Our Projects

At one time in South Africa the settlements were called ‘squatter camps’, but recently the term ‘informal settlement’ is preferred. The people themselves refer to them as Freedom Park or Popo Molefe Village (Siza), which indicates a greater sense of dignity and self worth .But what characterises most of the areas we work in is the poverty of the people, living in tin shacks, where there are no services or basic infra structure such as roads, housing, electricity, water, schools, clinics etc.

Tsholofelo Community projects are situated in places where the very poor and marginalised live. These settlements vary from 5000 to 20000 people. They are squatter camps in the sense that the land occupied does not belong to the people. They do not rent it and in the legal terms are illegal settlers.