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Organization Contact Information

Name: Tholulwazi Uzivikele
Street 1: Hospital Road
Street 2: Manguzi
City: KwaNgwanase
Province: KwaZulu-Natal
Post Code: 3973
Country: South Africa
Phone: +27 35 592 9681
Organization Email:
Web Site:
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Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr
First Name: Kobus
Last Name: Meyer
Title: Programme Director
Phone: +27 35 592 9681

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr
First Name: Mdumiseni
Last Name: Zungu
Title: Community Development Coordinator
Phone: +27 35 592 9681

General Information

Board Constituency: Developing Country NGO
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
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Organization Type - Primary: Non-Governmental Organization
Organization Type - Secondary: Community-Based Organization (CBO)
Organization Description:
Tholulwazi Uzivikele (TU) started our as the Manguzi Aids Action team in the late 90's. Initial programmes were centered around a response to the plight of people affected by HIV and AIDS. Since the development of the local ARV programme the organisation has evolved to keep pace with development needs. With persistently high HIV infection rates TB also continues to plague the local community, with low cure rates mostly ascribed to treatment compliance issues, but also late case finding.
TU mobilises the local community with knowledge to improve health seeking behaviour.
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Specializations / Areas of Work

Delivery of health services and care

Other Organization Information

Total number of staff in your organization: 26 - 50
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 6 - 10
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 6 - 10
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 100 +
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Stop TB communications
If you were informed or referred by another partner of the Stop TB Partnership please tell us who:
Why do you wish join the Stop TB Partnership: Information on developments within the TB world
Are you a member of a Stop TB national partnership: No
Are you in contact with your national TB programme: Yes
Please tell us how your organization is contributing to your country's national TB control plan:
TU's TB programme area focuses strongly on the strengthening of the existing chronic care (hypertension, diabetes, TB and HIV) capacity, thus improving integration and quality of care and access to government systems. The programme contributes to the strengthening of responses to the needs of people, including children, affected by HIV, TB and volunteers, who are mostly women. The programme is likely to reduce the spread of TB in the area, reducing the incidence over time.

TU is currently the only major NGO working in the area of northern KZN -northern uMhlabuyalingana - with a proven track record of implementation.

TU’s home-based care activities was established in 2005 and has since its inception adapted to the needs in the community. This is evident in the continued collaboration by health workers from the local hospital and clinics in referring clients to TU for home-based care.

TU has used interactive forum drama successfully since 2008 for education and awareness creation during community workshops and in schools, as set out in the appended article

More recently TU has piloted the use of Socio-Drama Topography, an interactive drama technique, whereby community participants are led through a process of identifying problems as well as possible internal (I.e. from the community) and external (i.e. government) solutions to such problems. We are looking to use this increasingly in the future.

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: South Africa
Which countries do you do operate in:
(This includes countries you are conducting activities in)
South Africa


Please tell us how your organization will contribute to the Global Plan to Stop TB by briefly describing its involvement in any of the areas of work listed below:

TB Care Delivery:
TU publishes frequent pictogram newsletter informing community of the issues associated with successful treatment of TB as well as screening, in particular for vulnerable populations.

TU further conduct door to door visits through community volunteers to screen for Tb at household level. It is also from this level where referrals are generated for formal healthcare intervention or social support services.


Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

Application date: August 6, 2012
Last updated: June 17, 2014