Kuumba Afrika (PTY) LTD is a Tshwane based company that specializes in training, capacity building and life-long learning. While Kuumba Afrika’s footprint generously covers the African continent, it has Clients from other regions largely covering developing and middle income countries of the global south.
Through our proclivity to listen and observe, to be thoughtful and intentional, and working in tandem with our Clients, we seek to contribute to a developmental and transformative ecosystem in the markets that we operate in, anchored around and driven by a cadre of well-trained, skilled and capacitated individuals, communities, governments and businesses. At Kuumba Afrika, we thus focus our abilities and energies on generating sustainable training and capacity building solutions undergirded by innovative and creative delivery approaches with a view to facilitating the realization of our Clients’ individual and collective development visions.
Kuumba Afrika brings together leading experts and practitioners in government, consulting and academia to provide unparalleled training and capacity building across the development terrain. Since its inception 2015, Kuumba Afrika has had the privilege of training and building the capacity of many a professional who have returned to their respective work stations in government, private and not-for-profit sectors better-equipped and even inspired to enthusiastically drive and lead change for sustainable socio-economic development and inclusive prosperity.
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Loosely translated, Kuumba Afrika means moulding Africa – an ethos that underpins our vision to seek to remould Africa through sustained training, life-long learning and professional development as well as generating knowledge products that facilitate the development of more productive, integrated, prosperous, inclusive, cohesive, resilient and caring built environments. At Kuumba Afrika, we harness the power of knowledge and training to create scalable capacity building solutions to restore and underpin the “Africa Rising”dream.
Working very closely with our Clients, we deliver scheduled and ad hoc courses throughout the year in various locations to a wide range of public and private sector professionals as well as practitioners from non-governmental organizations and foundations. The training programs are grouped into 30 generic topics including, amongst others, general management, project management, information and communication technologies, governance, strategy and policy development, monitoring and impact evaluation, economics and financial management as well as technical topics in spatial and transportation planning, land use development and management. Kuumba Afrika also provides customised training programs dictated by and moulded around the interest of our Clients.
As part of the service that we provide for free, we assist our Clients to identify and enumerate their training and capacity building needs and high level training strategies and then we follow this up by designing and delivering effective professional development programs to plug the gaps as well as to stimulate sustainable growth with a view to achieving their vision
Kuumba Afrika is a BBBEE Level 1 contributor with 100% black female ownership.
We are a diverse team with many strengths and skills. Using our depth of skills in core training and capacity disciplines, we adopt a coordinated project management approach to training delivery, while at the same time, accessing other specialists as needed to further enhance our integrated training and capacity building solutions. And to ensure that we stay ahead in the industry, we sharpen our tools and develop our staff’s technical knowledge and pedagogical skills. Kuumba Afrika has thus been successful in delivering high-powered training and capacity building events through strategic partnerships with firms that share our passion for transformation through life-long learning. In addition, we procure services from empowered entities.
Our facilitators and trainers are highly-experienced and respected practitioners who work alongside distinguished guest speakers and presenters from research institutions, industry and academia. Our training is dedicated to delivering practical skills that can be readily implemented in practice enabling beneficiaries to demonstrate immediate impact and thus contribute a lot more robustly in their various work stations.