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A friend in need- Elsie and Samantha

A friend in need- Elsie and Samantha

Samantha got in touch with Hot Cares to ask for assistance for her fellow colleague Elsie. They both work at a healthcare centre and unfortunately, Elsie is going through an extremely difficult time. Elsie and her husband Pamfi have two wonderful children, a 4-year-old called Justine, and a bouncy six-month-old son called Francis.  They recently bought their first home, a flat in Ferndale.  A happy complete family.  That was, until two weeks ago.


Pamfi was working long hours from home, and he started to feel thirstier than normal. He put it down to the long hours, but unfortunately it was much more than that.  He had gone into kidney failure and was admitted to hospital immediately.  He was diagnosed with Covid-19, and they started dialysis for his kidneys. Sadly, his body did not respond, and he passed away six days later.


Elsie now finds herself having to deal with the emotional roller coaster of having to be mum and dad to two little children, grieve the loss of her beloved husband, and try to ensure that they do not lose their home.


Hot Cares thanks Samantha for her contribution, friendship and for reaching out to Hot Cares for assistance.  We want Elsie to know that she has many people standing by her during this immensely difficult time, and that Hot Cares will help lighten her load by giving her R5000 towards her needs.

Logwood Village invites established companies, organisations, businesses and NGO’s to partner with them

Logwood Village invites established companies, organisations, businesses and NGO’s to partner with them

Tim Plewman and his wife, Cathy, founded Cedarwood School for special needs children in 1998. Together, with the assistance of three other families, they were able to establish and finance the school.

Cedarwood School is a wonderful school and thanks to its success, Tim Plewman became involved in Logwood Village- a privately run home for intellectually disabled adults from 18-80.

Logwood Village has just over 100 residents. A large proportion are over the age of 65 or are indigents from disadvantaged communities that are sponsored by the village and need support as they have no one else to turn to. They have full time nursing staff, a medical wing, social work, and psychological support as well as care workers, ground staff and management. But more than that, the home provides a social environment that everybody is involved in, at whatever level they can achieve.

By the very nature of who Logwood Village looks after, they have a high staff ratio of about 1 to 7.  It all costs a great deal of money, but they managed to keep the monthly fees at about R8000 per resident.

Logwood Village also assists an informal settlement with work opportunities. They house 2 workshops where residents and workers assemble products for various companies. The Logwood Village workshop delivers a quality product at a reasonable price, on time, under supervised management and professional accounting.

 Logwood is currently supporting health workers by supplying PPEs – by assembling 380,000 face visors at a rate of 15,000 per day. They have also previously assembled electrical plugs, folded up to 1 million paper serviettes a month for the airlines, assembled Gardena hose fittings, and more.


Logwood Village invites established companies, organisations, businesses and NGO’s to partner with them by engaging and committing various outsource projects to the Logwood Village Workshop Zone, thereby engaging in our Hands with Hearts, a joint community outreach programme.


Should you wish to get in touch with Logwood Village to discuss outsource projects, or donate funds or sponsor an elderly or indigent resident contact 011-659-0480/0510/0586 or marketing@logwoodvillage.co.za

Hot Cares continues to help school children receive a daily meal.

Hot Cares continues to help school children receive a daily meal.

Mogau Nursery School is based in an informal settlement in Nooitgedacht, Muldersdrift and is run by Pretty Vilikazi. Over 100 children attend the school, however, many are not able to pay school fees. As with many schools, Pretty has 40 students whose parents cannot afford to feed them daily and they rely on her to continue to provide a meal for them at this time.

Pretty started teaching the children about social distancing and how to measure 1 metre between each other when they line up for food. With this system in place, the children come in groups, are provided their meal for the day and are sent straight home to eat.

Hot Cares was happy to donate a grocery voucher to Pretty, ensuring that these children continue to receive their daily nutrition.