About the Itumeleng Community Trust

About the Itumeleng Community TrustTHE ITUMELENG COMMUNITY TRUST was established and formally registered in 2011 by the diamond recovery company Jagersfontein Developments (Pty) Ltd. It functions as a vehicle for corporate social responsibility programmes, initiatives and interventions for the communities of Jagersfontein, Itumeleng, Charlesville, and surrounding farming areas.


The mission of the Itumeleng Community Trust is to develop and empower the community of Jagersfontein/Itumeleng by means of public benefit activities and educational programs in an independent manner. This through good corporate governance and with integrity of the trust and interest of the communities of Jagersfontein, Itumeleng and Charlesville reigning supreme.


The vision of the Itumeleng Community Trust is to see a well developed
Jagersfontein, Itumeleng, Charlesville and surrounding farm area


Chairperson: Mr Sipho Puwani

Trustees: Mr Sipho Puwani, Mr Henk van Zuydam, Mr Jacob May, Me Nthabiseng Peesa, Mr Marius de Villiers, Mr Eugine Dunjane, Me Phiba Hlasa, Mr Vuzi Goliath

Chairman’s review

“It is heartwarming to report on the work done by the Trust thus far. The Trust has faced many challenges, one of them being a lack of confidence in its ability to deliver meaningful development. Jagersfontein is a poor community in which – as in many others — people have lost hope that they will ever be able to improve their lives, and view any attempt at addressing developmental challenges with skepticism.

We would like to believe that the work done by the Trust thus far has restored the hope of many people in Jagersfontein, and we see this as a beginning to a rewarding end. It is our belief that the major and infinite resource for development lies within the people themselves. All the Trust can do is to unlock those inner resources; the rest is up to the people themselves.”

Sipho Puwani

Chairperson, Itumeleng Community Trust