Thanks for joining us for Mandela Day,
taking action against poverty

Many thanks to our sponsors and volunteers who came to  join the Abalimi team in planting wind breaks at the Khanyisa Community Garden in Khayelitsha.

We planted around 200 indigenous shrubs and trees, adding quite a bit of manure to the sand soil.  Some people helped with preparing beds, planting seedlings, mulching and weeding.

Special thanks goes to our sponsors who helped make this happen, including Burgan Cape Terminals (BTU), Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), the Sustainability Institute, Treepreneurs and Uthando with kind support from New Frontiers and the Noakes Foundation.

We have posted some photos below, but also please visit our facebook page or Instagram (@abalimi_bezekhaya) for more photos.

Many thanks to Ma Pat, a local farmer and cook extraordinaire, who cooked a HUGE pot of vegetable soup for everybody to share.

Thanks to everybody who brought a mug along – they will be well used at our community centres (this helps to avoid polystyrene and we can have a plastic free July :-).

While Mandela Day is over, our work continues, so any donations are always welcome and can be made via EFT into our account with your name as reference.

Account Number: 070912637
Standard Bank, Thibault Square, Cape Town
Cape Town Branch Code: 020909
Account Type: Cheque/ Current

If you are making a donation and would like a tax certificate for reduction of your annual income tax and your are based in South Africa, you are requested to please download the form and email it to us with your details.

For more information, please contact Rob Small on 082-33 191 33 or


As soon as the wind breaks start to grow we will post new pictures of what the gardens look like! Here are some “before pictures”

Excitement in the gardens while preparing for Mandela Day!
Khanyisa Community Garden in Khayelitsha
Khanyisa Community Garden in Khayelitsha
Preparing for Mandela Day