Reconciling riot hotspots through sports and storytelling

The July unrest in KwaZulu-Natal escalated racial tensions in the province. Heartlines and church leaders are working to bring change and reconciliation.

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Unrest recovery sparks renewed commitment to reconciliation efforts

Church leaders in the violence-struck areas of Phoenix, Inanda, Ntuzuma, KwaMashu and Umhlanga/Durban North (PINKU) came together in a two-day process at the end of September in a renewed effort to build bridges following the unrest that tore through the region in July.

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What’s Your Story? campaign impacts student leaders

Student leaders identify storysharing as a positive tool to help deal with challenges Read more

A story of Resilience and Loving Above All Else

Aspiring film producer Lyndall Stephenson on her What's Your Story? experience in SA Read more

A lot of people can’t relate to how apartheid affected Coloured people

Growing up under the apartheid regime, René recalls how her own family was almost torn apart because of different skin tones. Read more

Reconciliation takes commitment

For many people, we spend most of our time at work with our colleagues, something which can be difficult if we have not made the effort to get to know them beyond their ‘professional clothes’. Read more

Black Twitter found my father in 24hours

Sara-Jayne King tells us about how her mother gave her up for adoption in England and upon her return to South Africa, told everyone she was dead. She also tells us how Black Twitter helped her find her biological father in twenty-four hours. Read more

What's Your Story?

What's your Story? is a Heartlines initiative to promote understanding, trust and reconciliation through personal storytelling. Read more

Power of story in your workplace

The idea of sharing your personal story at work might raise all sorts of initial reactions, mostly negative: I can’t tell my colleagues about my personal life. I’d never want my boss to know that about me. There’s no way my staff can ever know that about me... Read more