The day the town ran dry

2017-11-19 00:00

Beaufort West, one of five Western Cape towns worst hit by the drought, is now totally dependent on underground water. Gift of the Givers drills down in a last-ditch bid to save the day.

McGown: Gift of the Givers unaware of reported €3.5m ransom

2017-08-04 11:36

The Gift of the Givers says it knows nothing about a ransom of more than R50m that was allegedly paid for the release of South African hostage Stephen McGown.

NGO uses Cloud Platform to launch donation app

2017-06-12 17:00

The Gift of the Givers Foundation, the largest disaster response organisation of African origin on the continent, has launched a first-of-its-kind mobile app to facilitate simple, seamless and secure donations.

Banks, big business give millions for Knysna fire victims

2017-06-09 10:23

Two of South Africa's big four banks have contributed a total R20m towards relief efforts for victims of the devastating fires in the Southern Cape.

Mother of SA hostage in Mali dies without reunion

2017-05-27 22:51

The mother of a South African man who has been held in hostage in Mali for five-and-a-half years has died.

Still no word on Shiraaz Mohamed on his 39th birthday

2017-04-18 20:38

There are no updates on the whereabouts of South African photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed since his kidnapping three months ago, says his former wife, Shirley Govender.

Gift of the Givers, Dirco can't confirm reports on missing SA journalist

2017-02-17 11:38

The Gift of the Givers and the Department of International Relations have distanced themselves from reports that kidnapped South African journalist, Shiraaz Mohamed, was alive & plans were under to have him brought home soon.

Questions over kidnapped journalist's Syrian visa

2017-02-04 14:25

Gift of the Givers says it and its personnel did not apply for Syrian visas upon entering the country, as they received permission from the civilian-controlled region they were working in.

We believe Shiraaz Mohamed is still alive - Gift of the Givers

2017-01-23 11:27

The Gift of the Givers says it believes that abducted South African photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed is still alive, but is still seeking proof.

'We are paralysed with worry' – family of Shiraaz Mohamed

2017-01-18 11:10

The family of a South African photojournalist, Shiraaz Mohamed, who was kidnapped in Syria last week, say they are paralysed with worry.


Stephen McGown on the 'ups and downs' of clinging to hope

2017-08-10 22:50

After years of false hope, former al-Qaeda hostage Stephen McGown said he got tired of believing that he would ever be released.

Family of SA hostage in Mali wants him out 'as quickly as possible'

2017-07-03 16:24

The family of Stephen McGown, a South African who has been held hostage in Mali hopes that government will negotiate his release soon following a new proof-of-life video.

#KnysnaFires: Community members lend a helping hand

Gift of the Givers and volunteers set up camp near the affected areas on Friday to help those displaced by the fire.

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Gift of the Givers truck diverted to send water to Knysna

2017-06-08 11:20

A Gift of the Givers truck carrying bottled water for drought affected Cape Town has been re-routed to Knysna following devastating wildfires.

SA hostage in Mali marks 2000 days in captivity

2017-05-17 19:35

More than five years after her son had been captured by a rebel group in Mali, Stephen McGown’s ailing mother wants him freed before she takes her last breath, Gift of the Givers says.

Cape fire victims receive huge support from locals

2017-03-11 22:45

Individuals, charities and companies have opened their hearts and wallets to help the fire victims following the devastating fires in Hout Bay, Cape Town.

Durban man believed killed in Syria

2017-02-14 20:47

A 22-year-old Durban man is believed to have been killed in war-ravaged Syria, civic activist Yusuf Abramjee has said.

Raids, arrests in search for Shiraaz Mohamed - NGO

2017-02-03 15:30

People will be rounded up and arrested as the search for South African photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed continues in Syria, according to the Gift of the Givers.

Messages of support and pleas for Shiraaz Mohamed's safe return

It's been over a week since photographer Shiraaz Mohamed was kidnapped in Syria.

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Al-Qaeda-linked group to help find abducted photographer

2017-01-15 20:15

Al-Qaeda-linked group An Nusra has offered to help in the search for South African photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed, who was apparently kidnapped by armed men as he was leaving Syria.

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