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The bus is rolling… in Manenberg

Since 2013 our vision has been to travel around the Cape Flats gang areas in a double decker bus, kitted out as a mobile youth and church centre. This August, after about a year of repairs and renovating, with many setbacks and delays on the way, it was finally time to kick off the project in Manenberg.   Manenberg is home to around 52,000 people and one of the most notorious areas for gangs, drugs and all the issues associated with them. Shootings between street gangs and the police are commonplace, with many people killed mehr lesen »

Winter jackets and health care

While in Europe everyone is looking forward to the summer holidays, winter is coming in South Africa. Very unfortunate for all the children in many underprivileged communities who mostly do not own suitable winter clothes and have to freeze at around 12°C with lots of rain. But not this year! Friday, 30th June was a special day for the communities along Camp Road: We spent the whole day distributing brand new winter jackets to all 3 – 18-year old children from 7de Laan and the surrounding communities. It was a huge success thanks to our thorough mehr lesen »

Dignity Day 2017


Our dear Phoebe summarised our Dignity Day great – thank you, but just read for yourself: Many of your have heard that we have been planning a “Dignity Day” in 7de Laan and it finally happened on the 18th of February. 32 girls, 12 to 20 years old, came to the Hope Centre to experience an unforgettable day with us. Aunty Joan started the day off on the right foot with delicious home made scones. Every girl received a Dignity Diary, which they could use to take notes during the day and which holds a mehr lesen »

Vom Hirten zum Leiter


Es ist der 14. Dezember 2014 und ein junger Mann namens Lunathi kommt zurück aus den abgelegenen Bergen. Einen Monat lang musste der 19-Jährige dort an einer Zeremonie teilnehmen, um in seiner Gemeinde als Mann anerkannt zu werden. Aber es sollte nicht lange dauern bis er HOSA Projektleiter Marco und Rene und das Team von Jugend mit einer Mission (JMEM) aus Köln trifft. Die jungen Erwachsenen kamen im Januar 2015 für 10 Tage zum Evangelisieren in Lunathis Ort Engcobo, der mit einer 11-stündigen Fahrt aus Kapstadt zu erreichen ist. Was Lunathi zu der Zeit nicht wusste: Der 10-tägige Besuch mehr lesen »


“It takes a village…”


We have a famous saying in Africa: it takes a village to raise a child. It indicates the importance of community, that it’s not possible to help a child grow up to become a responsible member of society without the help of people around you, the family, the neighbours… basically a network of people who seek the best for a child and who support the parents in their immense responsibility, having their back when boundaries get tested or practical support is needed. Here at HOSA we fully agree with this age-old principle and translate it to our mehr lesen »

When Vision becomes Reality


When God speaks and you pray for many years and you wait and you do your humanly best… and then the first (big!) step of this vision becomes reality… then it’s truly time to celebrate! That’s exactly what happened two weeks ago at HOSA, when a member of our local team, René, signed the contract to purchase a double decker bus! Here is some more info taken from his personal newsletter:   “Finally we see some progress in our bus project! Most of you remember that we since 2013 had the vision to buy a mehr lesen »

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Prison Ministry

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Youth-at-Risk Cape Flats

Support for children, youth and young adults in social hotspots the of the Cape Flats… ... more »


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7de Laan

Many townships in South Africa have developed into large cities in the past years. A lot ... more »

Our bus

We stay in touch through our mobile youth and community centre in our double decker bus … more »


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