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We are Tara Transform.

We have over 20 years’ experience in working for sustainable social change in South Africa and on the African continent.

Client testimonials.

Shireen is highly professional, organised and methodical in how she carries out her work. The Graça Machel Trust will definitely benefit from her expertise in fundraising and crafting sustainability strategies for NGOs.

Nomsa DanielsCEO, The Graça Machel Trust

Shireen has assisted me greatly in thinking through all the relevant aspects that would contribute to sustainability of my organisation. She has helped me refine our strategy and also assisted with some much-needed fundraising support.

Shamillah WilsonSocial Entrepreneur and Bertha Scholar

Ms Motara distinguishes herself by consistently delivering high quality outputs. Her performance is remarkable and all interactions were smooth and effective. There is no doubt we will seek future co-operation with her.

Claudia Linke-HeepUNIDO, Co-ordinator Green Industry Programme

Shireen joined TLAC when the organisation was on the verge of closing down. She stabilised operations, increased the funding pool, helped boost staff morale and established key stakeholder relations, in a short period.

Rev. Desmond LesejaneEx-Board Member and Independent Social Justice Practitioner

I have had the pleasure of working with Shireen when she served as Vice-Chairperson of the Board at St. Anthony’s Education Centre. She is a visionary and deeply committed leader, always willing to offer guidance and advice guided by the principles of good governance.

Vanessa PillayEx-Director and Development Consultant

Shireen you have helped me see the other side to my business that I was totally missing, and shared such amazing gems that I’ve started implementing. Your coaching and guidance have made a difference – I can’t thank you enough!

Lethumusa KulubeBusiness Owner

I have found Shireen’s demeanour to be calm but firm and insightful. Indirectly, our monthly meetings have served as coaching sessions, which helped me and the organisation move to a better phase in our growth.

Jabu PerreiraExecutive Director, Iranti

As an innovative coach, Shireen has changed my understanding and knowledge of social entrepreneurship. She is committed to connecting women entrepreneurs through her extensive networks. She continues to inspire and has armed me with practical tools to build my business.

Michelle FestusTai Chi Teacher & Feminist Ethics of Care Practitioner

Shireen is deeply passionate about the potential of feminist organising and organisations and this comes through in her skill and intellect. Her vast experience in working with a wide range of organisations in Southern Africa has contributed to her vast knowledge of fundraising for organisations that are committed to women’s rights and feminist organising.

Yaliwe ClarkeInterim Director and Lecturer - African Gender Institute

Tara Transform is a recognised impact provider in the South African social empowerment economy.

Our approach is underpinned by deep conversations, challenging clients to look beyond the now, and creating a mindset and culture that builds long term sustainability and impact.

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