R1.2m aid for Limpopo flood victims

2014-04-08 14:47

Food parcels, blankets and building materials have been delivered to flood affected municipalities in Limpopo, charitable organisation the Gift of the Givers says.

Al-Qaeda still wants ransom for Korkie

2014-03-18 13:56

Al-Qaeda militants still want ransom money for the return of kidnapped South African Pierre Korkie, the Gift of the Givers Foundation says.

Limpopo woman still missing in floods

2014-03-10 14:54

An elderly woman who was swept away with her husband while swimming in Bela-Bela is still missing.

Latest Korkie deadline set to expire

2014-02-19 13:32

The 48-hour mark for progress in securing the release of South African Pierre Korkie in Yemen is about to expire, with no new developments, the Gift of the Givers foundation says.

No news on Korkie

2014-02-13 17:10

There is still no word from the Yemeni kidnappers of Pierre Korkie, says the Gift of the Givers.

Mediator: Kidnappers will not execute Korkie

2014-02-08 16:49

Al-Qaeda militants who kidnapped a South African teacher in Yemen last year will not execute him despite their deadline for receiving R32.5m in ransom expiring, a mediator has said.

Silence ahead of Korkie ransom deadline

2014-02-04 13:05

Communication has been lost with the kidnappers of Pierre Korkie four days before al-Qaeda's ransom payment deadline, the Gift of the Givers says.

Gift of the Givers man accused of 'stealing' Korkie ransom

2014-01-26 18:56

The al-Qaeda militants holding South African Pierre Korkie hostage in Yemen, have accused Gift of the Givers' office manager in that country of "stealing" money given by Pretoria for his release.

Ebrahim's appeal to Korkie's kidnappers

2014-01-22 11:01

Deputy International Relations Minister Ebrahim Ebrahim has gone live on Yemeni television to make an appeal to the kidnappers of SA citizen Pierre Korkie to release him.

Public fundraising drive for Korkie

2014-01-21 11:14

Supporters of Pierre Korkie, the teacher who is being held hostage in Yemen, have launched a campaign to raise the R32m ransom his al-Qaeda kidnappers are demanding.

No new talks with al-Qaeda kidnappers

2014-01-20 20:27

No new talks have taken place with the Yemeni kidnappers of a South African man, disaster relief organisation The Gift of the Givers Foundation says.

No news on SA hostage - NGO

2014-01-17 22:34

There has been no update on the plight of South African hostage Pierre Korkie, says disaster relief organisation Gift of the Givers Foundation.

D-Day for kidnapped SA man in Yemen

2014-01-17 10:33

Friday marks the deadline for Pierre Korkie's family to hand over about R32.5m to his kidnappers in Yemen in exchange for his safe return.

Freed SA hostage begs for husband's freedom

2014-01-16 14:18

The wife of the man being held by al-Qaeda in Yemen has pleaded for his release as the kidnappers' deadline for his ransom approached.

SA hostage back home

2014-01-14 15:47

A woman who was held hostage in Yemen and whose husband is still there, has arrived back in the country, the international relations and co-operation department says.

Kidnapped SA teacher freed in Yemen

2014-01-10 10:37

A South African teacher, who was kidnapped together with her husband in Yemen in May last year, has reportedly been freed.

From the front lines: On the ground

2013-11-21 08:19

News24's Lauren Hess, who is in the Philippines to cover the SA team's rescue mission, visits a hospital devastated by Typhoon Haiyan.

Electric fault delays Philippines SA rescue mission

2013-11-18 14:28

A South African rescue mission in the Philippines has hit a snag after a flight to the stricken city of Ormoc was cancelled due to electricity problems in the region.

SA relief team arrives in Philippines

2013-11-15 22:07

The SA relief team has arrived in the Philippines to assist with relief operations after Super Typhoon Haiyan.

SA couple in Yemen 'not taken by al-Qaeda'

2013-06-19 09:10

A humanitarian organisation that is helping in the rescue attempt of a South African couple kidnapped in Yemen says they were not taken by al-Qaeda as previously reported.


A group of South African medical personnel have aided a new hospital in this warring region. Watch.

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SA sending 150 tons of food to Moz

2013-01-31 17:14

The SANDF and the charity, Gift of the Givers, will deliver over 150 tons of food to flood-stricken Mozambique.

Aid on the way for Free State community

2012-06-26 16:48

More aid is on the way for Kestel, Free State residents affected by a severe storm, says charity group Gift of the Givers.

SA donates R10m in aid to Congo

2012-03-28 18:52

The department of international relations has donated R10m in aid to victims of the explosion in Brazzaville, in the Republic of Congo, says a charity group.

SA embassy to help blast victims

2012-03-12 12:42

The South African embassy in the Republic of Congo is ready to help its citizens affected by the recent munitions dump blasts in Brazzaville.


Family fears for Korkie's health

2014-03-21 07:49

The family of kidnapped South African Pierre Korkie are very concerned about his health as they had not received any new information since January, a family spokesperson says.

Aid group raises R2m for Zim flood victims

2014-03-13 14:31

South African aid foundation Gift of the Givers says it has raised R2m in supplies for victims of Zimbabwe’s recent floods.

Family worried about kidnapped Korkie

2014-03-09 15:01

Yolande Korkie, the wife of a South African man being held hostage by Al-Qaeda in Yemen, has made another appeal to the captors to release her husband.

Progress made on kidnapped Korkie - NGO

2014-02-17 14:58

Some progress has been made towards securing the release of a South African man kidnapped in Yemen, the Gift of the Givers foundation says.

AFP: Korkie mediator a credible source

2014-02-09 19:02

International news agency Agence France-Presse has stood by the credibility of a mediator who it reported had contact with al-Qaeda militants that kidnapped Pierre Korkie.

Yolande makes final appeal for husband's release

2014-02-06 19:35

Yolande Korkie, the wife of a South African man being held hostage by al-Qaeda in Yemen, has made a final video appeal in the hopes of securing her husband's release.

Korkie's negotiator flees to Dubai

2014-01-29 18:20

A Gift of the Givers Foundation's negotiator and his family have fled Yemen after negotiations soured with al-Qaeda militants keeping an SA man hostage.

Korkie kidnappers make contact with Gift of the Givers

2014-01-22 16:57

The al-Qaeda militants who kidnapped Pierre Korkie in Yemen have made contact with The Gift of the Givers Foundation.


Yolande Korkie, the woman held hostage with her husband in Yemen,stays spiritually strong despite being physically weak, director of Gift of the Givers Imtiaz Sooliman says.

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No more interviews for Korkie wife

2014-01-21 08:28

The wife of Pierre Korkie, who is being held by al-Qaeda in Yemen, will not be giving further media interviews.

Kidnapped SA man in Yemen is alive - NGO

2014-01-18 14:10

A South African man kidnapped by al-Qaeda militants in Yemen is alive, disaster relief organisation The Gift of the Givers Foundation says.

Deputy minister going to Yemen for Korkie

2014-01-17 11:20

International Relations Deputy Minister Ebrahim Ebrahim will travel to Yemen to consult with its government and other interested parties on the kidnapping of South African Pierre Korkie.

Worst moment of my life - freed SA hostage

2014-01-16 18:55

Yolande Korkie's release by al-Qaeda, who kidnapped her and husband Pierre in Yemen, was one of the worst moments of her life, she says.

Hostage talks centre on money - Sooliman

2014-01-15 07:05

Talks to free South African school teacher Pierre Korkie, being held hostage in Yemen, are mainly about the ransom money, the Gift of the Givers says.

Face-to-face talks to free SA hostage start

2014-01-13 13:21

Face-to-face negotiations with a group of kidnappers holding a South African teacher for ransom in Yemen are set to begin this week, Gift of the Givers founder Imtiaz Sooliman says.


Members of South African rescue team, Gift of the Givers, have been in the Philippines offering relief to those affected by typhoon Haiyan. Watch.

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SA rescue team assisting typhoon-hit town

2013-11-19 14:15

The Gift of the Givers volunteer team is the first foreign team to arrive in the Philippine town of Palompon to assist with relief efforts following Typhoon Haiyan.

From the front lines: Getting ready

2013-11-18 09:56

News24's Lauren Hess, who is in the Philippines to cover the SA team's typhoon Haiyan rescue mission, gets ready for the devastation she'll witness there.

SA team on its way to Philippines

2013-11-15 07:26

A group of about 30 Gift of the Givers volunteers is just hours away from landing in the Philippines to undertake a massive rescue and recovery operation following the devastating Typhoon Haiyan.

NGO helping in Yemen hostage search

2013-06-18 14:46

Gift of the Givers has stepped in to help find the South African couple abducted in Yemen, it says.

SA medics start work in Syria

2013-04-16 12:23

A team of South African medics, led by the Gift of the Givers, has crossed the border from Turkey into Syria to render medical care to people displaced by the Syrian civil war.

Lonmin protesters admonished about food aid

2012-09-11 13:16

Striking Lonmin mineworkers have been admonished for fighting about food aid being provided by the humanitarian organisation, Gift of the Givers.

Gift of the Givers founder hijacked

2012-06-15 09:16

The founder of the world-renowned Gift of the Givers organisation, Dr Imtiaz Sooliman, has told how he tried to talk a gunman down during a hijacking incident outside his Pietermaritzburg home.

SA, Somalia discuss pirate hostages

2012-03-13 22:18

South Africa and Somalia are hoping to resolve an impasse about the return of South Africans being held hostage there, the international relations and co-operation minister says.

Help release SA hostages, Somalis urged

2012-02-22 11:11

Somalis in SA are being asked to encourage the release of two South Africans who were kidnapped by pirates and are being held for ransom, the Gift of the Givers says.

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