Latest Activity

Diary of Events


29/11/2016 - Copesville Community

November 29, 2016 Diary of Events November 2016
In support of 16 Days of Activism Against Women and Child Abuse, Gift of the Givers donates Clothing to the Swapo, Copesville and Haniville communities in Pietermaritzburg. Shoprite served soup and bread whilst the SAPS took to the streets creating awareness around the campaign. Total Project Value: R315 000.00.

29/11/2016 - Nxamalala Islamic School

November 29, 2016 Diary of Events November 2016
Nxamalala Islamic School in Pietermaritzburg received Food Parcels and Detergent Packs for 180 learners. Total Project Value: R153 000.00

29/11/2016 - PMB Ladies

November 29, 2016 Diary of Events November 2016
At Growing Parks in Pietermaritzburg 50 underprivileged women were treated to a year-end lunch where Gift of the Givers donated Personal Hygiene Packs.


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


60 Malnourished

December 02, 2016 Yemen
Gift of the Givers is supporting 60 malnourished children in Hajjah province close to the border with Saudia Arabia where a very strong war takes place. The children received: Flour Rice Beans Sugar Mosquito Nets Cooking Oil Clothing Shoes Currently in Yemen there is more than 400 000 children with severe malnutrition.

Acute Malnutrition in Hajjah Province

December 02, 2016 Yemen
Gift of the Givers distributes the following aid to families and children in Hajjah province suffering from acute malnutrition: Flour Cooking Oil Toys Rice Beans Sugar Mosquito Nets Food Supplements Total Project Value: R52 190.53

Medical Campaign for Schools and Camps

December 02, 2016 Syria
Ar Rahma Hospital in Darkoush started a medical campaign for the camps and schools in the north of Syria. The medical manager, Dr Ahmad Ghandour, lead the team who visited 2 camps and a school. More than 800 tents and 1300 pupils were treated by the medical team. The campaign will continue to cover all the camps and…



Mali Hostage: Prayer Request for Hostage Release

November 25, 2016
Gift of the Givers requests the prayer of all those willing to lend support in securing the release of the two hostages, Stephen McGown and Johan Gustafsson, held in captivity for 5 years today. It's been a tough and a rough ride for the two families. Supplication to the Almighty in whatever belief or universal system…

Mali Hostage: Hostages 5th Anniversary in Captivity

November 23, 2016
The current situation: 1. Our hostage negotiator, Yehia Dicko is in Mali right now. 2. At our request the intermediaries have arranged for letters, biscuits and sweets from the two families to be delivered to the hostages at the present time. The package was taken from us last week. 3. The captors have mentioned that…

Qurbani 1437/2016: Zimbabwe

September 27, 2016
Gift of the Givers was able to reach out to a larger number of families living in extremely isolated areas reaching as far as the boarder of Mozambique, serving up 9054 plates. The team spent 4 days prior to the Eid ul Adha traveling and living amongst communities in rural areas, ready to tackle any obstacle that may…



Follow Us

Official Drought Relief Partners

  • Independent Media
  • LL8-PostOffice-logo
  • Massmart
  • Pick n Pay
  • SABC
  • TFG
  • Unilever Logo
  • WBHO logo
  • meadow feeds
  • nedbank
  • shoprite-Checkers-logo
  • vodacom