Korkie on the verge of being released: GOTG

Pierre Korkie would have been released Sunday by his Yemeni kidnappers had it not been for a botched American Special Services-led rescue mission to free photo-journalist Luke Somers. But Gift of the Givers founder, and pivotal negotiator in Korkie’s release, Imtiaz Sooliman, says Korkie survived as long as he did because he[…]

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GOTG chased away in Lagos

While family members anxiously wait on any news from loved ones, information from Nigeria has been a total blackout, after a building collapsed in Lagos last Friday. Relief organization Gift of the Givers reported on Wednesday that their representatives in Lagos had been chased away, after trying to assist a[…]

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GOTG begins Gaza work

Relief organization Gift of the Givers started its humanitarian work in Gaza on Sunday, after gaining entry into the besieged coastal strip late Saturday afternoon. The delegation of 10 medical doctors experienced some trouble in Cairo this week, while awaiting clearance from the Egyptian embassy to enter through the Rafah[…]

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Gift of the Givers book released

The highly anticipated story of leading SA humanitarian organsation Gift of the Givers has finally been encapsulated in a book. Written by VOC’s very own Shafiq Morton, Imtiaz Sooliman and the Gift of the Givers: A Mercy to All tells the story of the establishment of South Africa’s only home-grown[…]

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GOTG departs for Gaza tonight

Its all systems go for humanitarian NGO Gift of the Givers (GOTG) who will depart for war devastated Gaza on Tuesday evening. The relief agency has deployed ten 10 medical specialists who will depart from OR Tambo International at 9.45pm. Despite initial delays, they are expected to land in Cairo[…]

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GOTG making diplomatic progress

Gift of the Givers founder Dr Imtiaz Sooliman says things are moving fast in their diplomatic efforts to get into Gaza via the Rafah border in Egypt and a medical mission could leave soon. The humanitarian relief NGO has received support from the Presidency and the Department of International Relations[…]

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GOTG to send medical volunteers to Gaza

With the current death toll in the Gaza Strip standing at just over 500, mostly civilian casualties, local aid group the Gift of the Givers (GOTG) have announced an initiative to dispatch medical volunteers to the war-torn region. Apart from a massive shortage of medical supplies, there is an urgent[…]

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VOC welcomes Ramadan in Macassar

The first day of Ramadan started off on a high note in Macassar on Sunday, where the first leg of the 2014 Ahlan Wa Sahlan outreach project kicked off. 200 people attending the mass iftar at Masjid us-Sabireen and expressed their gratitiutde and appreciation for the efforts by VOC and[…]

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