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GEM is a movement for citizen engagement & positive societal change. 

  • Our aim is to mobilize Mzansi towards social-economic well-being and to foster greater collaboration amongst all walks of life. 
  • We seek to accomplish this by initiating (and complimenting) dialogue on South Africa's most pressing issues. 

GEM - Going the Extra Mile has been co-ordinating community engagement events & mass mobilizations since 2014. 

Our organisation operates within JHB & CPT (with a mostly nationwide reach and network). 

Over the past 6 years, we've hosted over 3,000 community events, with more than 50,000 participants, together accomplishing a whopping 200,000 hours of community service. 

Together with our partners (over 40 grass-root NGO's and strong institutional partners), GEM has facilitated the following activities and events:

  • Student Tutoring & Mentorship
  • Community Gardens
  • Soup Kitchens
  • Community Cleanups
  • Tree-Planting
  • Beach & River Cleanups,
  • Orphanage Assistance & Aftercare,
  • Animal Welfare

Not to mention an especially successful heritage site cleanup in Alex, JHB - The Kings Cinema (2019). 
Going the Extra Mile is a South African Non-Profit Company with Section 18A/PBO status.

All donations made to GEM Project are tax-deductible.

Contact Us

Contact Details

David Shields
(+27) 82 557 9750

Camilo Ramada
(+27) 84 683 1222

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