about us & what we do

The Maphalane Disability Trust, registered in 2005, essentially is a Non-Profit Organisation, for the benefit of disabled communities and organization. It was founded by an entrepreneur and cum mining investor in both metals and furious minerals, who in 2001 solicited the partnership of Steve Maphalane a disability activist, a professional on disability and a Principal of a special needs school, known as Elizabeth Conradie in Kimberley.

 

Disability Statistics

2870130

Population

1188059

Male

1682071

Female

447843

Children

focus areas

We strive towards developing the lives of the disabled community on a long term basis. As part of the process and ensuring implementation of Legacy Projects, the trust prioritises sustainability in each project. We incorporate process plans as well as sustainability plans into each project. The intention is for our community to be independent and have the support from the strategic organisations as well as the relevant stakeholders. This process is driven by our Social Projects Department.

Socio-Economic

Infrastructure

Education

Development

Economic

Development

Health Care

Promotion

Maphalane Trust is invested in developing the sustainable livelihood of households and communities, and redistributive social interventions.
The focus of the Maphalane Disability Trust has been largely on education and development where most of our funding is directed.
We strive towards developing the lives of the disabled community on a long term basis and prioritise the sustainability in each project.
Developing sustainable According to StatsSA (2011) in Northern Cape alone, about 48 000 people are living with disability.

Our Projects and Programs

The MDT plans for uninterrupted growth and implement projects in line with the Integrated Development Program, National Development Plan as well as the National Disability Plan, so that models for further application can be created. This is done with the hope that some of the programmes at the Trust will eventually be used as models by other organisations in other disability structures.

Our Dedicated Team

Meet the faces behind the incredible work we are doing at Maphalane Disability Trust. The Board of Trustees prioritise accountability by taking ownership of the fundamentals that we are responsible for.
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Steve Maphalane

Founder

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Nelson Mosiapoa

Chairperson

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Motsamai Manong

Trustee

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Bontle Wildebees

Executive Officer

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Sechaba Thole

Finance Trustee

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Katriena Kasper

Donor Recommendation

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Sarah Keller

Legal Trustee

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Tshepo Mogotsi

Disability Community Rep

If you are interested in getting involved in our projects or programmes get in touch with us to volunteer.