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Poverty relief

Get Help

Whether you need food, clothing, shelter, information or support, Siyabonga Africa is here to help. If we can't help you ourselves, we'll put you in touch with others who can.

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Skills Development

Apply for a course

Take the first step towards changing your life, by signing up for one of our courses – get the skills and training you need to apply for a job or start your own business.

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volunteer

Volunteer

Put your time and skills to good use. From admin work to serving meals to homeless people, you'll find soul satisfying opportunities to help at Siyabonga Africa.

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Training courses

Sponsor a course

If your company is looking for a great CSI initiative, why not sponsor one of our training courses? Help combat unemployment and get South Africa working.

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BBBEE scorecard

Earn BBBEE points

Contributions towards our work score points in three pillars – Skills Development, Enterprise & Supplier Development (ESD) and Socio-Economic Development (SED).

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Small business development

Small Business Support

Many small, start up businesses fail owing to lack of marketing materials and know how. Partner with Siyabonga Africa to provide business coaching and support services.

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Raise funds

Start your own fundraising initiative in support of our work – whether you run a marathon or host a fundraising dinner for your friends, you can make a real difference.

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Hire one of ours

We have well trained and work ready candidates just needing a chance to prove their ability. Give someone from an underprivileged background the opportunity to shine!

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PLEASE SPARE A THOUGHT FOR THOSE WHO HAVE NOTHING THIS CHRISTMAS


It's no secret that 2019 has been one of the toughest for many South Africans. 237 000 people lost their jobs in the first quarter of year alone. Our official unemployment rate is now close to 30%. That means 6.73 million people with no source of income.

Imagine not knowing where your next meal will come from! That's the grim reality for so many men, women and children this festive season.

But if there's one thing this tough year has taught us, it's this – we South Africans will always go out of our way to help one another.

So we're counting on those who do have a little extra to spare to donate a food parcel for a less fortunate neighbour.


From now until the end of December, the team at Siyabonga Africa will pack and distribute around 100 food and toiletry packs to those who would otherwise go without food over the holidays. Small packs for individuals or couples cost R250, while a family pack – which can feed up to six people for a month – costs R500.

Please will you reach out to a fellow South African in need during this season of 'goodwill' – and give them the gift of a parcel of basic necessities to see them through the holidays?


To us it may be just a bag of maize meal or rice, some cooking oil, sugar, beans, peanut butter and some veg. But to them it means hope ... freedom from hunger ... and the comfort of knowing others care.

In return for your donation of R500, we'd like to give you a small gift – a nifty little lunchbox to remind you every day of the difference you're making in someone's life.

But the satisfaction of knowing you've shown kindness to a fellow South African is the real reward. When you experience it, you understand that it really is nicer to give than to receive!

Please use the form below to donate online right now. And give yourself the joy of helping someone in true and desperate need this Christmas.



Let us deliver your kindness to someone in need this Christmas. Your gift of a food parcel means more than you can imagine.






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when you provide a R500 food parcel
to a fellow South African in need.

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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

In kind donations of food, clothing, blankets, toiletries, second hand furniture and other items are distributed to needy members of the community, whilst our iDesk provides access to information and resources that can help them get back on their feet.

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temporary accommodation

Street to Feet

Over 4 500 homeless people live on the streets of Johannesburg, sheltering in doorways and under bridges. We aim to rehabilitate them, by providing transitional housing and basic neccesities while creating opportunities for them to make improved life decisions.

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Buyisa Ubuntu Food Bank

Managing one of the largest Food Banks in Gauteng, on behalf of the Department of Social Development, we distribute food parcels, clothing, cleaning supplies and emergency aid to those living in dire poverty, as well as those affected by fires, floods and illness.

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Skills Centre

Skills Centre

This programme aims to give underserved youth the opportunity to gain marketable skills. We not only train students in technical skills, but also life skills so they are better equipped to become agents of change for themselves and future generations.

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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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Job Creation

Income Generating Projects

Income generation models (e.g. egg farming, bakeries, vegetable gardens) are piloted at Siyabonga Africa and upscaled or replicated to create jobs. Most projects not only provide an income, but also address social or environmental issues such as food security.

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News & Events

  • 24
  • July

Celebrating Mandela Week

We took our "Walk with Dignity" Campaign to the streets of Ekurhuleni to restore a sense of dignity to homeless people.

  • 11
  • Feb

New training courses added

Last year, we added two new courses to our skills training programme: First Aid for ECD workers and Fashion Design.

  • 11
  • Feb

Underprivileged feel Christmas cheer

With the help of generous donors and partners, we made sure that poor and homeless people were touched by the spirit of Christmas.

  • 27
  • Sep

Supplier Development Programme

Siyabonga Africa recently launched its first programme aimed at preparing suppliers for business.

  • 15
  • Aug

Women in Business

During August, Siyabonga Africa hosted four impactful and inspiring Women in Business workshops.

  • 23
  • July

10 young people off the street

Our Mandela Week outreach to Benoni identified ten youth who took the first step to leaving their life of addiction.

  • 24
  • May

Vote for us!

Use your MySchool|MyVillage|MyPlanet membership to vote for Siyabonga Africa in the Vote4Charity Competition – and stand the chance of winning a R5 000 gift card!

  • 9
  • Feb

Clover Mama Afrika Smarties Week 2018

Siyabonga Africa recently participated in this year's Clover Mama Afrika Smarties Week, the theme of which was 'Turn over a new Leaf'.

  • 17
  • Oct

Free bread recipe

Learn the secret to making delicious, fresh, bakery quality bread.

  • 11
  • June

Supporters' Calendar

Unique calendar and stickers popular with Siyabonga Africa supporters.

  • 10
  • June

Freed from life on the street

Our goal for 2017 is to re-integrate 600 street people.

  • 10
  • June

Relief for poorest

5000 food parcels delivered by our Foodbank, run in partnership with the Dept of Social Development.




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