BackaBuddy partners with The Two Oceans Marathon for a unique virtual charity event

BackaBuddy partners with Two Oceans Marathon for a unique virtual event to support individuals & non-profits in need of financial support The Two Oceans Marathon NPC announces the launch of the TOM 2021 Virtual Charity Challenge (VCC), inviting runners from across the world to support a charity or cause that inspires them. As the much-anticipated event, […]

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Clean-up initiative rids Johannesburg of over 181 tonnes of waste as it gains momentum.

With an ever-increasing litter problem in Fourways, the Jukskei River, and its surrounds, The SW Living Creatures Trust, led by Sean Williams (50) from Lonehill, Johannesburg, has embarked on a clean-up project that is gaining momentum. Sean and the Live Life Always team. Launched in November 2020, the Live Life Always project, which has created […]

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Community clubs in to buy a PlayStation for terminally ill Shaunie (11)

In July 2020, Shaun and Bianca Pretorius from Benoni, Johannesburg, learned the devastating news that their son, Shaunie (11), a bright and happy young boy, was diagnosed with a rare, aggressive, and terminal type of brain cancer called Brainstem Glioma.  A devastating diagnosis  At the beginning of lockdown, Shaunie was struggling with fatigue and constant […]

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Finding forever, ‘semi-wild’ homes to protect lions from exploitation and the Bone Trade

Committed to ethical conservation, The Wild Heart Wildlife Foundation in Johannesburg works to support several Ethical Sanctuaries and Rehabilitation Centers across Southern Africa to ensure that Wildlife, including threatened or protected Species, get the help they need. Having been approached by Governing Authorities, the organization has embarked on a new project to protect more than 20 […]

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‘Ginger with a GoPRO’, crowdfunds over R600 000 to feed hungry communities during lockdown.

Since the beginning of lockdown, Chad Nathan (27), a photographer, videographer and social media influencer from Sea Point, Cape Town, has been documenting the effect the coronavirus pandemic has had on the less fortunate in the Western Cape, Gauteng and Mpumalanga. In working closely with non-profit organisations in Cape Town, namely Cans With Purpose, Ladles of Love, Breadline Africa, […]

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Campaign launched to redress the imbalance of female voices in South African media.

Quote This Woman+, an organisation founded in 2019, which works to amplify the voices of women in the media, is celebrating over R60 000 raised on BackaBuddy to continue bridging gender gaps as they enter 2021. Currently, less than 20% of sources quoted in the news are women. Kathy Magrobi, founder and director of the non-profit, said that the public support shows the […]

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