Our mission is to help organisations working in the global south to support urban migrants, refugees and host populations by creating safe, sustainable and successful communities in cities an towns.
We are a leading organisation working together with donors, non-profits and civil society organisations to design innovative approaches to strengthen their social impact and organisational effectiveness.
Simply, we’re inspired by the possibilities of the 45 degree angle.
Take, for instance, the periscope. Using two mirrors set at 45 degree angles, a periscope allows you to do the impossible, to see around corners and over obstacles.
The way a periscope affords a change in perspective, we work to shift your point of view – seeing the world anew while standing in the same place.
A 45 degree pivot is big enough to bring about a meaningful change in perspective, while being small enough to preserve what is good and useful about who and where we are. Change is often most fruitful and most sustainable when made in increments.
This is what 45 means to us.
Small but profound shifts that build on the wisdom, experiences, and lessons of our past.
We embody grounded transformation, anchored agility, steadiness and change.
Welcome to Frame45.
News from the Field
- You Will Find Your People HereA pianist, sociologist and composer reflect on women migrant’s journeys through words, music and performance. We’re excited to present You Will Find Your People Here. A trans-disciplinary work transposing and transmuting migrant women’s words into music, performance and, perhaps, down the line, into change.
- Podcasting and Stories from Katlehong TownshipUsing mini-audio documentaries and podcasts produced by residents in Katlehong township, this project sought to explore the precarity and resilience …
- Roe V Wade and its impact on reproductive health for migrants in South AfricaRoe v Wade and the Gag Rule Although the Biden administration ended the global Gag Rule—at least for the duration …