Cape Town’s block and brick company, Cape Brick has made a difference by helping 67 lives for Mandela Day.
For Mandela day they have donated 67 blankets to the Goedgedacht Trust who have distributed them to their beneficiaries.
Goedgedacht Trust, established in 1993, is a South African charity for rural children and where rural children come first.
Goedgedacht itself is a very beautiful old Cape Dutch farm situated on the slopes of the Kasteelberg, just 87km north-west of Cape Town. The Farm, established originally in 1704, is steeped in the history of the old Cape Colony. However, times have changed and Goedgedacht is now a busy community development centre where a determined effort is being made to make a real contribution to the most critical problems facing all of us – poverty amongst rural children and youth, and climate change.
A unique characteristic of the work of Goedgedacht has been our determination to make our development programmes self-sustainable in the long term. To this end the farm has been planted with olive groves and now produces, at Goedgedacht Farm, a world class extra virgin olive oil and table olives that are sold mainly in Pick ‘n Pay supermarkets around South Africa.
The old buildings at Goedgedacht farm have been renovated and added to and now offer an 80 bed conference, workshop and retreat centre to organisations and groups.
Goedgedacht believes that…
EARLY INTERVENTION with SOUND INVESTMENT can lead to MASSIVE SAVINGS andTRANFORMED RURAL COMMUNITIES.