Joyce is our incredible principal. She is so passionate about the children and loves every moment that she is at school. Joyce joined us as a principal in January 2019. She is also the bridging class teacher, focusing on making sure that each child reachers their full potential.

Jack is our Crisis Centre Manager, attending to all issues pertaining to the crisis centre where we work to educate everyone on how to prevent child abuse and also provide medical and pshyco-social support to affected children. Jack joined us in July 2017.

He is a father of two, his son a paramedic and daughter within hospitality. Having been a member of the South African Police Service for more than 38 years, predominantly attached to the K9 unit, he was exposed to extreme circumstances surrounding active crime scenes. As such, he is experienced in handling traumatic and tragic incidents.

“In attending scenes and dealing with families, I have been enabled to become a more compassionate person.”

During COVID-19 Jack has driven 350 food parcels into the informal settlement or to our centre every single day. He has picked up more crates than we can count, demarcated more areas than we can count, and ensured that all the very many pieces of the Centre are in place. He has been the strong hearted core of the Centre making sure we are all okay. We would be lost without him and could not be more grateful for him.

Desmond joined Angels’ Care in January 2009 and is our After Care Supervisor and Sports Coach; along with this he is also a committed member of our Management Committee.

He assists with homework, and the planning and conducting of aftercare activities. He coaches soccer to many aspirant young boys, with his teams finding themselves competitive in the top of their league. He attended high school and has a certificate in welding and an enthusiastic vegetable grower. He currently lives in Shiyabazali informal settlement with his daughter, who is enrolled at Thembelihle Pre- primary School.

He is extremely passionate about the children and integral to our team.

“I like working at Angels’ Care with the kids and also helping people in general. I love what I do.”

“My name is Sthobile Pamella Mweli born 31 May 1978 in KwaMevana Township. I am a single mother to an 21 year old who has been my inspiration to never give up in life. Which is one of the reason I decided at the age of 33 to go back to school and obtain my first degree in Social work. As a social worker I aspire to bring change in peoples lives even in the least way possible. Being involved with Angels Care has enable me serve my purpose and it has been a learning experience personally. Initially I came here as a volunteer, I then worked as an administrator and now I have been given the opportunity to work in the Crisis Centre as a Social Worker.”

Stobile’s infectious smile and heart of pure gold make her even more of a superhero. Sthobile hands down has one of the hardest jobs in South Africa. Being a Social Worker who tends to woman and children who are survivors of gender based violence, sexual assault, physical abuse, neglect and more is certainly heart breaking and extremely difficult.

South Africa has the highest rate of sexual assault in the WORLD (read that again)….. in the WORLD. Most of those cases are children under the age of 12.

In 2019 alone Sthobile counselled 121 CHILD victims, 59 cases of sexual assault, 4 domestic violence, 13 neglect, 8 physical assault and 37 trauma (this includes watching their parents being murdered). The children and families we serve at Angels Care live in a constant state of trauma, thanks to Sthobile they can get the help, assistance and safe place to heal that they need.

During the COVID-19 pandemic Sthobile has still played her role as a Social worker, however she has also stepped up to help wherever she can, from making sandwiches to handing out food parcels. We are extremely lucky to have her on the team and the community is so lucky to have her as their support system.

Georgie joined our team in January 2019 to manage our Sponsorship Programs, Donor Administration & PR.

“Returning to KZN Midlands after being away for many years was an amazing feeling and to top it off I found my dream job. I have been involved with Angels’ Care Centre for many years as I have always believe in what they do. It is not often you find a place that offers Education, Feeding schemes, Youth development and a Crisis care centre to the underprivileged children of an area. Angels’ Care is unique in so many ways, and I feel privileged to be apart of a team trying to be the difference I want to see in the world. It is impossible to walk through the gates and not be greeted by many hugs and smiling faces, a feeling difficult to describe.”

“I bring with me enthusiasm and commitment to find creative solutions and ensure that our children feel loved and cared for.”

Thandeka is our Grade RRR teacher. She loves her ‘babies’ more than anything in the world and does everything in her power to make them feel loved, cared for and empowered. ALL the children love her and love coming to school to be with her and learn from her. Her kind heart is shown is everything thats she does, we are very lucky to have her as one of our teachers.

Thandi is our Grade RR teacher, who joined us in January 2016.

She studied home based care through a local institution and did practical’s through Umgeni Hospital, having then received a bursary to study Early Childhood development, completing it in 2016.

“I am so happy to be in this Centre as I am experiencing more and experiencing so much. My wish is to further my studies even more and get to know how to teach kids of an older age.”

Nester has been preparing our Pre- schoolers nourishing food since 2009, filling their tummy’s and preparing their minds to learn. She is Mother of four and Grandmother of four.

“I am so happy cooking new and exciting food for the children, especially Phutu and Chicken Stew, it is the children’s favourite.”

Hloni has been with us since 2008, preparing meals for our aftercare children as well as helping with homework, her commitment and passion remains constant.

She has her 1st aid certificate as well as training in home-based care. She lives in Mphophomeni Township with her one child and two orphans that she invited into her home. Outside Angels’ Care, she teaches girls Netball, making us proud of achievements her teams’

“I like to help build a new future for the children, how to grow and avoid making mistakes”.

Hloni is also the fastest peanut butter spreader the world has ever seen she also has the LOUDEST voice and most infectious laugh. There have been days we have all battled to put a smile on our faces but without a doubt Hloni swoops in and saves the day with her heart of gold, bad jokes and general silliness. She is always hungry making her sandwiches the best there is. She keeps us going on the toughest days and literally carries the weight around the kitchen. She has also helped us identify and distribute family food parcels every week in Mphophomeni Township. Her most important superpower during COVID-19 has been the hand sanitiser police, running after (or should I say shouting) at anyone who comes through our gates that misses the station. She is loved by all. 

Faith lives at Angels’ Care with her 3 children offering support wherever needed. She has been with at Angels Care since 2009. She assists the Crisis Centre with victims of abuse when the need arises ensuing they are taken care of and have a warm bed to sleep in. She is involved with the Saturday morning feeding program, along with general cooking, cleaning and caretaking duties.

“I know that love and education are very important in helping children grow up to a responsible adult in our community.”

Faith is the most gentle human you can find, nothing is too much to ask. She is wonderful personified. Between Faith and Hloni they have made majority of close to 35 000 daily children food parcels during COVID-19.  Faith is also the storeroom mayoress, sorting and unpacking everyday, making sure the children are warm. She also nominates her gorgeous son for any hug or extra love that is needed.

Lungi joined the Crisis Centre in August 2017, and is an invaluable team member as she is a Registered Nurse, specialising in psychiatry.

Having fantasised from a young age, the glamour of a nurse in a neat lapelled uniform with stockings, she has grown through experience and keenly aware of the challenges presented to a trauma patient, along with the opportunity she has to make a difference.

“I have a passion for working with children. Angels’ Care is the perfect platform for me in a humanitarian effort to assist those in need, to feel cared for and loved, offering support in all aspects.”

Nontobeko and Samkeliswe are our Community Caregivers at our Crisis Centre

Together they focus on educating the community on issues related to gender based violence, as well as identifying and reporting neglected and abused children. Through the Angels Care Crisis Centre, they can offer facilities in this process and on going assistance.

Both residing in the Shiyabazali Informal Settlement, they understand the challenges intimately.

“I started working at Angels’ Care in August 2015, and have a little daughter who is at Thembelihle Pre-Primary School. I have home based care and first aid. I am a very strong woman. I learn a lot from the Crisis Centre and my leaders.” – Nontobeko

Nontobeko and Samkeliswe are our Community Caregivers at our Crisis Centre

Together they focus on educating the community on issues related to gender based violence, as well as identifying and reporting neglected and abused children. Through the Angels Care Crisis Centre, they can offer facilities in this process and on going assistance.

Both residing in the Shiyabazali Informal Settlement, they understand the challenges intimately.

“I like helping and working children in the community in all situations. I’m emotional when seeing an abused child because of the life I lived growing up..” – Samke

Nicky Botha is quite possibly the most secret/undercover superhero amongst us here at Angels Care, but she has some serious superhuman powers. Employed as our Admin lady, she has gone above and beyond during COVID-19 (and always). She has personally ordered ALL the food, made up ALL the weekly family food parcels, answered calls, done the books, and is ALWAYS helping staff with anything they need. We know she does it for the smiles and hugs from the kiddies and to slowly change the face of poverty in South Africa.

Nix has been such an amazing addition to the Angels Care Team and we are very grateful for everything she brings to the team.

Katherine is our Grade R teacher. She is so creative, loving, smart, caring and loves teaching. The children under her care flourish everyday and leave the Centre with minds full of hope, adventure and knowing that they can truly be something amazing when they grow up. She sprinkles colour and magic into the lives of everyone at the Centre. She is also a loving wife and incredible mother to four daughters.

Zama, who is the most recent addition to the Angels Care Team is nothing short of one of our biggest blessings. She is an auxiliary social worker by training but she was employed to assist us with our 5 incredibly special children with disabilities. During COVID-19, Zama has cared, loved, and educated these children on a daily basis, and the transformation has been incredible.

Mandisa is the most hardworking person you will have the pleasure of meeting. She really is up for any challenge and does everything with a smile.