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A lesson from Diepsloot

Wednesday, 27 November 2013 by

Thandi* is 20 years old, unemployed and a single mother of two. She does not have an ID book so cannot apply for a child grant. She has to sell her body to make money and goes from one boyfriend to another to ensure that she and her children have a place to stay. Thandi’s

JAM SA’s Red Riders ready for 94.7!

Thursday, 14 November 2013 by

This Sunday, our team of 28 Red Riders will be setting off on the Momentum 94.7 Cycle Challenge through the streets of Johannesburg! Thanks to a generous sponsorship from Liqui Moly, the team will be waving the JAM SA flag proudly in their black, red and white cycling shirts! They each also received a pack

Ayanda’s story

Tuesday, 12 November 2013 by

Ayanda Sfundo Dlamini lives with his mum, Prudence Dlamini in the Madoni squatter community on the outskirts of Osindisweni near Verulam in KwaZulu-Natal. The Dlaminis’ small shack is constructed out of mud and pieces of used timber and built on uneven ground. This one-roomed home is used for everything – cooking, eating and sleeping. The

Day of the African Writer

Thursday, 07 November 2013 by

In honour of today, International Day for the African Writer, we’d like to showcase the creative writing and poetry of one of our beneficiaries, Paulina Mabekebeke, owner of Non’s Day Care  in Evaton West, Gauteng.   JAM – Justified to Acknowledge Millions   You are ‘just’ a drop of water but you water the whole

Mama Ann started Sakhile Day Care Centre in her garage with six children. Today, more than 30 children will be skipping to school, looking forward to spending the day in a bright and happy classroom with lots of books, puzzles and toys to keep them busy – all thanks to the JAM Switzerland makeover! Sakhile

Itsoseng (meaning ‘wake up’) has undergone an amazing transformation thanks to the time and effort invested by the JAM Switzerland makeover team. “Thank you to JAM for what you are doing for us,” comments one mom on behalf of the parents. “This is an amazing opportunity for our kids – they are going to have

One of the objectives of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations’ World Food Day, marked every year on 16 October, is to ‘heighten public awareness of the problem of hunger in the world’. To help relieve hunger in the Swaneville community, 160 beneficiaries received take-home food hampers, provided by KFC Add Hope.

“Picked today from the garden and straight into the pot!” That’s the motto that Welheminah Mutane now lives as a member of the Tlhaku Farming Project in Swaneville on the West Rand of Johannesburg. She’s got evidence too…jars and jars of pickled beans and stewed fruits on sale at JAM SA’s World Food Day market.

Drought conditions continue to affect most of the southern part of Angola and many rural households are experiencing the effects of a second year of poor rainfall and significant crop losses, which are estimated to be between 40 and 70 percent. This situation contributes to the problem of both moderate and severe malnutrition cases among

A hungry nation cannot be a growing one and with three million of South Africa’s children going hungry, we need to join together to make sure that their tummies are filled.  A decade-long study performed by NGO, Save the Children shows that malnutrition severely hampers learning ability in children. With three million hungry children, this