Yenza

Every day millions of South Africans come home to structures they have designed and built for themselves filled with items, found and adapted to their needs.

Every day millions of South African township dwellers come home to structures they have designed and built for themselves filled with items, found and adapted to suit their needs. Yenza is a non-profit organisation committed to sourcing and finding local self-made items that showcase and celebrate the ingenuity, creativity and everyday design of resourceful people in resource-scarce areas. These are hybridised designs, and are generally made of discarded materials. Weaving, stitching, welding, tying and stacking are just some of the techniques used to create these self-made items.