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Aggrey Klaaste Trust
The Aggrey Klaaste Trust (AKT) is a non-profit trust named after Dr Aggrey Robeson Zola Klaaste, who was an icon for nation building, a philosophy he championed as an editor of Sowetan newspaper. Not only was he a newspaper man, he was also an active community builder, astute thinker and all-round decent South African who yearned to see thriving communities throughout the country of his birth. He also stood for an Africa that was free of any shackles or strife, a continent that proudly claimed its place under the sun.The trust honours his legacy by continuing his work in present-day South Africa. While based in Soweto, AKT’s work is national in scope. Klaaste’s influence was vast. He touched lives of many throughout the country.
Our mission is to empower ordinary citizens at the grassroots level to build sustainable community-based projects of nation building that encourage self-reliance and economic sustainability.

We are rebuilding fractured structures of our communities that underpin the vital structures of our country.

We seek to show that people out there have agency to change their own lives.