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Unique Container Bakery Turns On the Heat at Nkosi’s Haven Village

by Nkosis Haven

 Bakery_Staff_The South African Whole Grain Bread Project (SAWGBP), an internationally-acclaimed bakery business founded by Dan Leader, Neil and Leann Ratner, opened its first container bakery at the Nkosi’s Haven Village in Alan Manor, situated south of Johannesburg, South Africa.

Historically, whole grain breads have been an important part of traditional diets around the world, leading contemporary nutritionists to advocate for the consumption of whole grains as the building blocks of a healthy diet. The SAWGBP bread will be made from a proprietary blend of South African whole wheat, soy, cornmeal, seeds, and nutritional supplements, and will serve as a valuable source of proteins, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids and folic acid (essential for the health of pregnant women and children).

SAWGBP has partnered with Macadams Baking Systems Ltd of South Africa to supply mobile container bakeries. Container World converted and donated the 20 foot container. The use of these portable fully equipped bakeries will be cost effective and create a model easily replicated in different parts of South Africa and beyond.

Raising Funds by Running: A Special Thanks to DQ&A

by Nkosis Haven

All of us at Nkosi’s Haven would like to thank DQ&A for choosing to support Nkosi’s Haven, through KidsRights, by raising pledges and participating in the Royal 10 Run in the Hague Netherlands. The group generously raised €885 (roughly ZAR 8500).  Thank you as well to KidsRights for continuing to support our work at Nkosi’s […]

Dressing for the Future: An incredible start to the post-Matric lives of two of our young girls

by Nkosis Haven

david_logo_copyDavid Tlale, one of South Africa’s top designers, came to the rescue with two magnificent creations for Palesa (in black) and Delphina (in purple) in just a week.

The girls had chosen an alternative dressmaker who let them down badly.  So a sos SMS to David, who was showing in Paris at the Paris Fashion week, resulted in an immediate response with ‘of course I will help’.

David arrived back from Paris on 14th, met with the girls who had their first fitting on Tuesday 21st, 2nd fitting on 23rd and Friday evening 24th our two girls knocked the socks off everyone at their matric farewell in their DAVID TLALE DESIGNS!!

A huge THANK YOU to David for his amazing support and his overwhelming generosity by sponsoring the girl’s dresses.

For more information on David Tlale or to view more of his stunning designs, please visit his website.

67 Minutes at Nkosi’s

by Nkosis Haven
Nkosi with Mandela

Nkosi with MandelaAll of us at Nkosi’s Haven and Village would like to sincerely thank everyone who volunteered 67 minutes of their time yesterday in celebration of Madiba’s birthday, and of the 67 years he has spent in service of South Africa and the world. A special thanks to Proteas cricketers Rusty Theron, Lonwabo Tsotsobe and Ryan McLaren and everyone at Cheesekids for Humanity for helping brighten the atmosphere at our Haven in Berea!

A very happy birthday as well to Nelson Mandela. You continue to be an inspiration to all of us at Nkosi’s Haven. Thank you for your support of Nkosi and all of the children in South Africa. Ilanga elimndandi kuwe! Imini emandi kuwe!Veels geluk met jou verjaarsdag! Ilanga elimnandi lamabeletho! Mahlatse letšatšing la matswalo! Letsatsi le monate la tswalo! Lusuku lwekutalwa loluhle! Ndzi tlangela siku ro velekiwa! Masego a Letsatsi la Matsalo! Duvha la mabebo lavhudi!

Please view the links below to see what other community members did to support Nkosi’s Haven and Village during thier 67 minutes: Proteas paints orphanage for Mandela Day

Sowetan – Cricket Heeds Madiba call Blog: Mandela Day