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Pioneering socio-economic transformation through community owned Agro-processing hubs

The Magingqi community lives on the land between the Mpande and Sazinge rivers in the former Transkei.  The Sophia Foundation was introduced to this magnificent and unspoilt part of the Wild Coast by Tim de Wet who is driving various initiatives in the area relating to the alternative use of Cannabis sativa.  The community functions within a traditional tribal management system under the leadership of Chief Diko, who reports to the king of Pondoland.  With an underdeveloped economy, it relies on subsistence cultivation, some basic coastal harvesting and government grants.


In August 2021, Johan Joubert, wildlife veterinarian and leading conservationist committed to spending 4 days a month heading The Sophia Foundation outreach into the area .  This pilot project will be reviewed regularly and after doing an assessment is initially focusing on a basic veterinary care and animal husbandry program for all animal species including dogs, cattle, goats and pigs as well as environmental management and the restoration of the natural habitat.

Contact: Chief Diko:

Tim de Wet:

Project Supported

2022 Pilot Animal and Environmental Support

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A fundamental concern for others in our individual and community lives would go a long way in making the world the better place we so passionately dreamt of

Nelson Mandela

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