Cape Town is Running Out of Water

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Access to water has always been challenging for people living in the informal settlements outside of Cape Town. Multiple families share one public water tap and a few public outhouses. They walk from… Continue reading

Thembela’s Story

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Thembela is 27-years-old and lives in Khayelitsha. In 2014, she was raped and blinded during a sexual assault. This is some of her story: “One night, an unknown man attacked me. I was… Continue reading

Response to President Trump

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President Trump’s vulgar comment about African countries, Haiti, and El Salvador is racist, ignorant, and offensive. Acacia Global joins with other organizations around the world in denouncing the President’s remarks and calling for… Continue reading

Acacia Global Announces Recipient of the 2018 Global Leadership Award

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Mathepelo (Mathaps) Ngaka-Mtati, Community Director at Monkeybiz in Cape Town, South Africa, is the 2018 recipient of Acacia Global’s Global Leadership Award. Supporters of Acacia Global are aware of the unique and whimsical… Continue reading

Nelson Mandela Day is Tuesday

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Tuesday, July 18th is Nelson Mandela International Day – a day when people are encouraged to spend at least 67 minutes doing something good for the world. The number, 67, honors the 67 years… Continue reading

Shopping that Makes a Difference

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Acacia Global is thrilled to be partnering with MissionMade, a new nonprofit organization with a mission to help other nonprofits, like Acacia Global, to increase revenue and to tell our story. MissionMade does… Continue reading

2016 Annual Report

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Meet Acacia Global’s Community Liaison, Noxie Totoyi

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Noxie Totoyi was born in Cape Town, South Africa and moved to Guguletu in 1963. Noxie attended Fezeka High School and received a teaching certificate from the Eastern Cape in 1976. She began… Continue reading

12-Year-Old Gives Her Time and Money

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At 12 years old, Elena Everson isn’t Acacia Global’s youngest supporter, but she certainly is one of our most enthusiastic volunteers and fundraisers. We talked with Elena and her mom, Susan, recently in… Continue reading

Bheki Kunene Recipient of 2017 Global Leadership Award

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Bheki Kunene, founder and CEO of MindTrix, a design company based in Guguletu, South Africa, is the 2017 recipient of Acacia Global’s Global Leadership Award. Bheki was recognized for his creativity, curiosity, and… Continue reading