Author Archives: Hope To Heal

Riverlea Ext, Johannesburg South, one of the poorest communities due to high unemployment.

Riverlea Ext, Johannesburg South, one of the poorest communities due to high unemployment. 80% of the Community is suffering from mental health issues, substance abuse and HIV. Most of the children and adults are physically and sexually abused. Hope to Heal Foundation Community Support Centre distributed food hampers to 50 families in Riverlea Ext. Thank […]

Second outreach and food drive for the month of April 2020 for Riverlea

Today marked our second outreach and food drive for the month of April 2020 for Riverlea. Since we collectively made it our mission to flatten the curb and soften the blow from the impact that Covid-19 is taking our world, communities and this financial year at hostage. We are grateful, through the support from Waverly […]

WATCH: Ramaphosa addresses the nation on COVID-19

Recorded: Thursday 9 April 2020 Coronavirus Hotline Number: 0800 029 999 from 8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday Help protect your loved ones by sharing this official South African government COVID-19 service with your family, friends and community. Send HI to 0600 123 456 on WhatsApp. The NICD has another Clinician Hotline to improve #COVID19 communication and […]

14-year-old Soweto schoolgirl found raped and murdered after failing to return from shop

The empty streets of the coronavirus lockdown, and the police patrols to enforce the rules, were not enough to protect a 14-year-old Dobsonville teen from being raped and murdered.  Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi announced on Sunday that a Grade 9 pupil at Aurora Girls’ High School in Soweto was sent to a shop on […]

WATCH: President addresses nation on measures to contain coronavirus

The president’s latest address since the coronavirus pandemic hit SA follows the launch of the lockdown last Thursday at midnight. Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: SUPPLIED President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to address the nation about the government’s efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus. The televised address will be Ramaphosa’s first speech since SA went […]

How one of Harvey Weinstein’s first accusers is fighting back and empowering others

(CNN)Model Ambra Battilana Gutierrez, one of the first women to accuse former producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault, is working with a group to try to protect other models from similar situations and violations they may encounter in their work.”Models have to feel safer and understand that they are in a position of power when they speak right […]

Teen pregnancy report distorted: DoE spokesperson

JOHANNESBURG – A weekend newspaper report on teenage pregnancy is filled with distorted statistics, according to the Department of Education. Education spokesperson Steve Mabona responded to a report stating over 3,000 Gauteng pupils between 10 and 15 years old were impregnated in 2019, in some cases by their educators. Mabona said the numbers in the […]

Duchess of Cornwall delivers powerful speech on domestic abuse

The Duchess of Cornwall delivered a powerful speech as she spoke out against the “heinous” problem of domestic abuse at the Women of the World Festival on Friday. Camilla, 72, who is president of the organisation, addessed the ‘corrosive’ effect that the issue can have, saying: “I find it almost impossible to think that any friend of mine […]

Voluntary Organ Donation or Shady Harvesting Scheme?

A woman from northern China shares a tragic story of how doctors promised to help her ill husband, but she was lured into agreeing to donate his organs instead. by Wang Gong Regulation on Human Organ Transplantation, adopted in 2007 by the State Council – China’s chief administrative authority – stipulates that, “The donation of […]