Transforming a society requires key partnerships. Over the years, HEARTLINES has built up an extensive network of key supporters and partnerships, they include:

  • Leaders of all major religions.
  • The Departments of Education, Social Development, Arts and Culture, the Presidency and the International Marketing Council.
  • NGOs nationally.
  • SABC radio and TV

Our partnership with Young and Able

In all our programmes we work with Young and Able, our major implementation partner.

Young and Able Youth Advisory Services is a company devoted to leadership development, team-building and corporate mentorship. It is majority owned by its founder and CEO, Buhle Dlamini. Our partnership with Young and Able goes back to the inception of HEARTLINES some 10 years ago.

Young and Able is HEARTLINES’ preferred service provider on all its major programmes – in the area of training and group facilitation. These programmes include our Values and Money programme, and our upcoming What’s your Story campaign.

Young and Able, in turn, regards HEARTLINES as its primary client, giving priority access to its training and facilitation resources. Young and Able are expanding their business offerings to other parties, but at present the business that we do together contributes significantly to Young and Able.

We believe that Young and Able’s facilitators and trainers are some of the finest in South Africa in the area of experiential values-based training. They are particularly skilled and experienced in working in township communities across South Africa

Young and Able is a minority shareholder in Forgood Social Network (Pty) Ltd.


Since its inception, The Mass Media Project has received funding from a wide variety of sources, both domestic and international. We are most grateful to our funders during this year under review. They have contributed in a variety of ways, enabling us to carry out our work successfully and effectively.

We strive to be good partners to our funders – delivering on what we have committed, adding value to our funders, and reporting back to them in a professional manner. We appreciate that funders are increasingly willing to entrust funding to us for long-term programmes extending beyond one year. This enables us to plan effectively and to schedule resources in a timeous fashion.

Our major funders for the period were:

  • John Templeton Foundation
  • Lombard Insurance (Pty) Ltd
  • The National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund
  • Nedbank Foundation
  • Nedbank Limited

Our film, Nothing for Mahala, was successfully funded through the support of the following partners:

  • The Department of Trade and Industry
  • The National Film and Video Foundation
  • The Industrial Development Corporation

We thank our co- producers, Quizzical Pictures, for the cost and financial accounting services which they provided.


Our latest film, Beyond the River, has been produced through the support of the following partners:

  • The principal sponsor of the film is the National Lotteries Commission, with additional sponsors Discovery, Vodacom and Adreach.  Funding has also been received from the National Film and Video Foundation, the KZN Film Commission and the DTI Film Rebate programme.


We thank all our funding partners for their financial support and for their genuine interest in the work that we do.