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explanation Denis Goldberg 11th April 1933 – 29th April 2020

christian dating meeting parents It was with great regret that we heard that Denis Goldberg, our founder and inspiration, passed away just after midnight on Wednesday 29 April 2020. He was truly a hero of the liberation movement. All of his life was dedicated to the struggle for freedom in South Africa, the efforts to build a democratic society and the welfare of the people. He was also an internationalist and was a friend of those fighting for a better future throughout the world.

rencontre femme jura gratuit We will always remember his commitment, energy, determination and love of life. He inspired all he met and we will miss him greatly


partnersuche klagenfurt Urgent Appeal – Covid-19

As the Covid-19 pandemic takes hold, no country will escape the consequences of this fast spreading virus.  On 26th March South Africa was brought under a nationwide lockdown. 

With the number of confirmed cases in South Africa jumping from a couple of hundred to 1,353 in just 7 days to March 31st, it is almost certain that the virus will sweep through townships, straining the health care system and drawing focus to the persistent inequalities still prevalent in South Africa.

With social distancing being a privilege of the wealthy, those in the crowded townships will be most at risk; cramped living conditions are the norm, with many having little or no access to clean water let alone hand washing facilities to help stem the spread of the virus.

This crisis will hit the old, ill and poor the hardest and with all of our fundraising events, which we rely on to raise the much-needed funds, being cancelled or postponed we need you help even more.

Many of our not-for-profit organisations on the ground need urgent funding to help those most in need.

Ikamva Labantu, one of South Africa’s most established non-profits, had to close its doors to its 21 Seniors Clubs throughout the townships surrounding Cape Town.  These clubs provide daily meals, health check-ups, exercise sessions and much need company to the most vulnerable community members who are now alone and in need.

Aware of the devastating affect these closures are having, Ikamva Labantu are using their vast networks to provide food and hygiene parcels to their programme members and have launched an emergency appeal for funds to sustain this. Help us to help Ikamva Labantu and other organisations help the most vulnerable by donating below, calling 07876 561643 for our bank details or send a cheque to Community H.E.A.R.T., 34 Watts Street, Manchester M19 2TR

What we do

Community H.E.A.R.T. (Health Education And Reconstruction Training), a UK based Registered Charity, was set up when Nelson Mandela was elected President of free South Africa to overcome apartheid’s awful legacy.

Together with our partners in South Africa we give priority to health, education and reconstruction training projects based on the principle of self-help. We try not to run projects but give support to local initiatives, small and large.

People all over the world can now play a role in South Africa and the Southern African Region by helping people to gain the skills they need to rebuild their countries.

Founding director and President, Denis Goldberg says: “When we teach a person how to fish, his family will eat. The need is to teach communities to fish so they may eat for generations to come.”

Denis Goldberg

In Nelson Mandela’s book, A Long Walk to Freedom, he quotes Denis Goldberg in the Rivonia Courtroom shouting, “Life, Life to live!” when Justice de Wet sentenced him and his comrades to life imprisonment for treason.

Denis Goldberg gave most of his life for South Africa. But that wasn’t enough. He still has a struggle to fight, for his cause was more than the end of apartheid in South Africa. It was and still is a struggle against injustice and a burning desire to help people in need. Despite having spent 22 years in prison Denis Goldberg still believes life is wonderful and he’s trying to ensure it is wonderful for South Africa’s many underprivileged.

Historic Anti-Apartheid Posters

Our selection of historic Anti-Apartheid posters are a snapshot of the campaigns undertaken by AAM over the years. Replica prints will be soon be available to purchase from this site to please check back soon. Alternatively we always have a selection at our fundraising events across the country or sign up to our news letter to find out how to get yourself one of these momentous prints.