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Zoleka: The Epitome of a Strong Woman

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Our 2021 blanket drive focuses on mothers and celebrating strength in women all over the world. We wish to reach women and mothers alike to ensure all women are celebrated and their strength acknowledged.  This came to life on a project visit to Mama Themba, with our questions set out for the Project Manager and her two peer counsellors, “What does it mean to be a mom?”… and “How are women strong?”… Pinky, one of Mama Themba’s peer counsellors instantly expressed her opinion of Zoleka being the epitome of a Strong Woman. Many of you may know her story, a tragedy she has had to live through and with her permission, we’d like to share it now…  Pinky Ngcuka and Zoleka Malamba, Mama Themba Peer Counsellors Zoleka started at Thembalitsha (when Mama Themba was still known as Bosom Buddies) as a Breastfeeding Counsellor based at Helderberg Hospital assisting with Antenatal and Postnatal care. She subsequently served in educating pregnant women and assisting breastfeeding mothers in several of

It's that time again, the end of the Tax Year

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PAY LESS  TAX  AND GIVE HOPE AT THE SAME TIME Making a charitable donation is not only a chance to make a difference: it's also an excellent way to reduce your  tax  burden for the year. The end of the  tax  year is the 28th of February 2021, and now is the time to donate.  WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT GIVING? Remember that donations to individuals will not qualify.  You cannot deduct contributions to specific individuals - no matter how deserving. This includes handouts to the homeless and collections at the office or in your neighbourhood for those experiencing tough times (including pooled funds for folks who are ill or have experienced a tragedy such as an accident or fire). If the deduction is important to you, consider working through an established organisation like Thembalitsha Foundation   Learn More >> When you make your  donation , the  NPO/C  must issue you with a receipt. You'll need to attach this as a supporting document if  SARS  questions the  deduction