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 57
Mama transferred skills to 334
Mama provides employment to 7


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


Bread baking
Cooking & baking
Food garden
Poultry & egg laying


Joined CMA: June 2007
Children in her care: 30
Elderly in her care: 0
Outreach: 250

Facts about Mama Doris

Zanempilo Projects
Keiskammahoek, Eastern Cape


  • Nationality and Language:
  • Date of Birth:
27 December 1956
  • Marital Status:
  • Own Children:
2 children

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