Changing lives for 24 years and counting

1997
January 1

Democratic SA’s

first official offender rehabilitation cultural storytelling programme piloted in Leeuwkop Juvenile Prison. Walter Sisulu Place of Safety, pilot Usiko Storytelling programme
1998
April 7

98

Pilot programme at Charles H Hickey School in Baltimore, a center for children in conflict with the law In collaboration with US Company Khulisa awarded tender for rendering programmes at Baviaanspoort Prison, Pretoria
1999
January 1

Cries Without Tears

an anthology of stories written by Leeuwkop offenders published by Corrective Action Holdings (Pty) Ltd. and distributed worldwide In partnership with the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) Khulisa’s offender programme broadcast by satellite to 4 correctional centers nationally 1999 – Khulisa wins current affairs documentary ‘A Life Less Fortunate’. Colin Nkabinde first parolee employed officially…
2000
April 7

2000-2001

1998–2000 – Khulisa establishes a Halfway House providing support to reintegrating offenders 2000 to present – Genesis of the “Make it Better” (MIB) programme, which has subsequently been introduced in 72 communities nationally 2001 to present – Pilot diversion programme in Alexandra (Gauteng) subsequently introduced to all provinces throughout South Africa. 2001 – MIB programme…
2002
April 7

2002-2005

2002 to 2012 – Drug and HIV AIDS Peer Education programme introduced in Johannesburg Juvenile Maximum Prison and subsequently rolled out to 60 correctional centers, training in excess of 600 correctional officials and offenders. 2004 to 2007 – In partnership with The Department of Correctional Services nationally, family and community mediation introduced in 27 correctional…
2006
April 7

2006-2007

2006 to present – Ubuntu Club concept born at Phafogang School, Soweto, Gauteng. Subsequently 250 Ubuntu Clubs established nationally. 2007 to present – First early child hood development facility (ECD) built in Hammanskraal , Gauteng. Khulisa subsequently engages with 150 creches nationally. 2007 to present – Khulisa UK registered. Today one of the country’s most…
2008
April 7

2008-2010

1998 to present – Engagement of former offenders in schools. 2008 – First engagement with homeless children living in a Pretoria Shelter. 2008 to 2009 – Gateways Programme appointed ex-offenders in state owned entities. 2010 – Social Entrepreneurship introduced in Gauteng schools as an official part of the learning orientation syllabus. 2010 – HIV/Aids Peer…
2011
April 7

2011-2012

2011 – Khulisa Crime Prevention Initiative is ‘reinvented’. The company’s name changed to Khulisa Social Solutions. 2011 – Reinvent Innovations – manufacture of high-end furniture from recycled material 2011 – Khulisa Mozambique registered. 2012 – Pilot Shine Victim Empowerment center established in Tembisa, Gauteng. 2012 – Luphisi, Mpumalanga. Rural woman’s gardening project introduced with 350…
2013
April 7

2013-2014

2013 – A set of corporate programmes introduced transferring our community-based knowledge into the workplace. 2013 – “Dare to Dream” (resilience building) programme developed and piloted in the Free State in collaboration with the University of the North West. 2013 to present – Building and maintaining of water filter factory in Hammanskraal, Gauteng, in partnership…
2015
April 7

2015-2016

2015 to present – First victim empowerment center (VEC) opens at Tembisa police station, Gauteng, subsequently rolled out to a further seven police stations. 2015 – Global Mentorship Movement established and launched in the UK. 2015 – Global Mentorship Movement established and launched in the UK. 2015 – “Global Give Back” pilot programme – Newcastle,…
2017
April 1

2017-2018

2017 – Khulisa’s 20th anniversary. PJ Powers launch of song Walk in my Shoes 2017 – Expansion to Uganda, in partnership with Grow Movement. 2017 – Revision of Khulisa’s strategy, focusing on all Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s). 2018 – Winner South African Chamber of Commerce: Community Entrepreneur of the Year award 2018 – Persons with…
2019
January 1

2019

2019 – MD of Khulisa scoops UK CEO Magazine Today global award. 2019 to present – Launch of Family Peacemaking and Restoration Programme (FCRP) targeted at persons with albinism (PWA), led to colloquium in partnership with the Department of Justice and attended by 100 PWA nationally. 2019 – Khulisa Tanzania registered 2019 – Opening of…
2020
April 7

2020

2020 to present – Qualified female farmers, graduates of the Global Give Back Circle programme are provided with a variety of self-sustaining initiatives at Grey Goose Game Lodge, Newcastle. 2020 – Khulisa’s first virtual peacemaking programme established during Covert 19 lockdown. 2020 – International Day of Social Justice “I Exist as I Am” colloquium for…
2021
April 7

2021

2021 – Peacemaking initiative for representatives from the LGBTQI community 2021 – Research conducted with Dr Hemma Hargovan on Access to Justice for persons with albinism in the Northern Cape published. 2021 – Worldwide first innovative water and energy self-sufficient laundromat ‘LaundReCycle’, and Water Rescue launched in February, 20 at the Streetscapes Urban Farm in…

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