Delft

Incubation Center

South Africa is in a bind: in a post-apartheid setting still beset by inequality, youths finish high school only to be upended into the world with no meaningful employment options. Unable to find jobs, they dissolve into poverty – and cope through crime and drug abuse.

Creating jobs in low income communities such as Delft.

Against this backdrop, contact centers have become a primary source of income for both those starting out in the job market and those who cannot find work. Traditional contact-center structure requires staff to travel large distances to and from low income communities.

The installation of fiber-to-the-home and Wi-Fi in Delft has opened an era of opportunity for the area. This sudden injection of communications infrastructure has made possible projects such as Re-imagine Delft, a proof-of concept collaboration between the Ayyoub Foundation, the City of Cape Town, ZaiLab and Zoë Incubation Center.

The center will provide jobs that are much closer to home – and eventually jobs that are at home. Agents will save both time and money; they’ll get to be closer to their families; and they’ll lessen the time they spend on South Africa’s roads.

Mandela day


People contribute to Mandela Day by giving 67 minutes of their time to a cause close to their hearts – a minute for every year Mandela spent fighting for South Africa’s emancipation. The Ayyoub Foundation, in partnership with House of Compassion, supports each year by distributing 500 loaves of bread in the township of Delft in the Western Cape.