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the Mvula Trust

A LGSETA and CIDB member

The Mvula Trust is registered in terms of the Trust Property Control Act 57 of 1988.

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Celebrating nearly 30 years of collective action for development.

Since its establishment in 1993, the Mvula Trust has improved the quality of life for thousands of rural communities through its community- based projects in household sanitation, school sanitation, water reticulation, solar powered water pumping, child-to-child health education, rain water harvesting, as well as various government-community partnerships.

Using its participatory facilitation techniques, the Mvula Trust is at the forefront of advocacy for rural development. This work is supported by hundreds of policy studies and pilot projects, that have been undertaken, since its inception.


The Mvula Trust is registered in terms of the Trust Property Control Act 57 of 1988. It is also registered with and is regulated by the Department of Social Development as a non-profit organisation (NPO) in terms of the Non-Profit Organisations Act No 71 of 1997. The Mvula Trust is a registered Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) and a public interest organisation.

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Years of Foundation
community projects completed
lifes improved
people trained
  • 29-May 2020

Dakalo Mudzielwana appointed finance manager

The Mvula Trust, one of the leading and revered non-profit organisations in South Africa, has appointed Mr. Dakalo Mudzielwana as its Finance Manager as from May 2020. He will be based in Midrand, Johannesburg.

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  • 29-Jul 2019

The Mvula Trust rejects allegations of pit toilet tender 'graft'

It was a dream – come – true moment for a newly graduated Nomvula Angel Magagula when Mr. Silas Mbedzi, Chief Executive Officer of The Mvula Trust, offered her a job during her graduation ceremony.

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  • 26-Jul 2019

Jolly Mandela Day for future leaders

The Mvula Trust in the Province of Limpopo demonstrated and relived Mandela-like charisma by spending the day with little bambinos at Macha day-care centre at Megoring village few kilometres outside Polokwane.

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We focus on the following

Sustainable water & sanitation

The heart of Mvula’s strategic objectives

The Mvula Trust - Water

Value and protection of water for the good of all

Local government support

Assisting municipalities to reach their targets

Training & Advocacy

Poverty alleviation, climate change adaptation and food security.

Infrastructure creation

Livelihood improvements and good improvements



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