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News from Inkanyiso Crèche August 2020

Who could have imagined that the world as we know it could change so drastically in such a short period of time. The Inkanyiso Crèche had high hopes for 2020, especially after the welcome improvements made last year and with a lot of new, fresh

Covid-19 Relief hand sanitizers

Given that obtaining most goods is a challenge in our rural area and that there is a critical shortage of running water, Thanda Foundation Trust purchased high-grade surface and hand sanitizers for distribution to rural entrepreneurs, municipalities, schools and police stations. The rural entrepreneurs are

Covid-19 Facemasks

As part of the Covid19 relief project and with the goal of promoting local economic empowerment and entrepreneurship, three seamstresses were identified from the communities neighbouring Thanda Safari, namely Mandlakazi and Mdletsheni. These Gogo’s (Grandmothers), together with young assistants recruited from the surrounding areas, undertook

Covid-19 Relief

Thousands of community members within rural Zululand have lost their jobs due to the economic impact of the Covid19 National Shutdown. These communities rely heavily on tourism-related industries and with the uncertainty over when the tourism industry will begin operating the outlook for these communities

The Youth Employment Services

The Youth Employment Services (YES) is an initiative designed in collaboration with government and labour to create employment hub for the youth of South Africa. Stars at Work has embarked on a project to roll-out workshops to benefit young people from sixty-six (66) high schools

Star for Life Norway & Thanda Foundation Trust

Esiqiwini High School has a vision of achieving a 100% Bachelor Pass in 2020, however, due to South Africa’s power crisis, many learners are left impotent to studying or doing their homework at night. To aid the school in achieving Vision 2020, Star for Life


Dear friends, A lot has happened since my last report to you. As pictures speak more than words I have included many images with my text. Thanks again for the generous donations which helped us to implement many projects at the crèche. Your continued support

Thanda Safari Santa visits Community

In December 2019, Thanda Safari’s very own Santa, Sipho Sibiya, together with our Community Liaison, Sbu Mlambo, visited the three surrounding communities, being the Mandlakazi, Mdletshe and Ngwenya tribal authorities, in order to drop off some Christmas gifts and have some celebratory cake. This was of

Areco Steel with Cwakeme High School

A joyous day at Cwakeme High School, as students and teachers gathered together to celebrate the launch of a fruitful partnership between the school and, Peter and Elisabet Areskog(Areco Steel). To mark the beginning of a beautiful partnership, Areco Steel has committed to a scholarship program

Stars at Work Matric Certificates

7,500 Star for Life matriculants wrote their final English exam on the 26/11/2019. The dedicated coaches celebrated this milestone by presenting each learner with a Star for Life Certificate congratulation the learners on completing the Star for Life program. Thanda Foundation Trust sponsored the design