We have BIG dreams and we help people achieve theirs.
Since it's inception in 2004, Zikulise has offered income generating skills training to over 7,000 unemployed community members. The training has been offered at no cost to them and has been achieved through fundraising efforts. Hand-in-hand, together with our funders, sponsors and supporters, we are all helping to make the world a better place for unemployed people.

Change lives.

See how you can make a difference in the life of an unemployed and unskilled person with even just a small donation. There are also many other ways in which you can contribute to the Zikulise cause.

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We teach a life skill.

Zikulise offers a wide range of Entrepreneurial Skills Training Courses that have enriched the lives of unemployed people for more than nineteen years and continue to do so. Find out more about what we offer.

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Annual Report

Download our latest Annual Report packed with photographs, information and everything that Zikulise has achieved.


What Difference Does Zikulise Make?

Maybe you have been asking the same question, why should I support the work that Zikulise does?


The sewing training has helped people realise their dreams of generating an income from garment making and working with textiles and they have been enabled to support themselves and also their families from their earnings.

Zikulise has empowered individuals through the computer skills training courses to work in an office or shop environment.

Unemployed individuals have been taught how to start up their own baking businesses.

Well-made ceramic products can now be produced and sold by individuals who have attended the ceramic skills training course thereby generating an income for themselves.

Learning the skill of traditional bead weaving enables individuals not only to earn a living but also teaches a valuable cultural skill.

Learning how to braid hair has enabled individuals to generate an income.

Many small businesses have benefitted from the business skills training they have received.


Your business can earn valuable BEE points by supporting Zikulise.

All cash donations from businesses are acknowledged with a Section 18a tax certificate.


How Can You Help?

Consider changing a life. It is something you will never regret being part of.
It's easy to help and your donation will also help your business gain valuable BEE points.


Send A Donation

Join hands with us in meeting the challenge of poverty and joblessness in South Africa and discover how far your financial investment can go in assisting the unemployed.



Become a Volunteer

Volunteer your expertise by passing on your skills to our trainees in baking, sewing, crafting, textile development, business skills and
recycling”. It is something you will never regret being part of. For information on how to become a volunteer please contact us.



Leave a Lasting Legacy

Through the provisions of your will and testament, consider changing future lives by making a request to our registered non-profit organisation. For more information please contact us.


Adapted from The Star Thrower
by Loren Eiseley (1907-1977)

The Starfish Story

Once upon a time there was a wise man who's used to go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach before he began his work.

One day, as he was walking along the shore he looked down the beach and saw a human figure moving like a dancer. He smiled to himself at the thought of someone who would dance to the day, so he walked faster to catch up. As he got closer he noticed that the figure was that of a young man and that he was not dancing at all. The young man was reaching down to the shore, picking up small object and throwing them into the ocean.

He came closer still and called out, "Good morning! May I ask what it is that you are doing?" The young man paused, looked up and replied. "Throwing starfish back into the ocean." "I must ask, then, why are you throwing starfish into the ocean?" asked the somewhat startled wise man.

To this the young man replied, "The sun is up and the tide is going out. If I do not throw them in, they will die."

Upon hearing this, the wise man commented, "But, young man, do you not realize that there are miles and miles of beach and there are starfish all along every mile? You can't possibly make a difference !"

As if he hadn't heard the young man bent down, picked up another starfish and threw it into the ocean. As it met the water, he turned, smiled and said, "It made a difference to that one".