Who We Are

Brief Overview

ETU works to deepen democracy and to achieve the UN Sustainable Development
Goals in Southern Africa. We specialise in training government officials, civil society activists, and political parties. We offer training on government policy, economic and social development, local government, elections, public participation, and more.

We provide training, facilitation, materials development, and strategic planning. Our approach is hands-on, working closely with our client organisations to craft strategies and programs that ensure their success. Our online courses are free and we raise funds for many of our training programme targeting youth, democracy and development.

Specialised training can be developed for client organisations.

Our Online Courses

We have three online courses available in English and Portuguese, free of charge:
1. Sustainable development
2. Inclusive economic development
3. Political ideology
Our Free Online Courses

Our Structure

ETU is non-profit company, and has worked since 1992 on democracy and
development in South Africa, and since 2010 in Southern Africa. ETU operates
under the governance of a dedicated volunteer board, with skilled trainers and staff based in Johannesburg.

Our Equity Profile

ETU staff are 45% female and 90% black.

Our Pool of Trainers

ETU's strength lies in our extensive network specialist trainers, ensuring nationwide
reach and impact in all languages. We also work with, and build a pool of trainers for
client organisations, for each mass training project

Our Strengths

Strategic Support and Training

Tailored solutions that drive effective implementation.

Logistics and Mass Training

Cost-effective training delivery across South Africa.

Materials Development

Clear, concise manuals and resources in all national languages.

Extensive Experience

A proven track record of meaningful engagement with diverse groups throughout South Africa.

Our Services and Products

Making Knowledge Accessible

From government departments to local organizations, we've produced over 100 plain English manuals, including a comprehensive 570-page paralegal manual, to empower and inform.

Specialised Training Areas

Campaigns & Community Education
Elections & Government Policy
Mobilisation & Public Participation
Development & Local Government
Organisational and Capacity Building
Strategic Planning

Contact Us

Email us at edutrain@iafrica.com or use the form below:
Contact Form
Head Office
Street address:
38 Observatory Ave
Postal address:
PO Box 261604
Excom 2023
Call us at : 
If landline not available, please contact Bandile:
011 648 9430/1
082 561 1040
Other Contact People:
082 565 0470
082 909 4774
Fax: 011 648 2054