Jenna Lowe South Africa

Today Would’ve Been Jenna Lowe’s 21st Birthday…

By SAPeople Contributor 28-10-15 15:46

Today we were meant to be celebrating Jenna Lowe’s 21st in spectacular fashion…but sadly the young Capetonian never reached this milestone, as her #GetMeTo21 campaign so optimistically  implored. But with Jenna’s courageous quest to raise awareness about organ donation, she has made a tremendous difference to South Africans and will live on in our memories […]

South African ‘First’ Female Quadriplegic to Summit Kilimanjaro

By SAPeople Contributor 10-09-15 06:30

Early on Thursday morning, Michaela ‘Chaeli’ Mycroft became the first female quadriplegic to reach the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, according to organizers. Chaeli, who has just turned 21 and comes from Cape Town, has cerebral palsy and is wheelchair-bound. She is an ability activist, international award winner and co-founder of The Chaeli Campaign, a non-profit organisation that […]

Amy is a German Shephard Cross that was rescued from a drain by the SPCA in Welkom.

Welkom SPCA on the Verge of Closure

By SAPeople 14-08-15 14:59

The Welkom branch of the SPCA is on the verge of closure as they are heavily in debt. Chairman Maria de Wet was appointed in March. She told that the previous managers had “stolen money”. “They have been prosecuted, but the branch’s debts still remain,” De Wet said. She said the branch owes the […]

Homeless SA Teen Finds Freedom in Skateboarding

By SAPeople 12-08-15 08:22

An 18-year-old South African teen – who’s been living on the streets since he was eight – is making headlines around the world thanks to his enthusiasm for skateboarding rather than feeling sorry for himself or doing drugs. Peter Leguma’s story was first shared by the Ginkgo Agency, raising awareness for Skate Aid, a project […]

Fantastic Starfish Event in London TONIGHT

By SAPeople Contributor 01-07-15 23:35

Starfish Greathearts Foundation, a charity working with children in South Africa orphaned or made vulnerable by HIV and AIDS, are holding an inspirational evening of jazz and classical music alongside traditional songs from South Africa this evening. The event – ‘Hope and Harmony’ – promises a wonderful line up of musicians, including: Queen of Afro-Jazz Pinise […]

WEF award for SA volunteer project

By SAPeople Contributor 23-01-14 12:14

South African project myHandsandHeart, an online and mobile platform for matching organisations and youth volunteers, was named on Tuesday as one of six winners of a global competition for local initiatives that are having a positive impact on their communities. The competition, dubbed the Shaping a Better Future challenge, was open to members of the […]


A Mad Swim from Mozambique to Madagascar

By SAPeople Contributor 16-01-14 10:44

The shortest distance between Mozambique and Madagascar is about 500 kilometres – a long way. But not long enough to deter two South Africans from swimming the distance over a month in March, in what will be a world first. No-one has swum this stretch of the Indian Ocean, and no-one has swum this distance […]


The pain is soon forgotten

By SAPeople Contributor 27-02-15 22:31

Like having babies, you forget the pain, says super athlete Jeannie Dreyer, referring to her astonishing first-place finish in the 2 300km Freedom Challenge mountain bike race. The route starts in Pietermaritzburg in KwaZulu-Natal, and ends in Wellington in Western Cape, and takes place at the end of June. Thirty-three-year-old Jeannie, a housewife and mother of two […]

South African paddlers

Paddling for a good cause

By SAPeople Contributor 21-02-12 09:17

Four South African paddlers are participating in the Unlimited Dusi Canoe Marathon to raise money for the Paddle for a Limb initiative, which provides prosthetic limbs for underprivileged people living in the Dusi Valley near Durban in KwaZulu- Natal. The Dusi Canoe Marathon, considered the world’s most prestigious kayak race, takes place every year between Pietermaritzburg […]

Princess Charlene

Inauguration of the Princess Charlene Children’s Home

By SAPeople Contributor 04-07-18 12:22

HSH Princess Charlene of Monaco and HSH Prince Albert II visited the new premises of the Princess Charlene Children’s Home, where Princess Charlene unveiled the plaque for the Home. The former South African Olympic swimmer enthusiastically accepted that the Centre be given her name, since it corresponds to a major role of society, the protection […]

Voetsek! Animal Charity Show

By SAPeople Contributor 08-09-15 14:51

Voetsek! 2012 – Do Your Bit To Help Man’s Best Friend The 3rd annual Voetsek! Music Festival is set to take place on Saturday the 17th of March at The Bohemian in Richmond. Doors open at 17h00 with the first band starting at 18h00. Admission is R70.00. There is a discount rate based on items […]

The Chaeli Campaign

Young SA disability activist lauded

By SAPeople Contributor 29-11-11 14:22

South African Michaela Mycroft has won the 2011 International Children’s Peace Prize, the junior equivalent of the Nobel Peace Prize. Chaeli, as she is fondly known, won the award for championing the causes of the disabled – something the 17-year-old has been doing since she was nine. Mycroft knows first-hand what it’s like to live with […]

Walking across Africa to help children

By SAPeople Contributor 20-06-11 20:42

In September 2011, local hockey coach Craig Sieben will embark on an epic journey of goodwill and discovery across Africa. He’ll pass through 15 countries on his way to Port Said, Egypt, relying solely on people’s generosity to get there.   Sieben plans to walk some 15 000km along the continent’s eastern side – starting […]

Starfish Running Challenge in the UK

Take on a Running Challenge & Make a Difference

By SAPeople Contributor 27-02-15 22:32

Starfish, an international development charity aiming to bring life, hope and opportunity to children in South Africa who have been orphaned and made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS, has places available in some fantastic races for 2011. So why not get fit whilst making a difference? Do you fancy running a 5K as a Superhero? Or how […]

District 9 Actress Vanessa Haywood tackles Big 5

By SAPeople 06-10-19 11:00

Actress, presenter and model Vanessa Haywood, who was recently voted by FHM as one the world’s 100 sexiest women, will take part in the Big 5 Challenge at the Knysna Oyster Festival. She aims to raise much needed funds for children orphaned or made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS in South Africa. The 11-day challenge starts on […]

Charlize needs YOU

By SAPeople 27-02-15 21:50

Instead of bringing you yet another paparazzi picture of Charlize Theron looking ‘gaunt’, leaving the gym or buying a diet shake (wow – is she being harrassed or what by the paps since breaking up with Stuart Townsend), here’s some news of the good work that Charlize does without much fanfare AND which you can […]

Vote for Ashley!

By SAPeople 27-02-15 22:32

Ashley Hayden’s in the final two of South Africa’s Celebrity Survivor and she needs YOUR help please! “After a stinky hungry month on Santa Carolina I am in the final two of Survivor,” says Ashley, “and having totally pissed off the jury along the way as I voted them out, I desperately need the viewers’ […]

Starfish Greathearts Foundation

By SAPeople 23-03-13 20:04

Starfish Greathearts Foundation is a UK & SA registered charity which aims to bring life, hope and opportunity to the children of southern Africa who have been orphaned or made vulnerable by the devastating HIV/AIDS pandemic. Starfish focuses on helping each and every child as an individual. The charity does this by working in partnership […]

Elton and Annie supporting South Africans with Aids

By SAPeople 27-02-15 22:32

Annie Lennox will be supporting Elton John (actually Sir Elton John) at his AIDS Foundation Gala Event on Tuesday night in Cape Town. Elton’s Foundation (EJAF) considers South Africa its highest priority in its international funding because South Africa has the largest number of people living with HIV in the world. Annie Lennox created The […]

Support Education in Cape Town

By SAPeople 01-11-09 00:55

Submitted by: Laura Pugliese, Development Officer The South African Education and Environment Project (SAEP), is a programme that provides education support and capacity building initiatives in Cape Town. SAEP’s work includes an innovative Early Childhood Development Programme, which partners with creches in Philippi, Mitchell’s Plain and Samora Machel townships, providing them with resources and training […]

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