U-turn is a registered NGO based in Cape Town founded in 1997 dealing with homelessness. Over the past 21 years, have crafted an innovative skills based programme designed with long term results for rehabilitation and reintegration. Six months after graduating from the programme, more than 80% of participants remain employed and sober.

Macassar Pottery


Macassar Pottery is the flagship of an extensive community transformation process in Macassar, Cape Town. Within the business, they upskill, employ, and incubate un-schooled youths who, incidentally, make up 50% of all young people in South Africa. Macassar Pottery offers learnerships and on-the-job training to help young people become employable, productive citizens. With the [...]

Lavender in Lavender Hill


Lavender in Lavender Hill is a community empowerment company founded by Marcelle du Plessis. They produce high quality, all-natural ingredient lavender body, home, and food products. The aim is to empower the Lavender Hill community. The organization supports job creation and entrepreneurial development. Lavender in Lavender Hill works with underprivileged product producers, small enterprises, [...]



The founders of Quirky30, Sihle Tshabalala, and Mzimkulu, are remarkable human beings and truly inspiring speakers. Their life stories are exceptional. Both, born into a life of poverty in the township of Langa, Cape Town both Sihle and Mzi pursued a life of crime and gangsterism leading to their respective terms of imprisonment for [...]

The Big Issue


The Big Issue is a non-profit, non-governmental organization (NGO) and Public Benefit Organization (PBO). They produce an award-winning, high-quality monthly consumer magazine focusing on the social issues of the day, which self-employed sell to make a living. The Big Issue provides social development services to vendors. The organization creates jobs for the unemployed, vulnerable, [...]