Non Profit Company Reg. 2021/392948/08

About Sister Basha CSI

Sister Basha CSI (formally known as Women and Beyond) is a non profit organisation that began thirteen years ago in 2007. We offer medical and surgical support to children from disadvantaged communities and backgrounds. These are cases of children who are in need of medical/surgical intervention who can not afford to be put on waiting lists at government medical institutions in some cases and can not afford private care.

About The Legacy Program for Girls

The Legacy Program for Girls is an initiative that began in 2010 at CTICC with the mandate of providing opportunities for girls who come from disadvantaged backgrounds. We as the CSI acknowledge the value of empowering the youth and the importance of equipping one with skills, knowledge, and education to succeed in life despite all odds. The Legacy Program works with school-going girls within their FET phase (Grades 10, 11, and 12) with school outreaches where health education, mental health talks, and screenings are performed at schools in disadvantaged areas/communities.

2024 New Projects

Throughout the years the work we have done has allowed us to play a positive role in the community and provide relief and change in the lives of the women and children we serve. A consistent challenge annually has been securing a venue that would accommodate all of the organisation’s functions and needs. This includes a headquarters to operate from administratively and a venue to provide temporary accommodation for special cases we receive at the CSI.

We plan to open our new women and children’s Center in the first quarter of 2024. This Center will enable us to continue doing the administrative and logistical work efficiently. A new center will allow us to accommodate emergency cases that would require temporary lodging. Such cases include gender-based violence emergencies, lodging for patients and guardians/parents who have medical/surgical procedures in the Cape Town vicinity, and other emergent situations.

To make this excellent initiative a reality we need your help. We have currently outsourced a property that fulfills all of the organization’s needs. We are fundraising the deposits and rental to move in and begin the work in January 2024 ASAP. Not only are we fundraising for deposits but we require keen prospective sponsors who will partner with us to sponsor a portion of the rental towards the new women and children’s centre.

How you can partner with us

Partner with us in our aim to help those in need! We also collect food, clothes and monetary donations and distribute them to our CSI cases.

Apart from monetary donations, you can donate:

  • food items (non perishables)
  • clothes/shoes
  • baby items (nappies, formula, clothes, etc)
  • monetary pledges
  • Toiletries

The aforementioned donation options go towards the children we help aid through our CSI program. A portion of every patient’s consultation fee at the medical practice will be going towards our CSI cases involving children who will be in need of medical and surgical intervention and are coming from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Email us to arrange drop-offs or collections of donations on csi@sisterbasha.co.za

Sister Basha CSI Ambassador

The CSI is proud to announce our ambassador Janike Tait. She joined us in 2022 with her passion for being involved with uplifting and enriching young children with a focus on teenage girls through our Legacy Program. Since her appointment, she’s been involved in numerous community projects both on and off the screen, engaging with some of our young girls and interacting with some of the organisations/businesses we have partnered with across different campaigns.

She has since gone on to be placed as First Princess at the Mrs Universe South Africa pageant in May 2023. We are proud of her achievements and her passion to make a difference in the communities we serve

2023 Accomplishments

In 2023, we processed around 568 paediatric social welfare cases alone. We have also processed 503 paediatric medical cases including 244 successful paediatric surgeries. For our Legacy program for girls, we have been able to mentor 473 girls across the nation providing access to our multidisciplinary team of mentors who are pioneers in their respective fields and provide career opportunities. We have accomplished 18 school visits, 11 university visits, and 39 community visits as the Legacy Program for girls. We were also able to pull off our annual Legacy Camp at Phillipskop Mountain Reserve during the winter holidays where 20 of our most promising bright minds were able to attend. e have also recently hosted 8 talks on gender-based violence.

2022 Year Accomplishments

In the 2022 year, the CSI was able to process a total of 82 medical and surgical cases pro bono. We processed a cumulative total of 122 paediatric welfare cases and 203 paediatric medical welfare cases. The Legacy program for girls ended the year off with a total of 472 members registered on our program. The Program was proud to host our first annual Legacy camp where we brought a handful of the girls in our program to Plettenberg bay to be a part of an enriching experience filled with workshops, seminars, fun team building activities and more

2021 Year Accomplishments

In the 2021 year, the CSI was able to process 95 medical/surgical cases. We processed a cumulative total of 219 paediatric medical and welfare cases. Throughout the year we have been able to facilitate hospital visits to children hospitals and hospices and collecting groceries and toy items for the children we have visited. The Legacy program for girls had registered over 386 girls in the program. With the easing of COVID-19 restrictions we have been able to relaunch our school visits to secondary education facilities in rural and township settlements. We also launched our mentor/mentee shadowing campaign where we had a number of professionals who work with the organisation to take some of the girls to their place of work to shadow and learn about the respectful careers fields.

2020 Year Accomplishments

In the 2020 year, Sister Basha Practice had successfully facilitated 35 medical/surgical cases. Our team at Sister Basha Practice outsourced specialists, medical equipment/prosthesis, etc and funds/sponsorships to execute these cases. Our Registered Nurses and Social Workers conduct a full psycho-social evaluation for each case for Sister Basha Practice.

Marang Hope Heals Campaign

“Marang Hope Heals” is a new campaign that aims to raise awareness of children living with special needs and the surrounding socio-economic and health obstacles. Our objective in raising awareness of the various types of childhood disabilities and the obstacles encompassing it is to bring about health education in society and to raise capital that would go towards funding our social welfare program in order to aid such children

The team


Director: Rev. Sr. Basha Tlhapane-Taylor

National Senior Coordinator

  • Mrs Thabisa Rangana

Social Worker

  • Dr Goitseone Leburu-Masigo

Resident Medical Doctor

  • Dr Cleopatra Mshumpela

Professional Nurse

  • Sr. Thuto-Entle Jood

Administration

  • Ms Lieselle Marais

Volunteer Team

  • Candice Biko
  • Otsile Mokgoko

Social Media Handles

Instagram and Twitter: @sisterbashacsi

Facebook: Sister Basha CSI

PARTNERS

1. Sister Basha Practice

2. Little Lenses

3. PBN Mawila Attorneys

4. Christ Cornerstone Ministries

5. Surve’Philanthropies

6. Modus Motors

7. Milnerton Methodist

8. Table View Methodist

9. Jansen Vorster Optometrist

10. Parklands Home Owners Association

11. Intercape iFoundation