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Frida Hartley Shelter

Ninety years of sheltering destitute and abandoned women

In 1923 wealthy socialite Frida Hartley left London for Johannesburg to open a shelter for destitute women, a solid one-storey brick building in Bellevue. Today that building is still a refuge for the penniless and abandoned, while its sister Bethany Home helps victims of abuse.

Urban organic agriculture in downtown Joburg

Abandoned bowling greens in the old, run-down suburb of Bertrams in central Johannesburg are sprouting new life with the Bambanani Food and Herb Garden, a certified organic produce initiative, run by volunteers, that helps feed poor people in the inner city.


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