PHAKAMISA is pronounced pa-ga-mee-sa.
A Zulu word meaning 'to uplift.'


We are a team of committed people, living out our Christian faith and values, using our skills and talents we work to serve people in impoverished communities.

Meet some of the Phakamisa people and revisit regularly as we monthly post the profiles of different staff members.



Ntombizethu (Zethu) joined Phakamisa this January as our new administrator. Zethu was born at Kwa-Mashu and raised by her grandparents as her parents died while she was young.

A single parent, Zethu has the privelege of raising two sons aged 13 and 10 years on her own as their father died 9 years ago.

She is currently living at Klaarwater and studying at University of South Africa doing ABET.

‘I enjoy working for Phakamisa and looking forward in changing people’s lives and also to make a difference in leaving God’s mark.’


We are committed to making a difference to the life of people living in impoverished communities. Please support us.

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‘We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give’ – Winston Churchill.