Sizanani is the isiZulu word for ‘help one another’.  Sizanani is a Non-Profit Organisation that offers training in sewing and pattern making.

The aim is to enable people who are unskilled and unemployed to obtain the required skills for self employment.

Sizanani has been able to help students who do not have the financial means to afford tertiary education, and in certain circumstances, been able to help some students who find learning in a formal environment difficult.

It is Sizanani’s aim to equip students with a skill that will enable them to provide for their family whether it is making clothing for their own use or making articles that can be sold to bring in an income for the family.


Sizanani offers the following courses:

Full time:
3 month basic course

1 year Advanced course

2 year Higher Certificate course

Part time:

1 year part time course.  Attendance can be as follows –

Saturday mornings

Weekday mornings (helpful for shift workers)

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The growth of personal dignity, self esteem and spiritual well-being is also encouraged.