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Victory of the Word

Victory of the Word

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Athi-Patra Ruga and Lesoko Seabe co- founders of Victory of the Word are pleased to announce the a three phased long term fundraising and development project in support of the historic Lovedale Press situated in Alice in the Eatern Cape.

The Lovedale Press which turns 200 years old in 2023 is in danger of closing its doors for good in dire need of funds for rent and salaries for the three remaining custodians Bishop Nqumbevu, Bulelwa Mbatyothi and Cebo Ntaka who have not drawn a stable income in close to a decade.  Nqumbevu, Mbatyothi and Ntaka have kept the doors of Lovedale Press open for as long as they could and now they need our support. Phase One of our project seeks to raise R300 000 to offer as a humble honorarium to the three remaining guardians of the Lovedale Press. 

Spread the word, help us to raise funds for the 3 exemplary citizens and help SAVE Lovedale Press.

#victoryoftheword #savelovedalepress

To know more about us, check our Instagram ! https://www.instagram.com/victoryoftheword/

 

Donations

  • Jul 10, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "<3" - Pola

  • Jun 27, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Our responsibility, perhaps, is to sit with the fact that “post-apartheid era” is sadly a borrowed site where blacks live in freedom but only as tenants, and that is the basis of our collective vulner" - Mduduzi

  • Jun 23, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "<3" - Anon

  • Jun 22, 2020 - USD $ 485.30
  • "Wishing you all the best in your work to keep Lovedale Press open." - Ntokozo Kunene

  • Jun 22, 2020 - R 157.50
  • "Niqhube niye phambili." - Mandisa

  • Jun 22, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Thank you for your work, Lovedale and Victory. " - Thenjiwe Nkosi

  • Jun 22, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Lovedale is an important part of our history!" - Matthew Blackman

  • Jun 22, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Lovedale must continue" - Chad Rossouw

  • Jun 21, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "thank you for your efforts. " - anon.

  • Jun 17, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "I would like to see Lovedale Press preserved and appreciated as an important part of South African literary history and tradition. " - Nkhensani Manabe

  • Jun 17, 2020 - R 1 012.00
  • "

    This is an invitation for us to keep weaving our word into an essential tapestry and history of storytelling amongst Africans. Thank you for the opportunity.xBuhle

    " - Buhle Ngaba

  • Jun 16, 2020 - USD $ 61.44
  • "press on " - Anonymous

  • Jun 14, 2020 - R 262.50
  • "Lovedale Press cannot be forgotten " - Cayleigh

  • Jun 14, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Good luck! " - Thenji Stemela

  • Jun 13, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Hope" - Anon

  • Jun 11, 2020 - USD $ 31.85
  • "I hope this helps you to continue this work." - Rivanee Pillay

  • Jun 11, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "Hope this helps" - Anon

  • Jun 11, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "Employee-owned enterprise must be supported!" - Ian

  • Jun 11, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Stronger together " - Anonymous

  • Jun 10, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "Let's save this important establishment!" - Anita Nyembezi

  • Jun 10, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Cheers to many more " - Anonymous

  • Jun 10, 2020 - USD $ 22.07
  • "Books are life!" - Danielle

  • Jun 10, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Good luck with this important work" - Tara W

  • Jun 10, 2020 - USD $ 26.74
  • "Nakanjani" - Lithemba Velleman

  • Jun 10, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Keep the press rolling" - Janine S

  • Jun 09, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "For my mom and grandparents who read, were educated and taught from material published at the Lovedale Press. Thank you for your efforts in preserving this important piece of heritage." - Thami Mbekwa

  • Jun 09, 2020 - USD $ 250.00
  • "xx " - Lindiwe Suttle

  • Jun 06, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "For the love of the written word, these incredible three and the Eastern Cape. Well done Lesoko and Athi" - Tshepo

  • Jun 06, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "Thank you!" - SophieP

  • Jun 06, 2020 - R 315.00
  • "Black stories need to be told by Us so tge narrative can change " - Joy.P

  • Jun 04, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Books are nourishment for hungry souls" - Larry

  • Jun 02, 2020 - R 157.50
  • "#victoryoftheword" - Matt

  • Jun 02, 2020 - R 420.00
  • "Love x" - Kat

  • Jun 01, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "Love this project... " - Emilie and Branko

  • Jun 01, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "words are power" - zanele kumalo

  • May 26, 2020 - USD $ 11.94
  • "Thank you for the work " - Tammy

  • May 26, 2020 - R 367.50
  • "For the love of the printed word, the joy of language" - Gary Cotterell

  • May 26, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "

    A big thank you for keeping this national heritage alive.

    " - Sanelisiwe

  • May 25, 2020 - R 2 100.00
  • "This is a very important cause - thank you for your leadership Athi and Lesoko xoxo " - Karabo Morule

  • May 25, 2020 - R 157.50
  • "Thank you very much for this. It’s very important. " - Ayanda Njanya

  • May 25, 2020 - USD $ 59.77
  • "Goodluck" - Billy

  • May 25, 2020 - USD $ 29.89
  • "Grateful for the preservation and archiving of South African print history " - G

  • May 25, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "on behalf of the young ones, we are learning from you! thank you!" - Naledi

  • May 25, 2020 - USD $ 59.77
  • "This is fundamentally important to preserving, promoting, and pushing forward our rich cultural and aesthetic heritage." - B

  • May 25, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "Love" - Love

  • May 25, 2020 - USD $ 28.33
  • "<3" - Storm

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 36 955.55

Fundraising target

R 300 000.00

Funds raised offline

R 4 006.00
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Our names are Athi-Patra Ruga and Lesoko Seabe we are co-founders of the Victory of the Word fundraiser campaign to help save the Lovedale Press.