Phambano: make a difference

Mission Statement

  • Phambano Technology Development Centre NPC is a purpose-driven organisation that provides sustainable technology- related solutions to civil society organisations across Southern Africa that work with social justice matters. Our one stop solution for technology capacity building allows us to provide once off or ongoing support to organisations by means of: Digital Literacy Skills Development; Technology Systems & Infrastructure Support; Software Donations.
  • The range of programmes offered by Phambano Technology Development Centre NPC increases the technology capacity of organisations thus empowering them to reach more beneficiaries at a local and global level.

Vision Statement

  • To make Phambano Technology Development Centre NPC the preferred provider of technology capacity building solutions to other civil society organisations across Southern Africa.

Countries we serve

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

Our Management Team

  • Executive Director, Arnold Netshambidi
  • Deputy Director, Samantha Barnard
  • Board of Directors: AN Netshambidi, S Barnard, S Nkasana (Treasurer), BV Mosia (Chairperson), RA Tau (Secretary)

Value Statement

  • As a Nonprofit, 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


Software donations and discounts to eligible Southern Africa Civil Society Organisations.

  • Training and Resources for, but not limited to: Microsoft product suite; Facebook product suite; Google product suite; SAGE product suite; Social Media Marketing; Website Development; Digital Marketing.
  • #ThembaSouthernAfrica: Cyberbullying Awareness and Online Safety Training and Resources;
  • #Tech2EndGBV: Annual Digital Campaign that provides technology resources to combat online gender-based violence.

Bi-monthly workshops in Gauteng, Cape Town, KwaZulu Natal and Garden Route that bring together nonprofits and activists, tech leaders and funders, and everyone who’s interested in using technology for social change.