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We have worked with our clients to overcome identified challenges – in order to effectively further their positive impact and achieve their business objectives.


Organisation looking to support gender diversity and inclusion in a new and growing industry lacks the operational capacity to fulfil their ambitions and mandate.


Strategic and tactical interventions that drive the intentions of the organisation; while also supporting the organisation to further their reach.


Operational and administrative support.


  • Conceptualisation, implementation and administration of a mentorship programme for industry participants

  • Conceptualisation and implementation of Marketing and Social Media strategies

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Entrepreneurial team developing and impact investment fund – without much industry experience.


Provision of technical and operational support in order to find vocabulary to articulate the business concept – and prepare the essential foundational documents to support the successful start-up of the entity.


Strategic and operational support for the start-up.


  • Research and conceptualisation of the investment memorandum

  • Development of the theory of change and impact framework

  • Development of funder value-proposition

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Project owner intended to submit an offer to purchase an existing mining operation – the challenge was in understanding the real value of the operation given various social and labour commitments; and other socio-economic factors.


Extending the due diligence process to include economic development research, community mapping, environmental and rehabilitation review. KD Strategies was tasked with conducting the economic development due diligence – and advising the client on a pricing strategy for the offer to purchase.


  • Development of Offer to Purchase Pricing Strategy and compelling proposal

  • Quantitative and Qualitative Community-Based Research



  • Community unrest influencing smooth-running of business sites.

  • Execution of Public Private Partnership Agreement including local-content, ED and SED requirements.

  • Integrated SED and ED strategies.


KD Strategies is appointed as transformation and sustainability advisors for the client’s group of companies, including:

  • Design and implement a community engagement strategy – including local social-investment and enterprise development initiatives

  • Integrated transformation strategy including ED and SED projects that directly influence the value chain

  • Deployment of PPP strategy ensuring compliance with agreement

Project conceptualisation, implementation oversight, monitoring and evaluation.


Community 1 Support Initiative:

  • Unemployment, poverty, food insecurity and general lack of access are challenges that plague the community.  Priorities identified by the community included employment opportunities for the youth and care for the elderly.

  • Internship programme recruiting matriculants from the communities – providing essential opportunity for further education and workplace learning while earning a basic living.  Successful interns are placed at subsidiaries within the client’s group of companies.

  • “Adopt the Aged” Programme – adopting the elderly within the community by providing support to the elderly care facilities – providing daily meals, as well as other any support as and when needed.

  • Business incubator to support local businesses within the community.

  • Community garden to address food security.

Community 2 Support Initiative:

  • This community is highly politicised with a history of service delivery issues and general dissatisfaction – the general community unrest significant affected the client’s work-site both directly and indirectly, resulting in very tense and volatile situations.

  • Initial engagement and negotiation with the community, resulted in the following commitments:

  • Training and development opportunities for the local community

  • Formalisation of an ECD facility for the care and wellbeing of young children.

  • With endorsement from the provincial Department of Education and Department of Social Development – Upgrading of the school infrastructure, including the building, ablutions and equipment.

  • Community Business incubation facility (in collaboration with the Department of Trade, Industry and Economic Development; and YES) for the training and development of local entrepreneurs.

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