On 29 May 1952, the Durban organisation was founded by a former journalist, Kerry Malt, who was himself a disabled person. It started in a humble way with visits to the sick in hospitals and private homes. The Organisation developed through a number of stages before it moved into the organisation’s present home on the corner of Bell and Prince Streets, Durban, in 1962.

The Activities Of Saint Giles Are In 5 Main Areas

  • Work Centre
  • Remedial Therapy Centre
  • Educational Trust

  • Appliance Hire
  • Charity Shop

We are completely reliant on the generosity of business, service organisations and the public for our continued operation.
Such support normally comes by way of donations, legacies, bequests, business from Work Centre Customers and sales from the Charity Shop.

The company is Level 1 B-BBEE compliant


Registered as a Non Profit Company. Registration Number: 2000/009990/08.

Registered as a Non-Profit Organisation with the Department of Social Development. We have an annual reporting responsibility to them in terms of our years activities, financial controls etc Registration Number : 002-298NPO.

Registered as a Public Benefit Organisation under Section 18A with SARS, which allows us some tax advantages and allows financial donors to make donations to our organization which are tax exempt. Registration Number: PBO130000783.

Registered under the provisions of the Promotion of Access to Information Act, which allows members of the public to have access to our records, within reason, on payment of a fee.

Our Name

The worldwide organisation was named after a seventh century hermit who worked among the disabled, beggars and lepers. He was an Athenian of noble birth. Saint Giles was canonized and came to be regarded as the patron saint of the disabled.

Mission Statement

To provide service and support to disabled persons from all communities