In the South African context, Divercity firmly believes in the importance of undoing of Apartheid Era spatial divides that, to this day, segregate our cities by race and class. By developing integrated neighborhoods in centrally located areas, Divercity is bringing histrionically marginalized households that are typically pushed out to the urban edge, far from opportunity, into the urban core. This is by far the most meaningful and significantly transformative aspect of Divercity’s business model.
Of Divercity’s roughly 400 employees, over 90% are black. Through a process of continuous internal skills development and mentoring, Divercity has over the past 10 years promoted numerous employees to more senior positions in the business – thereby increasing their earning potential and promoting a culture of inclusive growth within the business.