We have made mistakes, won awards and made an impact. See the timeline below.
SayPro is proud to share the timeline of SayPro journey below.
I Neftaly Malatjie commissioned to documentation and sharing of these lessons learnt.
Remarkable events and success stories of all the years.
- SayPro becomes 100% paperless in its Administration, Management and Financial Operations.
- SayPro Partners with We Fly Youth Development Organisation to empower the youth in Soweto.
- SayPro partners with We Fly Youth Development Organisation to implement Additional Skills Programmes for University of Johannesburg Students.
- 2021 January: SayPro becomes a Global Organisation operating its model across 200 Communities.
- 2021 January SayPro launches a new Programme in Project Management, Reporting, Environmental Management.
- SayPro registers over.
- SayPro partners with Lioness Foundation as an implementing Partner.
- SayPro partners with New Castle Thembalethu Child and Youth Development Institution.
- SayPro appoints Phithela to be a writer on behalf of the SayPro and Academy.
- SayPro releases 2 040 Certificates for the youth who participated in SayPro Programmes.
- SayPro signs an agreement to reach 20 000 youth in Skills Programmes with its implementing partners.
- SayPro launches its online Database Systems to manage its clients and beneficiaries.
- SayPro Academy partners with small businesses to sell SayPro qualifications and courses.
- SayPro launches its Academy in the Western Cape and the Eastern Cape.
- SayPro launches more online Programmes.
- SayPro partners with organisations in the Eastern Cape Province in South Africa
- SayPro partners with non-profit organisations in the Western Cape in South Africa
- SayPro partners with non-profit organisations in Mpumalanga in South Africa
- SayPro partners with non-profit organisations in Limpopo.
- SayPro partners with non-profit organisations in North West in South Africa
- SayPro partners with non-profit organisations in Eastern Cape in South Africa
- SayPro partners with non-profit organisations in Free State in South Africa
- SayPro partners with non-profit organisations in Gauteng Province in South Africa
- Our CEO Neftaly Malatjie has launched the Neftaly Malatjie Bursary to develop Cities, Townships, and Rural Areas youth.
- SayPro develops and empowers over 2 000 youth during the Covid19 year 2019 – 2020
- Mable Lesejane and Neftaly Malatjie visit Durban to identify the needs of the Youth and organisations in Kwa Zulu Natal.
- 2020 December: Neftaly Malatjie and Mable Lesejane visit Kwa Ximba Village to learn about the Cultural Site and integrate it into Southern Africa Youth Arts.
- 2020 December: Neftaly Malatjie, the SayPro CEO, visits Kwa Zulu Natal townships and rural areas to launch the SayPro.
- 2020 December: SayPro enrols over 1 000 youth in its SayPro.
- SayPro closes the ACTION TEHE Strategy, in which we reached 14 000 out of 20 000 target that was set due to Covid.
- SayPro wins the 2020 MTN Awards for Social Change MTN Trialogue South Africa.
- Neftaly Malatjie steps down as Chairperson for Diepsloot Youth Arts and Culture Project.
- Hakeem Phiri joins SayPro as Ambassador for SayPro. He will be an ambassador for SayPro from 2021 when Clifford Legodi steps down as a Brand Ambassador in 2021 March. Hakeem will officially take his position on the 1st of April 2021
- Clifford Legodi trains Hakeem Phiri as he prepares to step down as Ambassador on 31 March 2021.
- SayPro launches the CompTIA A+, Network + and Security+ and implements them in Tanzania.
- SayPro receives accreditation and Certification with CompTIA.
- SayPro launches the HIV/AIDS Programme in partnership with Pepfar. The HIV/AIDS programme has been implemented with 1 000 girls and women in South Africa. The Programme has managed to reach over 250 Communities. Over 300 Community Leaders and Community-Based Workers have participated in the Programme.
- SayPro trains over 14 000 youth in Skills Development.
- SayPro launched an Online Store in March 2020
- SayPro launched the SayPro in August 2020.
- SayPro launched Southern Africa Youth Business in September 2020.
- SayPro launches Southern Africa Youth Jobs in October 2020, which will help the youth access jobs, opportunities, learnerships and internships.
- SayPro hosts its Online Diepsloot Youth Dance Festival in partnership with the Gauteng Department of Arts and Culture to Capacitate Non-Profit Organisations in Gauteng.
- SayPro partners with the Gauteng Department of Arts and Culture to provide Capacity Building to non-profit organisations involved in Arts.
- SayPro provides training and support to organisations on Fundraising.
- Advice and Referral: Clients visited branches to ask about the Skills to Succeed Program.
- Advice and Referral: Clients visited SayPro branches to enquire about Function in a Business Environment Programmes.
- Advice and Referral: Clients visited SayPro Center to enquire about Computer Training.
- Advice and Referral: Clients visited to enquire about SayPro Online Systems Programme
- Advice and Referral: Clients visited to enquire about the Systems Support Programme.
- Clients visited to enquire about the Office Administration Programme.
- Clients visited to enquire about the HIV/AIDS Course.
- Bookkeeping Programme: They were briefed on the concept of expenditure, revenue, the break-even point, account reconciliation and disbursement.
- Systems Support Programme: Clients completed their Formative and Summative Assessments.
- Bookkeeping: Clients were trained on the Concepts of revenue and expenditure, the fixed costs, variables and disbursements.
- Life Skills Programme: SayPro implemented the Life Skills Programme called Skills to Succeed, empowering the youth on their careers, getting successful at work and finding employment.
- SayPro provided daily meals to beneficiaries who attended SayPro Programmes.
- SayPro Provided skills to the youth to monitor and liaise with the Maintenance Providers under the Systems Support programme.
- SayPro provided skills to the youth on Bookkeeping’s double entry, contact concepts of expenditure, different types of expenditures, and different incomes.
- On Computer Training. SayPro provided the youth with the skills to work with the Scrolling bars, command room control, taskbars, rulers and view buttons.
- On Computer Training, SayPro provided Formative and Summative Assessments to the youth.
- Introduction into Microsoft Office Work
- The ribbons, quick access toolbars, backstage view.
- Inserting and hiding the ruler
- Trained the youth on the types of Financial Statements
- Trained the youth in calculating markup and profit.
- SayPro conducted community Outreach to the youth in townships where we operate.
- SayPro enrolled new young people to participate in SayPro programmes.
- SayPro explained to the community its impact on the community.
- Lekgotla la ME Committee handed over their Quarterly Report to the Chief Executive Officer Neftaly.
- SayPro introduces an Online Academy to help the youth in Africa to access SayPro Programmes.
- SayPro upgrades its Model Development Hub in Diepsloot.
- SayPro purchases new computers.
- SayPro launches the first Automated Online Academy where the youth can learn from where they are.
- SayPro commercializes its Programmes.
- SayPro automates its Policies for a wider reach by its partners and clients.
- SayPro launches Lekgotla la ME (Monitoring and Evaluation Committee) Nkhumeleni Ndou appointed as a chairperson, Tsakani Rikhotso (Deputy Chairperson), Rebecca Maapola (Secretary)
- SayPro launches the Legal and Compliance Committee.
- Peter Hitchcock, former Secretary of SayPro, passes away.
- 2019 November: SayPro launches Lekgotla la ME Committee, and Nkhumeleni Ndou is appointed as the Chairperson of the Committee.
- SayPro hosts its Eleventh Diepsloot Youth Dance Festival.
- Neftaly Malatjie gets renowned as the Top 100 Superbalist Award
- SayPro implements the Hospitality Training for youth in Diepsloot in partnership with CathSETA
- SayPro implements the Hospitality Training for youth in Diepsloot in partnership with CathSETA
- 2017 Gold Premier Service Excellence Award by Gauteng Department office of the Premier
- 2018 NPO of the Year by Gauteng Department of Social Development
- Mable Lesejane (Secretary) and Octivia Dibetso (Treasurer), Neftaly Malatjie, is appointed Chairperson for Diepsloot Youth Arts and Culture Project.
- Dennis McCarthy (Chairperson), Kobus Kleyn (Secretary), Ncazelo Mlilo (Deputy Chairperson), Pearl Nkosi (Member), Nicky Vernon (Treasurer), steps down SayPro as Advisory Committee.
- SayPro hosts its Tenth Diepsloot Youth Dance Festival.
- SayPro Accreditation with the MICT SETA expires on 22 September 2017.
- SayPro partners with Let God be You Foundation to launch the SayPro – Tanzania
- Southern Africa Youth Accreditation gets renewed with the MICT SETA.
- SayPro hosts its Ninth Diepsloot Youth Dance Festival in partnership with Arts and Culture Trust.
- 2016 Honorary Award by the Presidency South Africa
- 2016 Drum Magazine Youth Entrepreneur
- 2016 Finalist Young Independents
- June Law (Treasurer) and Charlene Deacon (Chairperson) steps down from the SayPro board.
- Dennis McCarthy (Chairperson), Kobus Kleyn (Secretary), Ncazelo Mlilo (Deputy Chairperson), Pearl Nkosi (Member), Nicky Vernon (Treasurer) joins SayPro as Advisory Committee.
- SayPro hosts its Eighth Diepsloot Youth Dance Festival.
- SayPro completes its Poverty to Jobs Strategy and launches the ACTION TEHE Strategy to empower 20 000 youth by 2020
- Clifford Legodi starts his Ambassadorship for SayPro. He gets interviews with over 200 Media Channels.
- 2015 Fellow Royal Commonwealth Society
- 2015 Finalist the South African Top 10 Entrepreneurs
- 2015 Winner Africa Growth, Innovation and
Leadership by Frost & Sullivan Africa.
- The final competition for the Ambassador between Diepsloot and Daveyton is held in Daveyton.
- Clifford Legodi gets appointed as an Ambassador for the SayPro to serve for 5 years.
- SayPro joins the Sexual Education on Violence.
- Pearl Nkosi from Green Beetle Branding joins SayPro as a Pro-Bono Social Media Manager.
- SayPro hosts its Seventh Diepsloot Youth Dance Festival.
- 2014 Fellow Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship
- 2014 Nominee NSFT BHP Billiton Award
- A competition is held for youth for an Ambassador.
- An entrepreneurship education programme for 15 young people starts. Herbet Shungube, Clifford Legodi and Dikeledi Seshwene are noted as members of the Entrepreneurship Education.
- SayPro receives its 5-year accreditation from the MICT SETA in South Africa.
- SayPro hosts its Sixth Dance Festival.
- Neftaly Malatjie signs the SayPro Quality Assurance, Policy and Procedure Manual.
- 2013 Top 30 young people to look for
- 2013 SayPro CEO Neftaly Malatjie is appointed as one of the 12 Finalists of the 2013 Anzisha Prize
- 2013 SayPro Project CEO Neftaly Malatjie gets appointed the Fellow Anzisha Prize
- Ulrike Schottler from Ulrike Coaching becomes Volunteers to become Coach to SayPro staff members.
- SayPro hosts its Fifth Diepsloot Youth Dance Festival.
- 2012 Nominee Google Zeitgeist
- 2012 Fellow Fetola Legends
- 2012 Winner Fetola Best in Sales
- 2012 Fetola Best Newcomer
- SayPro hosts its Fourth Diepsloot Youth Dance Festival.
- SayPro launches its new site in Diepsloot.
- SayPro appoints its first Board Membership since registration.
- Diepsloot Youth Arts and Culture Project wins the 2011 Shoprite Community Network.
- SayPro hosts its third Diepsloot Youth Arts and Culture Festival
- Diepsloot Youth Arts and Cultures wins the 2010 Winner Shoprite Community Network.
- SayPro hots its second Diepsloot Youth Arts and Culture Festival
- Diepsloot Youth Arts and Culture Project gets registered with the South African Department of Social Development as a Non-Profit Organisation.
- SayPro hosts its first Diepsloot Youth Arts and Culture Festival.
- In 2008 Neftaly Malatjie wanted to continue his vision to change how young people think about themselves and their families.
- He then started to research how to formalise the institution Diepsloot Youth Arts and Culture Project.
- The journey was quite tough for him as he was only 17 years and had to have a formal institution in South Africa.
- Neftaly Malatjie had to wait for 2009, when he was 18 years to register the organisation.
- Neftaly Malatjie spent most of his time at home trying to figure out what can he do to ensure that the journey never stops.
- Diepsloot Youth Arts and Culture Group is his baby dream, and the vision must go on as he anticipated.
- Neftaly Malatjie heard about the MaAfrika Tikkun Computer, Journalism and Photography Programme.
- He joined the programme, and part of his journey was to document, take pictures of the community.
- Neftaly, Malatjie had the tough task to take complex pictures.
- Which he did, and he was rewarded with a Certificate.
- Neftaly Malatjie met Mr. Joel Rameetse who was a caretaker at SANCA Central Rand in Diepsloot.
- Mr Joel Rameetse informed Neftaly Malatjie about the Volunteering Programme at SANCA Central Rand. He advised Neftaly to submit his Curriculum Vitae (Resume) to be part of the Volunteers.
- Neftaly Malatjie wrote his CV from his old PC and went to the internet Cafe, and He printed it.
- When he submitted the Curriculum Vitae, he met the then SANCA Central Rand Director, who appointed Neftaly Malatjie to continue his dream.
- Neftaly Malatjie continued his dream about SayPro to change the Youth.
- In 2007 Neftaly Malatjie was 16 years in Grade 12.
- He had to step away from the group in Akani to commit to his Grade 12 (A final high school grade in South Africa).
- He now continued the transformation journey and kept the young people busy at Rabasotho Combined School in Diepsloot.
- Here his members were between 18 and 23 years old whilst Neftaly Malatjie was only 16 years old.
- Neftaly Malatjie learnt leadership from 2005 and 2006. He knew that these members were older than him.
- We note clients such as Wages Khutjo Matlaila, who was part of the group here.
- They met during school break at 11:00 – 12:00 because Neftaly Malatjie had to attend after school programme.
- They never had the chance to perform outside the school due to schooling commitment, and Neftaly Malatjie had to attend Saturday Schools.
- Neftaly’s commitment was too tight.
- Neftaly passed his Grade 12 (Final High School Grade), and he could not return to Rabasotho Combined School.
- Those clients he had gone to in Grade 12 could not continue with them anymore as they had to commit to their studies and complete their final grades.
- Diepsloot Youth Arts and Culture Project continued at Akani Diepsloot Foundation, where they performed different artistic talents.
- Group members were between 13 years and 16 years.
- We also added other components such as Theatre, Poetry and Dance to the group.
- The group grew from 60 members to 130 members in the year 2016.
- We saw an improvement in the plays and performances that Southern Africa Youth clients showcased.
- New roles emerged where Neftaly Malatjie offloaded the roles to other members such as scriptwriter and entertainment manager.
- We note clients such as Jonathan Selamolela and Gift Xander, who was part of this group.
- Neftaly Malatjie founded the Diepsloot Youth Arts and Culture Project, focusing on Arts and Culture, majoring in Dance.
- Diepsloot Youth Arts and Culture Project was founded on 26 June 2020.
- This was during the school holidays when Neftaly Malatjie was free from the activities of the school.
- Diepsloot Youth Arts and Culture Project performed at Akani Diepsloot Foundation and participated at the Market Theatre Foundation, showcasing its performances and work of art.
- The group grew from 30 members to 60 members.
- Neftaly became the Artistic Director of Diepsloot Youth Arts and Culture Project.