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Craig Bouchier

Heritage Day reflections

In light of Heritage Day, Heartlines regional representative Craig Bouchier reflects on his own identity journey and the work being done to unite different communities after the recent unrest and violence in some parts of South Africa.

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Heartlines

Heartlines Micro-Business Relief Fund – Update

The Heartlines Micro-Business Relief Fund was established to help business owners rebuild after being impacted by the looting and unrest in July. This is how things have gone so far.

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Merrishia Singh-Naicker

The hope of Spring

Relationship and family therapist Merrishia Singh-Naicker shares her thoughts on how we can enter into the new season of Spring with renewed hope, even as we honestly face the reality of increasing violence against women and girls.

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Heartlines

Esme’s remarkable leadership has drawn aspirant young women to follow in her footsteps

From student activist to driving social change as an influential leader in major organisations, Esme Bowers shares her incredible journey.

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Heartlines

Heartlines Micro-Business Relief Fund

Heartlines, together with its partners, aims to raise at least R10 million to provide once-off grants to micro-businesses damaged by looting, and connect them, where possible, to other sources of support.

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Seth Naicker

Arise with courageous compassion

[Stories of Hope] Seth reflects on the difficulties of the recent unrest and destruction and shares how listening deeply to people and acknowledging their pain can help us rebuild in a more equitable, just way.

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Thabiso Sebata

'Not all is lost' – A day of rebuilding in Alex

[Stories of Hope] Thabiso was born and raised in Alexandra and is passionate about its people and communities. He shares his story and photos of being part of a clean-up initiative in the wake of the riots and looting.

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Heartlines

Like Water is for Fish - How Story Shapes Lives: Exclusive Books Book Launch 3 March 2021

The Exclusive Books launch was hosted by seasoned journalist and media personality Paula Fray and the conversation touched on a number of fascinating and noteworthy topics such as vulnerability, mental health and, of course, storytelling.

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Heartlines

Like Water is for Fish: The power of story in our lives

Heartlines CEO Dr Garth Japhet has released his debut book, which weaves together stories from his life and tales from other notable South Africans, including Lillian Dube, Zapiro and Gcina Mhlophe, to show the power that stories have in our lives.

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Heartlines

A message from Heartlines CEO, Dr Garth Japhet

Dr Garth Japhet, Heartlines CEO, gives a round-up of how things went for Heartlines in 2020.

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He hustled for every penny as a child to survive. Today Jeff teaches valuable money lessons

He was an impressionable young man and Jeff says his attitude towards money was shaped by the fact that he would follow a group of boys who worked for a well-known criminal.

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