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the Mvula Trust

EWSETA and CIDB member

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

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Celebrating 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 and development and peri-urban. This work is supported by hundreds of policy studies and pilot projects, that have been undertaken, in those areas to uplift the lives of the poor and uplift their quality of life since its inception.

Years of Foundation
community projects completed
lifes improved
jobs created
  • 05-Apr 2024

Mvula Trust NHBRC Certification

 The Mvula Trust is proudly registered with and certified by The National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC). In doing so, The Mvula Trust has met the prescribed industry standards criteria in terms of technical competence, construction experience and financial capability.

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  • 19-Mar 2024

Celebrating 30 years

The Mvula Trust is the largest development NGO in South Africa and it is one of the biggest implementing agents to government for the provision of public infrastructure in the water and sanitation sector. It is currently appointed by various foundations, corporates, municipalities as well as the Department of Basic Education for the provision of water and sanitation infrastructure, especially school sanitation infrastructure.

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  • 07-Oct 2021


It has come to our attention that there are criminal syndicates who are contacting members of the public purporting to be the Chief Executive Officer of The Mvula Trust, Mr Silas Mbedzi (see pictured), and making promises to be awarded tenders.

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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 be developmental by focusing on their mandates

Training & Advocacy

Poverty alleviation, climate change adaptation and food security.

Infrastructure creation

Livelihood improvements and good infrastructure implementation processes.