Who we are
ETU aims to make a contribution to transformation, development and democracy in South Africa. We specialise in capacity building for community-based organizations, public servants and public representatives. ETU offers training, facilitation, materials development and strategic planning services.
We are experts in local government, elections, public participation, government policy, community development, public issue campaigning and HIV and AIDS. We usually work closely with clients to develop strategies and programmes and then develop training to ensure effective implementation.
ETU is a Section 21 non-profit company and is governed by a board of voluntary members. We have offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town, with trainers working in all nine provinces. We have a staff of eight trainers, four assistant trainers and four administrators. Most of our staff has been with us since 1993 and they share a wealth of experience, commitment, skills and knowledge.
Our Equity Profile
Our staff is 50% female and fourteen out of sixteen staff are historically disadvantaged individuals.
Our Pool of Trainers
We also have access to a pool of about 30 specialist part-time trainers, many of whom are trainers in the local government and development field. For mass training we can access a further 200 trainers who have worked with us on previous projects.
Our Services and Products
We have produced over 100 accessible plain English manuals for, among others, The Departments of Public Service and Administration, Social Development and Local Government, the South African Revenue Service and SA Tourism. We produce a 570-page paralegal manual targeting organisations that give free legal advice to the poor.
The paralegal manual and many other manuals produced by ETU are freely available as self help guides on this website!
ETU specialises in training on the following issues:
|How to use the Paralegal Manual (the hard copy of this manual is available at cost price!)