Umthi Initiatives

Umthi  [úm̩ːtʰí]
noun: tree
language: Xhosa


Trees provide us with many benefits necessary for survival, including clean air, filtered water, shade, and food. They also give us hope and insight, and courage to persevere – even in the harshest conditions.

Trees teach us to stay rooted while soaring to great heights.

About Us

The Umthi Initiative is a non profit motive collaboration, that invests its resources into environmentally conscious projects while creating jobs.

At Umthi we want to invest our time and energy into green initiatives that protect our planet.

Current Active Projects:

  • Project 11 111
  • Kiickbutt


Project 11 111

Planting 11 111 indigenous sampling trees.

Target completion Date:
November 2026

Jobs target to create: 10

Current Locations:
Baviaanskloof Wilderness Area, Swartland, Table Mountain and George.

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago, the second best time is now”

- Chinese proverb -

We aim to create jobs, while we reduce carbon foot prints and increase O2 levels.

New Jobs Created

Amount of Trees in 5 Years

Project: KiickButt

Cigarettes butts are plastic and poison.

The biggest plastic pollutant on the planet is cigarette butts.

Umthi supports Clive Amsel’s art, a silent protest against cigarette butt pollution.

His installation has been in some of the most beautiful places in South Africa and plans to take the concept all over the planet.

Active Participants

We will be planting in the Baviaanskloof mega reserve area, Paarl and George

Things that matter to us


Creating new jobs
for people in need


With more trees, we have a bigger impact slowing down climate change

Carbon Foot print

Less waste, more life 


With planting trees we give back to nature, Wildlife depend on foliage & shade

We all depend on oxygen, Lets create more, together


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A ZEE Group Initiative