In ancient Greek mythology, the Phoenix is a bird that dies by its own act in a fire and then rises again from the ashes.

Phoenix Zululand is a non-profit, non-government, donor-funded organisation based in Eshowe, KwaZulu-Natal.

For 15 years, with the cooperation of the Department of Correctional Services, Phoenix Zululand has offered programme work to inmates in 10 prisons in Zululand, to prepare inmates for re-integration into family, community and society.  

Phoenix Zululand was first established in 2003, with headquarters in Eshowe, KZN, as a Quaker-led initiative, in association with other societal interest groups, especially the Anglican Church of South Africa. Over the years, the organisation has developed a strong partnership with the Department of Correctional Affairs in strengthening their prisoner rehabilitation capacities, and in modelling processes of healing through restorative justice.