1to1 – Agency of Engagement was founded as a student based organisation in 2010 and later registered as a Section 21 CIPC Non-Profit Organisation and an NPO with the South African Department of Social Development. 1to1 operates in South Africa under its directorship and is supported by an experienced advisory board and a a membership of interns, volunteers and project collaborators. It was set up to assist remedy the results of spatial segregation in South Africa’s built environment due to the country’s political history, seen in the plight of 1.8 million+ South African informal settlements inhabitants.

Nature of Business

1 to 1 Agency of Engagement is a non-profit entity which facilitates spatial design strategies via engagement with communities in poor or unsafe areas in South Africa.

It offers services in the following:

  • Socio-technical design and research services
  • Training & Capicitation
  • Knowledge Production & Sharing