CHRIS HANI CO-OPERATIVE DEVELOPMENT CENTRE

We aim to re-gain our dignity through co-operative development

What is a Co-operative?

A Co-operative is a group of people active together to meet the common needs and aspiration of its members, sharing ownership and making decisions democratically. Co-operatives are not about making big profits for shareholders, but creating value for customers. This is what gives co-operatives a unique character.

Reasons for forming
Co-operatives

  • Co-operative are community enterprises
  • Co-operatives promote democracy
  • Co-operatives build open markets
  • Co-operatives raise human dignity
  • Co-operatives are system for development

Co-operative Principles

Co-operatives in general are based and operate on 6 co-operate principles:

  1. Voluntary Membership
  2. Democratically Controlled
  3. Economic Participation
  4. Autonomy and Independence
  5. Co-operation among Co-operators
  6. Continuous member education