SAVF’s year of service delivery 2017 – 2018 Changing lives…

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived.  It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” – Nelson Mandela

SAVF is celebrating 114 years of services in 2018.

Services are managed under the leadership of the National Executive Board, 5 NEB committees, 4 steering committees, 5 provincial committees and 87 local service managements.

SAVF is a national welfare organisation rendering widespread services in SOUTH AFRICA.

Facilities are located in 23 welfare districts and 337 urban areas, towns and communities, in

  • Gauteng
      • KwaZulu-Natal
  • Mpumalanga
      • Limpopo
  • North West.

Services from programmes and projects are not limited to the said provinces, but also extend to other provinces.


Many numbers are given, but each one represents a person – a child, an adult or an elderly person with his or her unique circumstances and needs, reached and touched by SAVF.

Extensive services to 274 420 people were rendered from 178 facilities

  • 4 child and youth care centres
  • 32 early childhood development day centres
  • 38 social work offices
  • 4 shelters
  • 31 homes for older persons
  • 54 housing schemes for elderly / adults / youth
  • 15 community / service centres

Services include:

Early childhood development, child- and youth care centres, foster care, safe homes, child protection, preventative and therapeutic programmes, empowerment of teenagers and mothers and fathers, family care, community programmes such as empowerment, skills development, poverty eradication, HIV programmes, employee health and wellness, luncheon clubs, home support services and more.

Services towards HIV /Aids calculated to 4286 persons.

Projects are usually presented in the short term and include the following:

Awareness campaigns, feeding schemes, child protection week, Tekkie Tax, Mandela day, the celebration of specific national and international days such as Youth Day, holiday projects, campaigns for older persons, and 16 Days of activism against abuse of women and children.

Tekkie Tax

“Leaving a little sparkle” by means of increased Tekkie Tax activities and fundraising led to awareness and support. SAVF is proud to be part of this initiative and especially the B-sector, BRING HOPE.

Charity shops

Eight charity shops are operational, however, more facilities undertake actions such as informal second-hand sales and planting and utilisation of vegetable gardens.


Six organisations are officially affiliated with SAVF and were assisted as emerging organisations:

  • Millennium Home of Hope, Foster care – Witrivier, Mpumalanga
  • Mali Martin/Polokegong Centre – Bronkhorstspruit and Cullinan, Mpumalanga
  • Distinct Orphan Care – Refilwe, Mpumalanga
  • Lesedi Bokamoso – Mamelodi, Gauteng
  • Tipfuxeni support and skills development centre – Oskraal, North West
  • The New Baengele baMorena – Maubane, Gauteng

Several other organisations were assisted in an informal manner and for shorter terms.

Would you like to become involved?

Please join SAVF and use your skills on SAVF local management level or by means of other assistance, fundraising or practical tasks that suit you.

It will have special meaning for the SAVF and could enrich your life as volunteer.

Nelie Viljoen-Toet

Manager Social Services

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