South Africa

The project activities in South Africa are currently being restructured and DGRV is refocusing its Regional project for Southern Africa.

In the past, DGRV has been supporting organisations representing the cooperative sector in South Africa as well as government departments in order to support the cooperative movement.

The future focus of the project in South Africa lays on a partnership with organisations supporting cooperatives on the primary level as well as supporting provincial and national government initiatives which benefit primary cooperatives.

The main focus of DGRV in South Africa is to ensure that primary cooperatives and its members are the main beneficiaries of the implemented projects. A special emphasis lays on previously disadvantaged groups of the South African society.

Sustainable Development Goals

Our project in South Africa contributes to several Sustainable Development Goals, especially:


Project Director

Veit H. Gesenhues

Project Manager

Nqobile Nyathikazi

Senior Project Advisor

Bongumusa Ntuli

Regional Head of Administration

Loyford Rithaa

Regional Clerical Assistant

Erika Böhmer

Head of Administration

Gisela Hollamby




DGRV House
175 Lunnon Road
0083 Hillcrest
South Africa


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