Tshwane Leadership Foundation

Working towards healthy and vibrant communities

Working towards healthy and vibrant communities

Tshwane Leadership Foundation is an inner city community organization committed to socially inclusive urban transformation. We have demonstrated our commitment to the city’s most vulnerable population since 1993 and have created 15 innovative programmes for women and girls, children and youth, and homeless communities.

Each programme is actively working towards healthy urban communities that are socially inclusive and viable. Our daily efforts go towards building a policy environment that would enable people’s inclusion and protection of their rights, as well as to address issues of poverty, systemic and root causes of homelessness and violence against women and children.

Programme activities include but are not limited to: outreach work, drop in centres, transitional and special needs housing, life and social skills training, palliative and gerieatric care, and assisting to gain long term housing tenure.

The Tshwane Leadership Foundation (TLF) is a registered Non-profit Company and a Non-profit Organisation, with a board of Directors made up of representatives of local communities. TLF is

based in the inner city of Tshwane and partners with local urban initiatives in the Tshwane Metropolitan Area and beyond.

We see Healthy and Vibrant Communities, Flourishing in God’s Presence

We partner with churches and communities for sustainable urban transformation, i.e.

  • Encouraging, empowering and journeying with people
  • Building inclusive and compassionate communities that practice justice and righteousness,
  • Where all people will sit at the table,
  • Having access to resources that will sustain life.
  • By being an intentional community that demonstrates the love and justice of God practically
  • By creating small communities in which people can experience healing, growth and wholeness, taking responsibility for helping themselves
  • By seeking ways to share resources and complement services
  • By finding creative and prophetic ways of building bridges between people irrespective of race, culture, age, ability, socio-economic status, gender, and religion
  • By fostering mutuality and equality in partnerships with people from all walks of life
  • By identifying and managing existing local assets, and developing new assets
  • By working towards sustainability and healthy physical environments, as responsible stewards of God’s resources
  • By identifying and empowering potential and existing local leaders
  • By reading and influencing urban policies, plans and processes, identifying and standing with marginalized and vulnerable people and communities
  • By being a learning organization, holding each other accountable and striving towards excellence and professional service

We work in the following areas:

  • Women and Girls-at-risk
  • Homelessness
  • Migrants and Families
  • Older vulnerable persons
  • Community Development
  • Health Care
  • Child Care and Early Childhood Development
  • Inner City Housing
  • Economic Development
About Us

Our History and Background

In 1993 Pretoria Community Ministries (PCM) was established in response to the changing nature of the inner city and related challenges. Six inner city churches joined hands to form an ecumenical trust—PCM, and what started small in 1993, with no budget, property or blueprint, developed into a multi-faceted movement or family of communities, programmes and institutions by 2003.

In the year of its tenth anniversary, we discerned the need to become more proactive and bolder even in our response to urban challenges. We created the Tshwane Leadership Foundation to strengthen the unfolding movement of churches, communities and programmes with capacity, resource development, advocacy and policy work, communication and marketing, and spiritual nurture. An important part of the work of the Foundation would be to create an own income base that will help sustain and incubate innovative and transformational urban programmes.

The Foundation will continue to support and incubate programmes in the inner city of Tshwane, but are increasingly involved in a facilitating or supportive role with churches, CBO’s and NGO’s in the Greater Tshwane Metropolitan Region.

Working towards healthy and vibrant communities

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