“Khomanani” is a Shangaan word meaning, ‘hold each other together as a unit‘. Khomanani Paper Art was established in 2000 as a Non Profit Organisation (NPO) with help from one of the faculties (Phumani Paper) at the Witwatersrand Technikon and also gets support from the Department of Social Development.
The purpose of this project is to create jobs for the unemployed youth and young women who were identified and trained as paper products makers. Khomanani Paper Art manufactures recycled paper to produce paper articles such as greeting and birthday cards, conference folders, envelopes, photo albums, and name-tags just to mention a few, all uniquely styled and beautiful.
As an NPO, the Khomanani Paper Art’s social responsibility is to plough back everything made from the sale of its products, to make sure it expands in order to create more jobs and be sustainable so that the community benefit as a whole.