Established in 1998, Tshikululu is a Level 2 B-BBEE contributor with more than 21 years’ experience in the social investment space.

Our purpose is to catalyse social change. We provide agile, end-to-end strategic social investment solutions, informed by our real world experience and our deep understanding of South Africa’s social landscape. We deliver through hands-on engagement with our programme partners, clients and other stakeholders.

As custodians of some of the country’s largest social investment programmes, non-negotiable adherence to strict corporate governance best practices is paramount to how we operate.

We are the most concentrated group of social investment experts in South Africa, with more than 60 highly-experienced and dynamic social investment professionals. Social investment is serious business. Bringing about real, lasting change requires high-level skills, thinking and drive. In order to achieve our goals, we will always apply our minds, learn continuously, push our limits, form powerful partnerships and never compromise on quality. We aim, very simply, to be the best social investors in the world.

‘Tshikululu’ is the Venda name for the resilient African Rock Fig (Ficus Abutifolia), which flourishes in South Africa’s far north regions despite few resources and a challenging environment. Just like this tree, Tshikululu’s funds support development programmes that take root in small gaps and adverse conditions, yet flourish over time. 

Disbursement of R623m worth of social investment on behalf of our clients in 2018

More than 2 million beneficiaries supported

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Number of monitoring and evaluation reports compiled

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