Get Up Woman Self-Sustainable Women’s Village

Get Up Woman Self-Sustainable Women’s Village

Hot Cares recently received a request to help the “Get Up Woman” NPC by one of the Hot 91.9 FM clients who was previously in an abusive relationship. She had managed to not only get out of the abusive relationship because of “Women Get Up”, she had totally transformed her life.

The founder, Gigi White named it “Get Up Woman”, because she wants to send a strong message to all victims to:







A total of 2771 women were murdered in a 12-month period 2017-2018.  One in 5 Women have experienced domestic violence. Every 8 hours a woman is murdered by a current or previous partner.

Through their self-sustainable (farming) village, women are upskilled and able to provide for themselves which makes leaving their abusive partners a possible.

Hot cares will be donating “Get Up Woman” R10,000.00 towards their self-sustainable women’s village.

Hot Cares – Making a meaningful difference in the lives of those around us.

A Brat Pack with a Big Band

A Brat Pack with a Big Band

Picture a smoky stage. Four iconic men dressed to the T’s – oozing style and charm – walk on to perform some of the biggest swing classics of all time….  And while this could be a scene out of a 1960’s Las Vegas casino, the date is the 27th of March, 2020; the stage is the Teatro at Montecasino and in place of the iconic ‘Rat Pack’ are four top male vocalists who have hailed from some of the biggest South African music acts.

A Brat Pack and A Big Band’ – a musical journey presented by Real Concerts and Hot 91.9FM – will see Ard Matthews (Just Jinjer), Arno Carstens (Springbok Nude Girls), Loyiso Bala and Ross Learmonth (Prime Circle) take to the stage in collaboration with the 17-piece ‘Johannesburg Big Band’, conducted by Adam Howard.

The original ‘Rat Pack’ which included icons such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr, created the most memorable and timeless music of our time and the “Brat Pack” will re-create the good old days of music and entertainment with featured songs “New York, New York”, “I’ve Gotta Be Me”, “Mack the Knife”, “Mr Bojangles”, “My Way” and more.

Tickets for ‘A Brat Pack and A Big Band’ start from R325 and are available through Computicket online and retail outlets.  Ticket url http://bit.ly/2RX1ddA

The show is family friendly but as per theatre house rules, no under 3’s permitted.  The show starts at 20h00 at the Teatro at Montecasino in Fourways (Johannesburg).


About the Performers:

South African rocker, Ard Matthews has been the frontman of Just Jinjer since the early 90’s.  While the band is still active, Ard launched a successful solo career in 2012.  Having grown up listening to the likes of Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong and Elvis Presley, Ard was inspired to enter a talent competition at the age of 12 and in 1996 he start Just Jinjer with fellow musicians, Brent Harris and Denholm Harding.

Arno Carstens is a platinum-selling, award-winning singer/songwriter and guitarist.  As the lead singer of The Springbok Nude Girls and subsequently as a solo artist (with recordings in both English and Afrikaans), Arno has released multiple albums and spawned a string of successful singles and received numerous awards during his career.

As a teenager, Loyiso Bala, was trained at the prestigious Drakensberg Boys Choir.  After an overwhelming success with kwaito act, TKZee in 2000, Loyiso started a solo career in 2001 and he solidified his reputation as South Africa’s king of R&B and he has won multiple awards and performed around the world.

After nearly two decades of touring and recording as the frontman for hit rock band, Prime Circle, Ross Learmonth, recently ventured out on his own solo career.  Since the band’s debut in 2002, Prime Circle has been one of the most celebrated rock acts in SA history and they have toured extensively around the globe and celebrated numerous awards and chart-topping hits.

The Johannesburg Big Band, run by musical director, Adam Howard, is a collection of the finest jazz and session musicians in South Africa.  The troupe has a repertoire of over 800 of the most celebrated big band chart songs.

Bushfires Unite Rugby Fraternity – We have no planet B

Bushfires Unite Rugby Fraternity – We have no planet B

Every contribution, no matter the size, will definitely make an impact and your support would be greatly appreciated. Vodacom has donated a substantial amount and is challenging other sponsors and stakeholders to follow suit.

WIRES, based in New South Wales, need urgent assistance to help with these unprecedented emergencies.

We urge you to open your hearts and your pockets and join us in helping this worthy cause.

A video featuring some of the Emirates Lions players, was shot on location at the Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve in Kromdraai.

The Lions Rugby Company have reached out to all fans of rugby, sponsors and stakeholders to support this worthy cause by either attending the function or donating.

Tickets for this event is available online at https://cutt.ly/jrPaMg1 from AUD$120 (excluding GST) per seat.

In the support of Wires and the incredible work they are doing in the continuous effort to rescue and rehabilitate injured animals in Australia due to the widespread bushfires that have still not subsided, the  Lions Rugby Company and the Emirates Lions will be hosting a breakfast in Sydney where all proceeds will go to Wires.

A panel with high profile rugby personalities from SANZAR, Australia and the Lions will talk about the business of rugby in 2020. Brendan Morris and Andy Marinos from SANZAR, CEO of Rugby Australia Raelene Castle, Lions Rugby Chairman Altmann Allers and CEO Rudolf Straeuli will take part in the panel discussion while WIRES CEO Leanne Taylor will share some insight on saving the animals of Australia.

It is impossible to know how many animals have perished and it will be many months before the impact on wild populations can be better understood but ecologists at Sydney University have estimated over 800 million animals have been affected in Australia since September.


We have no Planet B. Help us help WIRES and spread the word!

Foster Mom Gets a Helping Hand So She Can Carry on Making a Difference

Foster Mom Gets a Helping Hand So She Can Carry on Making a Difference

Lynn Tyack is a single foster mother to three children, who live with her in her home.  This is not the first time she has fostered, and she has a passion for opening her heart, and home to children who need it the most.

In January she opened her home to two new children, the social worker arrived with a one-month old baby girl and a tiny 2-year-old boy. The babies had been taken away from their parents as their parents are heavily addicted to drugs. Lynn’s home is now full, and apart from school drops she will be spending most of her time homebound, as a single mom with a new-born and four toddlers.

Her current challenges include the funds needed to care for these children. There are costs for homecare, medication, schooling and special therapy. The Welfare fees she receives don’t cover each child’s actual needs.

The wish sent in for Lynn appealed to us because she gives these children everything possible, from her heart to her pocket, even when her pocket is empty. 

“She will not turn her back on any child. She is completely selfless and sacrifices her own needs. It’s a remarkable undertaking for one woman.”

Hot Cares have committed to assisting Lynn with R1,000.00 per month for the next 12 months to help her with essentials to take care of these children.

Hot Cares – Making a meaningful difference in the lives of those around us.

Boy with Epilepsy’s Family Gets Peace of Mind and a Good Nights Rest

Boy with Epilepsy’s Family Gets Peace of Mind and a Good Nights Rest

Ruweida Noble wrote into Hot Cares about her grandson Diyaan who has epilepsy.

Diyaan and his mother stay with Ruweida and they both take care of him and wake up through the night to tend to his epilepsy. This hugely impacts not only their sleep, but their quality of life. They need to be able to take care of Dyaan, but they also need to be able to get a good nights rest regularly to take care of themselves to sustain the care care Diyaan needs.

Because of his condition he sleeps in the bed with them so that they don’t miss what could be a crucial moment, and Ruweida wrote into Hot Cares to ask for assistance in getting a monitor to help him sleep in his own bed.

This monitor would be life changing for the whole family.

Hot Cares decided to purchase the monitor so that Diyaan can now sleep in his own bed and the family can have peace of mind, and a good nights sleep every night.

While Same and Jeremy were on the call to Ruweida, Jeremy noticed that her phone was not in good condition, and Hot Cares have bought her a brand new phone so that she can easily get in touch with others.

Hot Cares – Making a Meaningful Difference in the Lives of Those Around Us