Khazimula Children’s Home is a shelter for abused and abandoned children situated in the heart of the Kwazulu Natal Midlands. Khazimula provides a safe, secure and loving environment for children who don’t have the privilege of a traditional family to provide these most basic needs. Although Khazimula is partially government funded, they rely very heavily on additional private funding in order to survive.

A number of years ago John Burnett Insurance Brokers was approached by the Khazimula board’s chairperson to review their insurance needs. As a business based very much around strong family values, the work that Khazimula was doing immediately resonated with us. This resulted in a decision by us to provide insurance cover to Khazimula at our own expense. In addition, to this we have made Khazimula our charity of choice through various fund raising initiatives over the years and we will continue to do so.

Oliver Burnett and his wife Kirsten have also raised substantial amounts of money for Khazimula through various events and adventures that they have done such as the Comrades Marathon, The Ironman Triathlon and an eight day mountain bike ride from the Vaal river to the Kwazulu Natal South Coast. Watch the video here. Most notably this has helped Khazimula build an entirely new ablution block for the children and fund a promotional video to assist with fund raising . Watch this space for more exciting events and adventures that we will use as a platform to both raise money and awareness for Khazimula.

John Burnett Insurance Brokers are also planning a fun but gruelling challenge to break the current South African record for the number of golf holes played by a four ball, hitting alternate shots over a 12 hour period. Watch this space for details.

It is no secret that the future of any country lies with its children and the reality that we face is that without shelters such as Khazimula, many of our children are denied the most fundamental needs of being loved, looked after and a basic education. Details of Khazimula can be found on their website www.khazimula.co.za