Inspire change on Mandela Day

“It is in your hands to make of our world, a better one for all” – Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela International Day was launched on 18 July 2009 by the UN General Assembly to recognise the birthday of our inspirational former president, Nelson Mandela. Inspired by a call Mandela had made for the next generation to take on the burden of leadership in addressing the world’s social injustices, Mandela Day aims to bring people together from around the world to fight...

Winter Clothing Drive 2020

“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.” – Edith Sitwell While winter may conjure up feelings of cosiness, warmth and over-indulgence, the stark reality of the upcoming colder months is that many South Africans in vulnerable communities are without adequate clothing to protect them from the chill. Winter 2020 marks an especially challenging time for all South Africans...

Shoeboxoflove

Spread the Magic of Giving this Christmas

Pledge to make a #ShoeboxOfLove  Christmas is an exciting and magical time for children around the world, yet we hear of many South African parents asking how best to teach their own children the value of giving, while also helping them to understand the reality of Christmas for South African children living in poverty. Operation Shoebox is a shining example of how to keep the magic of Christmas alive while actively and creatively giving back to the community with a #ShoeboxOfLove. Every...

Linus van Onselen rides FNB Wines2Whales in support of The Anna Foundation

The Anna Foundation is thrilled to be teaming up with cycling champion, Linus Van Onselen, to ride the highly anticipated FNB Wines2Whales mountain biking event that kicks off on 25 October 2019. Van Onselen, a Stellenbosch resident, has a list of track, road and mountain bike accolades that precede him; including former South African record holder for track (40km), as well as the cyclist with the most sub-3 hour finishes in the Cape Town Cycle Tour (he has 28) and UCI...

Night of Wonders at Hazendal Wine Estate

To celebrate 320 years since its establishment and 25 years of the Voloshin family ownership, Hazendal Wine Estate would love you to join them for a Night of Wonders on Friday 8th November, a benefit gala and auction in aid of youth education. Joining forces with The Anna Foundation, Hazendal is launching their newest initiative – introducing education through play to children in disadvantaged communities – inspired by the development of their immersive fantasy Edutainment Centre on the estate,  

Food for Thought: Food for Mzansi features the Anna Foundation

Food for Mzansi is an initiative to introduce South Africans to the unsung heroes of the agricultural industry. They unashamedly share success stories and good news from the farms and agri-businesses who feed South Africa. They believe in the power of agriculture to promote nation building and social cohesion by telling stories that are often overlooked by broader society. All of us at the Anna Foundation were excited when they contacted us to feature a story on the foundation from...

International auction raises funds for the Anna Foundation!

On a recent visit to Asia for the Wines of South Africa Road Show, Kanonkop’s importers in Hong Kong – Northeast Wines & Spirits Ltd – raised about R50,000 for the Anna Foundation during a silent auction. As you might know, Kanonkop is one of the farms who partner with the Anna Foundation and has an after-school on its premises. “Six lots went on auction and raised nearly R50 000 for an organisation...

Anna Foundation teenagers enjoying nature in Jonkershoek Nature Reserve

As part of the Anna Foundation teenage workshops through USIKO our teenagers enjoyed an energising hike in the valley of Jonkershoek.   For many of our teenagers, (who do not have the opportunity to have outings like this and often just stay on their farms on the weekend,) this was a really unique experience.  They all enjoyed the walk and engaging with nature.  The hike was beautifully organised by USIKO and we are very grateful to them.   Leana Claasen our...

Anna Foundation made official beneficiary of the Old Mutual Two Oceans 2019

We are delighted to announce that the Anna Foundation has been selected as one of the official beneficiaries of the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon 2019!  The children of the Anna Foundation enjoy a running development programme and attend fun runs as part of the Anna Foundation after school Sports programme for disadvantaged learners in the rural Western Cape. The sports programme forms part of the The Anna Foundation’s 3R’s programme (“Reading Running Right-ing”) – improving levels of literacy, developing...