The following South African charities span a wide range of community development projects from HIV and Aids to mobility, water, schools and community gardens. To donate, or for information on fundraising or volunteering in Africa please contact the charities directly.
The JAG Foundation sports charity for children in South Africa focuses on education and development by encouraging primary school children in disadvantaged areas to participate in running and other sports. Its Mighty Metres programme instils a daily habit of running, and wellness, into the lives of young children.
Telephone: 021 702-7880
Fax: 021 701-2957
The Chaeli Campaign provides wheelchairs, walking and standing frames, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, communication facilitation and inclusive education to mobilise the minds and bodies of children with disabilities, and enable them to participate in society to the fullest extent possible. The charity works througout South Africa and together with other charities for the disabled in Africa.
This innovative community upliftment project in Cape Town, South Africa has created a range of products including trays, candleholders and stationary, all made from used tea bags and put together utilising a unique manufacturing process. The proceeds are used to provide an income and improve quality of life for a number of people living in the Imizamo Yethu informal settlement in Hout Bay. The project has provided employment opportunities for over 20 workers, and has taught them a set of unique skills.
Telephone: 021 790-0887
Abalimi Bezekhaya (“farmers of the home”) works in the sub-economic townships of Cape Town, South Africa fighting poverty through organic micro farming in home and community allotment gardens. The movement supports approximately 3 000 households.
Telephone: 021 371-1653
Fax: 021 371-1653
The Sijonga Phambili Community Learning Centre provides adult literacy adult education courses, and the enhancement of practical skills, to adults who did not have the privilege of attending schools in their youth. It offers courses up to matric level by the ABET system, has over 300 registered learners and employs fourteen part-time teachers.
Telephone: 021 788-1870
Learn to Earn is a skills development and job creation organisation, working with unemployed people from socially and economically disadvantaged backgrounds. With its motto of ‘a hand up – not a hand out,’ they seek to develop people, especially unemployed people, socially, economically, emotionally and spiritually. The vision is ‘to eradicate unemployment and other legacies of injustice in South Africa and Africa’.
Telephone: 021 361-5972
MylifE is a registered foundation working with at-risk youth and street children in Cape Town, South Africa – those living on the street without hope or support. MylifE was established in 2002, and has successfully moved over 105 youths from the city’s pavements into full-time jobs, independence and a ‘normal’ life.
Telephone: 021 7906717
This music charity for children began when one motivated individual responded to the absence of music development opportunities for disadvantaged children in Cape Town, South Africa. Since their inception in 2003 they continue to help children come together everyday to experience the joy of music.
Telephone: 021 7900141
The Amy Biehl Foundation supports community upliftment projects in South Africa to make a constructive difference to the world. It runs Youth Reading, Sports, Music, Community Gardening and After School Projects in the name of Amy Biehl.
Abbeyfield is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to making the lives of older people easier and more fulfilling. Abbeyfield helps people to live independently by providing a range of services, all of which are linked to the local community. The charity operates in the UK, South Africa, Australia and worldwide.
Telephone: 0044 (0)1727 857536
MSR is a South African job-creation and employment charity that empowers South Africans to change lives through creating jobs. The essence of our activities is to increase the ability of our members to earn a sustainable income
Telephone: +27 (0)21 448 9000
KIPP, the Knowledge Is Power Program, is an education program in the USA. It is a national network of free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public schools, preparing students in underserved communities for success in college and in life. There are currently 109 KIPP schools in 20 states across the USA and the District of Columbia serving more than 32,000 students.
Telephone: (001) 415-399-1556
NICRO is a national crime prevention charity working towards reducing crime in South Africa. The offender reintegration,community victim support ,diversion and youth development and the economic opportunities projects offer varied ways of achieving their dream of a safer South Africa.
Telephone: + 27 (0)21 462 0017
Beauty for Ashes is a ministry to women building new lives after incarceration. Beauty for Ashes has also established a half way house for women leaving Pollsmoor Prison in Cape Town, and seeks to give women a ‘window of opportunity’, impart life skills, bring restoration, counsel, and seek to restore family relationships.
Telephone: + 27 (0)21 447-3630