Our History

“We live in a beautiful country with so many people who want to bring about positive change, yet how do we ensure that it lasts?”

This was the question that drove Cobus Oosthuizen in his research on sustainable transformation in the lives of young people in South Africa. The theory turned into praxis and the praxis into the birth of LifeXchange.

Founded and registered in 2008 as a Voluntary Association involved in researching and implementing effective and responsible mentoring processes, LifeXchange has changed its NPO status in 2013 to that of a Not-for-Profit Company (NPC) and is the tip of the spear when it comes to mentoring in Africa. Being completely evidance-based in its approach, LifeXchange knows how long, how frequent and  how intense mentoring should be in order for it to cause sustainable impact. They also know who to train, how to support and how to ensure the roll-out for an effective and responsible mentoring process.

With experience in community development, education, agriculture, health, faith ministries and youth development sectors, LifeXchange is what you think when you think mentoring!