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Support KwaZulu-Natal's struggling Malagazi community


Durban-based Siyakha Consulting, firmly focused on black economic empowerment, human resources, enterprise and rural development and search and selection services nationally, urges corporates to support Malagazi, a community comprising of 1500 households battling with an unemployment rate of 80%.

Dionne Kerr, Siyakha Consulting's executive director, explains that the employment opportunities in the area are created through casual work at the local factories and production sites.

"The township, formed in the early 70s, remains undeveloped," says Kerr. "Most of the dwellings still consist of tin and mud. There is no running water or electricity and whilst there are some central taps, there's sediment in the pipes making the water less hygienic."

The small scale farming in the area is used for self consumption and some of the produce is sold in the nearby Lotus Park, a semi-affluent Indian area, and in local spaza shops within Malagazi.

"This organisation is in need of assistance from the corporate community. Our aim is therefore to help, to advise, to educate and to urge corporates to support this initiative," says Kerr.

Corporates and individuals can assist by sponsoring a 'garden in a box' pack for R250. Each pack contains a variety of seeds for each household to plant throughout the year. The community is also in need of reading and training programmes, enterprise development, books for the local library, and funding for the local clinic.

"By supporting this initiative, corporates will also qualify for BEE points towards their scorecard," says Kerr.

To assist or for more information, contact Dionne Kerr on 031 566 2988 or email

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Successful transformation is essential to South Africa's longevity. An organisation's ability to transform effectively will determine its success, or failure, in the future. Since 2002, Siyakha Consulting has serviced both the public and private sectors in the design and implementation of strategies that either directly or indirectly support sustainable transformation. Its focus areas include black economic empowerment (BEE), human resources, development services and recruitment services. For more information visit

Issued on behalf of: Siyakha Consulting
Dionne Kerr
Executive Director
011 706 9006

Issued by: Allycats Public Relations
Allison Cooper
Joint MD
079 135 9732

Support KwaZulu-Natal's struggling Malagazi community

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