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People give for various reasons, but the most common reason is that they all give to what matters to them the most. According to scientific studies, most have proven that generosity stimulates dopamine, which creates similar brain activity in the regions connected to the experience of pleasure and reward. It is not different with Kas. Kovilan and his friends, who recently joined the fight against one of their community’s most pressing need, hunger. On the...
Thursday, March 4, 2021
Behind our work, there are people who Give, Volunteer and Act to make our communities a better place to live in. Volunteers are the backbone of the United Way movement. They contribute their time, expertise, and talent to improve lives in their communities. It does not matter how younger or older you are, anyone can be an advocate for CHANGE. Tanya’s family have always been firm believers of GIVING and 8 years ago, they decided to start an annual charity...
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Fire broke out at the Booysens Informal Settlement on Friday night, the 22nd of January 2020. Over 700 shacks were raised to the ground but fortunately, no fatal injuries were reported. The fire affecting about 1765 individuals, including children – leaving them displaced with no infrastructure, nor food or clothing. While the affected are still picking up the pieces following the tragic experience, United Way South Africa (UWSA) has joined the City of...
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
In the continued struggle against COVID-19, United Way South Africa (UWSA) has since raised their hands to tackle challenges faced in under-served communities. UWSA, the local United Way organisation, which is part of the United Way Worldwide (UWW) movement; has been at the forefront of distributing COVID19 relief care packs to under-served communities in need. This response has been made possible by generous donations from multiple donors as well as...
Friday, January 22, 2021
“As the world retreated inside homes due to the lockdown measures introduced to curb the COVID-19 pandemic, reports showed an alarming increase in the already existing pandemic of violence against women. Accompanying the crisis has been a spike in domestic violence reporting, at exactly the time that services, including rule of law, health and shelters are being diverted to address the pandemic.” Gender-based violence is a profound and widespread problem...
Friday, December 4, 2020
United Way South Africa recently partnered with Beiersdorf to facilitate the Phase 1 donation of 110 000 x NIVEA Creme 400ml tins to healthcare workers in South Africa as part of #NIVEACareBeyondSkin COVID-19 relief efforts.    We would like to thank all health care workers throughout South Africa for their dedication and bravery, putting their lives at risk daily,  whilst looking after patients with the utmost care and respect during the Covid-19...
Thursday, November 12, 2020

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