Established in 1872, we’re the founding society of the SPCA movement in South Africa and the oldest animal welfare institution in the country. We’re a member of World Animal Protection and an Executive Member of the National Council of SPCAs South Africa.
Over the past 145 years, we’ve diligently carried out our mission to prevent cruelty to animals through education, law enforcement, veterinary care services (operating an Animal Hospital, Inspectorate and four Mobile Clinics serving impoverished communities) and running a Kennel, Cattery, Horse Care Unit, Wildlife Facility, Farmyard and Adoption Centre, which every year places hundreds of animals in loving and caring homes.
Our area of operation is vast and covers approximately 11,000 km².
For the past 60 years Die Burger-Kersfonds has been enriching children’s lives through educational tours to Cape Town.
This non-profit organisation creates the opportunity for school learners to visit Cape Town and less fortunate children to enjoy a vacation by the sea while also getting a educational trip to Cape Town.
Each year, donations are collected in aid of this fund and used to maintain Die Burger-Strandhuis in Muizenberg to keep it fully operational. This beach house offers affordable accommodation to rural schools that visit Cape Town on study tours during school terms and learners from disadvantaged schools are subsidised. Each December this is also the meeting point for Die Burger’s youth leaders conference where the young leaders of our generation get shaped and learn more about leadership skills.
Die Burger was media partner to the FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN for the first time in 2015 and each year’s generous donations will be used to help subsidise less fortunate children who will be visiting the house. This house has truly been a refuge to many and also the place where the foundation was laid for many of our current leaders and professionals.