StreetSmart partners keep making a difference to the lives of vulnerable children, R5 at a time!

In addition to the 101 restaurants throughout South Africa where patrons can make a voluntary R5 donation added to their bill, guests at an increasing number of wine tasting rooms, B&B’s, guest houses and hotels are now able to make a contribution.

All funds raised support organisations working with street children within the area where the establishments are located putting the money donated to work where it is needed most in the local community.

Congratulations to GOLD Restaurant (Cape Town), La Mouette (Cape Town), Moyo @ Kirstenbosch (Cape Town),
Stacked Diner (Cape Town) and Chatters Bistro (Knysna).
L.t.r. Gerrit Bruwer La Mouette Mama B Gold Restaurant Nikki Dumas MOYO Kirstenbosch and Michelle van Zyl Stacked DinerRob Clare Dixon and the Chatters Bistro Team in Knysna 2

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This means:
Your donation does not just make lives better…
It puts a child on the path of re-integration into society and a good future.

Cheslyn’s story (while this story of the young boy that was helped is true, his name has been changed in order to protect his identity)

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Dear StreetSmart Supporter

The end of the South African Tax year (2018/2019) is upon us.

Did you know that donating your hard earned money to StreetSmart South Africa NPC (a Public Benefit Organisation registered with SARS) before Thursday, 28 February 2019 will allow you to claim a tax deduction on your income tax return?

Your donation will enable us to expand our reach to vulnerable and street children through education, skills training and family reunification programmes. These interventions give opportunities to the children to live viable lives in South African society.

You are permitted to reduce your tax liability by donating up to 10% of your annual taxable income.

Should you wish to contribute to StreetSmart South Africa, please see our banking details:

We will gladly issue a Section 18A tax certificate following a donation. All you need to do is send your payment confirmation and request for section 18A certificate to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thank you for your commitment and continued support in assisting StreetSmart as we help vulnerable children in our communities!

Warm regards


Melanie Burke

Chairman of StreetSmart SA

The Plettenberg Bay beneficiaries are Home from Home – Bitou Family Care and Masizame Project. The organisations will use the funds respectively for social work supervision and the salary of a family reunification worker.

Patty Butterworth StreetSmart Plett Melanie Burke StreetSmart SA and Elisabeth Wenz Bitou Family Care WP

Patty Butterworth (StreetSmart Plett), Melanie Burke (StreetSmart SA) and Elisabeth Wenz (Bitou Family Care)

  Melanie Burke StreetSmart SA with Brenda Wall and Elaine Smith Masizame WP

Melanie Burke (StreetSmart SA) with Brenda Wall and Elaine Smith (Masizame)

“We would like to extend a big Thank You to StreetSmart and the local community for embracing this initiative so generously. We as Bitou Family Care are extremely grateful for the support we receive through our partner organisation, Home from Home. Through StreetSmart’s support we can provide event better service to help stabilise the lives of children in need,” says Elisabeth Wenz, co-founder of Bitou Family Care.

The Knysna beneficiary is Sinethemba, and the funds donated will be utilised towards the salary of the auxiliary social worker. “Because of StreetSmart’s support we can help children who are going onto the streets and get involved with drugs and alcohol, to be reconciled with their parents and teachers. We help them to work through their challenges together through our programmes at Sinethemba. I was helped in this way, and am grateful to be able to give back to the kids in my community,” says Siphamandla Halahala, the social auxiliary worker at Sinethemba.

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l.t.r. Sharon Dreyer, Magdalene Moos and Siphamandla Halahala (Sinethemba) with Melanie Burke (StreetSmart SA)

StreetSmart SA, is dedicated to helping street children rebuild their lives through donations from restaurants, accommodation establishments and wine tasting venues in the Western Cape, Garden Route, Gauteng and KZN, has handed over R35,000 to their George beneficiary for 2019.

This grand effort is part of the total StreetSmart allocation of R1,7 million distributed nationally for 2019 to organisations working with children at risk of becoming street children.

Anele Ngoyo and Jonathan Gelderblom Kidstop with Melanie WP 
l.t.r. Anele Ngoyo and Jonathan Gelderblom (Kidstop) with Melanie Burke (StreetSmart SA)


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StreetSmart South Africa

P.O. Box 49
Green Point
8051, Cape Town

100% of donations in partner establishments go to children’s programmes and none for administrative costs. GIVE RESPONSIBLY.