“Sometimes it falls on generation to be  great. You can be that great generation. Let your greatness blossom.”

~ Nelson Mandela, Launch of the ‘Make Poverty History’ campaign, Trafalgar Square, London, England, 3 February 2005


Together, we are that generation. 

Habitat for Humanity has been improving people’s lives all over the world since 1976. We’ve helped over 5 million people.

Here in South Africa, we’ve hosted over 18,000 inspired volunteers since 1996. People tend to think we’re all about building houses. But it’s about so much more than that.

For us, it’s a holistic process. We work with the community. We work with families. We work with the government and private citizens and corporations. And through our people centred approach we help communities address, improve and self-manage their development to sustain their economic futures. We’re also respected advocates in housing and community development policy.

We’re playing our part. We’re changing South Africa. And we’re so excited to welcome you.

Together, we ARE that great generation.  Join us today.

“It is in your hands to make a better world for all who live in it.”

~ Nelson Mandela, at the Nelson Mandela Foundation, 30 June 2009


  Hope is contagious, spread the word!



"The #NewUrbanAgenda should be an agenda that creates policies that are beneficial to the people - the people that are poor." - Rose MoloKane of South African SDI Alliance

In line with the New Urban Agenda, our vision for the future is one where everyone has access to shelter and cohesive communities. And we believe that poor communities should be capacitated and supported to reach this goal themselves.

#Habitat3 #SolidGround

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For us, community development = empowering communities to drive their own solutions to poverty and build strength, stability, and self-reliance.

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Habitat for Humanity South Africa is mobilising teams of active citizens to take action on World Habitat Day. For cost information and to book your team for our event in the Western Cape from 3-7 October 2016, contact whd@habitat.org.za or 021 657 5640.

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