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
or WhatsApp Siyabonga Africa on 072 8488 315.

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

  • 25
  • May

Start your own ECD Centre

We are calling on all Siyabonga Africa’s previous ECD students to apply for an opportunity to participate in the Ngwana Pele (Child First) Project to run their own ECD Centre.

  • 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.

  • 15
  • Jan

2020 - what a year it was!

Despite the challenging and restricting environment, Siyabonga Africa managed to get relief to disadvantaged communities, including 90 000 food parcels, food vouchers and prepared meals.

  • 27
  • July

Awesome Lockdown Achievements

Well done Siyabonga Africa team. Each and every person – whether staff, volunteer or donor – plays an important role in everything we do.

  • 23
  • July

Gearing up for a post Covid world

With the reopening of our training courses, we’ve spent a lot of time and resources on making sure our premises and staff are compliant.

  • 23
  • July

At last - courses set to resume at Siyabonga Africa

It has been a long, difficult four months for so many South Africans. But we’re finally ready to reopen our doors and restart our income generating skills training courses.

  • 23
  • July

Food vouchers bring relief, choice and dignity

We extend a sincere thank you to all those who supported – and continue to support – this life changing initiative.

  • 4
  • June

Siyabonga Africa receives SAPS Certificate

We were touched and extremely grateful to receive a special Certificate of Appreciation from the Springs SAPS today.

  • 3
  • June

18 000 households receive food parcels

During the Covid-19 lockdown, our Food Bank has distributed food parcels to over 18 000 households. We are currently able to reach an average of 800 homes per day.

  • 24
  • Apr

COVID-19: Update: Week 4

With support from many generous companies and individuals, Siyabonga Africa has been able to ease the plight of some 22 000 people worst affected by the National Lockdown.

  • 13
  • Jan

Thank you for making a difference in 2019

Last year, thanks to support from people like you, our Siyabonga Africa Team was able to train 1 146 jobless South Africans in baking, early childhood development, construction and more.

  • 24
  • Jul

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.

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