I am passionate about
ActionsI have co-founded a two organizations.
The first of which is called Amaqhawe (meaning “Heroes”) Men’s Forum.
This organization seeks to re-engineer the mind sets of men in
underprivileged communities such as Soweto and Eldorado Park where the social
ills of poverty and abuse are rife and most often it is the male figure who
is the perpetrator.
We host bi monthly seminars with an attendance of 50 men on average per
seminar. We invite prominent motivational speakers to address the delegates
and share their personal stories of how they have overcome some of the
challenges men face on a daily basis.
The second organization I co-founded with my wife and our local community
church is called the PPC Recovery program. The programme was also established
to address the social ills of substance abuse but is extended to include
other family issues such as divorce, depression, rape and aims to rebuild
families and ultimately the community by providing families with recovery
skills on how to cope with the challenges they face.
We are currently equipping volunteers by teaching them recovery skills so
that the programme can be introduced to the community within the next few
We hold weekly sessions every Thursday and we currently have 15 volunteers in
attendance but often find people who are already seeking help joining our
The material covered is created to assist people in confronting the catalyst
to their personal war with addiction, depression and abuse.
The support group seems to be quite successful and continues to grow.
I was also involved in mainstream politics with the official opposition party
in South Africa called the Democratic Alliance and the last position I held
was the interim Deputy Chairperson.
I decided to move away from Politics and focus my efforts more on the
initiatives discussed above as it is outside of the media's eye, which is
where good should remain, in the shadows where the impact is genuine and