Siphathisiwe Education Centre

When Mama Agnes moved to Mosselbay, she witnessed great need in the community of KwaNonqaba where many where uneducated and unemployed. Together with her daughter Lumka Letuku , they started a centre to provide an all-important basic education platform for the pre-school children in 1995.

Mama Agnes joined the Clover Mama Afrika project in 2006, and it was always her dream to see her daughter Lumka take over as a Clover Mama when she eventually retired. Mama Agnes was proud to see her dream come true when Lumka took over the management and skills development training at the centre as well as becoming a Clover Mama Afrika, however, Mama Lumka left the centre soon after to pursue other interests. Mama Agnes sadly passed away. She will be greatly missed by all at Clover Mama Afrika.


CMA provided skills training to 37
Mama transferred skills to 169
Mama provides employment to n/a


After Mama Agnes retired, her daughter Mama Lumka Letuku took over the centre.


Joined CMA: 2006 – 2013
Children in her care: n/a
Elderly in her care: n/a
Outreach: n/a

Facts about Mama Agnes

Centre: Siphathiswe Education Centre
Location: Kwanonqaba, Western Cape

  • Nationality and Language:
  • Date of Birth:
4 August 1927
  • Marital Status:
  • Own Children:
1 child


2001 – Fairlady/Clarens Woman of the Year Award – winner
2005 – ABSA Small Business Inspiration Award – winner
2006 – Shoprite/Checkers SABC Woman of the Year – winner
2007 – Performing Award from Social Development – winner
2009 – Siyabonga Africa Best Bakery Award – winner

Phambili Nge Clover

our lives have changed for the better now. The skills training given to us does help ensure a secure future for all of us.”