Top 5 StreetSmart Contributing Restaurants for 2016



Last year, StreetSmart restaurants and their diners raised over R1 million nationally. The Top 5 Contributing restaurants were:


 La Mouette (Cape Town), who raised R89,219 

La Mouette



Savoy Cabbage (Cape Town), raising R62,409

Savoy Cabbage Team



Nonna Lina (Cape Town), who raised R44,500

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Le Quartier Français (Franchhoek), raising R44,126

  THe LQF Team with Chef Margot Janse LR



Nguni Restaurant (Plettenberg Bay), who raised R31,060

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"Making a difference within needy communities by consciously and responsibly contributing to a worthy cause, is such a big part of the La Mouette story. We work very long hours and wish we could spend actual time doing charity work - however this is not always possible therefore StreetSmart provides the ideal vessel for us to help a wonderful and tangible cause. Our guests and staff are continuously inspired by the work that StreetSmart does, and we at La Mouette are most proud to be associated with StreetSmart and to support this wonderful initiative. All restaurants should join up immediately! You will not regret doing so - it will become your favourite EFT of the month," says Mari Vigar, co-owner of La Mouette, the top achieving restaurant in 2016.


Following in the wake of the Top 5 are restaurants such as Aubergine (Cape Town), Waterkloof Restaurant (Somerset West), The Fat Fish (Plettenberg Bay), The Roundhouse (Cape Town), and The Taj Hotel Restaurants (Cape Town).

Every cent of the donations received in StreetSmart restaurants, go to organisations that support vulnerable children through education, skills training and family reunification, in order to give them a chance to normalise their lives and to be re-integrated into society.

Changing Lives R5 at a time!

 "We thank every one of our restaurant partners; they go out of their way to support us to raise funds for our beneficiaries. So dine out and donate in a StreetSmart restaurant. Giving money to a child on the street, simply keeps them on the street," says Melanie Burke, StreetSmart Chairman.


StreetSmart SA invites more restaurants to participate and more diners to choose to go to StreetSmart restaurants – in this way more children’s lives can be changed.


“So when you are planning a night out, think about taking a simple action and book at a StreetSmart participating restaurant. While you are there, encourage your fellow diners to dig deep and leave your donation on your bill,” adds Burke.


StreetSmart SA is registered as a Public Benefit Organisation as well as a Non Profit Organisation and ensures that every cent donated by diners goes towards social and educational upliftment projects for street children.

StreetSmart's goal is to be part of the process of social normalisation and to encourage the public not to give money into the hands of a child as this keeps them on the streets. In essence, eating and donating at a StreetSmart restaurant is the responsible way to help a street child.


For more information or to make a donation, contact StreetSmart at Tel: 021 447 3227 email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit Be sure to follow them on @StreetSmartSA on Twitter and Facebook.


Issued on behalf of StreetSmart by:       GC Communications                  Tel: +27 (21) 462 0520 

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New signage makes StreetSmart restaurants easier to find


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Making a difference to the lives of vulnerable children R5 at a time just got easier with new prominent StreetSmart signage allowing participating restaurants to promote their support more visibly, helping diners to eat out more responsibly.


The new signage identifies participating restaurants as members of the StreetSmart SA restaurant community, where a voluntary donation of R5 is added to each table’s bill to raise funds in support of organisations working with street children within the area where the restaurant is located.


StreetSmart SA is a conduit fundraising organisation that partners with restaurants to receive donations from diners to support their own locally based beneficiary organisations. In this way locally run programmes that prevent the vulnerable from becoming street children, and help children already on the streets through reintegration back into schools or families can be funded.

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Kareem is currently in year 4 in the Automotive Body Repairs Workshop. He arrived three and a halve years ago at Learn to Live under the influence of marijuana and for most of that year he struggled with this cannabis drug. He is living with his grandmother, who raised him since birth. He was involved in gangsterism at some stage, but the staff at Learn to Live have managed to convince him that he has a better future.


He is currently in line for a job with a local Panel Beater and he will be helping there during the September school holidays before he starts officially on 1 December 2016 as a Panel beater’s assistant.




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In 2016, 180 youth were recruited from impoverished areas or the street to enter the skills training workshops, of which 34 learners were enrolled for the Automotive Body Repairs workshop.


Learn to Live Independent School of Skills, recruits children and youth from disadvantaged areas and schools, who have not managed to attend mainstream schooling.




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A message from our founding Patron

The Arch and more kids LOW RES
"It gives me great pleasure to support StreetSmart South Africa.  So when you are enjoying an evening out with good foods, good wine and good company, reflect on how your life is enriched.  Then do a kind thing.  Give to StreetSmart.  God bless you."

Desmond M Tutu Archbishop Emeritus

Founding Patron of StreetSmart South Africa


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