THE HEARTBEAT OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
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 Social Solutions is the brainchild of Richard Mabaso, a humanitarian and a social entrepreneur, who is also the Founder and Chief Enabler of the Imbumba Foundation. The concept innovator of the Trek4Mandela Expedition, the Caring4Girls Menstrual Hygiene Programme and Vision 20/20, he has over 20 years’ experience as a Development Practitioner. He studied Development Studies at the University of Zululand, attended the Social Entrepreneurship Certificate Programme at the Gordon Institute of Business Science, and also studied International Hospitality Management at Fanshawe College, Ontario, Canada.
A 6-time successful summiteer of Mount Kilimanjaro who grew up in a rural village in Mpumalanga, South Africa he personally understands the hardships and realities faced by our destitute communities. This first-hand experience has resulted in the appreciation for impactful social investments and understanding of how it can create and sustain generational well-being.
After completing a hospitality internship, Mabaso went on to work in the non-proﬁt and community development ﬁeld. His dream is to make a signiﬁcant change in the life of others and inspire leadership and self-esteem.
In a developing country like South Africa, it is paramount to build
sustainable yet futuristic initiatives that address the entrenched
poverty cycles often caused by a misalignment between
corporate objectives and community needs.”
After a fearful conversation that Mabaso overheard between his mother and niece about menstruation, he originated an initiative that comforts female menstrual hygiene matters within poverty-stricken schools called Caring4Girls; which is currently the largest collector and distributor of sanitary towels to school girls across South Africa.
Further, together with his friend and mountaineer Sibusiso Vilane, Mabaso decided to push the envelope by creating the first and one of the largest Trek4Mandela expeditions in celebration of Mandela Day that brings together esteemed individuals to conquer Mount Kilimanjaro to raise funds for the Caring4Girls initiative.
Given Mabaso’s holistic view on social development, he then expanded on these opportunities to further the impact on the school girls by creating the Vision 20/20 initiative which is a thought leadership programme that enables matriculants to further their academic learning.
OUR STRATEGIC INTENT
We aim to help you be good to do good.
1. CSI/CSR STRATEGY
Assist you to develop a strategy and regulatory framework that is in line with your goals.
Ensuring that you invest in strategic and sustainable projects.
Assist with CSI alignment to your industry specific scorecard targets and improve your ratings.
Example: Social and Labor Plan, requirements, commonly known as SLP requirements.
Effective management of the
entire project cycle, from conceptualization to implementation through to post-implementation evaluation and reporting.
4. ENTERPRISE AND SKILLS
Create and offer initiatives that help you maximize your B-BBEE score card, supplier skill development and procurement.
Assist with capacity building and upskilling of your CSI beneficiaries.
Assist with independent social impact analysis of your CSI initiatives.
Statutory compliance assurance.
Social audit reporting.
Baseline and impact studies
Recommendations guided by the outcomes of the monitoring and evaluation process.
6. RESEARCH AND
Provide theoretical assessment
Identification and alignment with social development trends.
Maintaining relevance of CSI within the social development space.
Best Operating Procedures (BOPs) for medium-to long-term impact and sustainability.