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14/12/2016 - Bantu Holomisa Charity Golf Day

December 14, 2016 Diary of Events December 2016
Following the request of General Bantu Holomisa Gift of the Givers make a donation to celebrate the annual Bantu Holomisa charity golf day. A donation of bulk food, washing powder and blankets were given to the Erata School for the Blind and the Old Age Home. A donation of 4 wheelchairs and baby hygiene packs was…
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13/12/2016 - Year End in Fish Hoek

December 13, 2016 Diary of Events December 2016
Gift of the Givers distributes various food and hygiene products to the following communities in Fish Hoek: Ocean View Community Soup Kitchen Masiphumelele Fire Victims Oceanview Association For Persons with Disabilities Valley Development Projects Community of Masiphumelele Total Project Value: R355 597.47 Warning:…

10/12/2016 - Newholmes Grounds

December 10, 2016 Diary of Events December 2016
300 underprivileged children gathered at the Newholmes Sports Grounds where they received Food Parcels from Gift of the Givers. Total Project Value: R195 000.00.


The Gift of the Givers Foundation is the largest disaster relief organisation of African origin on the African continent. We have delivered over R1.8 billion in aid to 42 countries around the world, including South Africa. We have designed and developed the world’s first and largest containerised mobile hospital, which was deployed in Bosnia. It was comparable to the best hospitals in Europe and remains unmatched to this day.

We run 21 projects, administered by our offices in South Africa and Malawi. The projects cover areas such as Health, Education, Agricultural Sustainability, Life Skills, Job Creation & Entrepreneurship, Feeding Schemes, Sport & Culture and Winter Warmth.

We have received 107 awards to date, four from Heads of State, all of which recognise the contribution we have made in the course of fulfilling our humanitarian responsibility.

In the area of Health, we developed the world’s first containerised Primary Health Care unit; there are now 20 units located around the country, serving about 40,000 patients every month. We innovated the world's first groundnut-soya milk high energy and protein supplement called Sibusiso Food Supplement indicated for those living with TB, HIV and Aids and Malnutrition. We established Careline, a telephonic and face to face counselling service (0800 786 786 Toll free).

Our assistance is purely humanitarian and unconditional. We assist irrespective of race, religion, colour, class, political affiliation or geographical boundary. We are entirely neutral in our approach to mankind in need, are non-judgemental and have an open-minded approach to all situations. We work with governments to get our assistance delivered but do not align ourselves politically to any party. We have an excellent partnership relationship with the South African Government for the delivery of our local projects, as well as for foreign aid delivery. Our activities have been profiled extensively by the media both locally and internationally.

Disaster Response


Al Hilal Hospital - Backup Facility

January 17, 2017 Syria
Given the increasing patient load and the numerous attempts by the Assad Government to bomb the Gift of the Givers Ar Rahma Hospital it was decided to have a second hospital as a backup facility. The Turkish Red Crescent generously donated a 1 million USD Field Hospital to Gift of the Givers. This hospital is fully…

GOTG Cafeteria

January 17, 2017 Syria
This was established next to the Primary Health Care Facility, is self sustaining and is a place to "relax" and "unwind". The medical team are witnesses to trauma 24/7, seven days a week and need some form of "release". The patients and their families have lived through 6 years of war and are equally dependent on this…

Mobile Primary Health Care

January 17, 2017 Syria
Mobile Primary Health Care in various refugee camps and villages is another facet of our services inside Syria. During heavy bombing of civilian areas trauma medical teams are deployed from Ar Rahma Hospital to assist medical teams in the areas of bombing.



Careline Counselling Services: Volunteer Counsellor Training

January 16, 2017
In order to be a volunteer counsellor at the Gift of the Givers Careline one has to undergo a period of training that covers a broad range of topics which deepen self understanding and knowledge of counseling principles and techniques. The training is designed to be interactive and introspective. Trainees are given…

Careline Counselling Services: Care of the Carers

January 16, 2017
People across our rainbow nation have benefited from the GOTG Careline Counselling Service.Many of them have trained to become volunteers so that they can extend the support they received and serve at the organisation or in their communities as a way of “paying it forward”. The organisation understands the value of…

Careline Counselling Services: Womens Month

January 16, 2017
“Woman’s Day is every day at the Gift of the Givers Careline” Womens month, especially Womens day which is celebrated on 9th August is a nationally declared holiday to honour our mothers, sisters and daughters who made a significant contribution to address the injustices of the time. We have come a long way since, but…



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