In 2008, St Mungo’s United Church launched the socio-economic upliftment initiative by establishing a Sec 21 company St Mungo’s Diepsloot Community Action (SMDCA which in 2016 was renamed The Diepsloot Foundation - TDF):


Core purpose: A Credible Service Provider and Funding Vehicle for Corporate Socio-economic Development (CSI), and Skills and Enterprise Development Projects that are focused on Empowerment and Upliftment of the Diepsloot Community, through Formal Education and Training.


Key to realising this is to:

  • Touch the lives of as Many Young Adults and other (Under-) Unemployed people with the Right Potential as possible

  • Enable them to become either Employable or Successful Entrepreneurs

  • Deliver Properly Accredited Education and Skills Development Programmes that are in line with the National Education Act.


Guided by the following fundamental principles:

  • Application of business principles that are enshrined in legislation (“New” Companies Act) and regulatory instruments (King IV).

  • Ring-fenced projects that can be accounted for, financially and in terms of specified KPIs, and reported on from the perspective of the sponsor community – general and specifics

  • No discrimination against learner-applicants based on religious or other grounds – we see anyone with a need we can help address as part of Kingdom building.