Our Story

Ground Work Collective (GWC) is a collective of advocates that seek to address several key issues to not only empower citizens to participate in the development of their own sustainable livelihoods, but also to develop and uplift their communities.

Established in 2022, we have put a stake in the ground and in five years’ time, we want Ground Work Collective to be well known throughout South Africa for catalysing changemakers in communities to bring about change. A visual map of South Africa will reflect shining beacons of light across provinces and municipalities where Ground Work Collective-supported changemakers have made a tangible difference.

“Our mission is to bring South Africans of all communities together to combine their skills, energy, and assets to collaborate, organize and make a difference in the lives of their communities, in so building a collective (both physical and digital) of mobilized citizens galvanizing for change.”

Mbali Ntuli , Ground Work Collective Founder and CEO

Meet the Team

Mbali Ntuli

Founder and CEO

Ntuli is founder and CEO of Ground Work Collective a community development initiative focusing on civic education and participation, food production, and skills development and entrepreneurship.

Meet Mbali Ntuli 

Siphesihle Dube

Chief Strategy and Communications Officer

Siphesihle is a policy and communications specialist and is a former Ministerial Spokesperson in the Western Cape Government. He is also a former policy consultant for a UK-based education policy consultancy, working with governments to devise and implement innovative education policy solutions.

Meet Siphesihle Dube

Sazini Mojapelo

Non-Executive Director & Strategic Advisor

Sazini has over 20 years’ experience as a social impact executive working in multisectoral companies and is also an experienced non-executive director sitting on several boards in the Nonprofit sector. She has a deep understanding of sustainability, corporate social investments, foundation leadership and shared value.

Meet Sazini Mojapelo

Khanyo Khumalo

Programmes Assistant

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GWC needs you!

The ever-expanding GWC community needs you to be a part of its mission and to realize its vision.

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