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Five South African celebrities who have opened their hearts to communities

South Africa’s stars don’t always have a heart to give back to the community, so when they do, let’s give them a shout out.

celebrities who give back to charity

celebs who give back to community

South Africa’s celebrities don’t always have a heart to give back to the community. In fact, many celebs focus on their starry life and status but tend to forget to thank the people who helped them get where they are today.

There are those who go for the big gestures, as well as those who make people happy even through small things such as buying groceries, realising a hand that gives is more blessed than the hand that receives.

These are the stars who feel like they owe their success to the community. Those celebrities have shown appreciation to the communities for support and being with them every step of the way.

Take these five, for example, who have given a lot back to their communities:

Nomzamo Mbatha

Nomzamo Mbatha

Nomzamo Mbatha’s Lighthouse Foundation, together with Hollywood Bets, have given South African students bursaries worth R547 000.

“I named my foundation The Lighthouse Foundation because in the midst of a storm, people look to a lighthouse to help guide them through the storm,” says Mbatha.

“That is exactly what we want for the people of South Africa, we want to bridge the gap for those who need it most.”

Skhumbuzo Hlophe

The comedian known as Skhumba is passionate about the shortage of wheelchairs in South Africa. He also found a way to give back by buying groceries for 21 families groceries at Christmas.

Anele Mdoda

Anele Mdoda

Mdoda was one of many people who helped to provide relief for the Alexandra families who lost everything in a fire that destroyed 600 homes.

Her talk show took on an honourable challenge of building toilets for school children. Through her funding page, she raised over R130 000.

Luyanda Mzazi

This young actress joined JAM (Joint Aid Management) South Africa, which is an African-founded, Christian international humanitarian relief and development organisation as an ambassador.

JAM offers pre-school nutritional feeding, water and sanitation, educational and agricultural training and more to empower Africans to create better lives for themselves.

“I chose to partner with JAM because of its achievements over the years and determination to make a difference and change lives for the better,” says Mzazi.

“This inspires me to look further into giving back. I am especially interested in programmes that aim to make the lives of children better, and I know that this is a cause that is at centre of JAM’s existence.”

Somizi Mhlongo

The South African Idols judge is known for his charitable work, with one of the latest gestures being an offer to pay for a child’s wheelchair. Not only did he do that, in early May he pledged to donate a coffin to murdered teenager Andile “Bobo” Mchunu’s family to prepare for funeral arrangements.