Partnerships & Collaborations

We have worked tirelessly to form many meaningful partnerships in South Africa and abroad. Significant collaboration with these institutions/organisations have made it possible for Ifa Lethu to extend and expose its work to many and to encourage interaction between different stakeholders. These include:


Market IQ   Skynet Worldwide Express   SAA


Development Agencies

Development Bank of South Africa        

Fashion Institutes

Africa Fashion International   Vshe Productions    


Hector Peterson   Pretoria Art Museum    

Regional Government Agencies

Mozambique Dept of Arts and Culture        

International Organisations

Michigan State University- USA   Allende Salvador Museum - Chile   Ministry of Culture – Chile
University of Connecticut.- USA   Museum of Modern Art - USA    


Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy        

South African Government Departments

Presidency of South Africa   Dept of Arts and Culture   Dept of Education
Dept of Foreign Affairs   Dept of Science and Technology   Dept of Trade and Industry


South African Broadcasting Company (SABC)        

Heritage Agencies/Institutions (South Afric

Freedom Park   National Heritage Council   National Arts Council
Steve Biko Foundation        

Arts Centres

Grahamstown Arts Festival   Tshwaraganang Giant Arts and Craft    

Technological Agencies

Digital Innovations South Africa (DISA)        

Tertiary Institutions/Research Centres

Origins Centre (Wits University)   TUT (Tshwane University of Techology)   Paleontological Scientific Trust (Wits University)
Pretoria University (School of Entrepreneurship)   South African Democracy and Education Trust (SADET)   University of Cape Town
University of KwaZulu- Natal   University of Fort Hare   University of Pretoria
University of the Witwatersrand   University of the Western Cape    

Marketing and Tourism Agencies

International Marketing Council of SA   Proudly South African   SA Tourism


Embassy of Chile (SA)   British High Commission (SA)   Australian High commission (SA)
SA High Commission (UK)   Embassy of Argentina (SA)   SA Embassy (Chile)
SA Embassy (USA)        

Funding for Ifa Lethu’s work, particularly operational funding, continues to be a challenge. Sponsorship and funding in the current South African landscape for heritage organisations such as Ifa Lethu, must be seen as being instrumental in development projects, sustainability and creation of entrepreneurs who will take an active role in the economic growth of the country. But to achieve this, Ifa Lethu must raise operational funding to facilitate their work. Our heartfelt thanks go to the following organisations who share our vision:

Airport Media (billboard campaign)   Audi South Africa   Andrew J Mellon Foundation
AusAid   Australian High Commission   Barloworld
BHP Billiton Pty Ltd   Business Arts South Africa (BASA)   Dept of Arts and Culture (SA)
Development Bank of Southern Africa   Embassy of the United States of America   FES (Friederich Ebert Stiftung)
Grahamstown Arts Festival   Industrial Development Corporation   Jacklin Publishers
Mozambique Dept of Arts and Culture   MTN (Fashion Weeks)   National Arts Council
National Heritage Council   National Lotto Distribution Agency   South African Democracy & Education Trust (SADET)
South African High Commission (UK)   TATA (South Africa)   Transnet Foundation