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Social Responsibility

Austen Smith have undertaken to support a chosen charity annually. This year we are getting ready to give our support to MAMA NTOMBI'S COMMUNITY PROJECT. Mama Ntombi’s was founded in 2007 and is caring for about 450 children at the Jika Joe and Ezinketheni Informal Settlements.

Past support has been given to Joseph Baynes Salvation Army Children's Home, Pietermaritzburg Children's Home, Pietermaritzburg SPCA, Sunnyside Park Home and Abrina Esther House.

Our modus operandi is to divide the year into six months, the first leading up to Mandela Day in July, and the second leading up to Christmas / Year end celebration time. Our staff show their support in the form of donations requested on the Charity's "wish list". The partners of Austen Smith then match the donations to which we then, on Mandela day and year end time, present to the charity in the form of "love boxes".

Last year we gave additional support to Abrina Esther House, a shelter for women and their children who have suffered abuse, in the form of donating two computers and legal advice provided by two Professional Assistant Attorneys.

We also have a comprehensive onsite recycling project, with bins divided into glass, paper and plastic and twice a year we host the SANBS blood drives.


Dear Austen Smith, We convey our very sincere gratitude to Austen Smith Attorneys for the lovely gift packages you put together for our Preschool children at their Graduation yesterday. More importantly,…

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Dear Austen Smith Thank you so much for your investment in the caregivers who attended our Gross Motor Waste 2 Toys Workshop in the Ezinketheni community today.  The importance of the…

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What our charities had to say...

Austen Smith Attorney's have really spoiled our children this Mandela day

 - Christopher Mahadeo - PR Practioner - Pietermaritzburg Children's Home

On behalf of all the staff and animals at the Pietermaritzburg SPCA we would like to say a big thank you for your donation and applaud your kindness.

- The animlas and staff at the Pietermaritzburg SPCA

We had a visit from very special people, a big thank you to Karin Naude and your team from Austen Smith Attorneys. Every single resident was blessed with a Love box specially put together by these caring people. Thank you for the love and care you showed our residents

- Robyn - Sunny Side Park Home (Padca)

Thank you so much for your general donation, it means the world to us. We can continue to serve abused women and their children, and provide them a with loving, nurturing, safe and healthy place to stay with dignity and grace because of you. Thank you for investing in our organisation and the people we serve.

- The Abrina Esther House Team

We are writing to express our deepest thanks for the donation of two computers to our organisation. It will go a long way to inspire our women in improving their lives through computer literacy. The Legal advice provided by your two Professional Assistant's benefited all who attended. They were excellent in how they handled our women and gave a lot of valuable information.

- Nokuthula Zwane - Operations Director - Abrina Esther House