012 325 3920 web.enquiry@savf.co.za

Founded in 1904, SAVF stands as a beacon of hope and support in South Africa. As a nationally registered welfare organization (001-446 NPO), SAVF has been dedicated to uplifting communities and transforming lives for over a century.

At SAVF, we believe in the power of compassionate care and comprehensive support. Our multifaceted services encompass a wide array of programs, addressing the diverse needs of individuals across generations. We focus on early childhood development, ensuring a strong foundation for our little ones. Our child- and youth care centers provide a nurturing environment for growth and learning, fostering the potential of every child.

We are committed to creating safe spaces for those in need, offering foster care and safe homes to vulnerable children. Through our child protection initiatives, we stand as advocates for the rights and safety of the young ones under our care. Our preventative and therapeutic programs provide essential resources, aiding individuals in overcoming challenges and building resilient futures.

Empowerment lies at the core of our mission. We work tirelessly to empower teenagers, mothers, and fathers, equipping them with the skills and knowledge necessary to thrive in today’s world. Family care is paramount to us, and we provide comprehensive support to families, addressing their unique circumstances and needs.

Community engagement is a cornerstone of our efforts. Our community programs focus on empowerment, skills development, poverty eradication, and health initiatives. In the face of the HIV epidemic, we run targeted programs, raising awareness and providing vital support to those affected.

SAVF extends its caring touch to the elderly, ensuring they receive the respect and support they deserve. Our aged care services provide comfort and companionship, enhancing the quality of life for our elderly citizens. We also offer housing solutions, luncheon clubs, and home support services, creating a strong support network for seniors.

Every statistic we quote represents a person – a child, an adult, or an elderly individual – each with their unique circumstances and needs, reached and touched by SAVF. In 2021 alone, our services and outreach projects reached a staggering 164,154 individuals, demonstrating the breadth and depth of our impact.

At SAVF, we remain committed to our mission of creating a brighter, more compassionate future for all. Join us in our journey toward a South Africa where every individual, regardless of age or background, has the opportunity to thrive and lead a fulfilling life. Together, we can make a difference, one life at a time.


Graeme Peplar

SAVF President

Mrs Rentia Kotze

SAVF Vice President

Nelie Viljoen-Toet

SAVF Secretary

Blanche Verster

SAVF Head of Social Services

Richard Hlungwane

SAVF HR Manager

Maria Scholtz

SAVF Head of Marketing