A few of our favorite media highlights from the last two years…

Here are just a few of our favorite news articles and television documentaries written/ made about our work over the last two years…             Daily Maverick: Hope in Hillbrow: ‘If Jesus lived anywhere, it would be here’ The Daily Maverick visits a white, Christian family who moved into the...

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#GiveBackOurBlankets Campaign

On Wednesday 5 June 2014, the Johannesburg Metropolitan Police continued to take blankets from the homeless in Hilbrow. No explanation or valid and rational reason could exist authorising the Metro Police to confiscate these blankets. Most of these blankets were donated to the homeless by NGOs and Churches. These were donated...

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Gentrification – a response to International Business Times article

A few of my friends have posted a link to this article or talked about “how amazing Maboneng, Newtown or Braamfontein is”. While these areas are indeed trendy and great places to go for good coffee, they have come at a tremendous cost to the urban poor. In order to create these areas, the poor are mostly displaced to...

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Light in the Asphalt Jungle – by Vincent Harding

  Deeply stirred by this poem… oh how we need folk to move into neighbourhoods like Hillbrow all over the world… it is long but worth a read           Light in the Asphalt Jungle – Written by Vincent Harding I I had a dream. And I saw a city, A city that rose up out of the crust of the earth. And...

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My Blanket story

Lets make sure that this winter we remember the homeless in our city. At the end of this month, buy some extra blankets, beanies, scarves, gloves… wait for a cold night and then conspire with some friends to go make some new friends, friends who are homeless or really need some of your TLC… take peanut butter...

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