Gift of the Givers

No need for panic over tremors: geologist

World renown humanitarian aid organisation Gift of the Givers has assured that there is no need to panic after some residents in Cape Town were shaken by an earthquake at the weekend. There were no reports of any injuries, damage to property or infrastructure and no tsunami warning was issued.[…]

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Shiraaz Mohamed back on South African soil

UPDATED: South African photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed is back in the country after almost three years in captivity in Syria. Mohamed’s family confirmed on Friday that he has now returned safely to the country. VOC News tried to contact the family for comment but they have released a statement asking for[…]

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Shiraaz Mohamed free after escape from captivity: GOTG

BREAKING NEWS: Humanitarian organisation Gift of the Givers has confirmed that after more than two years, Shiraaz Mohamed has been freed from captivity in Syria. The South African photo-journalist has been held in captivity by an unknown group in Syria since January 2017,  who demanded $1.5m ransom to secure his[…]

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Gift of the Givers and Makhanda resolve payment dispute

Humanitarian organisation Gift of the Giver’s will be compensated for its work in the drought-stricken Makhanda municipality. This was the outcome of a meeting between the NGO, the municipality, the Department of Water and Sanitation and other stakeholders yesterday. It follows a dispute over R10 million owed to the relief[…]

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Ransom of R21.5m demanded for Shiraaz Mohamed

In a statement on Saturday, Gift of the Givers revealed that photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed’s captors have demanded $1.5 million (R21.5 million) for his release, which is far more than his family can afford. Following the proof of life video that Gift of the Givers received from Shiraaz’s captors in Syria[…]

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Muslim relief NGO’s respond swiftly to KZN floods

Relief aid organisations are rushing to assist the victims of a devastating flood in Kwa Zulu Natal, which has so far claimed the lives of 23 people. Torrential rains have wreaked havoc in the eThekwini municipality, with many homes, buildings and landmarks damaged by the force of the water. The[…]

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