Love to Give Newsletter | MARCH 2024

17 years of the


supporting Love to Give

Pictured above: The Finish of the Jabulani Challenge, Sydney, Australia

On the 6th of April, the Jabulani Challenge will take place for the seventeenth year in a row with the exception of one year when it had to be cancelled due to weather! Started in 2007 by Graeme Elgie specifically to raise funds for the need he saw in the townships of his home country South Africa, this event is now in the capable hands of the Maximum Adventure team. Entrants have a choice of three distances, and a percentage of their entry fee is donated to Love to Give.

We are extremely grateful to Mark Roberts and his team for continuing to host a terrific day, and to all the entrants for the amazing support of the work we do at Love to Give!


Pictured above: Citizen Connect training underway

“Through Citizen Connect, we are able to offer our beneficiaries a paid work experience for five months”

In 2023, the Greater Stellenbosch Trust (GST) established the Citizen Connect project and created a thousand temporary jobs as a strategic partner of the  Social Employment Fund managed through the IDC (Industrial Development Corporation).

We were delighted that Love to Give was invited to be one of the implementing partners of the project as we are already working in the social economy to implement projects that create employment and contribute to the welfare of communities. Through Citizen Connect, we are able to offer our beneficiaries a two-day a week paid work experience for five months. Participants attend training in small business development, English literacy, home-based care, growing vegetables and plumbing.

They also have access to our free CV writing service and are doing a course in Active Citizenship and Civic education.

On three days a week our beneficiaries are free to look for work.

The two days wage and their monthly food parcel enables their job search as:

“eight in 10 young South Africans have to choose between looking for work and buying food because of the high cost of job hunting quantified around R1400 per month”

Youth Capital Research


We are introducing the Micro-MBA at Love to Give as the mechanism for small business development training. The MBA stands for Managing Business Activities and was described by The London Financial Times as:

“Brilliantly Simple and Simply Brilliant”.

Two members of our team attended the facilitator training in early February. We interviewed aspiring entrepreneurs to assess their business ideas and the likelihood of their micro-businesses succeeding and 18 of our beneficiaries will start the course in March.

The course comprises 8 simple workbooks which are based on what works in micro and small businesses in South Africa. The course attendees will work through the workbooks in class with the support of the facilitators and only progress once they have mastered each workbook. They will be completing the workbooks with their businesses in mind. We are looking forward to training and mentoring these fledgling business owners.


Love to Give is a non-profit organisation and will issue Section 18A tax certificates for donations received from both individuals and organisations. As a Public Benefit Organisation, donations are tax-deductible.

Donate via EFT

Bank: ABSA
Acc. Name: Stellenbosch Community Development Programme
Acc. No: 406 384 1099

Branch Code: 632005


Donate via Given Gain

Thank you for your interest and your support.

With warm regards and many thanks,

Annabel and the team at Love to Give