As soon as Summer arrived promptly, and a little too early on our doorstep, we all expected those beautiful African rain showers that roll around about mid-evening to cool us all down. This year, was very different...
As we waited for the tell-tale signs of an African summer, we were sorely
disappointed. Temperatures rose to excruciating highs, and little or no rain
fell, the country was in the grips of what is recorded as one of the worst
droughts in the past 30 years.
The impact of a drought is always devastating, and we are seeing it every
day. Provinces all over South Africa are suffering with no chance of relief
until the end of the Summer season, but there is always hope, and hope comes in
This is where our amazing citizens come in. Operation Hydrate NGO, a citizen
-driven initiative has partnered up with the Nelson Mandela Fund and Proudly
SA, to deliver water to areas where taps have run dry. Thanks to the incredible
donations, they have delivered about 3 million litres of water to date,
showing us that kindness is everywhere!
Another amazing initiative is #ProjectWaterDrop driven by radio station
Jacaranda 94.2, they have delivered 1.5 million litres of KINDNESS to many
drought stricken areas in the North West, which was donated by their
Despite, 2016 beginning on shaky footing, we see that kindness is still so
important, and when we join together as one, we can change the lives of