Dzomo la Mupo - 'The voice of Mupo'

Dzomo la Mupo work to preserve and revive cultural diversity and food sovereignty in South Africa. Based in the Limpopo province of the Vhembe district, the organisation strengthens local communities in ecological governance through awareness on the value of indigenous forests, by reviving indigenous seed, facilitating and encouraging intergenerational learning, and rebuilding confidence in the value of indigenous knowledge systems. The organisation was founded in 2007 by Mphatheleni Makaulule, driven by her concern that cultural values are being eroded and indigenous forests are facing mass destruction, causing possibly irreversible disorder within Mupo. Dzomo la Mupo want to restore this order. The protection of sacred sites plays a vital role in indigenous living and hence it is core to the work of Dzomo la Mupo.

The Dzomo la Mupo (DLM) vision is to protect nature in all its forms, especially indigenous forests, rivers, wetlands and sacred natural sites, and to enhance the indigenous skills of traditional agriculture which support agro-ecological farming, and to preserve healthy nutritional food security.