Algoa cares is our corporate social investment programme. Algoa cares was started in 1997 with the aim of supporting local non-profit organisations in their mission to help and empower those in need, especially the most vulnerable within our community. We use the power of radio to increase awareness, influence positive change and inspire those in our broadcast area. Algoa cares has three focus areas namely: health and welfare, education and skills development, and the environment and sustainability. The initiative highlights successful projects that create sustainability within vulnerable communities.

1. Cares on-air

Mio Khondleka and Queenie Grootboom interview a representative from a different charity every Wednesday between 12h30 and 13h00 to raise awareness about their non-profit organisation. To apply for an interview, simply complete the online application form below.

2. Cares promotional support

Community and fundraising events/initiatives can be promoted on-air and online via the what’s happening feature. Send your event information to Please note this info needs to change they can submit their own event info now.

3. Cares events

Organisations also have the opportunity to apply to be a beneficiary of the Algoa cares charity initiatives listed below.

  • Algoa cares charity golf day (Port Elizabeth)
  • Algoa cares charity golf day (East London)

Applications to both golf days open on 1 February every year and close the Monday of the 3rd week in February.

08:27 (GMT+2) Mon, 26 Sep 2016
Algoa Cares September 28th :  Assisi SPCA : Incorporating Humansdorp, Jeffrey’s Bay, St Francis Bay and Districts.This NPO has as its sole aim the alleviation of animal cruelty and the suffering of abandoned and abused animals.  They confro
12:42 (GMT+2) Thu, 22 Sep 2016
Entrepreneurship is key to growing the economy in South Africa. The Hope Factory is an NPO doing just that! Take a listen!
10:11 (GMT+2) Mon, 19 Sep 2016
Algoa Cares : 21st September Big Walk Special!The Algoa FM Big Walk for Cancer takes place on Saturday the 29th of October this year. In celebration of this upcoming event, we thought it was only fitting that we introduce our Algoa FM listeners to th
10:50 (GMT+2) Mon, 12 Sep 2016
Algoa Cares September 14th :  The Hope FactoryThe Hope Factory exists to grow entrepreneurs, develop their businesses and in turn impact their communities. In order to play an active role in transforming our country through sustainable small bus
10:43 (GMT+2) Mon, 12 Sep 2016
Last week Algoa Cares featured the St Croix Sea Scout Group. Husband and wife team, Anne and Jeffrey Booth, tell us more about this NPO.
08:53 (GMT+2) Mon, 05 Sep 2016
Algoa Cares September 7th :  St Croix Sea Scout GroupThis NPO was founded in 1963. It is best described using the words of Nelson Mandela, “ The Scout Movement is a World Leader in educating youth. Scouting inspires patriotism, sound moral value
08:32 (GMT+2) Mon, 05 Sep 2016
National back week takes place this year from the 5th to the 10th of September. To raise awareness of the importance of taking care of your back, Algoa Cares hosted physiotherapist Bridey Lee in the studio. Bridey is a member of the NPO the Sout
08:24 (GMT+2) Mon, 29 Aug 2016
Algoa Cares August 31st :  South African Society of PhysiotherapyThe SASP is a voluntary professional membership organization committed to equal opportunities and inclusivity, and striving to support the demographic profile of South Africa in te
09:59 (GMT+2) Tue, 23 Aug 2016
Algoa Cares : 24th August:  The Port Elizabeth Gilbert & Sullivan SocietyThe PE Gilbert & Sullivan Society is an amateur, community based theatre company operating since 1932 using the wonderful multi-cultural talent that our city has to offer.&
12:04 (GMT+2) Mon, 22 Aug 2016
The Carel Du Toit Centre for the deaf is an NPO operating in East London on the Frere Hospital grounds. At the centre pre-primary deaf children learn to speak, as opposed to learning sign language. Michelle Nel is the project manager at the cent