About Us

The Imbumba Foundation is a non-profit organization founded by innovative social entrepreneur, Richard Mabaso in 2010.
Imbumba is a bean seed. It symbolises eternity and the un-ending cycle of life. It represents an eternal bond and because it has no beginning or end, constant growth through unity and the cycle of life which is the whole concept behind a seed - being renewal and growth. It’s visual link to a flower being positive growth and the unity between Imbumba and the organizations it supports and serves.

The Foundation aims to bring about social change and economic upliftment, within rural and economically marginalized communities in Southern Africa, through investing and mentoring individuals and communities who seek to uplift and empower themselves.
Richard intimately understands the challenges of growing up in such a rural community and overcoming many difficulties. He has had first-hand experience of how “coming together” can impact on our individual and collective futures and his work through the Imbumba Foundation is a testament to the African Proverb:
“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”
The Foundation positions itself as an innovative, non-profit, social enterprise that understands contemporary challenges facing today’s society. The overall strategic intent of the Foundation is to be on the leading edge of pioneering social innovations that help the public sector, private sector and communities to work together to achieve effective and sustainable public-private-partnerships (PPP).

An Enterprise Development Arm Of The Imbumba Foundation

Imbumba Social Solutions is a 100% black owned consulting company specializing in Corporate Social Investment/Responsibility (CSI/CSR) and Enterprise Development initiatives.

The organisation focuses on ensuring that funding is utilised in the most effective but impactful manner, so that corporate organizations can yield meaningful returns on their investments.

Our aim is to ensure that the implementation model contributes directly to the broader socio-economic, transformation and B-BBEE agenda of South Africa. Further, to assist in achieving your industry empowerment targets in order to improve and maintain your scorecard.

We are a competitive team of professionals with vast experience in addressing developmental challenges in a global context.

Our approach is aligned to the principles of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as the  main mechanism that guides development. This is our way of ensuring that resources and expertise are used efficiently, as each individual puts their efforts towards the challenges best suited to their unique skill.

Imbumba Foundation

+27 (0)67 722 4147
43 Wierda Road West
Sandton, South Africa
Richards Bay:
Office No 36 BUSCOM Building,
ZCBF, Alton, Richards Bay
3900, South Africa

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