Investment / Donor Options

Specific projects looking for support include:

  • Tlholego Ecovillage – the main need, based on a growing demand for their services is to improve training infrastructure, staff capacity and food production systems. There is also a need to develop the residential housing and infrastructure and the land reform/ownership model, so as to be an inspiration for the growing Tlholego community and a powerful demonstration to training participants interested in sustainable lifestyles, and rural livelihoods. We also have a scholarship fund to support young leaders to attend our training programs. (Get Involved)
  • Thandanani – the main need is to develop and implement / demonstrate climate smart farming and land use practices. The foundation of any sustainable agriculture is a rainwater harvesting system that mitigates soil erosion, flooding and drought and directs water into the ground for storage and vegetation systems. In May 2012, Rucore implemented the first phase demonstration as well as helped to consolidate the wider rainwater harvesting collaboration with Ashoka fellows that Rucore is driving in Southern Africa. Rucore is also raising funds to support the implementation of compost toilets in all member homesteads. (Thandanani)

Please contact Paul Cohen at to discuss these options in more detail.

Corporate B-BBEE services

To corporates we offer various partnership services, which all deliver the requisite documentation to secure your B-BBEE scorecard points in the following areas:

  • Ownership: We provide you with the opportunity to secure greater Black ownership (maximum 25 B-BBEE points).
  • Socio-economic development: We provide development input from the ground and can help guide where and how your funds will have optimum impact (maximum 5 B-BBEE points).
  • Enterprise development: Key to establishing sustainable communities is setting up sustainable enterprises that create jobs and support various aspects of a rural economy. The type of enterprise will depend on the community, but could, for example, include organic farming, hospitality, education and training, recycling and waste management, sustainable construction, added value nutritional food and medecine products, and event organizing (maximum 15 B-BBEE points).

Please contact Paul Cohen at to discuss these options in more detail.