Phambano: make a difference 

Mission Statement

Phambano Technology Development Centre is a purpose driven organisation with the aim of becoming known as the go to solution for technology capacity building in civil society organisations across Southern Africa. Our technology development initiatives allow us to provide once off or ongoing support to organisations in need. The range of services offered by Phambano Technology Development Centre aim to increase the skills and capacity of organisations across Southern Africa, empowering organisations to reach more beneficiaries at a local and global level.

Vision Statement

To make Phambano the leading NPC of choice in delivering technology solutions and skills development to other civil society organisations across Southern Africa.

Countries we serve

Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Our Management Team

  • Executive Director, Arnold Netshambidi
  • Marketing & Training Director, Sam Posselt
  • Non-Executive Director, Hein Buys
  • Non-Executive Director, Tiaan Geel

Our Operations Team

  • Carmen Dickenson, Cape Town Office Coordinator
  • Akha Magaqana, TechSoup SA Programme Support and Web Developer
  • Mampho Mdluli, IT Intern

Phambano Technology Development Centre head office is in Braamfontein, Johannesburg and a remote office is based in Cape Town.

Value Statement

As an NPC we embrace the principles of:

  • Responsibility
  • Accountability
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Honesty
  • Transparency
  • Ethics

We foster a culture of Ubuntu, understanding the philosophy that “I am” because “you are”.

Programmes / Initiatives we are involved in

TechSoup Southern Africa – Technology donations and discounts to Southern Africa Civil Society

Netsquared Cape Town – NetSquared brings together nonprofits and activists, tech leaders and funders, and everyone who’s interested in using technology for social change