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31 May 2024

Groundbreaking peer programme set to transform homelessness in Cape Town

An impactful project in which former homeless individuals assist those living on the street is making a difference in the Cape…

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29 May 2023

Ground-breaking projects give homeless in Cape Town CBD a chance to move off the streets

Giving vulnerable street people a realistic opportunity to reintegrate into society is the aim of two ground-breaking …

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30 Aug 2022

CCID welcomes new social development manager

The Cape Town Central City Improvement District (CCID) has appointed a new manager to head its Social Development portfolio and…

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27 Jul 2022

CCID's new social campaign gives hope to the homeless

The Cape Town Central City Improvement District has launched its 2022/23 Hope for the Homeless fundraising campaign to support…

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30 Jun 2022

Mandela Day – Time to give back

Mandela Day is coming up. It’s time to give back to society or do your bit for those less fortunate. Here are some great…

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30 Aug 2021

CCID campaign to raise funds for cash-strapped NGOs

NGOs that work with the homeless population in the Cape Town CBD are stretched “incredibly thin” due to an increase in the…

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1 Jun 2021

Evolution of CCID Show You Care campaign

Over the past 13 years, the CCID’s annual Social Development fundraising campaign for the homeless – Show You Care – has grown…

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26 Mar 2021

Rehabilitation for the homeless

Rehabilitation programmes play a pivotal role in restoring dignity to the homeless population of the Cape Town Central City.…

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20 Oct 2020

Pat Eddy: Serving with purpose

The development of a new Street People Policy, which allows the homeless to be part of the process, is very welcome, says Pat…

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18 Aug 2020

On the beat during lockdown

Engaging with the CBD’s homeless  community presents innumerable challenges during Covid-19. Yet, the CCID’s field and social…

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29 Jul 2020

Hope for the homeless: CCID launches fundraising campaign

It’s time to give hope to the homeless population of the Central City, whose challenges have been compounded by Covid-19, as…

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26 Jun 2020

Cape Town Together: making it happen

A group of resourceful and enterprising individuals from the Cape Town Central City are rolling up their sleeves to help…

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27 May 2020

Ladles of Love feeds the masses

In the space of a few short weeks, Ladles of Love transformed itself from an efficient organisation doing its bit to feed the…

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27 May 2020

Helping the Cape Town CBD's homeless community

Cape Town City Centre NGOs, businesses and residents have joined forces to offer an extraordinary lifeline to the CBD’s…

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12 Feb 2020

Mariams helps the homeless

Well-known city centre eaterie Mariams has partnered with NGO Streetscapes to provide food for the homeless. Yunus Fayker tells…

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6 Nov 2019

Campaign raises R50k for the homeless

The Cape Town Central City Improvement District’s (CCID) “Show you care” campaign has raised R50 000 to help key NGO partners…

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8 Oct 2019

Partnering to upskill the homeless

Partnerships to upskill the City Centre’s homeless community and provide them with opportunities to improve their lives are…

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21 Aug 2019

Campaign hits the R25k mark

The Cape Town Central City Improvement District’s 2019 “Show you care” campaign, aimed at raising R100K for the CBD’s homeless…

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24 Jul 2019

CCID launches 2019 "Show You Care" Winter Campaign

The CCID has launched its 2019 “Show you care” winter campaign with an ambitious fundraising drive to raise R100 000 for the…

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2 Jul 2019

A happy ending for Obey Togarepi

He remembers telling his brother “at some point” that he was done fighting, that it was time to go home. It was time to book a…

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2 Jul 2019

Debunking myths about the homeless

We see streetpeople every day and often make hasty assumptions and judgments about them and their circumstances. But they are…

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2 Jul 2019

Showing they care this winter

To help ease the plight of the CBD’s homeless community during the bitterly cold and wet winter months, the CCID’s Social…

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2 Jul 2019

Ways to show generosity to people living on the street

In the special supplement, The Tough Times, contained in the winter 2019 issue of City Views, various ways to show generosity…

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1 Jul 2019

Assist in restoring dignity

Our Social Development department is launching its annual winter “Show you care” campaign in July to raise public awareness…

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18 Jun 2019

Helping the homeless get through the winter

Life on the street is extremely tough and the hardships deepen in the harsh, unforgiving winter. This is when the Social…

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