Why support SAHA?

SAHA is an independent, activist archive, unusual in its autonomy from both government and the academy. This unique independence  is at the heart of SAHA - with roots in South Africa's struggle for freedom from apartheid rule, SAHA remains mindful of the ongoing need to ensure information and documentation is made widely accessible beyond the reach of traditional archival spaces.

SAHA's independence also enables SAHA to call for accountability regarding South Africa's past and contemporary struggles for justice; as well as to demand fair and appropriate implementation of South Africa's freedom of access to information legislation

SAHA's critical independence does restrict the funding it is able to source. SAHA relies on key funders as well as individual generosity, to fund its important work.


How can I donate?

There are three ways to financially support SAHA's work:


1. Donate via our PayFast page

This option is best for donations from individuals and organisations not based in South Africa as donations can be made by credit card, bitcoin, and Ukash.



2. Donate through Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) directly into our bank account:


Acc# 10011486329

Branch code: 58 01 05

This option is best for donations from individuals and organisations based within South Africa.


3. Support SAHA by selecting us as your beneficiary linked to your My School card

MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet is South Africa’s biggest community support programme which raises funds for schools and non-profit organisations in order to improve education and social development. MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet allows anyone to raise funds for up to three of their favourite schools and / or causes in South Africa by shopping at certain shops that partner with the programme.

SAHA believes that the MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet programme is one small but important way that many South Africans are able to join together to demonstrate support for education, community and environmental non-profit organisations (NPO). 


How does MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet work?

  1. Get a free card MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet card.
  2. Link up to three schools or NPOs registered with the programme to your card. 
  3. Swipe your card whenever you make a purchase at any partner store.
  4. The partner will donate a percentage of your purchases to your beneficiaries!


Benefits of having a MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet Card:

  • Raise funds without it costing you a cent!
  • Receive exclusive discounts from selected partners. You can find the latest special offers for cardholders here.
  • Receive a monthly statement via email showing you transactions and how much your beneficiary has raised.
  • You can use your card at over 1 500 different stores. Find the partner stores in your area here.

Apply for Your MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet Card

It's free! Go to the MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet website to apply online and get swiping to make a difference. Or call 0860 100 445 to apply.


Add SAHA as a beneficiary to your existing MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet Card

If you already have a MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet Card and want to add SAHA as a beneficiary (remember, you can have up to 3 beneficiaries), you just need to go to the MySchool MyVillageMyPlanet website and update your profile online.  Alternatively, you can call 0860 100 445 or email cs@myschool.co.za today

Contact MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet:

Website: www.myschool.co.za 
E-mail Client Services: cs@myschool.co.za
Telephone: 0860 100 445
Fax: 0866 822 833



One of the  partners of the MySchool programme is Woolworths, a retailer that has been highlighted by the South African branch of Palestine Solidarity movement BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) for stocking products from Israel and occupied Palestinian territories.1

If you support SAHA through the MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet programme and are also committed to supporting the BDS call to boycott Woolworths, it is possible to do so by using your card when shopping at the many other MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet retail partners in South Africa. Other retail partners include some branches of Fruit and Veg City, Jack's Paint & Hardware, GardenShop, Link Pharmacy, Spar, Engen convenience stores, Toys R Us, Reggies, Supa Quick, and many more...

The MySchool website provides a comprehensive directory of their retail partners, organised by region and by products sold to help supporters to raise more money through shopping:

Find local MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet partners in your area

Alternatively, if you would like to support the broader consumer boycott against Israel by avoiding buying products sourced from Israel or occupied territories, the following products stocked by Woolworths have been identified as goods originating in Israel or occupied Palestinian territories:

  • Figs;
  • Pomegranates;
  • Pretzels2

As other South African retailers, including Checkers, Dis-Chem, Makro, MASSMART, Pick n' Pay and Spar, have also been identified as stocking goods originating in Israel and occupied Palestinian territories3, it is advisable to check the packaging of goods to identify the country of origin, or learn more about what relevant information barcodes can reveal, when supporting consumer boycotts targeted at particular countries.4



1. For more information from BDS about this campaign, please visit:
2. SOURCE: http://www.fin24.com/Companies/Retail/The-three-Woolworths-products-causing-the-boycott-20141118;
4. More information about how to go about this is available from the following websites: