Trailblazers in Worcester and QwaQwa


The ingenuity and compassion of people making a difference is what SABC Education wants the rest of the country to see and be inspired by in “Masupatsela’ on SABC2 Tuesday nights at 21h30.

Episode Two – Seeing Things In a New Light to be broadcast on 14 August features Brandvlei Correctional Services, Sinethemba and Pastor Mary Crockett who are using whatever resources they have to make life easier for those living with HIV and AIDS.

A group of prisoners in the maximum security section of Brandvlei formed Group of Hope with the idea of contributing back to the community. These men are custodians of various projects; the adoption project allows them to act as surrogate fathers once a month. Thabo Zondo is in prison for life for murder; his involvement with Group of Hope has changed his outlook on life. The adoption project has taught him to be a father and that the most important thing in life is love.

“Masupatsela’ stories focus on ideas that have turned into successful solutions in helping others. Sinethemba, an organisation that looks after poor, orphaned, abused, and HIV and AIDS stricken children is also featured in this episode. Sinethemba has strong bonds with the prisoners from Group of Hope.

Episode Two of “Masupatsela’ also profiles the work of Pastor Mary Crockett a pillar of strength to the people around her. Despite personal setbacks, including the loss of her husband and child in a car accident, Pastor Mary is the driving force behind a multitude of projects in and around QwaQwa. Her energy is boundless and her dream is for a better life for everyone, with an emphasis on self-sufficiency.

Funding of “Masupatsela’ is provided by Johns Hopkins University. Free Range Films produced the 13 television episodes for SABC Education.


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