Who We Are

Thembalethu Development was founded in April 2002 as a non-profit company/non-profit organisation with the aim of becoming the socio-economic development agency of choice for the mining industry, government, the corporate private sector and international donors. We work in South Africa, Mozambique, Lesotho and Swaziland. 
Company Registration No. 2002/007362/08
NPO Registration No: 044-791-NPO
PBO Registration No: 18/11/13/1627 

Our Vision

To be a client and beneficiary focused development agency of choice that always achieves its partners’ objectives through development services that meet global standards of quality, timeliness, cost-effectiveness and sustainable impact.

Our Mission

To render community focused interventions in collaboration with the strategic partners in an integrated and sustainable manner within the Southern African Development Community (SADC).


Women are key role players of food production and earners of household income; all they need is access to information, technology, land and agricultural inputs. Some women in Mohale’s Hoek Lesotho have done just that. With little income from sale of vegetable bundles from keyhole gardens, they were able to maintain their gardens by buying seeds for rotational planting. The production was very good from these small gardens, and they decided to increase the number of gardens around their homes. The idea of Savings & Credit was introduced and was established thereafter.

‘’We are members of Falimehang Women Savings & Credit Group.  The group has twelve (12) members of ages from 48 years to 86 years; it was established in January 2014. Our aim is to establish a district abattoir for slaughtering of chickens and pigs and supply local and outside market with meat products; the facility will support small emerging farmers with market and also encourage self-reliance for women and youth."

These ladies were trained and supported by four Centers of Excellence established in 2015/2016 by Thembalethu Development in Mohale’s Hoek, with funding from Anglo American and the Zenzele Itereleng Trust. 


Events / Highlights

As of February 2018 , Thembalethu development has been contracted to Implement four new exciting Projects across Southern Africa,

The projects are as Follows:

  • Greater Taung ( Goat Farming)
  • Greater Taung ( Vegatable Farming)
  • Joburg Water (Community Engagment in social services )
  • HIV & TB Project ( Implemented in Lesotho and Mozambique)