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

Make a Donation

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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#

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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News & Events

  • 18
  • May

Siyabonga Africa launches school of fashion

Last Friday saw the official launch of our new School of Fashion in partnership with Rethink Fashion Incubator in Boksburg.

  • 16
  • Mar

Our kids deserve better

They’re only little. And they come from families who have very little. But, just like everyone else, these little ones have the right to dignity. And having to use a bucket, or dangerous pit toilet, is just not good enough.

  • 1
  • Feb

When bad things happen to good people

While most South Africans have put the devastating burning, looting and destruction of last year’s civil unrest behind them, Elizabeth can’t. She’s one of many local people who run small, informal businesses as a means of survival.

  • 15
  • Oct

Siyabonga Africa in the news

Recently there have been a couple of newspaper articles underscoring the impact of our work in uplifting communities, creating jobs and alleviating poverty and hunger.

  • 6
  • Oct

Was your small business damaged or looted during the recent unrest?

Siyabonga Africa is offering a business rescue solution for small, informal businesses affected by the unrest in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng. Support is in the form of limited financial contributions, coupled with business coaching.

  • 21
  • Mar

Hunger is a human rights issue

In the special report published by Business Day to commemorate Human Rights Day 2021, we were proud to have Siyabonga Africa’s work in helping to alleviate hunger featured.

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