Who we are


“The truth is that development is the development of people. Roads, buildings, the increase of crop output and other things of this nature are not development; they are only tools of development. Development brings freedom, provided it is the development of people. But people cannot be developed, they can only develop themselves. There is only one way in which you can cause people to undertake their own development – that is through education and leadership.”
Julius Nyerere


New World Foundation is a non-governmental organisation (NGO). The organisation was founded in 1980 and works in Lavender Hill and surrounding communities near Cape Town. We were born during the dark days of apartheid. We are still striving to be an activist and learning organisation because learning is about making meaning. Please learn more about who we are by clicking on the tabs “organisational profile” and “staff members”.