#NewsForChange was inspired to bring about change within the communities we live in, by enriching the lives of individuals who need help.

We believe that giving is not just about making a donation, its about making a difference. That small acts of kindness can change the world and that together we have the power to change people’s lives.

This year Madiba would have turned 100 years and to celebrate this we are pledging to do 100 good deeds! Join us as we pledge to be the change that’s needed.

  • We first heard about Tumelo* on the Nazareth House Johannesburg’s Facebook page. Nazareth House is a non-profit making charitable organisation, which has served the communities in Gauteng for over 100 years

  • We dedicated the month of June to Youth Month. A month where we could appreciate the struggles of those who gave and risked their lives for freedom. This month celebrates the youth, their future and that the

  • Kitty and Puppy Haven is a pro-life sanctuary started in 2000 with the sole purpose of rescuing neglected, abused and abandoned animals. Most of their cases originate from veterinary practices, low income areas, other welfare organisations...

  • At New Life Church Youth Ministry, they believe that the youth of today are not just the leaders of tomorrow, but they are our the leaders of today. They have the incredible potential to impact the world around them, if they have the faith...

  • We met this beautiful young lady with a promising young future and gifted her with a pair of shoes that she longed for. Aged 7, she comes from Rynfield and her parents cannot afford to feed her and give her a home.

  • Is a young girl of eight whose parents are not working. She hopes to finish school and become a doctor one day. When delivering her pair of Takkies, we asked her what she thought was most important for children to have a good future.

  • The News Cafe Witbank team visited The Hope Disabled and Orphan house in Mpumalanga with the hope to make a difference. The home is a shelter and place of safety for disabled children and orphans and relay on donations to survive.

  • This vibrant young man wants to finish school and his dream is to one day be a doctor. His parents are not working and they don’t have money to feed him so he is looked after by the shelter.

  • At white Rose Hospice, a consciousness exists for the value of human life and the immortality of a strong soul. White Rose Hospice is a non-profit organisation and their core business is looking after terminally ill patients and their families.

  • Along with Lady Nam we visited the Princess Alice Adoption home which was opened in 1930’3 and is located in Johannesburg. As a facility of Joburg Child Welfare, their aim is to protect the vulnerable little people in their care and provide them with everything that they need until they are placed w

  • There are those individuals who are always looking after the needs of others. We at News Cafe Highveld Mall were so humbled by their willingness to give of themselves and their valuable time that we invited some of these amazing people for Lunch today just to say THANK YOU!...

  • Today in celebration of uTat'uNelson Mandela’s centenary, we visited the TLC Children’s Home that fosters, places and adopts vulnerable children from a family-run home that helps every child in its care, to grow up in a loving and responsible family...

  • There are those individuals who are always looking after the needs of others. We at News Cafe Highveld Mall were so humbled by their willingness to give of themselves and their valuable time that we invited some of these amazing people for Lunch today just to say THANK YOU!...

  • Today in celebration of uTat'uNelson Mandela’s centenary, we visited the TLC Children’s Home that fosters, places and adopts vulnerable children from a family-run home that helps every child in its care, to grow up in a loving and responsible family...

  • This handsome young chap, met us as soon as he finished school that day. His parents are not working, his ambition is to finish school and be some! He would like his friends to go to school and love each other.

  • The News Cafe Tableview Team visited Sophakama Primary School in Dunoon, which is the informal settlement in the Tableview area where they donated 35 soccer balls to their soccer programme....

  • Is a ten year old boy and comes from a family where his parents do not work . We asked him what he wanted as a gift, if money wasn’t a problem…his answer, a pair of shoes. He would like to become a doctor when he finishes his school.

  • Today our News team visited the Mangolongolo Squatter Camp, where they were greeted with 60 smiles! The Mangolongolo Squatter Camp was home to 60 less fortunate children who are looked after by Patricia ....

  • We had the pleasure of meeting this shy thirteen year old boy and gave him a gift of a sports tracksuit that he had wanted. He has been around drugs and people using them and he hopes that one day the world will be drug free.

  • I’m sure you can tell by the photo, how this little fourteen year old boy exudes personality. He really wanted a pair of smart shoes and when he saw them his eyes lit up. We asked why smart shoes, why not takkies like the other kids?

  • Willem & Berdina Boshoff care and cater for disabled persons, abused woman, children and men, single parents with children, single women and men who fell in life through circumstances....

  • The News Cafe found a charity shop that sells donated goods to raise money for animals in need. We assisted with new branding for their windows so passers-by could see the signage.

  • This shy young man is five years old and comes from a family that cannot afford to keep him. He wants to one day be a Policeman and fight crime in his community. Njabulo welcomed a pair of shoes that he desperately needed and hugged the team goodbye.

  • The News Cafe Witbank team sponsored 2 tables for the Victims of crime event that was hosted by the SAPS in support of those who have had the traumatic experience of being a victim of crime.

  • Comfort definitely kept us on our toes and his dream is to one day be a soccer player. The team bought him a pair of soccer boots and we could see the joy on his face. This 11 year old boy, is cared by the home he stays at as his family cannot afford to make ends meet at his own home.

  • The News Cafe Tableview Team teamed up with Clean C and Cape Town Beach Clean Up for this community upliftment project. The community were invited to assist and every bag of rubbish gets a complimentary burger!

  • The News Cafe Team from Tableview, assisted the beach clean-up at Milnerton beach wear 168 bags of rubbish was picked up and 1.6 tons of rubbish removed.

  • When you love someone, the world is better. You are better and everyone else is better because of your love – wise words from this seven year old lady. We spoke to Hlela in the yard outside and could almost feel her warmth immediately.

  • This intelligent 12 year old gave the team a few things to think about. All she really wanted was a pair of takkies as hers were old and broken. Currently her family is unemployed and she hopes that soon she can live with her family when they move to a better place.

  • News Cafe P.E is an official collection point in Port Elizabeth for The Sweethearts Foundations. The Sweetheart Foundation collect and recycle Bottle Tops & Bread Tags and in exchange, pass on wheelchairs to the disadvantaged members of the community.

  • “Let’s work together for unity and love. The world is not a nice place and only we can make it better”, says this 12 year old. Her family cannot afford to house and feed her and she would like to finish school and become a teacher.

  • Phelokazi loves the environment and says that it is our duty to keep it clean. She is a thirteen year old girl who was given a pair of takkies as her parents could not afford to get this for her. When she finishes school she would like to become a policewoman

  • This young lady is fifteen and is quite the talker. She has many opinions on how she can change the world. “It’s all about taking it one step at a time,” she says, She feels strongly that communities need to say no to drugs and help each other overcome addiction.

  • This 13 year old young lady is quite mature for her age and believes strongly that communities are destroyed by substance abuse. She sees this where she lives, she sees this in her own community and would like people to be more responsible.

  • Pug Rescue South Africa rescues, rehabilitates, rehomes and offers sanctuary to Pugs in South Africa. Pug Rescue SA run many fundraising campaigns to assist with funding the sanctuary.

  • We met this bright young lady on her request for a pair of shoes that she needed. This 16 year old has many hopes for the future and would like to finish school and become a doctor.

  • The team chatted to this little lady aged 4. Her family cannot afford to feed and house her and she really wanted a pair of formal shoes. She says that one day she would like to become a teacher so she can show people to love each other.

  • This cute little girl has the most beautiful smile ever! She would like to become a doctor when she finishes her school. She would like people to stop abusing children and would love to stay at home with her family.

  • This clever 6 year old was given a pair of takkies that she wanted in gold and cream – her favourite colours! Her family is not working but trying their best to send her to school. She would like to finish school and become a social worker

  • This fun loving little girl is 5 years old and comes from a household with no income. Her struggles are those that for many are basic, clothes, shelter and a warm meal. One day, she wants to study and be a nurse

  • This gentle seven year girl feels passionately about becoming a doctor one day and ending violence. She loved the shoes we bought for her and put them on immediately. She would like to teach the world that violence is not the answer, love is.

  • The News Cafe Tableview Team got involved with a Golf day in aid of Huis Zonnekus, a non profit organisation who assists with the vast needs of the elderly in the local community. It's not about Charity, it's about Love & Care. Its about taking care of a widow or widower who has no one else to care

  • Isn’t she a beauty! We met Melokuhle when we visited to give her a gift that she had been praying for, a pair of shoes. She currently resides with her family though there is no income and the family is struggling to make ends meet.

  • Ayona’s dream is to one day be a pilot when she finishes school. She is a five years old and her family cannot afford to feed and clothe her. We reached out to Ayona and bought her a few items. Ayona wants South Africa to know, that love is everything.

  • What a lot we got! Thembeka kept the team ready to expect anything. Her vibrant personality shone through as she chatted to us. Her dream is to work hard and earn a lot of money one day.

  • Children are placed through the Children Court's in their safekeeping due to being removed legally from there parental caregivers.

  • Is an eight year old girl who was given a pair of takkies as her shoes were badly worn. Her family is not working and they cannot afford the basics. We asked her what is the one thing you would change in the world?

  • Age 2, Patricks wish list was smaller than most, asking the team for shoes, the team handed over two pairs of takkies to a very happy Patrick! We wish young Patrick from Limpopo Tshakuma, all the best for his bright future!

  • This seven year old lady believes that everyone is South Africa needs to have a job. “How can a family survive with no money,” she asks, how do we eat how do we live?” Her family cannot afford to feed and clothe her

  • A nine year old boy who was given a pair of takkies responded to us with a look of inspiration in his eyes as he told us what he wanted to be when he grew up.

  • This energised young boy expressed how he would like to stop crime and become a policeman. Like many, Henry would like to live with his parents and finish school.

  • A Twelve year old boy with the look of determination, told us how he would like to become a traffic cop when he finishes school.

  • A very happy eleven year old boy who was beyond excited to put his new takkies on, told us that he would like to become a business man, Nkazi proceeded to tell us that he would like to show people how hard he works.

  • This eleven year old boy told us he wants to wear his new pair of takkies on a plane that he will fly one day. Mthandazo, despite his limiting living conditions, has stated he would like to become a pilot

  • This mature young man at eleven years old, feels deeply about the health of those around him and how he can try and help people get better, which is why he has committed his future dream to becoming a doctor

  • A twelve year old boy, who greeted the team with only good manners, explained how he is grateful for the small things and that he will wear his new takkies everywhere he goes!

  • At thirteen years old, Sthembiso gave the team a life lesson in two words,“unite people” taken back by this deep, heart felt answer we hope this young boy inspires you as much he did our team.

  • Thirteen year old Njabulo told us how he would like to become a teacher and teach everyone how to count, spell their names and make people love each other.

  • This thirteen year old boy told the team how he wants to be a medical scientist when he is older and that he wants to wear the white coats!

  • He is a fifteen year old boy who was loud and clear about what he wanted to be, “an ACCOUNTANT!” he yelled. Meeting this boy gave the team a few laughs and smiles

  • The News Cafe team visited Sonia and her family after receiving a tearful request for help with the bare basics, to keep their head above water.

  • This little five year old boy told us he wants to become a nurse when he grows up and help the doctors and people. Mpilos’ family cannot afford to support him or his dreams,

  • The cutest naughty face you will ever see! This four year old boy wants to be a firefighter when he grows up. His favourite part about the job is the uniform and the red fire truck he gets to ride on.

  • Our friend Ingakum marched like a soldier for us when we asked him what his dream job is. He is a six years old and loves to ride his bike, play with his friends and has mad love for food.

  • Ten years old Kamihelo with all the hopes and dreams in his eyes gave the team a full court room example, paying all the roles! This joker has the potential to be both a comedian and a lawyer, he told us his dream is to be a big time lawyer.

  • This young man explained to us while jumping up and down that he would like to stop stealing and become a policeman. With this amount of energy we believe Njabulo will achieve whatever he puts his mind to.

  • This young man with a smile to brighten anyone’s day, told the team all he wants to do is play soccer in his new takkies, it will help him score more goals! We asked Phelelani what his future goal is

  • At thirteen years old Mbali is determined that when she grows up she wants to become a dentist and make all the smiles in the world brighter. Giving the team a big hug for her tracksuit she then told the team she can be all of their dentists

  • With a heart of gold Nokubonga told us she loves spending time with her family, cooking and computers, however she does not own one. When we asked what she wants to be when she grows up, Nokubonga stated an I.T specialist

  • Meet Khumbulani, he wants to be an actor one day and show the world what he is made of. When the team handed over his tracksuit, he immediately went to put it on to show us how it fits, he then did a scene from Isidingo

  • This young man, age sixteen wants to become an electrician and make the world brighter, literally. He does not live with his family and relies on donations for food, clothes and school fees.

  • If you have a sweet tooth, you’ll love this addition to the News Cafe signature cocktail menu. Go Fluff Yourself is an indulgent and fruity drink served in a unique tiki glass.

  • Pairing popcorn and champagne seems like an eccentric idea, to say the least. The pair seems to be at two totally opposite ends of the spectrum. But before you balk at the thought, consider that this is actually a very popular pairing.

  • News Cafe has a brand-new signature cocktail menu. This collective of flavourful beverages is called “News Cafe - The World of Cocktails”. From tantalisingly tropical drinks like “Weather The Storm” and “Go Fluff Yourself”

  • Glam begins with a glass of Glamber. This tart and aromatic beauty is just as good for the ‘gram as it is for your palate. Made for the “extra” at heart, Glamber’s main ingredient is a proudly South African gin.

  • The perfect start and end to any great evening is the Dahlia. This cocktail mysteriously blends delicate cucumber and lime notes with a hint of chocolate. Served in an Oriental-inspired glass, this lime-coloured drink is delicately sweet.

  • The hip flask is a stylish accessory that works overtime. The hip flask we know today originated in the 18th century but before that, people would hollow out the insides of certain fruits and fill them with liquor.

  • News Cafe is launching a full collection of signature cocktails, including the tequila-drizzled Calypso — an exotic fusion of sweet citrus and aromatic hibiscus tea, with a smokey edge.