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who we are

Basisa Foundation is a non-profit organisation with a social and environmental mission.  We aim to progressively impact humanity (people) and the environment alike.   We are governed by a board of professionals and an advisory council.


Our vision is to unreservedly serve humanity and the environment.

OUR Mission

Working towards a healthier world


To have a social and environmental impact through:

  • Empowering children and communities by educating on the importance of WASH 
  • To strive towards a clean and healthy environment and achieve UN’s Sustainable Development Goals
  • Restoring and caring for our environment by means of recycling and appropriate ways of managing waste


  • To contribute significantly to the preservation of people’s health and the environment by providing relevant resources and education
  • To educate and encourage communities to recycle for a cleaner and safer environment
  • To minimise landfilling and pollution
  • To create job opportunities
  • To conserve energy and natural resources
  • A better and brighter tomorrow for the generations to come


  • Integrity – uphold highest standards of honesty and transparency in all we do
  • Committed to excellence – passion is at the heart of our organisation.  We aim to continuously drive sustainable environmental practices
  • Community -centred – a concerted, coordinated approach
  • Innovative – we aim to achieve innovation and continuous improvement
  • Responsive – we are agile, embrace change, learn and respond quickly to environment  
  • Knowledge-driven – highly motivated to learn and seek continuous improvement because we are determined to succeed
  • Collaborative – work with like partners to achieve our mission 
  • A will to win – exhibit a strong will to win in every aspect of our organisation
  • Accountability – personally accountable for delivering on our commitments

How You can Help

  • Donate soap 
  • Donate items for the hygiene packs (Toothbrush, toothpaste, facecloth, soap bars)
  • Donate financially (A Hygiene Kit costs R65.00)
  • Volunteer your time – join us for a morning of turning waste soap into new soap bars
  • Gift a Soap Bar (R130.00)
  • Join us for a handover
  • Contact us at info@basisafoundation.org or call +27 846234513
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Basisa Foundation is governed by an 80/20 mandate, meaning 80% of offerings sustain our mission and 20% for administration purposes.

The Team

Founder and Director

Tsakani Mathye (Founder and Director)
Tsakani Mathye

The Board

Nyiko Shivambu (Board Member)
Nyiko Shivambu

Mihloti Sithole (Board Member)
Mihloti Sithole

Advisory Council

Lanie Botha (ECD Specialist)
Lanie Botha 
(ECD Specialist)
Dr Vinola Naidoo (Specialist Paedatrician)
Dr Vinola Naidoo 
(Specialist Paedatrician)
Fabienne Jardim -Professional Nurse
Fabienne Jardim
(Specialist Nurse)