The Sabi Sand Pfunanani Trust is a community upliftment organisation based in Mpumalanga. We work in the Bushbuckridge area, one of the poorest areas in the country.
The Trust collaborates with landowners, NGOs and lodges within the Sabi Sand Wildtuin to make a tangible difference in addressing the social challenges in this region.
More than half (52,1%) of the 128 862 economically active people in the municipality are unemployed.
18,7% of those aged 20 years and older in the Bushbuckridge Local Municipality have no form of schooling.
One in five households (21,0%) do not have access to piped water.
The Sabi Sand Pfunanani Trust aims to facilitate community engagement on conservation issues, increasing their involvement in the wildlife value chain, and activating youth participation against the poaching.