The Sabuka informal settlement is situated on the North of Pretoria along the N1 freeway. The settlement is in the Kamelsdruif area (Region 8, Tshwane Metropolitan). There are approximately 1000 households and more than 3000 people living there. Approximately 1000 are females of which more than 50% are unemployed. There are no basic services within the community and many household live below poverty lines.
The community members are from neighboring countries. The socio and political climate in the neighboring countries (Zambia, Zimbabwe, Lusaka, Malawi and Lesotho) has led to an increase migration of people to South Africa with the hope of finding job opportunities and find that they cannot afford formal housing hence settle in shacks/informal houses near areas of economic opportunities. These squatter camps are often illegal and without basic services.
Unlike their partners who take any odd jobs ( plumbing/bricklayers act), women remain at home unemployed. Whilst they remain at home in the foreign country, they have families to support.
Children walk long distances to nearby schools. There are no playing areas for children. There is only one Early Child Development Centre that caters for the community.
To change the situation in Sakabuka informal settlement we need your help. Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve the community living conditions.
Account Holder: Khula Afrika Foundation
Bank: First National Bank
SWIFT CODE: FIRNZAJJ