Zanempilo Projects

As is so often the case, unemployment and lack of skills development in rural areas are a significant cause for concern, But Mama Doris Ndingane, well-known for her dynamic character, was not about to let circumstance define her. She started and now runs no less than six community projects; a bakery, a sewing room, a nursery, a piggery, a chicken coop, a food plot (10000sqm), and a catering service, for which she uses some of her own produce to cut costs.

She manages over 30 community members specifically women and has involved the youth in the food plot project. She oversees all these projects because she believes that empowering her community will lead to a better future for all and even has plans to extend her reach. No task is too big or too small when you believe in the opportunities that dawn bring.


CMA provided skills training to 65
Mama transferred skills to 360
Mama provides employment to 19


Cooking, Catering
Egg Laying


Joined CMA: June 2007
Children in her care: 75
Elderly in her care: 144
Outreach: various

Facts about Mama Doris

Zanempilo Projects
Keiskammahoek, Eastern Cape

  • Nationality and Language:
South African | Xhosa
  • Date of Birth:
27 December 1956
  • Marital Status:
  • Own Children:
4 children


2009 – Won a Vehicle Courtesy of Eqstra Flexi Fleet
2010 – Community Farmer of the Year Award – winner
2011 – Department of Agriculture – voucher for best Clover Mama Afrika Shwe-Shwe dress at the community fair
2012 – Clover mama Afrika Advert Competition
2015 – Clover Mama Afrika “My Pride & Joy” Competition – won a laptop courtesy of Unicode Systems
2017 – Clover Mama Afrika Most Improved Award – winner
2018 – How Will Technology Help You? competition – won a Galaxy tablet courtesy of Unicode Systems
2019 – Clover Mama Afrika “Hygiene & Cleanliness” Award – runner up

“There is no time to waste – every day brings new opportunities!”

“There is no time to waste – every day brings new opportunities!”