Ikamva Labantu

The Foundation:

A leading South African NGO, Ikamva Labantu aims to empower poor communities to become self-sustainable. Their programmes range from supporting orphaned and vulnerable children to HIV education, testing and support programmes, as well as supporting the empowerment of women through education and communication projects, to name a few.

Our relationship with Ikamva Labantu goes far beyond donating funds to its highly deserving and effective causes. Ikamva Labantu’s local township senior clubs provide the majority of our workforce – elderly men and women who thread the beads for Relate bracelets.

Visit the site: http://ikamva.org.za/

2018-07-18

Relate Trust teams up with Kingsley...

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Relate Trust teams up with Kingsley...

Relate Trust teams up with Kingsley Holgate to honour gogos and tatas for Mandela’s 100th year

2018-02-12

Say ‘I love you’ like Prince Harry

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Say ‘I love you’ like Prince Harry

The week of love is upon us and this has most of us falling into one of two camps: You either love all the red roses and candlelit dinners or you want to rip up every teddy bear...

2017-09-18

Cape Union Mart Group looks to R3m...

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Cape Union Mart Group looks to R3m...

Having already raised millions of Rands for charities and social upliftment, the Cape Union Mart Group is hard at work on its next goal – R3 million through the sale of simple...

2017-07-13

Seniors and celebrities go to battle...

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Seniors and celebrities go to battle...

A day that will be remembered as The Battle of My 67 Beads. The battleground: the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town. The warriors, nimble-fingered and determined to show no mercy…for...

2017-05-24

Where to buy individual Relate bracelets

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Where to buy individual Relate bracelets

We often get asked where to buy individual Relate bracelets, so we’ve compiled a list of partner retail stores, online shops and other stockists with some information on the...

2016-12-24

IOL - Give the gift that keeps on giving

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IOL - Give the gift that keeps on giving

In South Africa, many people have everything they could wish for while others live with nothing or very little.

2016-12-18

Spice4Life - Christmas gifting for...

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Spice4Life - Christmas gifting for...

Everyone has that one friend or family member who is impossible to shop for, because they’ve already bought everything they want.

2016-08-18

Destinyconnect.com - Educare: The...

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Destinyconnect.com - Educare: The...

Sitting in her small and colourful office decorated with drawings by 55 children who attend her pre-school, Educare, 29-year-old Ayanda Mpokela of Khayelitsha Cape Town, shares...

2016-07-16

Teens Online - Second Annual Bead Off...

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Teens Online - Second Annual Bead Off...

On Tuesday 14 July, a group of South African celebrities took on the Gogos from Relate bracelets in a beading challenge to raise awareness of South Africa’s senior citizens...

2016-07-15

Son (Boland/Weskus) - Nasie Saamgesnoer

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Son (Boland/Weskus) - Nasie Saamgesnoer

Kunswerk uit kleurryke krale ter ere van V andela-dag is onthul VERBIND die krale, ver-bind die nasie. Dit is die siening van die Lulela-studente in samewer-king met Relate...

2016-07-15

Cape Times - Madiba mosaic to remain...

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Cape Times - Madiba mosaic to remain...

YOUNG artists and members of non-profit organisation (NPO) Lalela unveiled their Madiba mosaic they created for Mandela Day at the V&A Waterfront yesterday Lalela works with...

2016-07-14

#My67Beads: Connecting beads to...

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#My67Beads: Connecting beads to...

14 JULY 2016, CAPE TOWN Today, the public as well as the children of Lalela got to see the first artwork created for Mandela Day as part of the #My67Beads initiative at its...

2016-02-01

Your Pregnancy - BABY IN THE BREW

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Your Pregnancy - BABY IN THE BREW

Our beautiful cover girl Zotani. M.ahota is pregnant with baby number two! We caught up with her to see how she's loving pregnancy this time around...

2015-11-10

News24 - Freshlyground fuel change...

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News24 - Freshlyground fuel change...

Freshlyground in collaboration with Ikamva Labantu: Fuel2Grow have created a new bracelet design to be added to the Relate Bracelets collection. The proceedings made from the...

2015-11-08

Expresso Show - Freshlyground Relate...

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Expresso Show - Freshlyground Relate...

Leigh-Anne Williams from the Expresso Show chats to Kyla-Rose Smith from Freshlyground and Helen Lieberman, founder of Ikamva Labantu, about their new Fuel2Grow campaign and the...

2015-11-06

Iafrica.com - A movement to help...

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Iafrica.com - A movement to help...

Ikamva Labantu, a non-governmental organisation has collaborated with Relate Bracelets for the Fuel to grow campaign that aims to raise funds for children with hunger.

2015-11-05

The Times - SONG 0F THE HEART

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The Times - SONG 0F THE HEART

Freshlyground singer Zolani Mahola reads to children and helps them make bracelets. Fuel2Grow aims to raise R2.5-million from donations and the sale of Relate bracelets,...

2015-11-05

Cape Times - Fresh initiative aiming...

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Cape Times - Fresh initiative aiming...

A CHILD'S ability to learn and play is prevented by a lack of food to fill their tummies, but a new initiative aims to give hundreds of local children a meal every day next...

2015-11-05

Iol - Drive to feed SA’s hungry...

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Iol - Drive to feed SA’s hungry...

Cape Town - It is often said that you can’t teach a hungry child, and for this reason local organisations have teamed up to raise funds for Ikamva Labantu’s after school feeding...

2015-07-16

News24 - Gogos beat SA celebs in...

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News24 - Gogos beat SA celebs in...

South African celebrities took on Gogos from Relate bracelets in a challenge to raise awareness about SA's senior citizens ahead of Mandela Day.

2015-05-01

Changing Lives – One Vehicle at a Time

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Changing Lives – One Vehicle at a Time

Cape Town-based non-profit social enterprise Relate Bracelets handed over two vehicles purchased as part of their enterprise development initiative yesterday – one to...

2015-01-30

Tums2Tots Online - Love Bracelet,...

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Tums2Tots Online - Love Bracelet,...

Relate Bracelets has launched their new occasion bracelets, with the first currently available in selected CNA stores – all in the name of love, and just in time for the day of...

2014-12-19

Cape Town My Love - Why not give a...

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Cape Town My Love - Why not give a...

With Relate you’re not just buying a fashion accessory, you’re buying a gift that’ll help support social upliftment through various amazing charities.

2014-12-18

Press Release - Ikamva Labantu...

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Press Release - Ikamva Labantu...

Aqua4Life, together with Relate Sea Point and Rotary international administered yet another social upliftment project on Thursday 11 December in Gugulethu. The implementation...

2014-12-12

Teens Online - How you can share the...

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Teens Online - How you can share the...

Teenagers get a bad rap for being self-absorbed and selfish all the time. If you’re sick of being lumped with a reputation you don’t deserve, use Christmas to quietly rebel...

2014-12-11

Publicity Update - Ikamva Labantu...

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Publicity Update - Ikamva Labantu...

Aqua4Life, together with Relate Sea Point and Rotary international administered yet another social upliftment project on Thursday, 11 December in Gugulethu. The implementation...

2014-12-08

Tums 2 Tots - Teach your children to...

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Tums 2 Tots - Teach your children to...

The festive season is a time for giving and for those with children, there’s nothing quite like seeing the joy on their faces when they open their presents at Christmas.

2014-11-26

Janet Generally Speaks - Celebrating...

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Janet Generally Speaks - Celebrating...

n celebration of selling one million hand-beaded bracelets, Relate Bracelets, a 100% not-for-profit social enterprise, is launching its new online store. Social enterprise...

2014-11-11

Get It Durban - The triple happy,...

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Get It Durban - The triple happy,...

One way to sidestep the ghastly greed of “me me me” at Christmas time and tune into a deeper level of giving, is to try to make sure that the money that you are spending on your...

2014-10-22

Janet Generally Speaking - Christmas...

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Janet Generally Speaking - Christmas...

Christmas Crackers step by step article Christmas Crackers are a much-loved tradition enjoyed in many parts of the world as an essential component of any good Christmas...

2014-09-10

Relate’s Gogos Cheer On the Western...

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Relate’s Gogos Cheer On the Western...

A group of 16 gogos from Ikamva Labantu Seniors Club in Gugulethu, Cape Town had the thrill of their lives on August 17 when they went to watch a Currie Cup rugby game between...

2014-08-18

Daily Sun - Gogos Taste Currie Cup!

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Daily Sun - Gogos Taste Currie Cup!

An outing with plenty of fun

2014-08-16

Saturday Weekend Argus - Gogos to...

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Saturday Weekend Argus - Gogos to...

WESTERN Province takes on the Blue Bulls in the Currie Cul i tomorrow - who could ask for }pore? Well, Province captain Juan de Jongh and his men believe they can, when they run...

2014-07-31

SABC Top Billing - Gogos bid for...

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SABC Top Billing - Gogos bid for...

Cheskin Kolbe, Juan de Jongh and Nic Groom went up against the best. A group of nimble fingered gogos to see who could bid more bracelets for Mandela Day.

2014-07-17

News24 - Gogos show off skills for...

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News24 - Gogos show off skills for...

Gogos show off skills for Mandela Day 2014-07-17 20:18 Gallery | click on thumbnail to view larger image Gogo’s show off their skills for Mandela Day Non-profit organisation...

2014-07-16

Sport24 - Stormers beading for Madiba

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Sport24 - Stormers beading for Madiba

Cape Town - Four of South Africa's finest rugby players found themselves beaten on Tuesday - by a group of senior citizens in Gugulethu, Cape Town - but all in the name of...

2014-07-16

Jacaranda FM - WP rugby players give...

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Jacaranda FM - WP rugby players give...

WP rugby players give back for Mandela Day 16 July 2014 at 13:16 by Charis Apelgren - A group South Africa''s finest rugby players found themselves beaten on Tuesday - by a...

2014-07-16

Teens Online - WP Rugby Players...

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Teens Online - WP Rugby Players...

A group South Africa’s finest rugby players found themselves hopelessly beaten today – by a group of senior citizens in Gugulethu, Cape Town.

2014-06-24

SA Weddings - A Wedding Favour with a...

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SA Weddings - A Wedding Favour with a...

SA Weddings recently attended the launch of Relate bracelets’ online store and celebration of their 1 millionth bracelet sale. Now for those of you who don’t know, Relate is a...

2014-06-20

Tums 2 Tots Online - Collective...

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Tums 2 Tots Online - Collective...

Soon after reaching their millionth-bracelet-sold mark, Cape Town-based social enterprise Relate Bracelets decided to take a look at the overall impact of the R17.5 million...

2014-06-02

Father’s Day Is Approaching!

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Father’s Day Is Approaching!

Father’s Day is just around the corner (15 June 2014) so why not get your Dad something a little different? Old Khaki has a unique Relate bracelet that is handmade with dark...

2014-06-02

The Collective Impact of Our First...

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The Collective Impact of Our First...

Soon after reaching our millionth-bracelet-sold mark, we decided to take a look at the overall impact of the R17.5 million raised in funds so far.

2014-05-30

Relate Bracelets Are Taking Retail...

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Relate Bracelets Are Taking Retail...

We often get asked which stores sell Relate bracelets so we compiled a list of our retail stockists and some information on the beneficiaries that they support.

2014-01-29

Smile FM Radio’s Tracey Lange Wears...

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Smile FM Radio’s Tracey Lange Wears...

The Western Cape’s Smile FM radio personality and national TV presenter Tracey Lange has been wearing the change she wants to see.

2013-12-01

World Aids Day 2013: Buy a Relate...

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World Aids Day 2013: Buy a Relate...

“[Globally] more than 2 million adolescents between the ages of 10 and 19 years are living with HIV, and many do not receive the care and support that they need to stay...

2013-10-18

Relate Bracelets Partner with Ikamva...

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Relate Bracelets Partner with Ikamva...

It is a reality that not many of our grandfathers and grandmothers can survive on the pension grant the State provides. They receive R1 260 each month, which is especially hard...

2013-06-14

Pay it Forward this Father’s Day

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Pay it Forward this Father’s Day

By giving your dad the gift of a Relate bracelet from Old Khaki stores, you will be helping to provide fellow South Africans with skills and enterprise development opportunities...

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