GOTG Housing Village - A Practical Intervention in Jukskei Floods

Disaster Management has warned people to move away from the Jukskei River and other similar rivers on the verge of flooding. Gift of the Givers Housing village in Alex is a testimony to an effective, decisive, life saving intervention in cases of floods.  "Project Higher Ground" as we named it was to relocate people from a lower level to a higher level within the same locality without

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Official Handover of Keys to Alexandra Village Residents

Official Handover of Keys to Alexandra Village Residents

Gift of the Givers officially hands over the keys to 35 families who have been patiently waiting to take occupancy of their new homes in the Alexandra Village. Fully furnished with beds, bedding and cupboards, the houses gave each recipient a sense of security and restored their dignity.

Food parcels, hygiene and detergent packs together with a hot meal waited indoors for each of them. Some

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06/12/2013 - EMRS Christmas Party

06/12/2013 - EMRS Christmas Party

A Christmas party planned months ago by GOTG and the EMRS College for kids of the North West Province coincidentally coincided with the passing on of Tata Madiba. This was a day of great significance as children of all races came together, oblivious of the colour of their skin, to not only celebrate Christmas but the life of Madiba as well.

The children saw no boundary and this is exactly

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Mandela Day - Port Elizabeth

Mandela Day - Port Elizabeth

Gift of the Givers together together with Air Liquide donates Food Parcels to the needy in Nelson Mandela Bay. The starting point was in Kensington at an old age home where pensioners complained of not having recieved a grant for more than three months. They were relieved to receive the food parcels as were the other recipients in Malabar Informal Settlement, Roman Catholic Church in New Brighton

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Opening of Gift of the Givers Alex Housing Village

"Unimaginable", "Unbelievable", "Magnificent" are some of the terms used by people in the know and highly qualified professional builders to describe the housing village that evolved from rubble and a dump site at Alexandra.  

Pleasing and aesthetic, the houses are fire resistant with solar panels, ceilings and tile floors supported by a communal kitchen complex and an ablution block with hot

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New Homes for Alex Residents as Bulldozers Move In

The Alex housing village project finally comes to fruition today.  Established in response to the continuous floods on the Jukskei River and the concomitant loss of property and life a pro-active project in disaster response was urgently required to prevent the repetitive loss of valuable resources.  It's the same issue year in and year out; people live on the banks of the river, the

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Honouring Madiba at Home

Honouring Madiba at Home

A country mourns their beloved father, Tata Madiba, yet amidst the sombre atmosphere at his residence in Houghton, there was still a spirit of joy as the sweet sound of chorus's filled the air.

With balloons in hand, the GOTG Gauteng staff honoured Madiba with song outside his home. Each balloon represented a colour from our South African flag which was released into the air symbolising the

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Tribute to Nelson Mandela

It takes a human of saintly stature to forgive and embrace with love a system that incarcerated him for 27 years, that destroyed the lives of countless people within the inner ranks and outside his movement, that caused estrangement and eventually separation in two marriages, that prevented him from being a father to his own children because of the demands and the sacrifices required to achieve

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Alexandra Garden Project

On the boarder of Marlboro and Alexandra lies a "rubbish dump” given to GOTG by the SA Government. The land is an extension to the housing project in Alexandra and after careful consideration GOTG decided to turn it into a vegetable garden. A vegetable garden that will service not only the Alexandra Housing Village, but the many GOTG soup kitchens in Gauteng providing meals for thousands of

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Women Power Alex Housing Project

The day has arrived where 71 families (we added two more) are going to benefit from houses in much the same way as those in Khayelitsha following the shack fire on New Year's day this year.

The description of the housing village has been documented, you have seen the pictures of the prototype and read about the concept.  What is not known is who was the driving force behind this most

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