereby making these facilities available for use by our stakeholders, NGOs and SMMEs at a cheaper cost. Southern Africa Trust is more than just a Trust for charitable work; it is uniquely about creating a Shared Value kit.
CONFERENCE CENTRE AND BOARD ROOMS
Our conference centre, which overlooks the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit, is sure to inspire you to generate sustainable development ideas at a speed. The conference centre is also surrounded by the upgraded ablutions and state-of-the-art serving point, which has a microwave, stove & oven and a 535 litre fridge. The conference centre is fully air conditioned, Wi-Fi enabled on request, has three wireless overhead projectors, PA system and video conferencing kit.
WORKSPACES / VIRTUAL OFFICE
If you are looking for a place to work at premium locations across Johannesburg, rent an office, desk space or meeting room for any duration of time, or establish a business presence with a virtual address, Southern Africa Trust has all these needs covered.
MEETING ROOMS FOR HIRE
Use our meeting rooms for presentations, interviews, client pitches, training for your NGO or company. We have three uniquely designed meeting spaces for rent including the Think Tank. Each is fully air conditioned, Wi-Fi enabled on request, has 55’ inch screen capable of being used as a wireless projector and or as a TV, PA system and teleconferencing system. The Think Tank, which is the biggest meeting room of them all, also feature a 65’ inch multi-purpose monitor, which can be used as a projector, white board or TV. We use zoom technology which allows for unlimited connectivity and our telephone can take eight (08) connections. Catering, coffee service and other services are available to ensure you have everything you need for your meeting. Shuttle service and accommodation will also be arranged where it is requested. Just show up and get started.
ABOUT SOUTHERN AFRICA TRUST
The Southern Africa Trust was established in 2005, to support civil society organisations in southern Africa to participate effectively and with credibility in policy dialogue so that the voices of the poor can have better impact in the development of public policies.
Our mandate is to work on a non-profit basis, to engage in activities that contribute to the reduction of poverty & inequality. In delivering this mandate, we strive to strengthen the voices of poor people in public policy processes.
Evidence based Policy Advocacy and Capability Builder for non-state and intergovernmental institutions for pro-poor policy, convener of dialogues for policy influence.
- At the Southern Africa Trust, we place premium value on knowledge generation, sharing and application in policy development and monitoring. Our policy dialogues are anchored on research evidence and the voices of informal and marginalised groups directly affected by poverty and inequality.
Creator of alliances, networks and coalitions in policy influence. Builder of public-private-civil society collaborations.
- We have built up a unique network in a wide range of fields such as agriculture, trade, mining, migration, philanthropy, regional integration, gender justice, youth empowerment and others.
- Based on our work over the last 14 years, we are in the position to bring together regional and national representatives of governments, private sector and civil society to support and facilitate long-term engagements of stakeholders in policy dialogues to co-create pro-poor solutions.
- As the Trust, we collaborate with regional civil society and private sector umbrella organizations and have access to national constituencies of these regional bodies.
Promoter of African philanthropy initiatives for sustaining the civil society sector.
- As part of a longer-term strategy to support funding for civil society and the development sector across Southern Africa, we provided technical support to Wits University to develop the Chair of African Philanthropy with a Business Case and financing options for the university’s Executive Management Programme. Philanthropists and the private sector will be approached to provide scholarships for the programme.
Knowledge hub and interpreter of regional policy space.
- We are recognized for our extensive strategic knowledge, internally and through networks, in significant areas that relate to the interaction between regional integration and poverty.
Broker of systemic change through innovative approaches, a regional grant maker and re-granting facility with various grant sizes, sectors, organisations across SADC countries.
- We are a unique grant making and policy dialogue brokering agency that works on regional level support to civil society formations in southern Africa. We can demonstrate the impact that our innovative approach has had to broker systemic change in how pro-poor policy development happens in the SADC region, through the creation of stronger, more credible, informed, and institutionalized relationships of cohesion and accountability between civil society formations, the private sector and governments.
- We directly (through active programme interventions in capacity building including knowledge development, policy dialogue, creating an enabling environment, and evidence-based advocacy) and indirectly (through grant making to more than 120 partner civil society formations) as a pro-active change agent towards participatory governance for more effective poverty reduction policies and strategies.
MIGRATION, POLICY AND REGIONAL INTEGRATION, SMALLHOLDER FARMERS, CROSS BORDER TRADERS, EX-MINERS
Poverty, Inequality and Unemployment
Our work is to identify key drivers of regional integration in southern Africa and their implications for development and poverty eradication
We promote philanthropy as a sustainable resource mobilisation mechanism that can meet and respond to the needs of vulnerable groups in Africa.
We work with poor and marginalised people for their voices to be heard by policymakers so that interventions made can benefit them.
Civil Society Capability
We build the capacity for civic organisations so they can effectively engage in regional policy processes so as to advance the regional integration agenda.
Trade & Industrialisation
Our work promotes the involvement of the private sector and informal cross-border traders in the regional processes of trade, industrialisation and development.
Migration & Social Protection
We support policy development around migration to address its challenges and to facilitate policy dialogue on its socio-economic impact.