A decade of Jacob Zuma has made South Africans more desperate but also more wary of politics and receptive to Siya Kolisi's brand of sincere, lived-in pragmatism, writes Cecelia Balfour.
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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.
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.
Gift of the Givers is once again lending a hand in another drought-stricken municipality in the Western Cape.
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.
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.
The Gift of the Givers says it believes that abducted South African photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed is still alive, but is still seeking proof.
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.
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.
South Africa has not yet been asked to provide help during the European refugee crisis, the Department of Home Affairs says.
The first group of South Africans detained in China have arrived back home, Gift of the Givers says.
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.
The Western Cape government has disputed some of the claims made by Gift of the Givers on the water crisis in Laingsburg.
It’s 25 years since Gift of the Givers began and, to mark the occasion, Poloko Tau and Tebogo Letsie accompany its founder on an inspiring, eyes-wide-shut Cape meander.
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.
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.
Founder of Gift of the Givers Dr Imtiaz Sooliman has challenged parents to act more responsibly around their children, saying they had 'absconded' from parenting duties.
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".
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.
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.
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa must intervene to assist the five South Africans detained by the Chinese government, the Gift of the Givers says.
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