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Notice of 2015 Annual General Meeting

The Service Dining Rooms will be holding its 2015 Annual General Meeting on Thursday, 17 September at 17:30. We would love to see you there. Please let us know if you will be attending by using the form on our Contact page. Below is an agenda for the meeting: Consideration of 2014 AGM minutes Chairperson’s […]

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City of Cape Town Using Street People as PR

The City of Cape Town recently published a video on YouTube titled “The Change Project”. An article on News24 provides more detail about the project. The video aims to promote the City’s “Give Responsibly” campaign by demonstrating that “a few coins can keep anyone on the streets”. While I would like to assume that the intention behind this initiative […]

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Ryan has been shot, again.

This is the story of Ryan, a 19-year-old who lives in Facreton, Cape Town, South Africa; a neighbourhood overrun by gangsters. Ryan is the younger brother of Masooda who is the kitchen manager at The Service Dining Rooms and my colleague. I have followed Ryan’s story over the last year and am sharing this story […]

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Robbie Nurock HCT Clinic

The Robbie Nurock clinic on Buitenkant Street has been serving the Cape Town community for decades. Many of the SDR clients have attended the clinic over the years but the vast majority do not access this service.  Some clients are nervous of government services, others are embarrassed about their condition and some don’t like waiting […]

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Learning Together

We were recently visited at the end of August by learners from Herschel School. Nearly 30 girls participated in our work in 2 groups over 2 days, helping with preparation, serving and interacting with our clients. We really appreciated having help with our work but even more, it is wonderful to see how clients respond […]

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We’re on Facebook

Service Dining Rooms now has a Facebook Page. Help support us by liking our page or even better, choose a post from our wall and share it with your friends. We’d be especially grateful if you can share our cool advert for a new vehicle. The link for the FB page is: http://www.facebook.com/ServiceDiningRooms

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Kent’s View(finder)

Kent Lingeveldt is well known on the streets of Cape Town. He’s a skateboarder who has been promoting the sport and working with city youngsters for nearly 2 decades. Apart from watching him whiz by on his board, Kent is also known for doing his own kind of watching. He has a keen eye for […]

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New ad for SDR by Big Fish

Here’s an ad created by three students at Big Fish School of Digital Film Making. The ad was part of a competition at the school. The students had to conceptualise and pitch their ad idea to Saatchi and Saatchi. The winning team got to produce their ad. The students who chose us as their client […]

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Queuing at the SDR

It’s not just people who benefit from the SDR. The roof of our building becomes a gathering ground for pigeons at lunch time… Every day, many of our clients take out a little portion of their plate and give it to the birds outside. So regular has this custom become that the birds now gather expectantly every day in […]

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Mandela Day

We had several wonderful groups visit us on Mandela Day this year. The HSRC , Standard Bank and SAHRA (SA Heritage Resources Agency) all provided the services of staff who valiantly cleaned, served and prepared food in celebration of our national hero Mandela. Here you can see some of the volunteers from the HSRC cleaning […]

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