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  • CAREER DEVELOPMENT
    Tirhani Foundation NPC's career development interventions assist learners to make informed decisions about life after school.
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  • ENTREPENEURSHIP
    Whilst success as an entrepeneur depends more on natural talent/traits than acquired knowledge and skills, Tirhani Foundation NPC
    has designed programs which cultivate the entrepeneurial culture and spirit among high school pupils, school leavers and graduates.
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  • SMME AND ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT
    Tirhani Foundation NPC facilitates SMME and Enterprise Development; mainly through
    interventions such as skills development, mentorship, coaching, internships and apprenticeships.
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  • FUNDRAISING
    Tirhani Foundation NPC's fundraising events are mainly done in partnership with third party organisations
    such as fundraising auctions, charitable foundations, corporate foundations, universities, schools, political parties, etc.
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ABOUT US

 

"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime" - Anne Isabella Thackeray Ritchie (1837 - 1919)

True to Ritchies quotation, Tirhani Foundation NPC's modus operandi is inspired by a philosophy that 'It is more worthwhile to teach someone to do something than to do it for them'. Tirhani Foundation NPC believes that interventions that promote dependency by making beneficiaries passive recipients of donor funds instead of promoting self-sufficiency do more harm than good. Accordingly, Tirhani Foundation NPC support self-sustainable developmental initiatives and programs as opposed to once-off donations and handouts.

"Inspire job creators and you breed self-reliance; breed job-seekers and you create dependency" - Tirhani Ezekial Mabunda (1963 - Date)

Tirhani Foundation NPC was founded by Tirhani Group Holdings (Pty) Ltd www.tirhaniholdings.co.za, a 100% BEE holdings and investment company with interests in diversified companies across different industries. Tirhani Group Holdings was; itself, founded by Tirhani Mabunda, a serial entrepeneur, self-made businessman, academic and administrator. While financial prosperity is a key determinant of Tirhani Group Holdings' success, socio-economis impact is a key driver; particularly job creation, poverty alleviation and reduction of inequality. Accordingly, Tirhani Foundation NPC has been established to fulfill Tirhani Group Holdings' articulated objectives for socio-economic impact and other charitable and philanthropic initiatives.

 

OUR SERVICES

 

  • What We Do
  • Funding
  • Programs

"To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only purpose of life" - Baruch Spinoza

Tirhani Foundation NPC focuses its interventions and charitable initiatives only on a few areas with a view to achieve greater socio-economic impact by unlocking people's potential and facilitating fulfilled lives. Our choice of focus areas is informed by our desire to support self-sustainable developmental initiatives and programs as opposed to once-off donations and handouts. Tirhani Foundation NPC currently supports interventions within three focus areas; namely, career guidance/development, entrepeneurship and SMME development, each of which is briefly outlined hereunder:

 

Career Development

Tirhani Foundation NPC's career development interventions assist learners to make informed decisions about life after school, particularly the transition from school to tertiary eduction and training, as well as the connection between career development and the world of work. Amongst others, our career development initiatives include the following:

  • Early Intervention:
    Tirhani Foundation NPC has designed programs which assist grade 8 and 9 learners to identify their interests and career preferences long before they choose their grade 10 subject streams and ultimately make their transition from school to tertiary education and training. Assisting learners to discover their interests and career preferences at an early stage goes a long way to help them realise their full potential.

  • Experiential Education:
    Tirhani Foundation NPC has designed programs which expose young learners to as many careers as possible across different fields long before they make their career choices. The programs also secure the involvement/support of industries and businesses in and around schools in order to give learners acess to experiential learning and real life experimentation with practicing professionals.

Entrepeneurship

Whilst success as an entrepeneur depends more on natural talent/traits than acquired knowledge and skills, Tirhani Foundation NPC has designed programs which cultivate the entrepeneurial culture and spirit among high school pupils, school leavers and graduates.

Tirhani Foundation NPC's programs expose high school pupils, school leavers and graduates to the possibilties of creating their own jobs or starting their own businesses, instead of seeking jobs. The programs demystify the myth of entrepeneurship by revealing the personality traits and characteristics necessary for entrepeneurs to succeed, such as creativity, imagination, passion, independence, persistence, drive (hard work), self-reliance, competitiveness, appetite for risk, being a self-starter, etc.

SMME and Enterprise Development

Tirhani Foundation NPC facilitates SMME and Enterprise Development; mainly through interventions such as skills development, mentorship, coaching, internships and apprenticeships as briefly outlined hereunder:

  • Skills Development:
    Tirhani Foundation NPC's skills development programs include learnerships and skills programs for business skills and technical skills. Tirhani Foundation NPC sources grant funding from development organisations such as Sector Education Training Authorities (SETAs) and corporate skills development.

  • Mentorship and Coaching:
    Tirhani Foundation NPC mobilises corporate and individual professionals to provide SMME and Enterprise Development in kind by contributing their resources and expertise in the foundation's SMME mentorship and coaching programs.

  • Internships and Apprenticeships:
    Tirhani Foundation NPC has designed programs which expose students and graduates to unpaid, paid or partially paid internships (white collar/professional careers) and apprenticeships (trade/vocational jobs), in order to give them the opportunities for on-the-job training and workplace experience. Tirhani Foundation NPC sources grants and stipends from development organisations such as Sector Education Training Authorities (SETAs) and corporates to fund its internships and apprenticeships programs.

"Help the weak if you are strong" - Bob Marley

Tirhani Foundation NPC mobilises funding mainly through the following sources:

 

Endowments from Tirhani Group Holdings

As a private foundation, Tirhani Foundation NPC is primarily endowed from annual CSI contributions derived from the subsidiary companies of the founder (Tirhani Group Holdings). Each Tirhani Group Holdings subsidiary company contributes 5% of its net profit after tax (NPAT) annually for CSI to Tirhani Foundation NPC. In return, Tirhani Foundation NPC assists contributing subsidiary companies with the fulfillment of their B-BBEE scorecard requirements.

Fundraising Auctions

Considering that the flagship of Tirhani Foundation NPC's founder (Tirhani Group Holdings) is Tirhani Auctioneers, which is South Africa's biggets black-owned and black-managed auction company, Tirhani Foundation NPC leverages Tirhani Aucioneers' in-house auction capabilties for fundraising purposes. Tirhani Foundation NPC's fundraising events are mainly done in partnership with third party organisations such as charitable foundations, corporate foundations, universities, schools, political parties, etc. As a not-for-profit organisation, all revenue and commission generated through Tirhani Foundation NPC's fundraising auction activities are retained for the foundation's self-preservation, expansion and charitable purposes.

Grant/Donor Funding

Tirhani Foundation NPC solicits grant and donor funding from developmental organisations and agencies which identify with the socio-economic impact objectives articulated in the foundation's vision and mission statements. Potential funders and donors in this regard include government departments, government agencies, parastatals, NGOs, as well as global and local charitable organisations. Tirhani Foundation NPC also applies for grant funding from developmental organisations such as Sector Education Training Authorities (SETAs) to provide skills development, mentorships, internships, etc.

CSI Contributions from Third Party Foundations and Corporates

Tirhani Foundation NPC solicits CSI contributions from third party foundations and corporates in lieu of the fulfillment of B-BBEE scorecard requirements through interventions such as skills development (SD), enterprise and supplier development (ESD), and socio-economic development (SED).

Tirhani Foundation NPC presently offer seven programs briefly introduced hereunder. Participants for Tirhani Foundation NPC's programs are selected from the most rural and disadvantged schools and communities.

Self-discovery Program

"The real tragedy of life is not that each of us doesn't have enough talents, it's that we fail to discover and use the ones we have" - Marcus Buckingham

It takes someone who knows him/herself well to make fulfilling career choices. Many people wander through life aimlessly and fumble their way through career identification. Tirhani Foundation NPC uses well researched tools and programs such as Strengths Finder assessments and Guiding Circles workbooks to help participating pupils navigate the journey through school towards career discovery and work. The Self-discovery Program is delivered by Tirhani Foundation NPC facilitators and professionals.

Career Awareness Program

The Career Awareness Program targets grade 8 pupils who are transported to universities and colleges in and around the vicinity of their schools during the weekends where they get exposed to as many careers and professions offered at such institutions. The different career options are presented by post-graduate students at the participating universities and colleges.

Career Discovery Program

The Career Discovery Program targets grade 9 pupils graduating from the Career Awareness Program. The main outcome of the Career Awareness Program is for particpants to narrow their career preferences to a maximum of five fields. Participants are then offered the opportunity to sample/experiment with each of their chosen careers at universities, colleges and businesses in relevant settings and workplace environments under the tutelage of post-graduate students and practicing professionals.

Entrepeneurship Program

The Entrepeneurship Program uses case studies and practical exercises to expose high school pupils, school leavers and graduates to the possiblities of creating their own jobs or starting their own businesses, instead of seeking jobs. Participants are engaged and encouraged to initiate real life entrepeneurial projects.

SMME and Enterprise Development Program

The SMME and Enterprise Development Program is delivered as outlined under the 'What We Do' section of this profile.

SMME Mentorship and Coaching Program

The SMME Mentorship and Coaching Program is delivered as outlined under the 'What We Do' section of this profile.

Internship and Apprenticeship Program

The Internship and Apprenticeship Program is delivered as outlined under the 'What We Do' section of this profile.

 

GOVERNANCE

  • Dr Tirhani Ezekial Mabunda (Chairperson) — BA, Hons Bus Admin, Diploma Public Admin, HED, CAI, AARE, BAS, CPRE, PhD

    Tirhani has had an illustrative career as an administrator, educator and entrepeneur. Tirhani started his career as a clerk in the civil service in 1981, branched to teaching in 1988 and became registrar of the Giyani College of Education between July 1990 and December 1993.

    Tirhani started his business career on a part-time basis when he ventured into the taxi business in 1988. Tirhani launched his formal business career within the retail sector in 1993, owning two Nandos franchises by 1995. During 1996 and the early part of 1997, Tirhani did part-time consulting for Statomet; a research division of the University of Pretoria. This development started Tirhani's consulting career.

    He moved to Johannesburg and joined Africa Now Consulting as MD in 1997. Shortly thereafter, Tirhani co-founded Plus 94 Research in 1998 and served as Executive Director until 2000. Tirhani founded Tirhani Group Holdings in 2000 www.tirhaniholdings.co.za, a holdings and investment company with interests in diverse industries; including auctioneering, construction, funeral services, investments, logistics, resources, technologies, training and skills development.

    Tirhani is a shareholder and director of more than a dozen companies, with annual turnover of more than R300 million. Tirhani is well read, and holds numerous academic and professional qualifications. He completed a PhD (MOTI): Management of Technology and Innovation with Da Vinci Institute Business School of Leadership. Tirhani is a business and community leader who holds numerous past and present positions as chairperson of professional bodies.

  • Dr Hlamalani Nelly Manzini — D. Litt et Phil

    Dr Manzini has had an illustrious career in the public service spanning over 33 years (1977 - 2010). Among other positions, Dr Manzini served as Head of Department: Health & Social Development (2002 - 2005) and Director-General: Limpopo Provincial Government (2005 - 2010), Facilitator: Provincial Directors General Forum (2007 - 2009). Dr Manzini is now retired but continues to assist the South African government with the implemetation of social infrastructure as a consultant for the Independent Development Trust.

    Dr Manzini previously served as a director and/or trustee of numerous organisations in her personal capacity and as a government representative, including Lemana College of Education Council (1993 - 1996), Health Systems Trust (2000 - 2006), Oliver Tambo Fellowship Programme (2003 - 2006), South African Institute of Health Managers (2003 - 2006), BIOVAC Institute (2004 - 2006). Dr Manzini holds a D. Litt et Phil doctorate degree at UNISA (1997). She also studied the Senior Executive Programme at Wits and Harvard universities (2001) and the International Health Leadership Programme at Cambridge University.

    Dr Manzini participated in study awards to numerous countries sponsored by various global organisations including the World Health Organisation (to Indonesia, 1994) and British Council to Oxford (to the United Kingdom). Dr Manzini has written and presented numerous published and unpublished research papers, mostly in relation to health matters.

    Dr Manzini has been a member of many professional bodies and continues to serve in the follwing positions; Member of Valoyi Royal Family and Royal Council (2002 - Date) and the Chairperson of the Etna Trading Board (2011 - Date).

  • Professor Tinyiko Sam Maluleke

    Professor Maluleke is a leading South African academic, a National Research Foundation rated researcher (B-rated) and member of the South African Academy of Science.

    He is currently a Professor at the University of Pretoria, attached to the Faculty of Theology where he is responsible for research and postgraduate education. He is also attached to the office of the Vice Rector of the University of Pretoria where he assists the Vice Rector in the development and implementation of the University's Africa Strategy.

    Previously, Professor Maluleke was Deputy Vice Chancellor at the Unversity of Johannesburg, Deputy Executive Dean of School of Humanities, Executive Director, Research at the Unversity of South Africa and Deputy Regsitrar at the Unversity of South Africa.

    As well as having published more than 80 peer reviewed articles, Professor Maluleke writes and comments regularly in various media on continental, national and global politics. He is a regular columnist for Mail & Guardian as well as the Sunday Independent newspapers.

  • Reverend Dr Nwamiloro Joseph Tshawane

    Rev Dr Tshawane is an Ordained Minister (Reverend) of Religion with the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of South Africa (EPCSA). He is an ardent and renowned theologian with extensive academic achievements in the field of theology.

    He obtained his Diploma in Theology at the Federal Theology Seminary in 1975. He successfully completed a Diploma in Clinical Pastoral Care Education at Common Wealth University Richmond Virginia (USA) in 1982, followed by a Bachelor of Theology degree at the University of South Africa (UNISA) in 1983 and a Masters in Religious Education in Union Theological Seminary, Richmond Virginia (USA) in 1984. He further obtained his Doctor of Theology degree form the University of South Africa in 1989.

    Rev Dr Tshawane's profound work experiences revolve around youth development and conflict reconciliation in South Africa and beyond. He is a former Director of the Youth Ministry within the South African Council of Churches (1977 - 1990), former Moderator of the EPCSA (1998 - 2005) and founding President of Centre for Ubuntu Non-Violence Conflict Reconciliation (previously known as King Luthuli Transformation Centre (KLTC)(1989 - Date).

    Rev Dr Tshawane was certified as a Senior Trainer in Non-Violence Conflict Resolution Techniques by the King Centre in Atlanta, Georgia in 1994. He has served as a board member of the UNISA Centre for Peace Studies (2000 - 2002).

    Rev Dr Tshawane has travelled extensively around the world, promoting the African Spirit of Ubuntu, non-violence conflict reconciliation for social change and sustainable development. He is a member of the Global Non-Violence Conference Series Executive Planning Board.

    His notable contribution in peace and non-voilence earned him an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity from Los Angeles, Calfornia (USA) Seminary in 2003. Rev Dr Tshawane was most recently appointed as a member of the Venda University Council, South Africa (2014 - Date).

 

CONTACT US

 

PHONE NUMBER :
Tel +27 (0) 861 847 426
Fax +27 (0) 86 403 3356

OUR ADDRESS :
TIRHANI HOUSE, 1 Centex Close, Cnr. Katherine Street,
Eastgate Ext. 4,
Sandton 2025

P.O. Box 2591 Rivonia 2128,
Johannesburg,
South Africa

EMAIL US :
info@tirhani.co.za
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