Nominated by her two sisters, Erica Botha is a teacher and single mother of two beautiful boys aged 15 and 10. On a teacher’s salary, Erica does the best she can but barely manages to make ends meet. Due to her financial situation, the area in which Erica and her boys live is not very safe and she has had her home broken into 3 times in 3 months. Keeping up with replacing stolen personal belongings is next to impossible as Erica can’t afford household insurance.

Erica’s youngest son saved for a long time and finally managed to get himself a second-hand gaming computer a month ago. Unfortunately that got stolen along with his PS4 and TV.

Because of the many break-ins, numerous security measures have been put in place; electric fencing around the complex, a security gate on the front door as well as inside the apartment. Erica is doing all she can to try and find a safer place to stay next year.

We thought the ideal Christmas present would be to replace and upgrade what was lost. Our friends at Acer kindly sponsored an Acer Nitro for the ultimate gaming experience, BT Games came on board with a new PS4 and some games to go with them while the Hot91.9FM Christmas Wish purchased a R2000 Steam voucher for games and a replacement television. And, while the kids are playing with their new toys, we’ll be whisking Erica off for a much-needed pamper session.

We wish Erica and her family relaxing, safe and happy holidays!