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…
November 13, 2020

Disaster Aid

Sizanani Charity cares immensely when a disaster hits like fire, flood or natural disasters alike, we will try to assist and aid in all efforts. As a well respected non-profit,…
October 22, 2020

Community Feeding Projects

for as long as sizanani charity has been around we have established and done everything in our power to dissemble community hunger, It has always been of great concern to…
October 13, 2020

Creche & Early Childhood Development

Sizanani Charity in partnership with Eskilz College has worked tirelessly to put kids and toddlers alike into academic setting nomatter the circumstances in order to better their journey. We believe…
October 13, 2020

Young Empowered Women

Sizanani Charity has not only been involved in helping financially but developmentally and socially in imperative aspects of a young woman’s life, With our sister NPO (Men Against Rape) we…
October 13, 2020

Adult Numeracy And Literacy

Sizanani Charity understands the gift of literacy, we acknowledge the power of words and for as long as we have been around we have tried to contribute to that aspect…


  • 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 stared in the early 1880s 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 as a indentured labourer on the sugar cane fields of  Kwa Zulu Natal. Despite his status as indentured laboured his hard work and entrepreneuring spirit  allowed him to buy farm lands form 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 also as a farmer provided plots of land for the locals to farm to become sustainable farmers. This ethos continued to one of his son 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 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.

Parmesars 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 must 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 1880s and undoubtedly will continue long into the future.