‘Hear me see my voice / Ngilalele ubone izwi lami’ Book launch


Cast members of SoundGaze: Moving Images of Marie in Woyzeck


Literacy Day Celebrations


‘Hear me see my voice / Ngilalele ubone izwi lami’ Book launch


Permaculture livelihood and income generating project


Ubumba4Life - job-creation skills training project


iThembalethu Academy for the Performing Arts


iThembalethu Academy for the Performing Arts


AET with Road Safety Awareness

Welcome to the The Tembaletu Trust website

Tembaletu Trust started its first project in 1989. Tembaletu Trust works in communities across KwaZulu-Natal, offering accessible and appropriate education, training and community development opportunities which are aimed particularly at meeting the needs of those who, for historical and socio-economic reasons still remain economically and educationally disadvantaged.  IMG_0721


Tembaletu Trust – 5 Hartford Road, Pentrich, Pietermaritzburg 

Thank you for visiting the Tembaletu Trust website. Please read about
some of the Tembaletu Trust projects

Discover some up and coming story tellers

The Girl in the Green Scarf 1 Thorn in a Mothers Eye The Girl in the Green Scarf 3 The Girl in the Green Scarf 2 Ebuncaneni Bethu

uMgungundlovu Crafters’ Croft

Tembaletu Trust has implemented a crafters programme across the 7 local municipalities of the uMgungundlovu District Municipality.



The uMmgungundlovu Crafters’ Croft, as part of contributing to the collective growth and development of the South African craft sector, reaches out into each local municipality (Msunduzi, Impendle, Mkhambathini, Richmond, Umgeni, Umshwati and Mpofana) of the uMgungundlovu District Municipality and offers a variety of services to informal crafters. The services range from basic information and advice through to short skills workshops covering topics relevant to crafting (such as product innovation), business acumen (such as how to cost the production of an item) through to sales and marketing (how to display or package products).


The Crafters’ Croft effectively serves as a craft and business incubator for informal crafters wishing to develop their crafting and entrepreneurial skills within a supportive and enabling environment. This initiative allows small groups of informal crafters to hone their crafting skills to a level that will satisfy the demands of commercial markets nationally and internationally – thereby offering such crafters a source of income-generation through their craft skills. A mobile Advice and Information Provision Service is also available to further assist crafters in their endeavours to become more sustainability.

The Crafters’ Croft project will culminate in an exhibition from Crafters from all local municipalities at the 2016 Royal Show.  Please come and support us.



Encouraging children and youth to write their own stories and thus inculcating a culture of reading

 The Write-to-Read project was aimed at in-school children and youth from grades 6 through to 11.  Participants attended a set of 6 x 4-hour workshops, during which they were taken through all the steps in the creative-writing process in both a theoretical and practical way.

Pupils were invited to produce and submit an original creative piece of writing, in either English or IsiZulu, based on one of a set of themes provided.   These were published as a collection of stories in a book called:
‘Hear me see my voice / Ngilalele ubone izwi lami’.

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