Friday, March 5, 2021

Give Dignity

 ​​​​​​​​​​About the Give Dignity initiative​​​​​​​

The City of Cape Town is running an initiative to raise awareness of the plight of people living on the street. The initiative emphasises the importance of giving those in need a hand up rather than a handout. Instead of a cash handout, which often increases the risk of prolonged homelessness, we encourage you to make a donation.

The COVID-19 pandemic has made life challenging for everyone, and our most vulnerable residents have been the hardest hit. If you are in a position to make a difference in someone's life, then please consider donating, Your contribution will go to an NGO working in the community that has been vetted by the City. That way, you can trust that your donation will go to a worthy cause.

Your donation can help someone meet their basic needs, including:

  • Breakfast or a hot meal
  • A night in a warm bed
  • A mask or hand sanitiser

In the right hands, your donation goes further.


Making a donation to a worthy cause is as simple as scanning the SnapScan QR code below with your cell phone.

Scan to donate.


​​​​​​How to make a donation via snapscan

  • Download the SnapScan app
  • Register your account
  • Link your bank card or load funds into your SnapScan wallet
  • Choose a PIN number
  • Scan the QR code to authorise payment

 Learn more about our other initiatives:



A Caring City: We run a safe space for street people under the Culemborg Bridge on the foreshore. The Culemborg Safe Space is a transitional shelter where people are able to spend the night, access ablution facilities and securely store their belongings. They can also access a number of additional services to help them reintegrate into society. 

Alternatively, there are a number of shelters run by NGOs that offer assistance. The Western Cape Government keeps a database of registered homeless shelters.

Find out more about how you can get involved and make a difference.

​​​​​​​​​​Contact us​​​​​​​

For more information on how you can assist street people call us on the toll-free number below:

0800 872 201


Elim Night Shelter
George Night Shelter
Happy Valley Shelter, Simon's Town
Loaves and Fishes Shelter
Nuwe Begin Skuiling Shelter
Swartland Haven Night Shelter
The Haven Night Shelter, Ceres
The Haven Night Shelter, Moira Henderson
The Haven Night Shelter, Napier Street
The Haven Night Shelter, Retreat
The Haven Shelter, Claremont
The Haven Shelter, Kalk Bay
The Haven Shelter, Lansdowne (OWL)
The Haven Shelter, Selkirk Street (District Six)
The Haven Shelter, Wynberg
The Haven, Kensington
The Haven, Kraaifontein
The Haven, Paarl

Reporting POLLUTION due to Vagrancy & Removal Request - City of Cape Town

1. Take a photo (if you can).
2. Pin the location (if you can).
3. Take note of the address (road name, and any identifiable buildings or businesses to help locate the area).

4. Log a call to +27214807700

5. City Emergency line will give you a reference number
6. Emphasise the need for cleaning and they will send Law Enforcement and Solid Waste.
7. Calling this number will be improving City Epic stats and help JP Smith and City get more enforcement staff.
8.  All vagrant complaints should go to this number

Thank you,
Let's keep Sunset Beach safe 🙏🏻🌻