SayPro Annual Report 2018

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To the Bishop, Pastors, Government Officials, Political Leadership, Civil Society to SayPro staff and beneficiaries of SayPro. To all of you, I greet you in SayPro Zionist way of “Kgotso ae be le lena (peace be with you)”.

2018 – 2019 Financial Year has been seen a year of transformation, changes and difficulty for SayPro as an organisation. Where we began to ask ourselves, what are we doing and where are we going.

I would first thank the beneficiaries of SayPro for continuing to support SayPro and make SayPro programmes better than what they are now.

I want to thank the team at SayPro for continuing to take the vision of SayPro founder. Neftaly Malatjie forward, which is to change the way, Youth think about themselves and their families.

I want to thank the advisory committee for your contribution to the organisation. We have been challenged, and indeed, it has not been a natural step.

I would also like to thank SayPro donors, facilitators, funders and strategic partners for continuing to support SayPro in these tough economic times. Your contributions are well appreciated.

Neftaly Malatjie: Chief Executive Officer


SayPro has travelled a long journey where we have seen so many the youth changing the way they think about themselves. We have seen the youth becoming independent without relying on their families for survival.

We have seen SayPro strengthening families where some of the beneficiaries were separated with their families. Today SayPro has empowered thousands of youth from Limpopo and Gauteng.

We acknowledge all the partners who have filled the puzzle where they have contributed with money, resources and time towards the organisation. On behalf of SayPro beneficiaries, we are very grateful to be your partners still. We invite companies and individuals to visit SayPro centres to see the work that we do in communities.

Nancy Nghonyama :Resource Mobilization, Marketing and Communications


South Africa is a country of socio-economic extremes with a large percentage of the population living in poor conditions. There is continuous growth unemployment, and poverty continues to be a significant social issue amongst families within rural and some urban areas of the country.

With an estimated 52.85 per cent youth unemployment in South Africa, this often led to frustration amongst young that are unable to find employment and create sustainability for themselves and their families. Southern Arica Youth Project has since 2005 implemented skills development programs to help address social issues faced with the youth within South Africa and beyond its borders.

SayPro’ journey of the financial year 2018/19 was great as we managed to implement activities such as advice, referral services, community awareness, school entrepreneurship, work readiness, computer skills and programming for the youth. In total, we managed to reach 2 303 clients for the year.

Clifford Legodi: General Manager



SayPro through its main branches and its partner branches implement the advisory, referral and paralegal services to unemployed Youth in townships, rural areas and farms of Southern Africa. SayPro has found that Youth aged 18 – 35 completes secondary school yearly. However, the main challenge is that out of 100%, only 30% can further their studies with Technical Vocational, Education and Training Colleges and Universities and Universities of Technologies. We have empowered 1 606 beneficiaries during the financial year 2018/19.

Those who complete Secondary School and Further Education find themselves sitting at home vulnerable to situations, which affects them to not think of moving forward with life.  Challenges that have been identified that need to be addressed are, Gender-Based Violence faced by the Youth, Increase in Human Rights Violation, Abuses within families and Youth becoming victims, Youth not knowing where to go when they have challenges.

SayPro has managed to in the past work with over 20 000 Youth who passes through this program, where they have received information, advisory, referral and linkages through SayPro case management system in collaboration with community development organization, state institutions, and businesses who have made it possible for SayPro to create impact to the lives of the youth in communities.


SayPro project implemented work readiness program which is an online empowerment tool that provides Youth will include three focus courses, which equips them with skills in making the rights career choice, to online job searching skills as well as work competency skills.

The three courses are “You and Your career, getting a Job & Success in work”. Work readiness is made up of 36 online interactive modules that learners complete to gain skills that enhance their chances of getting jobs and succeeding at work. We have managed to empower 227 beneficiaries in the Work Readiness Program during the financial year 2018/19.


SayPro also empowered 232 beneficiaries in

Wholesale and Retail program, and the program comprises if Point of Sale and Waiter where the youth are provided with empowerment and skills on how to serve customers within a retail setting.

We are proud to announce that more than 65% of SayPro placement rate is from this program. This is because the retail sector is the most significant absorber of SayPro empowered beneficiaries, especially within the Johannesburg region.


SayPro has managed to provide a computer program for 130 beneficiaries in PC Basics, MS Word, Outlook, Excel and Outlook.

Our computer course is aimed at building knowledge and skills required by SayPro Youth in End User Computing. It is intended to empower youth to acquire knowledge, skills, attitudes and values required to operate confidently in the End User Computing environment and to respond to the challenges of the economic environment.245 beneficiaries were empowered for the financial year 2018.201


SayPro has managed to empower 46 beneficiaries in System Support, where we covered the following topics in line with what is required when Youth are searching for jobs. (Office Equipment Processes Monitor and Liaise with Maintenance Providers, Safety principles in working with Office Equipment as well as Method of communicating with Service Providers). This program equips with skills to help better function within a professional working environment.


SayPro school Entrepreneurship programme is aimed at identifying and developing leaners in high school to be successful entrepreneurs, the primary purpose of the programme is to nurture creative leaners from Diepsloot with fundamental entrepreneurial skills that will not only enhance their knowledge in entrepreneurship but inspire them to effectively establish and run their income-generating initiatives without relying on anyone.

SayPro worked with 143 Youth in three secondary schools, for the year 2018.


SayPro, in partnership with its corporate partner, has introduced a coding program called “Coder Dojo” with the aim of teaching school learners coding skills. In 2018, we enrolled 15 learners in the program. SayPro together with volunteers from SayPro corporate partner-hosted 14 successful sessions with 15 school learners that are also part of the school entrepreneurship program.

We have seen these Youth codes using Alice, Cascading Style Sheets and HTML. Our youth started with the program since inception in 2018 and have progressed from the first stage of coding Scratch where they gained skills on how to create games to Hyper Text Mark-up Language where they also learnt how to develop a website and browse for information online. The last part of the program was the final stage of coding “Cascading Style Sheets which led to 15 of SayPro beneficiaries graduating upon completing the assessments set by SayPro partner company ‘Accenture”.


As a youth development institution, we have also realized the challenges faced by young ex-offenders, especially when they are released from prisons. Most of them find it hard to reintegrate back into society. SayPro in partnership with Integration Centers in Lithuania and three other organizations from

Peru and Vietnam through Erasmus+, co-funded by European Union has introduced a project called “Second Chance” with the aim of re-integrating young ex-offenders and youth at risk back into society. The project is also focused on creating awareness about the stigma that young ex-offender, especially people that have been to prison face when they return to their communities.

The project comprises of culture exchange seminars in each of the four countries including South Africa where SayPro hosted 14 participants from three states for a nine days empowerment seminar, giving them a cultural feel of South Africa while visiting some Non-profit Organizations, rehabilitation centers as well as detention centers.

Beneficiaries serviced 1631 695 2326
Beneficiaries who received proof of residency 8 2 10
Beneficiaries who get Child Support Grant 210 5 215
Beneficiaries who have an income 214 5 219
Beneficiaries who do not have an income 1417 690 2107
Beneficiaries who received referral services 1090 516 1606
Beneficiaries out of school who receives service 1516 675 2191
Beneficiaries in school who receives service 115 20 135
Beneficiaries who have results captured 115 20 135
Beneficiaries who have found opportunities 62 25 87
SayPro Job Placement 62 25 87
SayPro Skills Development 1581 664 2245
Advice and Referral 1090 516 1606
Bookkeeping Accounting 12 6 18
A Cashier/Point of Sale 100 35 135
Computer Program 107 23 130
Customer Service 87 22 109
Hospitality 155 43 198
Human Rights & GBV Awareness Campaigns 618 202 820
Life Skills 178 49 227
Programming 37 14 51
School Entrepreneurship (Sevissa) 124 19 143
System Support 35 11 46
Waiter 74 23 97
YES Passport 13 1 14
 Beneficiaries placed into Jobs 62 25 87
Internship 1 1
Job 55 18 73
Learnership 2 1 3
Lesothan 12 2 14
Malawian 9 2 11
Mozambican 1 1
South African 1517 645 2162
Swazi 1 1
Zimbabwean 91 46 137
Gauteng 1628 694 2322
Diepsloot Combined School 1 1
Diepsloot Secondary 3 43 4 47
Itireleng Zenzele Comprehensive High School 43 7 50
Rabasotho Combined School 28 9 37
Staff members 12 13 25
Staff members who have left the organization 4 10 14
Administrator 1 1
Board Member 2 2
Bookkeeper 1 2 3
Cleaner 3 3
Computer Facilitator 1 1
General Manager 1 1
Maintenance Officer 4 4
Marketing and Fundraising 1 1
Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist 1 2 3
Project Manager 1 1
Public relations officer 1 1
Service Consultant Officer 1 1
Skills Development Facilitator 1 1
Strategic Partnership Manager 1 1
Youth Development Coordinator 1 1
Administration 11 10 21
Computer Program 1 1 2
Marketing 1 1
Support Staff 1 1



SayPro has managed to place beneficiaries in companies such as ALF, Bane grid, Bidvest, Boxer, Builders Warehouse, Burger King, Business, Business Park, Cambridge, Cashbuild, Catering, Checkers, Choppies, Clientele, Crèche/Pre-School, Debonaires, Deltamune,

Department of Tourism, Diepsloot Combined School, Dischem, Ditshego, Domestic, Edgars, Fare

Price, Fidelity, Graduate School of SA, Hair Salon, Help 2 Read, Hernops, Heron Bridge, Hope World

Wide, IEC, Indaba Hotel, Intercape, Internet Café, Internship, Jet, Lanzeria Rental Agent, Learnership,

Life Hospital, Liquor City, Logistic, Makro, Mangwanani, McDonalds, Money Funds Service, Monte

Casino, OK Furniture, Pep Stores, Pharmacy, Power Factory, Quali Health, Youth who got jobs,

SANCA, SAPS South African Police Service, SayPro – SayPro, SayPro (Pty) Ltd, Security, Sharon lea, Shell, Shoprite, Spaza, Stallion, Steers, Telkom, The Choice Pharmacy, Total, Township news, Witkoppen Clinic, Woolworths and Zubuntu Management.

“SayPro aims to empower the youth through upskilling them to recognize and utilize the opportunities that are around.

We do this by providing Information, Capacity Building and Job placement for unemployed youth.     


Problems on Youth unemployment: SayPro works with migrants from rural areas to townships near the city of Johannesburg upon their arrival in the town; they find themselves in a pressure to find employment within a short space of time. The caused is the pressure to support their children, to pay rent, and for them to survive. About 70% of these youth migrants have passed secondary school grade 12. In those who have Grade 12, there is 95% of them who obtained a college admission, and 5% have received a university admission to study at any university or university. However, in some two who passed with college and university admission, only 15% can enter higher education. Within 15%, only 50% of the number will be able to complete and obtain a degree or diploma. With employment, we have found out that in every ten youth, only 6 gets work.

In the six, only one gets permanent employment. Five cannot keep their jobs for over two years because of anger, dissatisfaction, behavior, and demotivation.

The cause is that these youth have 1-4 children between the ages of 25 – 30 years. They also have a big family of unemployed people who relies on them for support. The cost of living is expensive as the food and clothing become a cost day in and day out. These problems create a burden for the employed youth as the amount they earn is below the expected monthly expenditures. Also, the issues require them to seek employment to solve those problems quickly. Then a new problem arises. Where they are dismissed, and they join those who are already unemployed. This is how SayPro Plans to transform the lives of the youth.

Accounting Policies

  1. Presentation of Annual Financial Statements

The Annual Financial Statements have been prepared following the International Financial Reporting Standard for Small and Medium-sized Entities, and the Companies Act No. 71 of 2008. The Annual Financial Statements have been made on the historical cost basis and incorporate the principal accounting policies set out below. They are presented in South African Rands.

These accounting policies are consistent with the previous period.

1.1 Financial instruments Initial measurement

Financial instruments are initially measured at the transaction price (including transaction costs except in the initial analysis of financial assets and liabilities that are measured at fair value through profit or loss) unless the arrangement constitutes, in effect, a financing transaction in which case it is measured at the present value of the future payments discounted at a market rate of interest for a similar debt instrument.

Financial instruments at amortized cost

These include loans, trade receivables and trade payables. Those debt instruments which meet the criteria in section 1 1.8(b) of the standards are subsequently measured at amortized cost using the effective interest method. Debt instruments that are classified as current assets or current liabilities are estimated at the undiscounted amount of the cash expected to be received or paid unless the arrangement effectively constitutes a financing transaction.

Financial instruments at cost

Commitments to receive a loan are measured at value less impairment.

Financial instruments at fair value

All other financial instruments, including equity instruments that are publicly traded or whose fair value can otherwise be measured reliably, are measured at fair value through profit and loss.

1.2 Leases

A lease is classified as a finance lease if it transfers all the risks and rewards incidental to ownership to the lessee. All other rentals are operating leases. Operating leases — lessee

Managing lease payments are recognized as an expense on a straight-line basis over the lease term unless:

another systematic basis is representative of the time pattern of the benefit from the leased asset, even if the

payments are not on that basis, or  the fees are structured to increase in line with expected general inflation (based on published indexes or statistics) to compensate for the lessor’s expected inflationary cost increases. Any contingent rents are expensed in the period they are incurred.

1.3 Employee benefits

Short-term employee benefits

The cost of short-term employee benefits, (those payable within 12 months after the service is rendered, such as leave pay and sick leave, bonuses, and non-monetary benefits such as medical care), are recognized in the period in which the service is rendered and are not discounted.



The directors believe that the company has adequate financial resources to continue in operation for the near future and accordingly, the Annual Financial Statements have been prepared on a going concern basis. The directors have satisfied themselves that the company is in a sound financial position and that it has access to enough borrowing facilities to meet its foreseeable cash requirements. The directors are not aware of any new material changes that may adversely affect the company. The directors are also not aware of any material noncompliance with statutory or regulatory requirements or of any pending changes to legislation, which may affect the company.


SayPro has an independent board of advisors and policies in place to ensure continuous compliance and effecting financial management. We are proud to announce that we are compliant and in good standing at all levels of the organization.


SayPro has officially become a global institution that transforms the lives of the youth with South Africa and the rest of SADC Region.

“SayPro- Changes the way the youth think about themselves.”

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