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5 local celebrities lending a helping hand during the Covid-19 pandemic

2020-04-23 16:30
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Everyone is doing their part to help those in need during this lockdown period. South African celebrities haven’t missed a step as they have gone from starting their own foundations to donating to those in need or perform live on their social media platforms to raise funds.

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Black Coffee is one of the most recent celebs to share how South Africans have helped towards helping raise funds. "After weeks of isolation = reflecting, I’ve decided that I will commit to a residency of livestream sessions…but this time, while fundraising and building awareness to aid different charities", he captioned one of his posts on Instagram.

In what he calls "Home Brewed", Black Coffee collaborates with the big names in the industry and the businesses/companies that can lend a hand. He recently announced on his Instagram that he has raised well over R400 000 already and that he will be teaming up with Minnie Dlamini, Jaguar South Africa and the South African Red Cross Society.


Here are four other celebs who are doing their part in helping those in need during the Covid-19 lockdown in South Africa:

1) Siya and Rachel Kolisi

Springbok captain and 2019 Rugby World Cup champion Siya Kolisi and his wife Rachel, have started the Kolisi Foundation. Initially the foundation was to help children from disadvantaged backgrounds but due to the current pandemic, the focus of the foundation is now to provide medical equipment to doctors and medical workers on the frontline.



2) Bonang Matheba

Media mogul, Bonang Matheba, is also known for her helping hand through the ‘Bonang Matheba Bursary Fund’ which aids to help young ladies through tertiary education. Queen B took to Twitter to ask her fans to help her identify 25 families in need.

3) Somizi and Mohale

Somizi and Mohale have joined in on the foundation bandwagon by starting the ‘Somhale Foundation’. Their first project started off with the distribution of 400 vouchers to families in Freedom Park and an informal settlement in Ekurhuleni.

4) Thando Thabethe

Thando Thabethe is doing her part by giving out food to those who need it the most. She has also asked for suggestions to which places she could visit with her team next.