Father’s Day

Wednesday, 15 June 2016 by

Thabo Malatetja had dreams of following an IT career. When his mother died suddenly, leaving her crèche, Dinoko Day Care in Zandspruit behind, he had a change of heart. “I couldn’t just abandon the kids,” he says. “They relied on my mother for love, food, warmth and education.” He took over the centre and has

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While doing six-month reports for our makeovers in Orange Farm, we bumped into Desiree Tomes from the teacher training organisation, Asha, who was at Thandabuhle conducting lessons for teachers in the area. Since the makeover, Thandabuhle has become the preferred venue for Asha’s training. “It is like heaven on earth,” says Desiree admiringly. “Now we

JAM SA is thrilled to welcome Craig Wittstock and Derek Schulze to the Red Riders. Along with veterans Brian Hendrikz, Jhan Luus and Mike de Villiers, the duo will be riding the Sani2C which starts today! Craig and Derek have been friends since they were at school together at St Andrews in Bloemfontein. In 2012

JAM South Africa has welcomed Luyanda Mzazi of Generations fame as another JAMbassador. The young actress who plays Lesedi on the popular soapie has always had a heart for helping others and has decided to use her “stage” to spread some magic in the lives of disadvantaged children. “I chose to partner with JAM because

JAM welcomes a new JAM South Africa was thrilled when new Top Billing presenter, Chris Jaftha, offered to be our ambassador. His first public appearance for us was at our donor appreciation evening held in Sandton last month. The dashing young man, who is a model, actor, dancer, presenter and MC is surprisingly humble and

Children at JAM-assisted schools receive a Red Bowl of highly nutritious porridge each day. For many this is the main source of the essential macro- and micronutrients necessary for their mental and physical development. Feeding in these schools has other benefits as well. Caregivers gain access to our monitors’ expertise and advice through regularly held

Achieving his dreams

Tuesday, 07 April 2015 by

Pacifique is a Rwandan orphan who lived at JAM’s Fred Nkunda Life Centre. He remembers his ‘Red Bowl’ and was delighted to receive a new one to use for his breakfast bowl each day. From the age of 10 and for a period of two years, Pacifique Mahirwe lived on the streets of Kigali, Rwanda

Water Walk

Friday, 20 March 2015 by

As the sun rises over rural communities in Africa, women and children begin each day by walking many miles to collect water for their families’ survival. They return home exhausted, straining under the heavy burden of multiple containers filled with water. The precious cargo they’ve spent hours collecting is often contaminated with disease-causing germs and

Eugenia’s Story

Friday, 20 March 2015 by

Since 2001, JAM has drilled and installed more than 2,600 water wells in various African countries starting with the drilling of the first well in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Our water provision, powered by our loyal donors, must expand especially in Angola, where women and children continue to struggle without this basic necessity for life. Every

Owner of Liqui Moly worldwide, Mr Ernst Prost, took his audience by surprise last week when, instead of promoting his products at a press conference, he announced a generous donation to charities in South Africa. “I made a decision this morning that we will, establish here in South Africa, with my private money, a Liqui