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Bank: Mercantile Bank
Account Number: 105 079 7388
Branch Code: 450105
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Our work in the news
SOUTH AFRICAHope in Hillbrow: ‘If Jesus lived anywhere, it would be here’
Flooding in Sudan, race relations in South Africa, violence in Bangui, and more...
(Starts at 2:00)
Why we moved to a notorious Johannesburg suburb
It's one thing to speak about the desire to end poverty, hunger and homelessness. It's something entirely different to actually do something about it. One privileged family in South Africa tried to do just that by moving to a notorious neighbourhood in Johannesburg. But the neighbourhood ended up changing them in ways they didn't expect. Mpho Lakaje has the story.
Against all odds on eNCA
Meet a family driven by a deep conviction to serve humanity Inspired by the plight of fellow South Africans living in poverty, the Branken family took a radical decision and relocated to Hillbrow in inner city Johannesburg; to contribute to the wellbeing of their new neighbours.
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Watch - I am a Recovering Racist
Produced by Infinity Pictures
In partnership with Nigel Branken
Awarded 5th at Berlin Film Festival in Category Cultural Impact and shortlisted in category Unscripted
“I’m a Recovering Racist” a documentary short film by Infinity Pictures.
This film investigates the systemic structures of Apartheid and it’s haunting legacy of racism in #SouthAfrica. The story investigates the lived experience of Neighbours CEO, Nigel Branken, a white, middle-class South African, who calls himself a ‘recovering racist’. The film examines privilege, stereotypes, power and justice through the lived experiences of Nigel and his family.
Leaning intentionally into 2020
Our work in the news
The Lego Protestor
Video made by Daniel's teachers at Spark Maboneng about his Lego protest
It's in between derelict buildings, poverty and the brokenness of Hillbrow that 8 year old Daniel Branken and his family are changing their neighbourhood. The Brankens moved to Hillbrow three years ago, with a dream of bringing positive change to this community.
Hannah thoughts on sharing our love
Some viral blog and media posts
How we came to pay a living wage
I am a recovering racist