Our values are based on those of the International Co-operative Alliance: self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity and solidarity. We also embrace the values of collaboration, honesty, openness, social responsibility and caring for others. Our value system acknowledges the need to combat the significant levels of inequality in South Africa, particularly those related to race and gender.
We have chosen to work through the cooperative model because it offers economies of scale and scope, increased bargaining power, a space for learning, and the ability to offer value to our members and broader society.
Our values guide the way we approach our collaborations with each other and the wider world, this includes the messaging we put out as Mycelium, the projects we create, and the meetings we hold internally and with the network.
We are disruptors that take a gentle and peaceful approach with high impact. We focus on positive, creative, problem solving for regeneration. We are mindful, compassionate, respectful and inclusive. We listen, and create space for all voices and views to be heard equally, in a conscious and open way.