“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!



Meet Ms. Selina Boso from Orange Farm Ext. 6. She shares her home with her two orphaned granddaughters, Sibongile and Nomsa, and struggles to raise them alone. They share a dilapidated four-roomed house with an inadequate bathroom.

Selina needs help to make her home safe and decent for her family. During our Team Event from 7-11 November in Gauteng, we’re inviting teams of active citizens to help make critical home upgrades with vulnerable families like Selina's and work on community-building initiatives. Emai whd@habitat.org.za for more information and team costings.
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