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Homeless theatre group takes Shakespeare to the streets

A group of homeless people living on the streets of Johannesburg have found their true calling in theatre. With the help of a dedicated...

Mixed feelings as business leaders sleep rough

On one of the coldest nights of winter, chief executives from more than 240 companies slept on the pavement. Their efforts were both lauded and criticised, but they raised funds for Girls and Boys Town South Africa and built a lot of empathy for the homeless.

Hot line from the Cape

Pavement Bookworm ‘just wants to tell stories’

Philani Dladla is a well-known feature of Joburg's streets. The Pavement Bookworm reads books and gives reviews to passers-by. If they like the review, they buy the book. This way, he pays rent and buys food. But his bigger goal is promoting literacy among children.

Young minds caring for the homeless

Young Minds CareRobert Mtshali's Young Minds Care and Phumlani Makhaye's Master P Social Investments are gearing up to spread some cheer this Easter, delivering food and clothing to Joburg's homeless as temperatures drop.

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.

Fighting hunger on wheels

Meals on Wheels is a non-profit organisation that has fed the hungry and restored the dignity of poor communities around South Africa for 70 years, relying solely on donations from the public for their work.

Street Child Cup kicks off in SA

More than 70 homeless teenagers from across the world have been given a chance to flex their football skills in Durban, South Africa, in the inaugural Deloitte Street Child World Cup.
Boost for school football

Video: Homeless Team SA returns

Video: Homeless Team SA returns

The South African street soccer team is welcomed by supporters at Cape Town International Airport after taking part in the 2009 Homeless World Cup in Milan, Italy.
The five-minute foldaway house

The five-minute foldaway house

When a fire in a shack settlement in KwaZulu-Natal left scores of people homeless, entrepreneur Rajan Harinarain came up with a solution: a foldaway house - complete with door, windows and electrical fittings - that can be erected in five minutes.

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