Give Responsibly

The Big Issue celebrates 15 years of giving hope

Big Issue 15th Birthday by Lisa Burnell

How do you give responsibly to a homeless, marginalised adult? The Big Issue South Africa is celebrating 15 years of helping South Africans do just that. The beginning of the dream started over a kitchen table, and continues to provide a living wage for thousands of people, one magazine sale at a time. Continued…

February 17, 2012

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CCID donates 500 pairs of shoes to the city’s homeless – and how to help


The Cape Town Central Improvement District recently presented 500 pairs of men’s shoes to various charities working with homeless people in the Central City. Tasso Evangelinos, COO of the CCID, said that he hoped that the shoes could provide extra comfort and dignity for some of the city’s most vulnerable. Continued…

June 28, 2011

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The CCID and the City work together to create a caring city for all


Since its inception in 2000, the Central City Improvement District (CCID) has been committed to supporting and enhancing the efforts of the City of Cape Town and other key stakeholders to address the Central City’s social problems. 

Before being elected Executive Mayor of Cape Town, Patricia de Lille pledged to put homelessness high on her city agenda, outlining a six-point program to “build a caring city in which everyone who needs help receives it and an inclusive city where everyone has a stake in the future”. This programme included a one-stop assessment centre to help people get access to necessary services, and expanding and reorienting the Displaced Persons Unit (DPU). Continued…

June 20, 2011

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Helping the homeless find their way home


The idea that no one should have to live on our streets, enshrined in the vision of The Haven Night Shelter Organisation, is something that almost everyone would support wholeheartedly, but not everyone understands exactly what an organisation such as The Haven does to turn people’s lives around. Continued…

May 24, 2010

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Legends Show


Cape Town’s teenagers come together to prove that the only thing bigger than their talent is their heart. Continued…

May 24, 2010

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Give Responsibly to make a difference

Cape Town is a place where meetings with friends and colleagues are often held at one of the city’s many sidewalk cafes. It is a convivial atmosphere which can be seasoned with a dash of guilt or empathy with the less fortunate members of our society. Continued…

April 19, 2010

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GIVE health a chance…

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The state of public health care facilities, day hospitals and other hospitals and health care organisation in South Africa is constantly under financial pressure to meet the needs of the people standing in often long queues for medical assistance. Continued…

November 30, 2009

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CCID’s social success attributed to a strong field work team

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The past year has seen the Central City Improvement District (CCID) in Cape Town increase its social development department to include a manager (Pat Eddy) and three fulltime field workers (Dean Ramjoomia, Mark Williams and Headman Siralarala). Continued…

November 4, 2009

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