Gift of the Givers bakkie hijacked in Soweto

2020-02-11 09:57

A bakkie belonging to disaster relief group Gift of the Givers, used to transport audiologists and equipment to schools, has been hijacked in Soweto.

Shiraaz Mohamed: SA photojournalist's family cautious over claims he has escaped Syrian captors, GoG says he is with Turkish officials

2019-12-15 10:58

South African photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed, who has been held hostage in Syria since 2017, has apparently escaped from his Syrian captors, humanitarian organisation Gift of the Givers announced on Sunday, however, his family says they are still awaiting official confirmation.

Refugees order Gift of the Givers out of Methodist Church in Cape Town

2019-11-07 07:05

The Gift of the Givers have been told by foreign nationals seeking refuge at a church in Cape Town that "their services are no longer needed".

Gift of the Givers to deliver fodder to drought-stricken Eastern Cape farmers

2019-10-12 16:20

The Gift of the Givers foundation will be delivering eight truckloads of fodder to farmers in Graaff-Reinet, following a request from emerging and commercial farmers.

Vietnam organ-trading fears: Missing SA teacher's mom feeling 'hopeless'

2019-08-20 08:03

The mother of John Bothma, one of two South Africans who went missing in Vietnam, says she is feeling "hopeless" since the possibility was raised that they may have been victims of an organ harvesting syndicate.

Wife of SA hostage in Libya pleads: 'We need Gerco here with us'

2019-08-13 08:18

The wife of Gerco van Deventer, the South African paramedic who has been held hostage in Libya since November 2017, has pleaded for his return, saying his family needs him.

'Please, please, please... I just need to go home' - SA man held hostage in Libya

2019-08-05 06:21

Gerco van Deventer, a 43-year-old father of three, has been held captive in Libya since 2017 and his wife and family are struggling to raise the $1.5m (about R22m) his captors are demanding for his release.

'Deep in my heart, I believed he was out there': Cape Town mom to be reunited with missing son in eSwatini

2019-06-28 08:39

Jane Daniels has been counting down the hours to see her son. By the end of the day, she will finally get to hug her Denzil, holding him for the first time since he went missing in 2013.

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.


Gift of the Givers founder denies he put kidnapped photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed in danger

2019-12-20 05:36

The founder of humanitarian organisation Gift of the Givers, Dr Imtiaz Sooliman, has denied he put kidnapped photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed's life in danger.

'Way beyond the urgency and emergency phase', Gift of the Givers 'battle' with worsening Eastern Cape drought

2019-12-08 17:27

Humanitarian organisation Gift of the Givers says it is struggling to keep up with the impact of the drought in the Eastern Cape.

Drought: Cape Town moving closer to maximum 'advisable' water use per day

2019-10-14 17:25

Cape Town is nudging toward its maximum advisable level of water use after consumption increased to 644 million litres per day, says the City.

Gift of the Givers brings relief to drought stricken Graaff-Reinet

2019-10-01 17:55

Humanitarian organisation Gift of the Givers has sent teams to drought stricken town of Graaff-Reinet in the Eastern Cape, where the main water supplying dam has run dry.

It could be organ harvesting – Gift of the Givers on missing SA men in Vietnam

2019-08-18 20:41

Similarities in the cases of two missing South Africans living and working in Vietnam have revealed a pattern that indicates a possibility that organ harvesting was involved, according to Gift of the Givers founded Imtiaz Sooliman.

Gift of the Givers founder looks back on 27 years: 'The least I can do is help someone else'

2019-08-06 18:56

What started as a simple instruction from a spiritual leader has grown into a global humanitarian organisation that has contributed R2.8bn in aid to 43 countries.

Burkina Faso kidnapping: SA man believed to be dead, but wife holds on to hope

2019-07-30 12:11

A South African man who was kidnapped in Burkina Faso is believed to have died, but his wife refuses to accept this until she has proof.

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.

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