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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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LAST CHANCE TO SAVE TAX

Get your Section 18A tax certificate – and claim your benefit from SARS – by making a donation to Siyabonga Africa now, before the the tax year ends on 28 February.

Apart from tax savings, a contribution to Siyabonga Africa also boosts your company's BBBEE scorecard in three priority pillars: Skills Development, Supplier-Enterprise Development and Socio-Economic Development.

By partnering with Siyabonga Africa and supporting our work, businesses can boost their BEE scorecards and position themselves as preferred supplies.

But that's not all.


You also have a real opportunity to change someone's life for the better, and contribute to the task of building a strong, productive South Africa.

Because your contribution could pay for someone like Daniel Mboniswa to attend one of our life-changing courses, and gain the skills they need to start their own successful businesses.

Daniel, an unemployed man who attended our course in Bread and Confectionary Baking, is now the proud owner of a thriving, registered bakery. He not only has a reliable income and renewed self esteem, he's also created jobs for his wife, two sons and a local woman – and he's now saving up for a commercial oven to expand his business even further.

This is how Siyabonga Africa is getting South Africa working – and how incredible it is to think that YOU could start another ‘Daniel’ on the road to self sufficiency.


Last year, we trained over 2 000 people in computer literacy, early childhood development, fashion design, first aid, small business development and life skills.

Your donation of R500, R1000, R5000 or any amount will enable us to train more people in the year ahead, and help turn the tide of unemployment that’s crippling our country.

All this plus tax savings and BBBEE points! So why not use the form below to make your contribution now!



Above: click to listen to Daniel's story.

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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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  • 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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