It's frighteningly easy to lose everything you've worked for – like Lindi, a single mother with two small children. When the company she was working for closed down, she was suddenly out of a job. And with most other businesses in the area also cutting back on staff, she couldn't get another one.

As the weeks turned to months, Lindi fell behind with her rent and had to rely on neighbours to help out with food for her children.

In desperation, she came to Siyabonga Africa – and began to get her life back. She completed our Bread and Confectionary Baking Course and used her new skills to start baking from home. Her freshly baked bread was snapped up by members of the community and she now has a regular income that pays the bills and enables her to care for her children.

Last year, we trained over 1 000 people like Lindi in baking and food preparation, egg farming, vegetable gardening, computer literacy and life skills.

With unemployment at an all time high, we could easily train twice, or even three times this number ... if we only had the money.

Please will you contribute towards the cost of training. Cooking ingredients, baking trays, mixing bowls, scales and utensils all cost money, as do seeds, garden tools, computers, printers and consumables.

Your donation of R200, R500, R1000 or any amount starts another desperate person on the road to self sufficiency. Please, will you use the form below to give someone this life-changing hand up?

Be part of the solution to the problem of unemployment in South Africa, so that all South Africans may enjoy a better qauality of life.

Learning to bake delicious bread gave Lindi the key to starting her own business.

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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

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  • 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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