Makhanda's water woes stabilised, Gift of the Givers set for some cash back

2019-05-24 21:39

Government has agreed to compensate charity organisation Gift of the Givers to a value yet to be determined, for its interventions to alleviate the drought in Makhanda.

We would return to Makana, says Gift of the Givers about water crisis

2019-05-16 19:53

A senior Gift of the Givers official said that given the opportunity, they would return to the Makana community to help restore full water services, this despite a financial impasse with government.

Shiraaz Mohamed's captors split on whether to release him or continue to pursue ransom

2019-05-14 17:48

The captors of SA photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed have split into two groups, with one continuing their demands for ransom and the other pushing for him to be released unconditionally.

Shiraaz Mohamed: Dirco continues to try to secure photojournalist's release

2019-04-30 17:24

International Relations Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has vowed to engage with partners abroad to continue to secure the release of SA photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed after a video of him was released recently.

Gift of Givers aids drought-stricken Amathole municipality with bottled water in truckloads

2019-04-10 22:28

Disaster relief organisation Gift of the Givers is lending a helping hand to the Amathole District Municipality, providing four truckloads of bottled water to ease the drought that has impacted the region since 2015.

Mozambique lashed with rain, strong winds as cyclone loses power

2019-03-15 12:12

Mozambique has been lashed by strong winds and widespread rain as a tropical cyclone loses power after making landfall in the country.

Makhanda water crisis: Fresh hope as Gift of the Givers strikes water

2019-02-20 08:18

The municipality of Makana in the Eastern Cape has had a double stroke of good fortune with a Gift of the Givers' geologist finding new fresh water, and the water sampling showing clean water in all but one town.

Makhanda water crisis: Gift of the Givers to bring water and expertise

2019-02-11 13:52

By the time disaster relief organisation Gift of the Givers reaches Makhanda (formerly Grahamstown) with truckloads of bottled water, large parts of the city will have had dry taps for eight days.

Western Cape government disputes Gift of the Givers' claims on Laingsburg water crisis

2019-01-05 14:09

The Western Cape government has disputed some of the claims made by Gift of the Givers on the water crisis in Laingsburg.

Gift of the Givers aims to bring temporary relief to drought-stricken Beaufort West

2018-12-28 10:14

The Gift of the Givers organisation is expected to deliver tons of bottled water to the drought-stricken Beaufort West Municipality in the Western Cape.


Makhanda, Gift of the Givers meet to resolve financial stalemate

2019-05-22 19:46

The Makana Municipality and charity organisation Gift of the Givers will be going back to the drawing board after a financial impasse forced the two apart following a 13-week partnership.

Gift of the Givers pulls out of dry Makhanda, says other companies to be paid for its work

2019-05-16 10:58

Gift of the Givers spokesperson Imtiaz Sooliman says while the organisation maintained an amicable relationship with the municipality, the government edged it out of millions of rand spent during the height of the water crisis in Makhanda.

$1.5 million ransom sought for SA photographer Shiraaz Mohamed's release

2019-05-04 17:50

A US$1.5 million ransom has been requested by captors of photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed for his release.

'We expect to get a call for ransom' - Gift of the Givers after receiving video of SA photojournalist

2019-04-29 17:30

Humanitarian organisation, Gift of the Givers, expects those who abducted missing South African photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed to make contact soon.

Team PMB to the rescue

2019-03-26 16:12

A 10-member medical team, carrying 400kg of medical supplies and other humanitarian aid, took off on a chartered aircraft from the Pietermaritzburg Airport on Monday to Cyclone Idai-ravaged Mozambique.

Gift of Givers ready to aid Mozambique amid massive cyclone

2019-03-14 18:55

Disaster relief organisation Gift of the Givers, says it is on high alert and ready to assist in Mozambique, where Tropical Cyclone Idai is expected to make landfall.

Gift of the Givers given green light to drill boreholes in water-scarce Makhanda

2019-02-14 17:26

The Makana municipality has given the green light to disaster relief organisation Gift of the Givers to start drilling boreholes as a medium-term solution to the Makhanda water crisis.

Beaufort West about to run out of emergency bottled water - official

2019-01-23 12:31

Beaufort West could run out of emergency bottled water "within the next day", according to a communication officer for the municipality.

Gift of the Givers called to rescue another Western Cape municipality as it awaits funding

2019-01-05 12:02

Gift of the Givers is once again lending a hand in another drought-stricken municipality in the Western Cape.

WATCH: Gift of the Givers brings some festive cheer to families of 96 slain police officers

2018-12-12 18:51

Gift of the Givers and Police Minister Bheki Cele have brought some festive cheer to families of slain police officers. Watch the video here.

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