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World Humanitarian Day 2020

World Humanitarian Day 2020

To mark World Humanitarian Day we celebrate, thank and salute all of our staff, community workers and donors with this video tribute showcasing our Covid-19 relief efforts and highlighting the incredible impact we can have when we work together. "Ikamva Labantu’s...

Ikamva Design

Ikamva Design

Calling all corporates, virtual event planners and gifting specialists. Self reliance and sustainability are the cornerstones of Ikamva Design and our mission is to create job opportunities for artisans in Cape Town’s townships. We have a beautiful range of handmade,...

Meet Matthews Mncedisi Benge…

Meet Matthews Mncedisi Benge…

We honour you, Matthews Mncedisi Benge, for your decades of service!⁣ Matthews has been involved with Ikamva since he was a little boy. He is the son of Sophia Benge, one of the original founders of Ikamva Labantu, and is a deeply committed community leader. He goes...

Youth Day 2020

Youth Day 2020

Nomsa is a passionate, driven and joyful woman living in the crime stricken neighbourhood of Delft where gang violence and abuse run rampant. Having grown up under difficult circumstances herself, Nomsa hopes that the story of how she started her educare will provide...

15 June: United Nations World Elder Abuse Awareness Day⁣

15 June: United Nations World Elder Abuse Awareness Day⁣

Caring for seniors is part of our mandate at Ikamva Labantu. The abuse of senior citizens is a pandemic which is not new to the communities we serve. The 21 Ikamva Labantu Seniors Clubs, situated across Cape Town’s township neighbourhoods, provide a safe haven for...

Meet Jessica-Marie Perez

Meet Jessica-Marie Perez

“I joined Ikamva Labantu in March of 2018 as an assistant in the baby class and am now a teacher of the 4 months to 1-year-old class. I am a privileged individual and believe that I should use my privilege for good to assist people wherever possible.” Jess was first...

Thank you, Ladles of Love!

Thank you, Ladles of Love!

Ladles of Love is the organisation that provides Ikamva Labantu and another 25 NGOs who serve communities across the Western Cape with nourishing meals, sandwiches and food packs. Danny Diliberto, Ladles of Love founder, assisted by Margolite William, and a team of...

Meet Mildred Bopoto…

Meet Mildred Bopoto…

Mildred is the Programme Manager for Early Childhood Development (ECD) at Ikamva Labantu where it is her responsibility to ensure the smooth running of the ECD Department's 4 programmes, namely: Registration Help Desk, Principals Training Programme, Practitioners...

“Food safety, everyone’s business” – World Food Safety Day

“Food safety, everyone’s business” – World Food Safety Day

Ikamva Labantu chatted about Food Safety with special guest Danny Diliberto, founder of Ladles of Love. World Food Safety Day, started by the World Health Organisation, is celebrated on 7 June in order to encourage conversation and action around safety measures...

The heartbeat of the Ikamva Labantu family

The heartbeat of the Ikamva Labantu family

Ikamva Labantu celebrate's our community-based staff, the heartbeat of our family. Each and every staff member has gone above and beyond during this uncertain season tossing away job titles and embracing the uncertainty it has to offer. We salute you, all our Ikamva...

Community mobilisation – the power of people

Community mobilisation – the power of people

Dear Ikamva Labantu supporters, Firstly, we want to share a message received from a true community hero in Cape Town: “Let me take this time to thank Ikamva Labantu in partnership with us, the Afternoon Angels. Yesterday, a group of community was standing outside next...

Day 14 of lockdown – Ikamva Labantu update from the field

Day 14 of lockdown – Ikamva Labantu update from the field

Humanitarian response and deliveries of essential items Day 14 of lockdown in South Africa. Ikamva Labantu is addressing the unfolding humanitarian crisis that the young and the old in the townships are experiencing. Procurement of food in collaboration with local...