Practitioner Training

Our ECD programme aims to build the capacity of those who work…
July 19, 2019/by Gemma Cowan

Donor hosts Fundraiser for Senior Citizens

On Wednesday 29 May, our friend and supporter, Bibie, hosted…
May 29, 2019/by Gemma Cowan

Renovation projects

Senior Clubs
Renovations are well underway at several of our…
May 2, 2019/by Gemma Cowan

The Umelwane Project

When it comes to older persons in need, the greatest challenge…
May 2, 2019/by Gemma Cowan

Freedom Day

Every year on April 27, South Africans celebrate Freedom Day.…
April 29, 2019/by Gemma Cowan

Nandipha’s story

When Nandipha’s* shack burnt down a few years ago, she lost…
April 16, 2019/by Gemma Cowan

The Afternoon Angels

In 2018, Ikamva Labantu joined forces with a group of 56 women…
March 8, 2019/by Gemma Cowan

The indignity of ageing in poverty

By Helen Lieberman, Founder and Honorary President of Ikamva…
February 5, 2019/by Gemma Cowan

Ethel’s story

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There are some common…
December 11, 2018/by Gemma Cowan

Giving Tuesday

Instead of splashing out on #BlackFriday, Ikamva Labantu is encouraging…
November 23, 2018/by Gemma Cowan

Nomsitho’s story

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In the 1970s, Nomsitho* arrived…
November 9, 2018/by Gemma Cowan

Mandisa’s story

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In 1957, Mandisa’s husband…
October 31, 2018/by Gemma Cowan

Nomalungelo’s story

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Nomalungelo worked for a…
October 19, 2018/by Gemma Cowan

Sylvia’s story

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October 11, 2018/by Gemma Cowan

Celebrating Older Human Rights Champions

The UN International Day of Older Persons is marked on October…
September 28, 2018/by Gemma Cowan

Kholiswa’s Story

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“In 1976, I was working…
September 28, 2018/by Gemma Cowan

Keep an older person warm this Mandela Day

This Mandela Day, we're collecting blankets and non-perishable…
July 11, 2018/by Gemma Cowan

Beading for Bread

Ethel Fanelo was born in Cape Town in 1949. Now 69 years old,…
July 5, 2018/by Gemma Cowan

Our Family Services

We believe that strong families build strong communities. Our…
April 4, 2018/by Gemma Cowan

The Journey to becoming Principal

Each afternoon, as the school day ended in a rural village in…
April 3, 2018/by Gemma Cowan

Introducing Ishrene Davids as General Manager

We are thrilled to welcome Ishrene Davids back to the Ikamva…
April 3, 2018/by Gemma Cowan

Ride the CT Cycle Tour with us on March 11th

How to join our team

A team entry costs R800 per person,…
January 17, 2018/by Gemma Cowan

Kholeka’s Story

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“I grew up taking care…
December 11, 2017/by Gemma Cowan

Give back with #GivingTuesday

Instead of splashing out on #BlackFriday, we are encouraging…
November 23, 2017/by Gemma Cowan

Sixty + Counts event puts treatment of the elderly in the spotlight

On Thursday, 12 October, in partnership with Embassy of France…
October 16, 2017/by Gemma Cowan

Childhood Awareness Day

Ikamva Labantu has hosted our second Childhood Awareness Day…
October 10, 2017/by Gemma Cowan

Sixty+ Counts Exhibition

5 - 29 October | Alliance Française du Cap | 155 Loop Street…
October 3, 2017/by Gemma Cowan

Health & Safety Training for Preschool Principals

From 24-28 July, Ikamva Labantu held a Health Training Week for…
August 1, 2017/by Gemma Cowan

Help Bring the Colour Back to our Rainbow Centre this Mandela Day

Our Rainbow Centre in Gugulethu is a community centre that is…
July 6, 2017/by Gemma Cowan

Ikamva Labantu Founder awarded highest French distinction

On Wednesday 19 April, our Founder Helen Lieberman, was awarded…
April 21, 2017/by Gemma Cowan

Nursing Surgery in Khayelitsha

Need medical attention? Feeling sick? Visit our new Nursing Surgery…
April 7, 2017/by Gemma Cowan

Khayelitsha couple turn dream preschool into reality

In a tiny kitchen, in the middle of a sprawling informal settlement…
April 6, 2017/by Gemma Cowan
Ikamva Labantu Clinical Nurse Practioner in the brand new Nursing Surgery facility

Ikamva Labantu launches first NGO-owned Nursing Surgery Unit

On 9 March, after two years of planning and preparation, we were…
March 10, 2017/by Gemma Cowan

Kwakhanya wins SA ECD Award

This week, we won the National SA ECD Award for 'Best ECD Centre…
February 1, 2017/by Gemma Cowan

Helping Seniors to see again

Nomntu Twala’s eye problems began last year when her vision…
December 12, 2016/by Gemma Cowan

Fuel2Grow Battle of Wits

On Saturday, 19 November, we turned the V & A Waterfront amphitheatre…
November 21, 2016/by Gemma Cowan

Grandparent Giftathon 2016

We're teaming up once again with Grandparent Giftathon to collect…
November 1, 2016/by Gemma Cowan

Training Cooks with Woolworths

Earlier today, pre-school cooks from across the Cape Flats took…
October 28, 2016/by Gemma Cowan

Seniors’ Cultural Day 2016

Today, we celebrated our annual Ikamva Labantu Seniors' Cultural…
October 21, 2016/by Gemma Cowan

Why is an Afterschool Programme so important?

When you support Fuel2Grow, you are supporting an enriching afterschool…
October 7, 2016/by Gemma Cowan

Providing weekly health screenings for pre-schoolers

We are grateful to continue our ongoing partnership with SHAWCO…
September 2, 2016/by Gemma Cowan

Giving the gift of sight

Our Health team strives to deliver cost-effective services to…
August 26, 2016/by Gemma Cowan

CareUp: Using smartphones to aid ECD implementation

We are excited to take part in the pilot phase of a new mobile…
August 13, 2016/by Gemma Cowan

Farewell to an Ikamva hero

Last week, we held a farewell party for Ma Pumla Ndaba and celebrated…
August 2, 2016/by Gemma Cowan

Uniting a Common Thread for Mandela Day 2016

Every year, South Africans honour Nelson Mandela’s legacy by…
July 15, 2016/by Gemma Cowan