About Us


Thobo Trust was formed to be a BBBEE and socio economic development partner of Senwes, with the primary purpose of facilitating the corporate social investments of the Senwes Group, its subsidiaries and joint ventures, in order to ensure effective and sustainable development of rural communities, in the Senwes area of operation.

Thobo Trust is an independent trust which was established in 2014. The head office is situated in the Senwes Building in Klerksdorp, North West Province. The Trust drives the overarching CSI and SED strategy for Senwes, whilst partnering with Senwes’ subsidiaries and Joint Venture partners on specific initiatives or projects.

The core focus areas of the Trust are Education, Food Security and Infrastructure. The majority of the Trust’s beneficiaries are from the previously disadvantaged South Africans.

Thobo Trust provides a platform for the Senwes Group companies to implement sustainable community development initiatives. The priorities have been identified and aligned with the priorities in the National Development Plan.



Purpose of the Trust

To contribute to the development and sustainability of rural communities.


We are a catalyst of sustainable development in rural communities, who conceptualizes, initiates and support community development projects that have a sustainable impact in improving the lives of rural communities, in consultations with relevant community stakeholders and other strategic partners.


Our vision is to see Sustainable rural communities.
Unpacking the Vision

Sustainability –
a desirable future state where the living conditions and resource use meet the needs of the community, without undermining the social, economic and natural environment, and enhancing the ability of future generations to meet their needs.

Rural –
Communities that are considered country, with small towns, and depend largely on agricultural activity. They are not heavily populated and usually do not have as many resources as the larger cities.

Communities –
people living in places in and around areas that are primarily and predominantly agricultural, in the areas in which Senwes or any of its subsidiaries or joint ventures conducts business.

Nelson Mandela once said

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."