I have been repeatedly asked by foreign friends where they could donate cash and goods to help alleviate the desperate poverty of the Afrikaner people in South Africa and which has been growing steadily worse since 1994. There are several accredited non-profit organisations which specifically assist homeless and desperate Afrikaans-speaking families -- mainly with private donations from the Afrikaner community itself. The South African government often refuses state-grants, food-aid and government housing to ‘whites’ who are described under the nomer ‘previously advantaged’ under ANC-laws, i.e. people who do not qualify for government-aid, even children who were born after the end of apartheid such as the ones in this squatter camp in this picture by Jan Lamprecht of AfricanCrisis.org.
- The latest surveys by Volkshulp and the Helping Hand charity of the trade union Solidarity show that at least 660,000 Afrikaners have fallen into total destitution because of the ANC-government’s so-called ‘affirmative action’ and ‘black-economic’ programmes, which bars ‘whites’ all access to the entire labour market of South Africa.
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HELPING HAND OF SOLIDARITY TRADE UNION
Solidarity trade union – one of the oldest trade unions in South Africa, started as the Garment Workers’ and Mineworkers Union in 1902 at the Witwatersrand – launched its charity Helping Hand with donations from its own membership. It has over the years developed the most extensive social-support system for Afrikaners which has been in place for decades. It has many charity projects: lunch boxes for toddlers, school-clothes for destitute Afrikaans children (which allows them to attend school); Sol-Tech -- their job-agency cum technical college for artisan Afrikaners; house-building projects for the poor, fresh food-aid which is donated by local market-gardeners and many similar charity activities. All its (unpaid) volunteers also actively search for families in need of help – as Afrikaners are notoriously proud and often will not ask for help. Its AfriForum civil rights group also provides legal assistance in the ongoing entrenchment process which is faced by all whites in South Africa. Its Afrikaans Bursary Fund and Career Guidance Institute also helps talented white youngsters, who are battling to obtain formal higher education under the ANC’s rigid affirmative-action and BEE-policies, obtain higher education skills.
- It’s easy to donate monthly donations to Helping Hand. Click on the form, complete it, and fax it back. http://www.helpinghandfund.co.za/?page_id=12
- Call centre on 0861 25 24 23. Enquiries firstname.lastname@example.org.
- SMS the word “HAND” to 35960 and tell Helping Hand where you think help is needed or give your contact details. A call centre operator will contact you promptly afterwards.
Send your letter via snail mail to: Helping Hand, PO Box 8766, Centurion, 0046. Send a fax to Helping Hand on 012 664 1295. Visit Helping Hand’s head office in DF Malan Drive, Kloofsig, Centurion. Contact the office on 012 644 4390 to make an appointment.
VOLKSHULP 2000 and VOLKSHULP BURSARY FUND:
Volkshulp 2000 of the Freedom Front Plus party in South Africa, runs a non-profit agency to help hundreds of thousands of destitute Afrikaans families in South Africa. They also have a study-fund to help provide Afrikaans scholars with bursaries – as Afrikaner children are increasingly barred from public-educational facilities, which are rapidly being turned into unilingual English-language universities and colleges where white Afrikaans students are not welcome. Facebook http://www.facebook.com/photo_search.php?oid=122270188989&view=all#/group.php?gid=122270188989
The head office at Nr 246 Stead Avenue in Queenswood Pretoria is the source of food and clothing for many desperate families in greater-Pretoria. They are also setting up new distribution points to accommodate the rapidly-increasing need for help. Volkshulp was founded in 1991. It has close links with Radio Pretoria, where donations of food and clothing can also be left.
Office telephone/fax: Tel: (012) 755-8201/2 Of (012) 333-5906 Fax: (012) 333-6422
Francois van Aswegen cellphone 0832587523
Address where cash, goods and food can be donated: Steadlaan 246, Queenswood, Pretoria, Gauteng
Location: Steadlaan 246
- DOULOS MINISTRIES, VEREENIGING:
Volkshulp also coordinates its charity efforts with Doulos Ministries, which provides aid to terminally-ill children in the industrial heartland of South Africa, the Vaal triangle region – Vereeniging, Vanderbijlpark and Sasolburg. http://www.charitysa.co.za/doulos-ministries.html