“The truth is that we are not yet free;
we have merely achieved the freedom to be free, the right not to be oppressed.”
- Nelson Mandela –

Beneficiaries are selected because of their tireless work within the Five Pillars required to integrate vulnerable communities back into society: Shelter, Healthcare, Nutrition, Education and Community Upliftment.

The 2018 Primary Beneficiaries appointed by The CEO Sleepout Trust™ are Lilliesleaf Farm and Museum and The Qunu Food Security Project.
These Beneficiaries will be awarded a portion of funds raised from the The CEO SleepOut™ Event.

Primary Beneficiaries


Recognised as one of South Africa’s leading heritage sites, Liliesleaf opened to the public in June 2008, and has since attracted thousands of local and international visitors, eager to understand and engage with a pivotal period in South Africa’s liberation struggle. The museum pays testimony to the many lives that changed the political landscape of this country and through its educational programmes, appeals to younger audiences to face today’s challenges with creative enthusiasm.

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The Qunu Food Security Project is operated by Dr Brylyne Chitsunge - the Pan African Ambassador for Food Security In Africa - and a tireless advocate for food security. She plans to develop a platform for Agricultural Stakeholders to work within the Qunu Community on Mandela's farm ensuring the development of agriculture within South Africa. The funds received will determine how many farmers are trained, the amount of product supplied and the number of bursaries for 2019 students.

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Secondary Beneficiaries


After the Main CEO SleepOut Events, we work closely with Gift of the Givers who distribute items made and donated during the Event.

“The breakfast many homeless people received the morning after The 2016 CEO SleepOut was in many cases, the only meal some would eat that day. The impact of a free meal upon the inner-city homeless people is hugely profound,”

Badr Kazi, Corporate and Government Liaison Manager of  Gift of the Givers.

Homeless Talk  benefits from our Annual Special Edition Publication, HopeTalk published in partnership with Caxton Local Newspapers. Every year, the launch of HopeTalk sees 200 Homeless Talk newspaper vendors take to the street in a day devoted to dreams and dignity.

All profits from this project are donated by The Philanthropic Collection (Pty) Ltd to Homeless Talk, which ultimately sustains the Homeless Talk operations for a year.

We invite Champions to buy advertising space in the publication and to effectively support 200 households by doing so. Please email for a copy of The Homeless Talk Rate Card.

“We hope that through these projects we can assist those that need it most in our country, and create awareness that there are many people who need our assistance.”

Jaco Koekemoer, CEO Caxton Coldset Printers  

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In June 2016, a coffee-table book was created in collaboration with acclaimed photographer Debbie Yazbek, The CEO SleepOut™ Trust, Sun International, Caxton and CTP Publishers and Printers  and  The Salvation Army.
(A portion of the sales proceeds went to The Salvation Army.)

Filled with poignant images, the book tells the uniquely personal stories of those who are homeless, answering the question: ‘How did it get to this?’

Order a copy from The SleepOut™ Movement Online Shop. 

P2CP is an innovative educational programme begun in New York that provides prisoners with access to public university-level education, mentorship, and community support to increase their chances of timely graduation and employment upon release, and being replicated in South Africa. P2CP (in collaboration with Catalyst Films and world acclaimed film maker Kristy Jacobson) will include the filming of the The 2018 Sleepout™ Events, which will be turned into an International Documentary based on Mandela and the importance of education within the Prison System. P2CP will receive funding from the auction of Mandela's outside bedroom at Liliesleaf Farm and Museum.