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  • 09-11/06/2019 Our Director Mrs Phyllis Malope and our Executive Member Mrs Chrysoulla Papamallis represented us in Capetown parliament.  
  • 29/06/2019 Philani young women attending Consultation of the 25th Anniversary of the Beijing declaration and platform for action 1995 with the Minister of the presidency Maite Nkoana Mashabane
  • 28/06/2019 Philani OVC had it all planed with fun and educational games for School holiday program winter vacation.
  • 21/06/2019 Youth month Commemoration by Rand west municipal in partnership with department of Minerals& resources at Banquet hall in Westonaria.
  • 14/06/2019 The Staff of Philani together with the mobilized community attended a dialogue of crime,substance abuse,Safety&Security. The event was hosted by Bekkersdal South African police.
  • 07/06/2019 Philani Staff attended an event for children living with disabilities, event Hosted by the Rand west municipal.at Simunye clinic Ext 3. 
  • 06/06/2019 Philani development staff participated on an event hosted by Dept of social development and South Deep, Open day at Westonaria banquet hall.
  • 05/06/2019 Philani development hosting and participating in a gender based violence & gender inequality dialogue.
  • 03/12/2018 Philani Young Women and Young Man attended the GBV  and the impact of the scourge on mental health campaign at Medusa in Pretoria with our Honorable Minister Bathabile Dlamini from the Department of Women, our Comrade , friend, Colleague and Mentor Ms Silvia Stevenson Maziya from Department of Women.
  • Philani Educare Senior class held their graduations Ceremony on Saturday 1st December 2018.  32 learners received their Certificates of Achievement from Mrs Phyllis Malope – Principal, Mr Collen Njikelana special guest and Ms Mantwa Ndhlane – Teacher. The Principal highlighted the importance of education to the learners special Educare as a foundation.
  • 01/12/2018 Social Development hosted Excellent Award Ceremony @Birch-wood  to appreciate all the hardworking Organisation’s Philani Development Centre won Orphan Care and Support Program Excellent Award
  • 30/11/2018 Philani Math’s and Science Students had a trip to Gold Reef City to learn more about the Science because Science gives deep attention to the quality and interaction of the things that surround us. Understanding those relationships has applications in the arts, policy and civic life. Preparing students to understand math and science gives them tools to understand, analyze and impact the communities where they live.
  • #TROPICSMAGAZINE | 03 November 2018 by N°63 With #Dina Mendes & #Phyllis Malope.
    Our new #business issue is out now – Get your own copy today. Enjoy reading it on #tablets #mobile #web and also in #print format.
    Check the #magazine online> https://bit.ly/2F5Yr1e
    #Africa #Black Excellence #Afrique

  • Philani Young Women Celebrated International Day of the Girl Child 2018! At Nasrec #The United Nations has selected October 11 as a day to appreciate that it is not easy being a girl today. Every day, we only hear devastating incidents, various injustices that women are facing across the world. Since 2012, nations across observe this day to highlight global progress in female achievement and raise up issues regarding the unique needs of girls and special challenges they face in the complex world. On this special occasion, send your female counterparts some inspirational quotes that will make you feel proud of being a girl and let her know that she is not alone.
  • Honourable David Makhura the Premier of Gauteng visits Philani Development On the 05-10-2018
  • #Provincial SALGA Women’s Commission Round – Table Discussion.Best Practices: Women Empowerment Projects Presented by Ms Phyllis Malope – The Founder & Executive Director of Philani Community Development Centre On the 01-10-2018.
  • Philani Development Heritage Celebration on the 30-09-2018# you are the results of your roots.
  • Philani Community Development Programmes Invites you to be part of Mandela Day Event in Partnership with University of Johannesburg.

Date: 06th July 2018
Venue: Philani
Time: 10h00 – 13h00

All of us must commit to continue honoring and walk the legacy of Mandela, fighting poverty, eradicating inequality and creating a better South Africa for all.

  • 22 June 2018 Book consultation workshop for the book titled ( Deserted citizens of the West) went very well the results were amazing. Thanks to all the participants who where present.

Book Consultation Workshop

Title: Deserted citizens of the West

Writer: Phyllis Malope

 You are cordially invited to attend a Book Consultation Workshop at

Venue:                   NUFCOR Hall

                              52 Hilma Street


GPS Co-ordinates: -26.3095274, 27.7377918

Date:                      23 June 2018

Time:                     10:00 am

R.S.V.P                   23 June 

  • 21 June 2018 Philani Attended youth dialogue which was organised by legislature under the Commission of Social Development focusing on the types of programmes that are offered by the Department. The accessibility of those programmes to young people in different Regions and lessons learnt or progress by those who have benefited from these programmes.
  • 21 March 2018 Philani Founder & Director Ms Phyllis Malope and Executive Member Ms Chrysoulla Papamallis are presenting South Africa with Executive Director of UN Women Ms Phumzile Mlambo _ Ngcuka and UN Ambassadors at New York for 62nd session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW 62) focusing on the theme, “Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls” gathering with global leaders, NGOs, private sector actors, United Nations partners and activists from around the world focusing on the status of rights and empowerment of all women and girls, everywhere.
  • on the 11 of February 2018 Philani SMME and Cooperatives Stalls for Market at University of Johannesburg in Soweto Campus
  • on the 07 February 2018 Colgate company visited our Educare to help children learn the healthy habits that bring a bright smile and a bright future. Teachers have access to dental care material to encourage Children to learn how to take care of their mouth and teeth.
  • on the 26 January 2018 Philani Hiv&Aids conducting a back to School campaign at Borwa. #makingsure all the beneficiaries are going back to school.
  • on the 13 December 2017 Philani Attended An intensive Social Entrepreneurship and Leadership training program Graduation Ceremony with Faded Black Innovation and South Deep Community Trust @Westonaria Banquet Sport Activity room #EncourageSocialEnterprise to benefit the community
  • on the 07 December  2017 #16 Days of Activism against women and children abuse it is a WORLDWIDE Campaign to OPPOSE VIOLENCE against WOMEN and CHILDREN
    It aims to raise awareness of the NEGATIVE impact that VIOLENCE and ABUSE have on WOMEN and CHILDREN and to RID society of ABUSE PERMANENTLY
  • on the 18 November 2017 Johannesburg Soccer Legends & Masters Inaugural Awards for 2017 #Philani Founder and Director Mrs Malope was one who received a gratitude Individual Award of Excellence for Community Development
  • On the 16 to 17 March 2017 Philani HCT Attended a De-Briefing Session at Tswingana Guest Lodge was about Sharing achievements and challenges they  have experienced during the financial year 2016-2017 as Philani HCT and Social Mobilization Programme
  • On the 28 February 2017 Mrs Malope won Gauteng Premier Service Excellent Award winner for outstanding individual Award 2017
  • On the 17 February 2017 Young Woman in Governance was celebrated Valentine’s day at Philani Development Centre entrance fee was R10.00 for variety entertainment.
  • On the 2 February 2017 AIDS Legal Network hosted CSW dialogues at Philani Development Centre the dialogue was about challenges and solutions of Sex Workers 
  • On the 19 -20 January 2017 Philani HCT hosted a Capacity building training for basic counseling and testing Facilitated by Mr Tian Johnson.
  • On the 14th December 2016 Philani Development Centre staff exchanged gifts and rested for festival season. will open on the 9 January 2017
  • Date: From 25th of November 2016 to 10th of December 2016 16 DAYS OF Activism for No Violence against Woman and Children 

Presented By: Mr Lucky Phakathi (Philani Development Centre) 

    • Introduction :what is domestic violence
    • History of Gender/ Domestic Violence
    • Causes of Gender / Domestic Violence
    • Social  impact of Gender Violence and graphic view
    • Impact of Gender/ Domestic violence in relation to HIV/AIDS pandemic and Disability 
    • How to reduce vulnerability on Gender violence and HIV/AIDS
    • Law and Acts against domestic violence
  • On the 11th November 2016 Department of human settlement hosted a workshop at Philani Development Centre about housing and urban development.
  • On the 4th November 2016 Ms Moroesi Pooe attended Ntirhisano awareness. Ntirhisano is a Programme initiated by Gauteng Premier David Makhura to deliver services to the community. All Government departments and other stakeholders eg. NPOs come together to bring their services to communities as well as refer them if there is a need to. As Philani we talk about our services, give information and register them in our database for the skills trainings.
  •  On the 28 September 2016 Philani Development Centre Celebrated Heritage Day at Philani – to recognises aspects of South African culture which are both tangible and intangible: creative expression such as music and performances, our historical inheritance, language, the food we eat as well as the popular memory.
  • On the 17th September 2016 Philani Educare had an educational outing trip with the children to Fun valley.
  • On the 1st September 2016 Philani Educare Celebrated Spring day # Edutainment enhances communication, planning and thinking abilities
  • On the 31st  August 2016 Philani community development (Founder & Director) Mrs Phyllis Malope was nominated in the Vita Basadi Awards 2016, with these awards, Hon Speaker Mekgwe honoured women of Gauteng during the month of August. These are women who make positive impact in their communities without reward. The Vita Basadi Awards 31 August 2016, at the Gauteng Legislature in Johannesburg
  • On the 26th August 2016

Philani close financial year on a high note
Philani Community Development Centre held it’s AGM on Friday the 26th of August, where a clean audit was announced and the event was closed by the presentation of 2016/17 financial year resolutions.
The Event started at 11:30 opened by Philani choir asking for divine intervention ahead of the opening prayer. The welcoming of guests was done by MMC Councillor Gladys Khoza who was followed by M.s Moroesi Pooe for the introduction of guests.
Executive Member of Philani Mrs. Chrysoula Papamallis quickly followed to speak about the purpose of the day as Pastor Shaan Naapier who is the BOD Chairperson for the year 2015-2016 get ready with his report.
The Executive Director’s report was delivered by Executive Director & Founder of Philani Mrs Phyllis Malope, whose smile couldn’t be any bigger as she deliver’s her report.
The Grannies Luncheon Club representative gave a heart moving words of wisdom, where she advised young people to enrich themselves with skills that will boost their career, other than having “Blessers”. The youth at the AGM were not just impressed by her good vocabulary but also by her news awareness too. A lot other things were done on the day that include the handing down of certificates to students who were studying for various courses offered at Philani and the testimonies of beneficiaries of how Philani changed their lives.
The Programme Director of the day Mr Refiloe Qabang was very cautious with time, so is everyone who was a speaker on the day. The Philani Community Development Centre improved over the past years and it look forward in achieving its resolutions.

  • On the 15 April 2016 Philani Development Centre held a Board meeting.
  • On the 08 April 2016 The Founder & Executive Director of Philani Development Centre hosted a powerful workshop on Young Women in Governance.
  • On the 07 April 2016 Motsepe Foundation came to Philani for a site visit and assignment for a Cooperative hub.
  • On the 12 February 2016 Philani Development Centre celebrated Valentine’s day
  • Philani Development Centre staff rested for festival season on the 15 December 2015 and opened on the 8 January 2016
  •  On the 08 December 2015 Philani Development Centre hosted Board members meeting in the Boardroom at 14h00-16h00
  • On the 7 December 2015 Philani Development Centre in partnership with SACONO hosted Capacity Building Workshop for West-Rand Co-operatives Revitalization of Township at Westonaria Local Municipality (Activity Room)
  • On the 05 December 2015 Philani Development Centre was hosting Educare graduation at Nufcor Hall by 09h00 -13h00
  • On the 04 December 2015 Philani Development Centre had an educational outing with the scholar support learners to Fun valley
  • On the 04 December 2015 Philani Development Centre was hosting Human Trafficking (Child protection) at Simunye ext 5 Apostolic Faith Mission by 10h00
  • On the 28 October Philani Development Centre  hosted  Pampering for Grannies Luncheon Club 
  • On the 09 October 2015 Philani Development Staff welcomed Mrs Phyllis Malope & Mrs Chrysoula Papamallis from Dubai – where they attended  WAF conference.
  • On the 05 October 2015 Philani Development Staff welcomed Mr Refiloe Qabang from Biogas training in China  
  • On the 25 September 2015 Philani Development Centre Celebrated Heritage Day at Philani Hall- Theme: Reclaiming, Restoring and Celebrating our living heritage.
  • On the 27 August 2015 The Motsepe Foundation came at Philani Development Centre for site visit.
  • On the 21 August 2105 Philani Development celebrates Women’s day at Philani development centre this day is about empowering the Women and uplifting their spirits.
  • On the 07 August 2015 Philani Development  hosted an Annual General Meeting (AGM)for the Financial year 2014-2015 which was basically about highlighting the achievements, challenges and progress of the year to the Board members, Philani staff and the community at large.
  • On the 17  July 2015 Philani Development celebrated Nelson Mandela Day with 60 Orphans & Vulnerable Children engaging them with educational activities regarding Mandela day also a short workshop about Mr Nelsoon Mandela’s life and why he fought for us to be free and educated. Philani Orphan care & Vulnerable handed over 60 school bags to 60 Vulnerable Children as a motivation To take their education serious as the former and late stalwart Mr Nelson Mandela propagated . We also send caregivers to go, clean and decorate a temporary accommodation which will be handed over to the Youth Headed Household on the 18 of July 2105. 
  • On the 06 june 2015 Naliba’l in partnership with Westonaria community club under the umbrella of PRAISE hosted the promotion of  literacy in communities.  Our centre manager Mrs. M.P Malope took part as a Motivational Speaker in the programme.
  • MEC Faith Mazibuko cordially invited Philani to cooperatives network and certification ceremony as part of international women’s day celebration. Venue: Phiri Community Hall SOWETO, Date: 11th March 2015, Time : 9h00     – 14h00 dress smart /traditional
  • 03 February 2015 Portfolio Committee of small business development will be visiting Skhulile Cooperative at Philani Development Centre
  • Applications for Financial year 01 April 2015 – 31 March 2016 will open on the 15th February 2015, for more information visit Philani Advice Centre from 8:00-16:00 Monday to Friday
  • Computer Classes Registration will open on the 1st of April 2015 at Philani Community Development Centre
  • 27 January 2015 Philani Co-operative Development Programme Launch
  • 23 January 2015 Philani Strategic Planning 2015-2018
  • 07 December 2014 Philani development centre took place in READERLYPMICS- ‘’Season’s Greetings from the Readerlympians’’
  • 06 December 2014 Philani Community development centre hosted a Educare graduated which took place at Nufcor Hall

    52 Hilma road



  • 05 December 2014
    Philani community development center had a Board meeting at Philani Development Center
  • 28 November 2014 Philani HIV, testing and counseling took place in the world aids day event at waterworks in partnership with Westonaria local municipal.
  • Date: From 25th of November 2014 to 10th of December 2014 16 DAYS OF Activism for No Violence against Woman and Children
    Presented By: Ms.Phyllis Malope (Philani Development Centre)
    • Introduction :what is domestic violence
    • History of Gender/ Domestic Violence
    • Causes of Gender / Domestic Violence
    • Social  impact of Gender Violence and graphic view
    • Impact of Gender/ Domestic violence in relation to HIV/AIDS pandemic and Disabilities
    • How to reduce vulnerability on Gender violence and HIV/AIDS
    • Law and Acts against domestic violence
    • Conclusion  


  • 25 November 2014 Philani Sustainable Livelihood referred 6 Cooperative to Gauteng Enterprise Propeller GEP for Starter Packs Interviews at Krugersdorp.
  • 17 November 2014 Commercial sex workers’ Dialogue – Presented by Chrysoula Papamallis Executive member and project manager of HCT attended and presented relocation and rehabilitation in socio-economic mainstream through exit strategy and skills development.
  • 12 November 2014 Philani Advice Centre referred 12 beneficiaries for assessment test to qualify for a bursary for 2015 academic year at Westcol FET College
  • 18 October 2014 Philani Community Development Centre hosted the Planting of Trees Event. The trees and tools were donated by Bright Kid Foundation in partnership with UPS and Food and Trees for Africa.
  • On the 26 September 2014 Philani Community Development Centre will be Celebrating Heritage Day at 10h00 am to 14h00 pm at Nufcor Hall – Theme:  A Diverse Culture is a Beautiful Nation.
  • Philani Safe Haven Picnic Trip- on the 13-09-2014 with the Social Worker, Social Auxiliary, Child and Youth Care Worker and the 10 Beneficiaries for Recreational and Therapeutic at Funvalley Park.
  • Philani HIV/AIDS Programme has exited 7 EPWP (Expanded Public Works Programme) Volunteers in August 2014 to National Youth Service Learnership under the West Rand District Municipality.
  • Philani Peer Education Programme has successfully exited 15 Peer Educators and 4 Site Facilitator to the Gauteng Department of Health as Community Health Workers and Lay Counsellors and they successfully signed contacts with their nearest Clinics and Sub District of Health.
  • Mandela Day- 18/07/2014 became a successful Event as Philani had visitor from the Anglo Gold Ashanti and Department of Social Development and 10 Blankets where distributed to Grannies (Philani Luncheon Club) and 13 Blankets to OVC’s (Child headed Households).
  • On the 25th July 2014 Philani successfully hosted an Annual General Meeting 2013-2014 at Nufcor Hall and the Community, Counsellor G.Khoza and the Board of Directors gave their support as the Financial Officer presented the financials of all programmes successfully.
  • BURSARIES- 12 Beneficiaries where referred  to Western FET College for Business Studies at N4-N6 (National Certificate) and they were all successfully registered and received they study material.
  • ABET – 10 Beneficiaries were referred to Gold Fields Mine ABET for Grade 12 and 7 Beneficiaries for Grade 11 and 10.
  • On the 25-29 May 2014 the Philani Executive Director Mrs. Phyllis Malope Attended a Woman Advancement Forum at Banjul Gambia- Woman Advancement Forum is the most Attended Global Gender Conference. WAF is a Platform which recognises the obvious foot that Woman Advancement and Empowerment is amongst the most Outstanding Agent to the actualization of millinium development goals (MDG’s) and even beyond.


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