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Fathers Matter
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Are you a dad or do you want to help men become more positively and actively present in children's lives?

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What's Your Story?
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Are you looking for ways to connect more with others in your family, community, church, school or workplace?

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Values & Money
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Could you use help with how you approach money? Our money values can help you shift your money attitudes and behaviour. 

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Are you looking for one of our other projects? Visit our PROJECTS page for more. 

What we do

Promote Values

Heartlines is a social change organisation that encourages people to live out positive values. We do this through our projects.

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Produce Films and Resources

We produce films and multimedia resources to spark conversations around values, and to equip you to live them out.

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Facilitate Workshops

We facilitate values-based training, workshops and motivational talks for companies, organisations and groups.

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Conduct Research

Our work is steeped in research, ongoing M&E and a theory of change that informs our projects and resources.

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Heartlines produces award-winning films that use the power of storytelling to entertain and inspire viewers. Many of our long-term projects, such as What's Your Story? and Values & Money, are based on the films we produce. 

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To support his estranged son’s swimming aspirations, Amos, a reformed alcoholic, attempts to restore a derelict public pool but meets resistance from the community. Through patience, determination and courage, Amos’ selfless act ripples through Hopeville, inspiring others to take action and do what they know is right.

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Beyond the River

Two men from very different walks of life team up for the 120km Dusi Canoe Marathon. By opening up about their respective life stories, they break race, social and age barriers, forming a formidable bond. This film is inspired by the true story of Piers Cruikshanks' and Siseko Ntondini's 2014 Dusi journey.

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Nothing for Mahala

Axe lives in the fast lane and is spending a lot more than he’s earning. When his debts catch up with him and he’s sentenced to community service with a surly senior, he begins to wonder if the flashy life is worth the price.

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Heartlines 8 Films 8 Values

8 Weeks, 8 Values, 1 National Conversation. Heartlines’ founding campaign centred around these films, which were aired on public television and remain notable local productions. Each dealt with a specific value and used the power of story to share a message of hope and motivation for social change.

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Fathers Matter Film Series

The Heartlines Fathers Matter films are six different, compelling dramas that explore the complexities of fatherhood in South Africa today, where most children grow up in homes without their biological fathers.

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Savings Month
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How will you grow your money?

For a lot of us, payday can be stressful. If we don't have a plan of action for our hard-earned money, we’ll never get to enjoy the benefits of watching the money we have worked for provide us with a better life.

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We're Hiring: Digital copywriter

We are recruiting a digital copywriter to help us craft awesome content to support Heartlines' work. The position is based in our offices in Dunkeld, Johannesburg.

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Youth Day Story

Reflecting on the past, shaping the future

As we honour the legacy of the youth of 1976, we are reminded of the enduring spirit of resilience and hope that characterises South Africa’s young people. They are the torchbearers of change.

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Effective community mediation begins with empathy

Nobody wins during community unrest. At our recent peace-building Bridge event with clerics in the KZN region, the sentiment was clear: we cannot stand by idly and let division and unrest unfold. We need more community mediators.

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Marlon Botha

'Fatherhood is a life or death issue'

When men look at their own childhood experiences and create space for sharing and healing, it frees them up to be a positive father influence for future generations. This was the message from the latest Fathers Matter Ambassadors Conference in the Western Cape.

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How to have a safe, healthy relationship with a social father

Nkosinathi Sixabayi’s life was changed for the better by the men who were social fathers to him, and as an adult he is now intentional about being a positive, safe role model for other children too.

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