South Africans Donate Whopping R100 MILLION Through BackaBuddy

By SAPeople 18-04-19 09:35

BackaBuddy – a proudly South African donations-based crowdfunding platform – has raised over R100 million rand with contributions from over 125,800 generous donors! The milestone was reached on Wednesday afternoon, 17 April 2019. With this incredible feat accomplished, and 6832 campaigns launched on BackaBuddy, South Africans have once again showcased their generosity while demonstrating the […]

Home from Home Welcomes New Leadership

By SAPeople Contributor 13-02-19 12:28

Home from Home is a non-profit organisation, a registered cluster foster scheme, and so much more. It is also a family of dedicated social workers, foster moms and support staff who are committed to providing loving supported and supervised community-based foster care for more than 200 orphaned, abused, neglected and vulnerable children. Home from Home […]

International Rare Disease Day – 28 February 2019

By SAPeople Contributor 08-02-19 16:18

The countdown to International Rare Disease Day 2019 has officially begun. Taking place on 28 February, the 12th edition of the annual event will see Rare Diseases South Africa (RDSA) increasing the visibility of rare diseases among the general public. This year’s theme, ‘Bridging the Gap’ is dedicated to living beyond diagnoses, calling attention to […]

South African Amputee (Aged 10) Inspires Iron Man Runners

By Jennie Glover 23-01-19 15:38

Seven years ago at the age of 3, Ubuko Mpotulo from East London had both his legs and a finger amputated after being diagnosed with Meningococcal Septicaemia.  This condition caused damage to his blood vessels, narrowing of his arteries and ultimately the cutting off of the blood supply, resulting in the amputations. Despite coming from […]

Capetonian Climbs Table Mountain Every Day for a YEAR

By SAPeople 10-01-19 09:39

Andrew Patterson (39) from Sea Point, Cape Town, climbed Table Mountain every day in 2018 to raise funds for three non-profit organisations; Habitat for Humanity, One Heart for Kids and The Sunflower Fund. Through the wind, rain, freezing temperatures, clouds and sun, Andrew was committed to his cause and hoped to inspire South Africans to […]

South Africans Dressed As Big Cats Conquer Everest Base Camp

By SAPeople Contributor 20-12-18 11:43

South African conservationist Gareth James Legg and his team have just returned from a very successful expedition to Everest base camp where they created some incredible awareness around the plight of the world’s big cats and the environment. During the trek the three passionate South African conservationists – who are all qualified safari guides – […]

Cape Town Charity Serving Hungry People for Over 80 Years

By Guest Contributor 18-12-18 13:03

Almost everyday, hundreds of homeless people gather at the Service Dining Rooms for a warm cooked meal and cooldrink. Situated in Cape Town’s city centre, this charity has been feeding people in need for over 80 years. On Thursday, the organisation held its annual Christmas Party. where meals were prepared for over 400 people. The […]

Prince Harry Offers to Move 1,000 Elephants from Botswana to Zambia to Boost Numbers

By Reuters 30-11-18 01:10

LUSAKA  – Britain’s Prince Harry on Monday offered Zambia support with boosting the country’s dwindling elephant population, as he began a two-day working visit without his pregnant wife Meghan. The Duke of Sussex, 34, was received at Lusaka airport by dignitaries and colourfully-dressed traditional dancers, later holding a closed-door meeting with Zambian President Edgar Lungu […]


South Africans Rally to Help Couple Who Fell Off a Cliff

By SAPeople Contributor 18-10-18 15:36

A crowdfunding campaign has been created for Mar-Louise (29) and André Pretorius (31) from Howick, Kwa-Zulu Natal in South Africa, who were involved in serious accident at Karkloof Falls on Saturday 6 October 2018 whist enjoying a day out with their three-year-old son Liam. Whilst taking in the scenery, André wondered too close to the edge of […]

Youth Give Blind Woman’s House a Makeover on Mandela Day

By Guest Contributor 19-07-18 15:29

As their contribution to the Mandela Day 67-minute campaign, a group of energetic youths from KwaNobuhle township in Uitenhage transformed a blind woman’s house on Wednesday morning. The youths had met on Facebook and established a group called Amatinarha Emayuyu. They heard about Thobeka Velele while attending a funeral in the area. Velele is blind […]

Comrades Marathon Friends Show What True Friendship Is

By SAPeople Contributor 09-06-18 17:43

Local KwaZulu-Natal resident Grant Adams says nothing will stand between him and his dream of reaching the Comrades Marathon finish line tomorrow (Sunday 10 June 2018). 11 years ago the Mount Edgecombe Golf Estate resident’s life took a turn for the worst when he was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) – a disease in which […]

1 2 3 4 5 6