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Medical volunteers transform young lives

Medical volunteers transform young lives

If you’ve been following the story of 2-year-old Ntlelo on our website, you’ll be delighted to hear that she was one of 22 children and adults who received life changing surgery last weekend during Operation Smile SA’s surgical programme in Mthatha.

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Endurance athletes raise more than R1m for Operation Smile

Endurance athletes raise more than R1m for Operation Smile

  Dan Meyer’s bicycle was playing up, and steadily getting worse. If he’d been at home in Cape Town, it wouldn’t have been a problem. But he was alone in a deserted area of the US with 50km and a mountain range between him and the nearest repair shop. “The...

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A father’s struggle to get help for his son

A father’s struggle to get help for his son

  Even though there is a history of cleft palate in their family, when little Seipati was born, his parents didn't realise he was affected. During her pregnancy, his mother went for routine ultrasound scans. But they failed to pick up the condition. After his...

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Shout out to our amazing volunteers

Shout out to our amazing volunteers

In the sixteen years since Operation Smile South Africa was established, we’ve gathered together a team of 120 active volunteers. These selfless people from all walks of life are the foundation of our work.

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Mission Possible Complete

Mission Possible Complete

Our recent surgical programme in Mthata resulted in 22 children and one adult receiving corrective cleft lip and cleft palate surgery.

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