HOT CARES

As heard every Monday and Thursday. Hot Cares aims at making a meaningful difference in the lives of those around us.
Weekly English South Africa Non-Profit · Non-Profit
220 Episodes
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Hot Cares and Silverstar assists The Gateway Society

The Gateway Society, established in 1972 and nestled in Ruimsig, Johannesburg, is a comprehensive non-profit organisation dedicated to the holistic care and development of intellectually and physically challenged adults. Operating primarily on fees received and a modest subsidy from The Department of Social Development, The Gateway Society tirelessly endeavours to…
3 Apr 6 min

Hot Cares and Silverstar help car accident victim

In 2018 Jackie’s life was forever changed when she was involved in a car accident where she sustained a moderate to severe brain injury which caused a stroke. The accident also rendered her unable to continue her employment, leaving her financially strained and dependent on her mother as her full-time…
27 Mar 4 min

Hot Cares assists Tshepo Community Development

Tshepo Community Development Initiative was founded in 2007 as a response to the growing number of homeless and unemployed people in the North-Western suburbs of Johannesburg. Tshepo was born out of a necessity to address the escalating numbers of homeless and unemployed individuals in Johannesburg. Through programs like the afterschool…
25 Mar 8 min

Hot Cares and Silverstar brings clean water to Children's Home

Over the past fortnight, the water shortage has sparked widespread concern and frustration among many. People have had to devise alternative methods for securing water at home, all the while grappling with the uncertainty of when this situation might recur. Now, consider the added challenge of ensuring consistent access to…
20 Mar 8 min

Hot Cares helps baby with cleft palate

Wian urgently requires surgery to repair his cleft palate, especially focusing on addressing the hole in his palate which severely impacts his ability to feed and breathe. The successful completion of this surgery is paramount for enhancing Wian's overall quality of life, enabling him to flourish and achieve his full…
18 Mar 6 min

Hot Cares gives the gift of a smile

Chanel, a determined young lady who has faced dental challenges, including overcrowding, from a young age. Despite seeking treatment through the public health sector, her dental condition has worsened over time. Dreaming of becoming a teacher, Chanel understands the importance of securing employment to fund her studies. However, her dental…
7 Mar 3 min

Elderly Care Centre gets to finish Putt Putt course thanks to Hot Cares and Silverstar

Wings of Inspiration Elderly Care Centre in Randfontein, a trusted accommodation provider for loved ones in need of care. The center caters to the elderly whose primary income is derived from their government-issued SASSA pension. Wings of Inspiration is a sustainable non-profit organization (NPO) dedicated to implementing innovative projects that…
6 Mar 7 min

Johannesburg Children’s Home assisted by Hot Cares

At The Johannesburg Children’s Home, every child finds refuge, love, and a chance to start anew under the dedicated care of trained child care workers. Caring for 64 children and healing the wounds of their past is no small feat. It requires the tireless dedication of a multidisciplinary team. Their…
5 Mar 6 min

Hot Cares steps in to support San Michele Home

This week Hot Cares is stepping in to support San Michele Home, a compassionate non-profit organisation dedicated to providing sanctuary and care for over 200 residents in need. With a focus on both professional support and a nurturing family environment, San Michele serves as a lifelong home for many who…
4 Mar 6 min

Hot Cares assists cancer survivor on education journey

In September 2011, Musa's life took a drastic turn with a diagnosis of lymphoblastic leukaemia. Despite undergoing chemotherapy and completing treatment, she faced the devastating news of a relapse. A second round of chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant followed, marking the beginning of her journey to recovery. However, Musa's…
26 Feb 11 min

Hot Cares assists with gift of sight

Louis has been an essential part of the Association of Persons with Disabilities since the mid-2000s, managing millions worth of stock as the warehouse manager. Recently, Louis Botha encountered a health challenge. His right eye cornea detached, leading to three operations at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Hospital. Unfortunately, his vision remains…
22 Feb 5 min

Hot Cares and Silverstar help The Queen Butterfly Foundation

The Queen Butterfly Foundation serves as a stimulation center in Roodepoort, providing specialised care for children and young adults with profound mental and physical disabilities. Through carefully crafted programs, each individual has the opportunity to enhance their functionality, engage more fully with their surroundings, and participate in a variety of…
21 Feb 8 min

Hot Cares and the Dis-Chem Foundation assists the Empilweni Services and Research Unit

The Empilweni Services and Research Unit (ESRU), located at Rahima Moosa Mother and Child Hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa, comprises a research clinic and a clinic offering essential services. With approximately 30 research staff, including academic, administrative, and technical personnel, ESRU has been actively engaged in research endeavors for the…
19 Feb 8 min

Hot Cares and Silverstar help rescue cats and kittens

Kitty Kazz, an NPO dedicated to kitten rescue in Muldersdrift/Lanseria, faced challenges at the beginning of the year while combating severe conjunctivitis in several of their kittens. The funds generated from their boarding facilities during December were allocated to treat these ailing kittens. Alongside ensuring the well-being of their rescue…
14 Feb 6 min

Hot Cares gets involved to help our owls

The Owl Rescue Centre, a registered non-profit organization and authorized rehabilitation facility, prioritizes the well-being of owl species and wildlife across Southern Africa. Committed to safeguarding owls, the centre’s mission encompasses rescuing owls facing peril, rehabilitating those injured, sick, poisoned, or orphaned, and ultimately releasing them back into their natural…
12 Feb 8 min

Hot Cares and Chartall Business College change a life with bursary

Hot Cares received so many incredible and deserving entries for the Bachelor of Business Administration bursary valued R150 000 from Chartall Business College. It was not an easy decision for the Chartall Team to make, but after careful reviewing and assessing of all the applications, they have selected Phumelelo as the…
9 Feb 7 min

Hot Cares and Silverstar assists determined young disabled man

Sandile, a determined young man living with a disability that affects his arms, adeptly employs his feet for tasks like writing and operating a laptop. Despite facing challenges, he secured a year-long learnership at an IT company in Randburg in 2023. His dedication and hard work impressed the company so…
7 Feb 6 min

Hot Cares: Caring For Carers

On World Cancer Day, Hot Cares is dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of palliative care and honouring the compassionate professionals who administer it. By spotlighting this essential component of cancer treatment, we aim to cultivate a greater understanding and recognition of the comprehensive support that palliative care offers…
5 Feb 8 min

Hot Cares assists in keeping young girls in school

There has been increased attention to the menstrual health management needs of girls and young women in Southern Africa, relating to dignity, and to the potential link between the lack of access to sanitary products and school absenteeism. Girls who lack access to modern sanitary products often miss school, affecting…
1 Feb 5 min

Tales of Tails gets help from Hot Cares and Silverstar

Tales of Tails, a non-profit organisation, is dedicated to addressing the issue of unwanted kittens and puppies by providing affordable sterilization services in communities. They prioritise community empowerment and education to promote responsible pet ownership. During their outreach efforts, Tales Of Tails identified a pressing need for an animal clinic…
31 Jan 5 min
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