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.

08:23 (GMT+2) Mon, 15 Aug 2016
Last week Algoa Cares featured the NPO, Love Story. This organisation services the impoverished people of Nelson Mandela Bay. Take a listen as Co -Founder, Elaine Watson, tells us more.          
08:15 (GMT+2) Mon, 15 Aug 2016
Algoa Cares  August 17th : Carel Du Toit Centre for the Deaf.The Carel du Toit Centre in East London is an NPO that teaches pre-school deaf children from the Eastern Cape, to speak. (They do not use sign language.)  The children are fitted
10:19 (GMT+2) Mon, 08 Aug 2016
Algoa Cares :  10th August : Love StoryLove story is an NPO founded in 2012  by Luke and Elaine Watson. It seeks to meet the needs of the destitute within our local community in the form of feeding schemes,clothing distribution, povert
12:01 (GMT+2) Mon, 01 Aug 2016
Algoa Cares 3rd August :  Reach for a Dream Reach For A Dream fulfills the dreams of children aged 3-18 yrs, diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses such as cancer and leukaemia, cystic fibrosis and muscular dystrophy, kidney failure and blood
12:15 (GMT+2) Fri, 29 Jul 2016
This past Wednesday Mio and Queenie hosted Thobeka Mduduma in the studio to chat about the NPO, Sithandiwe, an NPO she started single handedly. This amazing woman is involved in a feeding scheme AND went back to study when in her forties so
12:38 (GMT+2) Tue, 26 Jul 2016
Last week on Algoa Cares Mio and Queenie caught up with Heloise Terblanche from Thembalethu Square Development Programme. This organisation does some amazing work with impoverished youngsters in the George footprint of Algoa Country. Find o
08:26 (GMT+2) Mon, 25 Jul 2016
Algoa Cares July 27th : Sithandiwe Sithandiwe NPO is active in Kwazakhele, Port Elizabeth and currently focuses on two projects, the Siyanqoba soup-kitchen and the Malukhanye Pre-school. The story behind the Sianqoba soup kitchen :15 years ago T
08:00 (GMT+2) Tue, 19 Jul 2016
Cares July 20th : Thembalethu Square Development ProgrammThey are a community based voluntary Non - Profit Organisation established to serve and support needy children by providing: an environment for activities that will contribute to the positive d
11:59 (GMT+2) Mon, 11 Jul 2016
ALGOA FM BLOODLINE DAY 2016 is in YOUR handsThe 19th annual Algoa FM Bloodline Day is taking place on 13 July 2016 and you can be part of this great initiative, by donating a unit of blood.  The target for this year is to collect 800 units of bl
11:59 (GMT+2) Mon, 04 Jul 2016
Algoa Cares July 6th : The Jeffreys Bay Trauma Support CentreThis NPO offers comprehensive trauma counselling services to survivors of any type of trauma, including survivors of rape, domestic violence, child abuse, home invasions, crime, a