Gift of the Givers: Bringing South Africans Home

As the largest disaster relief organisation on the continent, Gift of the Givers (GOTG) are well known in South Africa for the work that they do during times of crisis. After the recent fires in Kysna the foundation was quick to respond to the countless people who had been left homeless, and again when a fire broke out in the informal township of Imizamo Yethu, the GOTG team was there to provide relief. But what a lot of people aren’t […]

Gift of the Givers & SAFMBackToSchool

Typically when we think of aid agencies we imagine them working in war-torn countries or helping out when disaster strikes, but what happens to the people left behind once the hype has died down, and people have moved onto the next news story? Gift of the Givers, recipients of a 2016 Living Legends award, provide ongoing to support to people who need it most, like the learners at Marikana Primary School. An area already punished by poverty was worsened […]

2016 Global Citizen Award

Sadly so often Africa is seen as a continent in need of help, reliant on outside assistance for financial aid, so it comes as a welcome respite when one of our own is acknowledged for the charitable work that they do, not only on our shores, but around the world. Last month Dr Imtiaz Sooliman, founder of the Gift of the Givers Foundation, was awarded the prestigious Global Citizen Award by UK-based firm Henley & Partners. The prize of $50 000 (US), […]

Donations for Flood Victims

The summer rains have finally come, and while South Africa is in desperate need of rainfall, certain areas could have done with it being a bit drier this week! Ethekwini Living Legends awardee, Give of the Givers, have had their hands full in Johannesburg where they have been offering emergency assistance to those worse affected by the flash floods that hit the city on Wednesday. Hundreds of people in the township of Alexandra have been displaced by the rain which destroyed homes, […]

Gift of the Givers, A Mercy to All

The Gift of the Givers Foundation is much like one of our other Living Legends awardees, the Highway Hospice, in that it’s an organisation that most of us take for granted. It’s been around for going on 25 years, and is a name that we hear more and more these days as the reach of the NGO extends further and further, as does the need for its support. But when you […]