Mandela Day

Join us for Mandela Day to take action against poverty

Come and join the Abalimi team in planting wind breaks at the Khanyisa Community Garden in Khayelitsha.  It is a large garden and extremely exposed to the south and east winds.

We propose to plant almost 200 indigenous shrubs and trees, ranging at a cost of between R50 to R165, and we will require manure at a cost of around R5800.  Other tasks could include preparing beds, planting seedlings or weeding.  These trees and shrubs will be maintained by the community farmers.

Excitement in the gardens while preparing for Mandela Day!

If you would like to assist us with planting on Wednesday July 18, please join us at the Khanyisa Community Garden from 10:00 to 13:00 followed by lunch (soup and bread) with the community.

If you can, please bring along “an old mug” from home that can be used for serving your soup and afterwards donated for use at the community centre (this helps to avoid polystyrene and we can have a plastic free July :-).


Directions:   Best access is from Baden Powell Drive (R310), then enter into Khayelitsha at Mew Way Road (M44) and carry on for about 1 km to Lindela Road (first main four way intersection) where you turn right.  Siphamandla Secondary School  will be on your left at 3 Lindela Road, Town 3 in Khayelitsha.   Parking is available on the school property.  Click here for a map.

Khanyisa Community Garden in Khayelitsha

You are invited to either assist us with planting, or making a donation (or both). Donations can be made via EFT into our Standard Bank account with your name as reference.

Account Number: 07091263
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

Khanyisa Community Garden in Khayelitsha
Preparing for Mandela Day

Weather forecast looks good (-;