Five years on: Negotiations continue for SA hostage in Mali

2016-11-24 07:59

Gift of the Givers has said negotiations are continuing in an effort to have two hostages being held in Mali, including South African Stephen McGown, freed after five years of captivity.

Abramjee defends 'CEO Sleepout'

2016-07-30 14:42

The controversial CEO Sleepout will take place again next year, possibly on Robben Island, in spite of criticism of the fund-raising event, spokesperson Yusuf Abramjee said.

Having Stephen home would be best Christmas gift – SA hostage’s dad

2015-12-02 12:29

If South African hostage Stephen McGown returns home by Christmas, it will be a great gift to his father, who celebrates his birthday on December 25.

WATCH: SA hostage in Mali sends love to family and negotiators in video

The Gift of the Givers has described a new video of two hostages being held in Mali, including South African Stephen McGown, as "absolutely credible and realistic".

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Gift of the Givers makes contact with SA man's captors

2015-11-24 19:09

Humanitarian organisation Gift of the Givers has made contact with the group that took South African Stephen McGown and Swede Johan Gustafsson hostage in Mali four years ago.

Gift of Givers provides nourishment at student protest

2015-10-23 05:28

Gift of Givers will provide nourishment for university students as they head to the Union Building to be addressed by President Jacob Zuma on increasingly high university fees.

SA not asked to help with European refugee crisis - home affairs

2015-09-07 18:18

South Africa has not yet been asked to provide help during the European refugee crisis, the Department of Home Affairs says.

Gift of the Givers to donate food to 'starving' miners

2015-08-20 15:53

Destitute miners in Kroondal are so hungry that they have resorted to eating cats, rats and wild vegetables to survive. Now Gift of the Givers has stepped up to help end 'this unacceptable human suffering'.

SA man traumatised by Mali hostage-taking

2015-08-08 13:45

A South African national who found himself at the centre of a hostage-ordeal at a hotel in Mali is extremely distraught, the Gift of the Givers says.

Genghis Khan documentary leads to arrests

2015-07-19 15:47

A documentary about ancient Mongolian leader Genghis Khan might have been the reason for the arrests of 10 South African tourists in China.


Urgent SA appeal for Syrian aid

2016-08-09 17:09

An urgent appeal for South Africans to assist Syrian civilians in Aleppo has been issued by the Gift of the Givers.

Water convoy heads for drought-stricken Senekal

2016-01-12 12:08

Five trucks carrying water are on their way to drought-stricken Senekal and surrounding areas, Gift of the Givers says.

I hope to be home soon - SA hostage in Mali

2015-12-02 09:25

A South African man who has been held hostage in Mali for four years has assured his family that he is well, in a video released to Gift of the Givers.

New video emerges of South African held hostage in Mali

2015-12-02 07:55

The Gift of the Givers has described a new video of two hostages being held in Mali, including South African Stephen McGown, as "absolutely credible and realistic".

News24 readers lend a helping hand to shack dwellers

2015-11-16 21:55

Shack dwellers at Msawawa informal settlement near Kya Sands are still rebuilding as the thunderstorms and hail poured.

Aid for notorious Durban hostel

2015-10-12 20:40

Volunteers from aid and relief NGO Gift of the Givers descended on the notorious Glebelands Hostel in Umlazi to distribute food on Monday.

Korkie's teary reunion with negotiator

2015-08-23 12:10

Former al-Qaeda captive Yolande Korkie has had an emotional reunion in Bloemfontein with the Gift of the Givers' negotiator Anas al-Hamati, who helped secure her release in Yemen.

We thought we were going to die - SA volunteer in Mali

2015-08-09 14:59

A Gift of the Givers volunteer has detailed how he and two fellow South Africans were convinced they were going to die when a siege broke out at the hotel they were staying at in Mali.

Gift of the Givers tries to make contact with SA man's captors

2015-07-23 18:49

Humanitarian organisation Gift of the Givers says that it is hoping that the captors of South African national Stephen Malcolm McGown and Swedish citizen Johan Gustafson will soon make contact.

First group of South Africans detained in China back home

2015-07-17 22:23

The first group of South Africans detained in China have arrived back home, Gift of the Givers says.

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