Sizanani Charity, founded in 1880 and registered in 2007, is dedicated to assisting all those who find themselves being neglected by society. Women, children or even those who just need an extra hand can find help in Sizanani.

We support creches, schools, advocacy groups and provide mentorship and skills development programs, all to empower those who can’t do for themselves.

For a more comprehensive look at what we do, please check out our news feed to see what projects we are currently involved in, or follow us on any of our social media platforms to see how you too can get involved in uplifting the most vulnerable in our communities.


January 16, 2024

Sizanani Charity Sparks Joy at Child Welfare South Africa Roodepoort’s Christmas Party Event

Child Welfare South Africa Roodepoort recently had the pleasure of hosting a Christmas Party Event with the incredible support of Sizanani Charity. The festive occasion, set to take place on…
January 16, 2024

Eskilz College: Elevating Education with ISO 9001 Certification

Eskilz College stands as a beacon of educational excellence, with a steadfast commitment to delivering top-tier education and training services. This dedication is underscored by the institution's prestigious ISO 9001…
January 16, 2024

Sizanani Charity: Be the Change You Want to See

In a world brimming with challenges, Sizanani Charity stands as a beacon of hope and transformation. We believe in CHANGE – not just for the better, but for the empowerment…
January 16, 2024

Empowering Women: Sizanani’s Sanitary Pad Drive – DignifyMe

Period poverty, a silent crisis affecting women globally, is a stark reality that demands our attention and action. Sizanani Charity, in collaboration with Rostec College and the Eldorado Women's Forum,…
January 16, 2024

Sizanani Charity Cupcake Day Event: A Sweet Success for a Worthy Cause

Sizanani Charity recognized the simple pleasure of cupcakes could be transformed into a potent fundraising tool. The Cupcake Day event became a celebration of creativity, generosity, and, most importantly, support…
September 28, 2021


TOGETHER WE CAN END PERIOD POVERTY - #DIGNIFYME “When Spiders Unite, They Can Tie Down A Lion” – Unknown Sizanani Charity in partnership with the Menstruation Foundation are working towards…
September 27, 2021


#DIGNIFYME – THE MAKE PADS FREE CAMPAIGN Talking about periods should be as normal as having them   THE ISSUE OF PERIOD POVERTY IN SOUTH AFRICA Recent studies have revealed…
November 13, 2020

School Feeding Project

The well- being of communities rely on education, support, sanitation and most importantly the ability to have a meal everyday, This isn’t an easy task to do in every house…


  • To identify children in need of assistance

  • To assist these beneficiaries to become self reliant

  • To continue to assist those who cannot do for themselves

  • To provide on-going mentor-ship and coaching to beneficiaries to adopt the ”Batho Pele” principle in putting the needs of the people first

  • To continue to provide under performing crèches daily needs



Sizanani Charity was started in the early 1880’s with the Timmal family in Tongaat, Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa; where an Indian indentured labourer, Mr Deby Timmal, arrived on the shores of the then Port Natal to serve his time on the sugar cane fields of KwaZulu Natal. Despite his status as indentured labour, his hard work and entrepreneurial spirit allowed him to buy farm land from the sugar cane barons in Tongaat, Port Natal. He provided land to the Indian community of Tongaat to set up a place or worship and a school to educate the local people. This establishment stands today as a testimony of his philanthropy. The Vishwaroop Dharmashala and School continues to serve the Indian community as a place of worship, gathering and education 160 years after his arrival.

This ethos of giving continued with one of his sons, Ramjuttan Timmal who, as a farmer, also provided plots of land for the locals to farm to become sustainable farmers. The spirit of giving continued to one of his sons Parmesar, who sought his fortunes in the City of Durban (today eThekwini). He started work as a clerk for the international clothing brand “Cecil Hitner and Sons,” where his love for the buying and selling of clothing began. Later he would go on to become one of the first non-white manufacturers and distributors of protective clothing in South Africa. Once again, the ethos of giving prevailed where he assisted home industries to purchase sewing machines and sub contract work to them.

Parmesar’s son Kamal also lived by his late fathers’ words, “how could we have food on our plate when our neighbours go hungry?”

Sizanani Charity was official registered with the Department of Social Development in 2007. It is vital that we take note that although Sizanani Charity was officially registered in 2007 it has had a rich past of social entrepreneurship that started back in the 1880’s and undoubtedly will continue long into the future.