Watch | Valcare #RealHeroes Video: Mthetheleli’s Story

Mthetheleli got involved in gangsterism and crime as a young boy to impress his father and escape his harsh circumstances. He was sentenced to 20 years in prison where he got involved in gang fights and it was a survival of the fittest. After a traumatic incident, he made a decision that would change his life forever. Today, he is involved with one of Valcare's partner nonprofit organisations, The Message Trust, a nonprofit organisation that is [...]

By | September 2nd, 2019|Videos|0 Comments

Change-maker women celebrated at the Proteas of the Valley Event 2019

As a grand finale to Valcare’s annual women’s month campaign, a stylish high tea event was hosted at Kronenburg Estate on Tuesday 27 August 2019. The chosen 15 Proteas of the Valley ladies, along with the previous two years’ Proteas and honourable guests from the valley, were spoiled with an afternoon of encouragement, entertainment, delicious eats and special treats. The Proteas of the Valley women for 2019. Adriana Francke, Anthea Williams, Nontuthuzelo Ginya, Vanessa [...]

By | August 29th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Meet our Proteas of the Valley 2019 women

Three years ago, Valcare had a dream of honouring the women of the Paarl valley and surrounding areas, who work tirelessly to make our communities a better place. Over the years this inspirational women’s month initiative, held in August each year, has grown in leaps and bounds and has become a highlight in the Cape Winelands calendar. The name ‘Proteas of the Valley’ was chosen last year, because just like this famous fynbos plant, these [...]

By | August 1st, 2019|News|0 Comments

The First VisionBox Community Optometry Practice Opens in Mbekweni

Eight years ago, Werner Fourie, a successful optometrist, established a nonprofit organisation called Project Cat-Eye to help people who couldn’t afford eyecare. Whilst assisting an elderly lady to test her eyes and give her new glasses, he asked her what she was excited about most, now that she would be able to see properly. Her answer was: “I cannot wait to read my Bible again for the first time in 40 years. Today has changed [...]

By | July 18th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Watch | Valcare #RealHeroes Video: Vanessa’s Story

Get involved You can become one of South Africa's #RealHeroes too. Become a Social Investor Donate financially Donate gifts in kind Volunteer your time Become a member Pray with us Click here to find out more.

By | July 8th, 2019|Noticeboard|0 Comments

Proteas of the Valley 2019 | Honouring Inspirational Women

They are strong, selfless, brave and kind. They are caring, humble and encouraging. Just like the local Protea flower - these women flourish despite harsh, dry and mountainous terrains. Women form the backbone of our community. August is National Women’s Month and Valcare is once again honouring the fierce females who make the Paarl valley and surrounding areas a better place. They are the Proteas of the Valley. We’re talking about the hope carriers, [...]

By | July 1st, 2019|News, Noticeboard|0 Comments

Vodacom Shop Celebrity Golf Day 2019 to Raise Funds for Good Hope Day Care Centre

13 June 2019 | Press release issued by Val de Vie Foundation 'Real superheroes live in the hearts of small children fighting big battles' The Vodacom Shop Celebrity Golf Day returns to the Pearl Valley Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course at Val de Vie Estate on Thursday 7 November 2019. This golf day aids in raising funds for the Val de Vie Foundation, whose aim is to create a better life for all in the Drakenstein [...]

By | June 13th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Story of Hope: From Ill and Unemployed to Purposeful Provider

In the community of Mbekweni on the outskirts of Paarl, a small food garden is thriving in Selina Khonjwayi’s backyard. She is 68 years old and is the proud owner of a garden that she has been trained to manage and maintain herself with the help of grey water. Poor health leading to unemployment Her journey hasn’t always been easy though. Selina had to retire a few years ago due to poor health. Along with suffering [...]

By | June 6th, 2019|Stories of Hope|0 Comments

Videos

#REALHEROES VIDEO SERIES Celebrating the ordinary people who have risen up against the odds to make a real difference in their community. People who are brave, selfless and strong. People who show courage and compassion. People who deserve the title of "hero". Songelwa's Story Cathy's Story Anele's Story Xoliswa's Story Vanessa's Story Mthetheleli's [...]

By | May 23rd, 2019|Noticeboard|0 Comments

Podcasts

World NGO Day: The Value of Nonprofit Organisations Ivan Swartz, CEO of Valcare Leani Jansen van Vuuren, PR & Communication Manager of Valcare Cape Talk Radio Interview Click here to listen Valcare's objectives and goals Ivan Swartz, CEO of Valcare RSG Radio Interview Click here to listen 16 Days of Activism: Reporting Child Abuse Jolanda van der Lingen, Relationship Manager of Valcare Mariëtte Jacobs, Managing Director of Ezrah Community Training and Development RSG Radio [...]

By | May 23rd, 2019|Noticeboard|0 Comments