Food Vouchers:
Relief for desperate families

Applications for Christmas food vouchers are now closed. Please note that we will only be processing new applications in January 2022.

We also offer skills training, emergency relief and more.
To apply for any service from Siyabonga Africa, please click the button below

Our office will respond with information, terms and conditions as soon we can.

Other useful resources to get help in emergency situations

How to help

Please support Siyabonga Africa, as we strive to provide emergency assistance to those in need during the continuing Covid-19 crisis.

Food Vouchers


Hundreds of desperate, starving people turn to us every day with a humble request for food. Siyabonga Africa was among the first to issue Food Vouchers delivered by SMS straight into the hands of those in need! It's the fastest, safest and most efficient way of getting food to where it's needed most.

Please consider donating R500 for a family food voucher – to help keep hunger at bay for a month. Smaller vouchers of R250 and R100 are also greatly appreciated.

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Our bakery remained open all through lockdown, continuing to donate loaves to the poorest and most marignalised in our community.

We appreciate contributions of white and brown bread flour, cake flour, bread pre-mix and yeast to ensure we operate at full capacity.

Help keep the ovens on
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News & Events

Easter Open Day a huge success!
  • 13 April 2023

Thank you for joining us (whether it was in person or in spirit) at the recent Easter Open Day event we held at Siyabonga Africa last week, 5 April. Your presence and support made the day a great success.

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School of Fashion Graduates Shine
  • 28 November 2022

Sibongile, a woman with a passion for fashion, came top of her class at one of our recent School of Fashion courses. She won for herself the opportunity to get one-on-one business coaching from a professional business coach.

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She is Petunia Makakola - and she means business
  • 18 August 2022

I didn’t have money to start my business but by the grace of God, in December 2021, I got a part-time job to clean the street and remove the dustbins. I took my whole salary and bought second hand furniture to start a day care centre. I painted the walls by myself because I didn’t have money to pay the painters. In February 2022, I started operating and welcoming kids in the centre.

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Her name is Zanele Yaka - and she means business
  • 18 August 2022

When I first heard of Siyabonga Africa I had just passed my matric, with a higher certificate. I had been getting piece jobs to help support my mother and 2 children. I could not afford to pursue my studies because I did not have enough money, and NSFAS did not approve my application.

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Walk for work
  • 30 June 2022

Mandela Day is over, but the work must go on. Unemployment is one of the biggest contributing factors to poverty in South Africa today. Many people feel that they cannot make a difference because the problem is just too big. BUT, the good news is, that with small, intentional decisions every day, we all can make a difference.

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What We Do

Siyabonga Africa creates opportunities for unemployed, poverty stricken and destitute people to discover solutions to their situation, and provides seed funding to encourage entreprenuership.

Distribution Centre

Community Care

We provide access to information and resources, as well as emergency relief to ensure vulnerable people's basic needs are met. Emergency relief includes food parcels, ablution facilities for the homeless, blankets, clothing, toiletries and basic household items.

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Skills Centre

Skills Training

We help poor and disadvantaged people gain marketable skills to enable them to earn an income and provide for themselves and their families. Among the courses offered are life skills, welding, vegetable gardening, fashion design, bread baking and computer literacy.

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business creation

Small Business Development

By far the biggest socio-economic challenge in South Africa is the high rate of unemployment. We work with small and micro-business owners to help them to sustain and grow their businesses, by providing training and a vital link between them and funding partners.

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Emergency Helplines

Domestic violence: 0800 150 150
Childline: 0800 055 555
Lifeline: 0861 322 322
Life Threatening Emergencies (Ekurhuleni): 10177 | 011 458 0911
112 (from your cellphone) | 0860 543 000
24 Hour National Shelter Helpline: 0800 001 005
24 Hour Trauma Counseling & GBV Helpline: 082 821 3447
Rape Crisis: 021 447 9762 | 083 222 5164 (WhatsApp)
TEARS (Rape/Abuse) Helpline: 24/7 Free call *134*7355#



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