sesego caresSešego Cares, a South African registered Section 21 Company / NPO with 18A status was established in 2005 by volunteers to make a sustainable difference in the lives of vulnerable people in Southern Africa. The ethos of Sešego Cares is hinged on the spirit of ubuntu to bring together people willing to offer their time, skills and donations to help various socially significant projects in communities across Southern Africa

Since 2005 approximately R22,2 million worth of in-kind support and financial contributions in excess of R5,2 million have been raised and used to change the lives of over 425,000 vulnerable people, predominantly women and children, the aged and the disabled.

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The key focus areas for Sešego Cares include:

  1. Health
  2. Education
  3. Provision of clean drinking water
  4. Enterprise development
  5. People with disabilities
  6. Senior citizens

Projects currently undertaken by Sešego Cares:

  1. Bread Companions - The Villager Sun Oven has empowered 12 women in Zandspruit to supply hundreds of loaves of bread in a day using only the sun‘s energy to work. They prepare, bake, sell and deliver these items which have been baked in a solar oven.  The oven arrived in January 2012. The second phase of this sustainable project is the establishment of a wetland with vegetable gardens.  We are in the process of securing international funding to assist in this process.
  2. Covenant Gardens Estate SA - Sešego Cares currently heads up the governance and construction of the Centre currently being built in Hammanskraal for vulnerable children with an integrated hub for spiritual, academic, economic and social development.  This centre will be completed in July 2013.  The main objectives are to rescue children out of at-risk circumstances and environments, provide home care, education and prevention of disease and poverty.  This is a partnership with the Dr Pat Francis Trust in Canada.
  3. Over R1,5 million have been invested in the following organisations who were the major beneficiaries of the annual Sešego Cares:  CHOC, The Ruth First Jeppe Girls Memorial Fund, The Rotary Club of Northcliff’s wheel chair fund and the Walter Sisulu Cardiac Centre. 
  4. The Walter Sisulu Pediatric Cardiac Centre is a philanthropic paediatric cardiac foundation for Africa, focusing on delivering life-saving surgery for underprivileged children with congenital heart disorders from across Africa.  Sešego Cares is a loyal supporter since the inception of this fund.
  5. The Rotary Club of Northcliff has over the past 23 years donated more than 25 000 wheel chairs free of charge to various beneficiaries around the country. This is a partnership between the Northcliff and UK based Rushmoor Rotary Club in the UK.  R350 000 from Sešego Cares have been contributed to this project over the past 4 years.
  6. R100 000 were donated to CHOC for the recent renovation of the children’s cancer unit at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital.
  7. A memorial trust fund in memory of the late struggle hero Ruth First, an old Jeppe Girl, was established by the school.  This Ruth First Memorial Trust fund provides bursaries to deserving candidates.  Sešego Cares was instrumental with this process and is sponsoring the education of a girl for the next five years.
  8. Provision of Safe Drinking Water - Sešego Cares, in partnership with various external partners, local and international Rotary Clubs, including the amazing work done by Rand Water Foundation, recently facilitated the donation of 7 boreholes including irrigation systems to various schools in Lesotho.  Without access to clean drinking water, the standard of living in rural communities is depleted. Having a reliable water supply is the first priority of any village and this is especially true for Lesotho where drought chronically affects the country.   The next hand over of 10 boreholes, under which 1 solar pump borehole, is scheduled for end of March 2013.
  9. Donation of Books - 60 000 books have been donated to various schools around the country including to 120 Early Childhood Development institutions during 2012.  Sešego Cares has also supported the City of JHB in training 600 ECD practitioners, which received full accreditation for their 6 week course.  This project is ongoing.
  10. TOMS shoes - One for One Movement In 2006, American traveler Blake Mycoskie befriended children in Argentina and found they had no shoes to protect their feet. Wanting to help, he created TOMS Shoes, a global company that would match every pair of TOMS shoes purchased anywhere in the world, with a pair of new shoes given to a child in need, One for One. Blake returned to Argentina with a group of family and friends and later that same year gave 10,000 pairs of TOMS away to the kids in Argentina.

Why Shoes and how come Sešego Cares?

Many children in developing countries grow up barefoot. Whether at play, doing chores or going to school, these children are at risk:  A leading cause of disease in developing countries is soil-transmitted diseases, which can penetrate the skin through bare feet. Wearing shoes can help prevent these diseases, and the long-term physical and cognitive harm they cause.

Many times children can't attend school barefoot because shoes are a required part of their uniform. If they don't have shoes, they don't go to school. If they don't receive an education, they don't have the opportunity to realize their potential

In June 2011, after a US visit, Sešego Cares was granted one of the official distributing arms in Southern Africa and to date have received over 325 000 shoes to give away to those in desperate need. Various partnerships were formed and shoes are given free of charge to the doorstep of those in need.


For more information on Sesego Cares, contact them on 011 350 5647 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.