Uthando (Love) South Africa is proud to work with and support a fantastic collection of independent, well-managed, innovative and inspiring community development projects and charitable organizations and social entrepreneurs across a broad spectrum of sectors including the following:

  • Abused women and children / domestic violence
  • Agriculture and food gardens
  • Animal welfare
  • Human development through arts/culture and sport
  • Children and Educare
  • Disabilities
  • Drug and alcohol abuse
  • Education
  • Elderly and aging
  • Environmental and green
  • Farmworkers and rural development
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Housing / Shelter
  • Nutrition
  • Population health
  • Prisoner rehabilitation
  • Reconciliation and human rights development
  • Refugees and migrants
  • Skills development and empowerment
  • Sustainable economic development
  • Unemployment

The criterion for consideration as a grantee project:

  • Grantees must be community based.
  • Grantees must be registered Non-Profit Organizations (NPO) with the South African Department of Social Development.
  • Grantees must be prepared to submit needs analyses to Uthando and provide satisfactory reports on expenditure including Annual Reports and Annual Financial Statements.
  • Grantees must satisfy Uthando that benefits to the community are clearly defined and activities are tangible and evident.
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Uthando (love) South Africa Projects

Community and development projects we work with and support.


eKhaya eKasi “Home In The Hood” Center

eKhaya eKasi Art & Education Center is a non-profit organization based in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. In support of the economic development of women and children through promoting education, well-being, and creativity, the center serves as a community resource and oasis of hope for families impacted by extreme poverty. A strong ethos of helping people [...]


Eziko “Fireplace” Cooking School

Eziko Cooking and Catering School is a community-based project located in Langa, one of the oldest townships in Cape Town. Eziko acts as an entry-level skill center in catering and the hospitality field. Eziko specializes in food preparation and cooking courses, baking, and drinks service, preparing students for a career in cooking and catering. [...]


Ghetto Gardeners

Ghetto Gardeners affectionately known as “GG” was established in 2018 by Ludwe Qamata from Site C in Khayelitsha with the purpose of empowering young and old with organic vegetable development skills and knowledge. GG encourages a positive change within community and household spaces by transforming unused and used areas to beautiful gardens. Ludwe having [...]


Girls Matter

Girls Matter provides support, guidance, and training to teenage girls in Hanover Park, who have dropped out of school. The project also offers a peer group and a place where girls access affirmation, healthy food, and real relaxation. Girls Matter aims to enable these vulnerable girls to achieve balance in their lives by encouraging [...]


Greater Commission United (GCU)

Greater Commission United (GCU) is a non-profit organization based in Heideveld, Cape Town. Established in 2001 by Mario van Niekerk, GCU provides life-changing sporting and education opportunities to disadvantaged, impoverished youth between the ages of 7 and 18 years. The primary aim of GCU is to guard against youth gangsterism within the Heideveld community [...]



Greenpop is a non-profit organization on a mission to (re)connect people with the planet by planting trees through urban greening and reforestation projects. The organization spreads environmental awareness and activates people via green festivals and workshops across Southern Africa. The urban-greening initiative empowers local communities to improve their ecological and social landscapes by using [...]


Hanover Park Cricket Club

Hanover Park Cricket Club is a Registered Non-Profit (176-964) and Public Benefit Organisation. The Club strives to impact its members through sports education. It is committed to teaching cricket to restore dignity and a sense of belonging to their community. The sport is a unifying catalyst, helping to curb the gangsterism, violence, and drugs [...]