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The Power of Sharing

We often forget that even if we are going through many issues there are children out there experiencing worse situations that even your adult self wouldn’t be able to handle.This past weekend a good friend of mine Chevon Groenewald showed … Continue reading

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Tragedy: Hostel FireTakes Two Lives

Last week we awoke to the tragic news that two of our beneficiaries were killed in a tragic fire accident.Kahemeni Lucia Pistol ( 61) grandmother to Liyema Mbizo (8) tragically died trapped in their hostel room on the 11th August … Continue reading

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Building Capacity To Ensure Sustainablity

  Last week saturday the Siyaphambili executive management  group held its second organizational development workshop facilitated  by Naren Sewpaul held at the Thembani Primary school in Langa. The purpose of the workshop was to ensure and also understand the role … Continue reading

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Cape Town’s fearless females:A look at six of the Mother City’s leading ladies

Woman’s Month is upon us and we take this time to celebrate the powerful role played  by women across South Africa. We know that women are often left to fend for their families and salvage broken communities. It is important … Continue reading

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The spirit of Ubuntu

Mandela day last week embodied the spirit of ubuntu as millions of South Africans and global citizens gave their time to worthy initiatives within their communities. The philosophy of Ubuntu has its origin in the Southern reaches of Africa and … Continue reading

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Mandela Day 67 Minutes of Volunteering:Give Back To Your Community

On Mandela Day (18 July 2013), people around the world are encouraged to spend at least 67 minutes doing something positive for their communities in honour of the 67 years that Nelson Mandela spent fighting for social justice and a … Continue reading

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Healing through Religion: Positive Impact of the role of the church within our Communities

On the 4th July 2013, we were honored to have Reverend Sidney Ndlela from the Presybyterian church of Africa to spend time with the children of Siyaphambili. We understand that healing the children of Siyaphambili also involves aspects of looking … Continue reading

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A time to keep warm: Blanket Donation By Islamic Relief to Siyaphambili

The Islamic Relief donated blankets to Siyaphambili AIDS Orphan Village in early June.We would like to thank them for putting the interest of the children first during these harsh rainy winter season. In Cape Town, especially in informal settlements where most of … Continue reading

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The old kitchen is GONE!!! June 30, 2013

With much effort and coordination, Siyaphambili’s contractors have ripped out the old, broken, non-functioning kitchen and now the fun begins!  Meanwhile, all are being fed one way or the other–check it out :  

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News article from Boston, MA, USA

A wonderful article on the new kitchen project was published in a Boston, MA, USA newspaper on 22 May, 2013:

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