OLIVE LEAF Foundation is a South African Sustainable Development organisation (SDO) with programmes in South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Kenya, Nigeria and Cote D’Ivoire.

OLIVE LEAF Foundation's vision is to shape a better world for current and future generations that

meets the fundamental human needs of all its people

gives voice to the unheard

constitutes strong, economically prosperous & self-reliant communities

manages its limited ecological resources responsibly


Our purpose is to enable sustainable community development.



OLIVE LEAF Foundation’s purpose is guided by its core organisational and constituent values.

Organisational Values


A South African way of thinking about ‘community’ & ‘togetherness’ the meaning to be found in the Zulu proverb “umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu”  -  a person is a person through (other) persons.



Continuously aspiring to enhance performance through improvements in efficiency, productivity, quality, strategic positioning and outcomes of our interventions.


Conducting ourselves in an honest, unbiased & accountable way, committed to the purpose of the organisation and its constituent and organisational values.


Ensuring that we conduct ourselves according to the standards of the highest quality.



Equal treatment for our staff and stakeholders irrespective of cultural, racial, gender or age differences.



Disciplined staff, exercising disciplined thought and disciplined action in pursuit of our vision.           


Constituent Values

OLIVE LEAF Foundation believes that its constituent values are essential for achieving its purpose of sustainable community development.  The organisation therefore aims to uphold and promote the following in it approach to participating communities:

Freedom to express, inquire into, and debate issues and ideas. 

Social justice, particularly to respect and secure human rights and to enable the poor and marginalised.

Democracy and participation in decision-making and governance.

Recognition of the complexity of natural and social systems within which we function.

An ecological perspective that recognizes both the dynamism and adaptability of natural systems and the limits to resource use and waste generation.


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An update on the Board of Directors

An update on the Board of Directors

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