Turfontein Shelter

The Turffontein refuge camp in Johannesburg is in desperate need of sanitary facilities, water, and feeding programmes to improve living conditions of the displaced people living there. There are hundreds of people living in the shelter, ranging from 6 month-old babies to elderly people.


We want to help bring a greater sense of dignity to this group of people in a dire time of need. Every action, every donation is helpful. 

Powered by JSE-listed company, Purple Group, and in collaboration with the LaRochelle branch of Society of St Vincent de Paul (SSVP), the project is a spearheaded by members of both organisations and has been active since 2019. 

We have managed to raise just over R50 000 since inception. All of which has been possible through the collective efforts and donations of Purple Group staff, members of SSVP, and our small yet strong community. 


We would like to introduce you to the Soweto Animal Rescue and Advisory Centre (SARAC) which is run by Jerry and his rangers. Jerry Selwane established SARAC in 2011, Prior to this he worked for the SPCA.


He had a great vision of saving animals and was not able to pursue his passion at the SPCA and he decided to create his own organization, funded initially from his own savings. Their mission is to improve the living conditions of animals in Soweto and surroundings by educating and changing people’s attitudes towards animals, holding educational classes for children, making them aware of cruelty to those without a voice, enlisting the help of children (affectionately called Jerry’s Rangers) to be the eyes and ears and report and cruelty to them, providing the community with assistance with sterilisation, dipping, deworming and medical care and last but not least, rescuing animals in need, taking care of them and finding them good homes