PPT Celebrates 25 Years of Pro-Poor Development!

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PPT’s Board of Trustees and Staff – standing left to right: Nana Ndlovu, Liesel du Plesis, Inba Govender, Peter Robinson, Ndumiso Mzobe, Nkosinathi Ndelu, Michael Sutfliffe, Nica Gevers, Phumelele Kunene, Sbongile Mthembu, and Thokozani Zulu – seated left to right: Angel Ngcobo, Tanya Dayaram, Mark Misselhorn, Ilan Lax, and Robert Mann.

PPT celebrated its 25-year milestone with partners in Durban on 06th December. Highlights of the event included the unveiling of a painting by Durban artist and social activist Andy Mason as well as speeches by founding trustee Michael Sutcliffe, CEO Mark Misselhorn, Co-Chairs of the Board Sbongile Mthembu and Peter Robinson, and development stalwart Clive Foster.  PPT extends it sincere appreciation to all its partners and looks forward to collaboration on several new and groundbreaking initiatives in 2018.

Some of PPT’s 25 year achievements include:

  • The preparation of 181 pro-poor projects leveraging R1.89 billion in capital funding for more than 211,000 disadvantaged households. These projects include the upgrading of informal settlements, special needs housing, early childhood development and municipal infrastructure.
  • The development of numerous policies, strategies and programmes which establish new modes of response and which cater more effectively to the poor and which are more inclusive. This includes new national and provincial policies relating to the upgrading of informal settlements, human settlement development and special needs housing.
  • Innovation and the development of numerous new methods, tools and resources for pro-poor development.
  • Vibrant partnerships with numerous communities, various spheres of government, donor funders, other civil society organizations and development practioners.

Photo above: Left to right – Michael Sutcliffe (past Chair and founder), Sbongile Mthembu (Co-chair), Mark Misselhorn (CEO), Nkosinathi Ndelu (Trustee), Thokozani Zulu (Trustee)

PPT was established in 1993 prior to the first democratic elections in South Africa to support change and transformation. It is a non-profit organisation which helps communities, vulnerable groups and government to prepare appropriate and viable developmental projects. PPT has a particular focus on the poorest of the poor and those in special need such as vulnerable children and people residing in marginalized and underserviced informal settlements and rural communities. Click here for PowerPoint presentation.