U-Turn’s ‘A Night on the Street’ campaign raises over half a million rand to fight homelessness

Winter is on our doorstep and homelessness is on the rise in South Africa. Picture: Armand Hough/Independent Newspapers

By Wendy Dondolo

In a striking campaign designed to enhance public empathy and understanding for homelessness, U-turn, along with partners SMG BMW Constantia and various philanthropic organisations, hosted a successful event “Night on the Streets 2024”.

The event took place both physically and virtually, allowing participants to experience a night of sleeping outside, exposed and vulnerable, to foster a deeper understanding of the challenges faced by the homeless…