Non-profit working in South Africa to restore hope and transform lives. We are developing people to a point of self-reliance through initiatives in education, healthcare and training across the Western Cape.
It's that time again, the end of the Tax Year
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
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 of the donation when you submit your tax return.
When economic times are tough and money is tight, Non-Profit Organisations/Companies are usually the first to suffer. A well-designed tax system which incentivises charitable donations is one way in which the Government can provide much needed support to these organisations. Your donation is only valid for a SARS' tax break if you make it to a SARS approved public benefit organisation (PBO) or Non-Profit Organisation/Company (NPO/C).
Holiday greetings and thanks. Depending on where in the world you are this holiday season, you may be reading this blog somewhere with near-freezing temperatures. Alternatively, you could be patiently waiting for the electricity to kick on and offer some reprieve from an unforgivingly hot day. Depending on your location, some will spend Christmas at the beach. Others, in a colder part of the world, will be huddled up somewhere cosy in an effort to escape the freezing temperatures. Some will have a braai to usher in the holidays while others will stuff a turkey or make a Christmas ham followed by pudding. While each country has its own unique traditions, one common thing strings us together this holiday season-- gratitude. Thembalitsha Foundation could not let the year draw to an end without taking a moment to say thank you to everyone who helps make this giant dream of ours a reality. Restoring hope takes a global village. To our donors and partners across the
" I love to write " day is celebrated each year on the 15th of November and we felt the best way to celebrate it would be to get those who love writing, to do what they do best... WRITE. School of Hope's Home Language English teacher Ma'am Anthea, who herself has a passion for writing, selected two learners who have always stood out to her with their creativity and interest in writing. " There are a million reasons why people write, well I have just one: When I write I can express myself without anyone judging me, I imagine that I am in another world. A world with no judgement or violence and people are free without anyone saying anything. Now that what I feel when I write. Writing is a way in which people can connect, say something without really saying anything and send a powerful message. People do different things with their free time; sing, dance and even exercise, Well I write... and will continue to write, express myself
Every year at this time we think about our own mothers. What they mean to us. How we miss them if they’re living far away. Which of their characteristics we inherited and which of those home-cooked dishes were our favourites... if you’re like me, you wonder how they ever found the time and had the energy to do it all! These thoughts always bring such inspiration, nostalgia, and a sense of belonging. Motherhood is truly a special place… and mothers, a special group of inspiring ladies. Sitting in my office at Themba Training, I look at the mothers around me: working hard and diligently to support their families in a time where there is an increasing amount of uncertainty, filling in for other losses of income. I look at the mothers around me and am inspired by their ability to use the very little they have to feed and clothe their families. I look at the mothers around me and stand in awe that despite intensely difficult circumstances, they still have brave smiles on their