Winston Churchill once said: We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”  Never did these words ring true more than today.

In celebration of Mandela Month Wingu Academy has taken hands with Mahala Loyalty Programme to support Umma Afrika, a national charity trust, to raise funds for emergency food relief at a time when our people need it the most. Wingu Academy created a crowdfunding initiative on to raise at least R6700.

By donating just R67 at you can feed two families of up to 10 people with an UmmaPot meal. The aim is to feed at least a 1000 people or 200 families.

“This comes at a time where hugging is prohibited, social distancing is compulsory and masks are the new norm. This initiative is one way we can reach out and touch the lives of so many people in need, ” says Ian Strydom, Managing Director of Wingu Academy.  “We are proud to have partnered with Mahala Loyalty to support Umma Afrika, a multi-cultural group of people who have a heart to feed the hungry by providing nutritional food and supplementary foodstuffs.”

The drive will continue until 31 July 2021 at

Life is hard at this moment for most people, but any contribution however big or small will make a difference. It wouldn’t be fitting to celebrate one of the greatest men our country has ever known without one of his famous quotes “It always seems impossible until it’s done”.