“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 4 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!



Crystal West Habitat for Humanity SA's Head of our Advocacy at the 2nd Annual Affordable Housing Conference held in Cape Town last week chairing the afternoon session on Innovative Designs, Materials & Technologies and speaking on the topic "Deconstructing What We Mean by ‘Design’ - "Then and Now - how planning and design approaches have evolved; The Missing ‘P’ - exploring the importance of human element in co-design and co-creation) and delving in the factors that enhance the connection between participatory planning policy and the realities of implementation" (4 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you to everyone who posted photos during our Mandela Build Week and on Nelson Mandela Day using the hashtag #HabitatMadiba67. We had some great entries and the pics just reminded us what a happy time was had by all who participated.
However, not everyone can be a winner. The judges have deliberated and we would like to congratulate the following people for their fantastic pics:
1st PRIZE: Tarryn Tk Kemp
2nd PRIZE: Rhodene Koen
3rd PRIZE: Gavin Thomson

Tarryn, you have won a voucher for a photoshoot and a weekend away.
Rhodene, you have won a voucher for a tea tasting and a weekend away.
Gavin, you have won a voucher for a weekend away.

We will contact you via facebook messenger to arrange the details for the collection of your prizes.

THANK YOU to everyone who participated, submitted and supported our Nelson Mandela Day activities.
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