Event Calendar

Rachel's Angels

Our own Rachel's Angels trustee, Rolene Liebenberg, spoke to Kieno Kammies on CapeTalk radio about another impactful programme she spearheads.

Trainee teachers at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) are exploring the nuances of classroom life beyond what is required or offered by their curriculum.

The project, titled Immersing pre-service teachers to learn lessons, allows extended exposure to a group of learners and a chance to better understand their own challenges as well as those of whom they are teaching.

Listen to the interview now:


Read the CapeTalk article here.

Dr Michael le Cordier shared some insights with Die Son newspaper about our Angel's Winter School at the end of June.  Their sheer dedication to their academics during the school holidays cannot be matched and made us tremendously proud.  Read the article feature HERE.

 SON newspaper

Something big is heading for Gansbaai and surrounds! It’s time for the bi-annual Media24 Rachel’s Angels Market Day: The 2015 event will take place at Gansbaai Academia on Saturday 16 May and the Market Day will offer a host of stalls and entertainment for all ages.

MarketDay15 Pikkewyn LR

Thursday, 08 August 2013 14:42

Anne Hirsch about being a comedian

AnneHirsch1Originally from Bloemfontein, comedian/actress/writer Anne Hirsch has been taking SA by storm with her unique way of doing things (like collecting celebrity hair locks and hugging) on YouTube, TV and radio. She's young (only 29), never sleeps it seems, BFF with Angelina Jolie (with a photo to prove it), and the Expresso Morning Show team assures me she smells very nice. Who wouldn't want to subscribe to her YouTube channel at youtube.com/theannehirschshow.

What interesting things has happened to you lately?
Winning Season 2 of SABC 2's So You Think You're Funny. Being able to do The Anne Hirsch Show and that people don't think it sucks! Acting in BBC's The Borrowers opposite comedy legend Stephen Fry. Being crowned one of Glamour Magazine's Women of the Year in 2013.


FrancisChouler1At 26 years of age, Capetonian actor Francis Chouler is making waves on stage and in film. We thought he'd be the best person to share some career insights for those of you who are keen on being in the spotlight and making a living from it.

What interesting things have you been up to lately?
In 2010 I was cast as the lead antagonist (the main bad guy) in a Bollywood film and was flown to Mumbai, India, to film for three weeks. Last year I walked the red carpet with Robert De Niro and sat in the front row of a full cinema watching myself on screen at the Doha Tribeca Film Festival in Qatar, Middle East. This last summer I played a lead role in the Shakespeare production at Maynardville Open Air Theatre - I had sat watching those plays since primary school - it was my childhood dream come true.

Sunday, 15 February 2015 16:52


At the end of 2014 one of our programme schools, Eben Donges Hoërskool, and their partner school, Klein Nederburg Secondary, paid a visit to the Taal Monument, Paarl.

Each of our 20 programme schools is assigned an outreach partner school during their time as part of the Rachel's Angels Trust programme.

We've a couple of photos available in our gallery.

Friday, 12 September 2014 00:00

Neil Jansen

Neil JansenaNeil Jansen has been Lewis's Group Human Resources Director since September 2008. Prior to this he served as a General Manager (Human Resources) of Media24. Neil was the first Executive Trustee of the Media24 Rachel's Angels Trust and was responsible for the formulation of the Rachel's Angels Intervention model. His qualifications include a Senior Social Work Degree from the University of the Western Cape (1993), Diploma in Labour Law from the Graduate Institute of Management and Technology (1998) and a Masters in Business Leadership (MBL) from Unisa Graduate School of Business (2003).

One of Neil's major passions is to help people to recognise and develop their potential hence he is currently busy with a Masters of Philosophy in Management Coaching at the Stellenbosch University's Business School. Neil is also registered as a mentor and master Human Resources practitioner with the South African Board of Personnel Practice.

Friday, 12 September 2014 00:00

Dr Michael le Cordeur

Dr Micheal le CordeuraDr Michael le Cordeur achieved a doctorate in education at the University of Stellenbosch and also holds degrees from the University of the Western Cape, UNISA and Stellenbosch Graduate School of Business. His involvement with education stretches from a former language teacher to leadership roles such as high school principal and area manager. His books, accredited articles and papers are widely published. In 2011 he was elected chairperson of the Afrikaans Language Board where he played a pivotal role uniting more than 40 Afrikaans organisations. Dr le Cordeur also holds various other leadership positions He currently lectures Afrikaans Didactics at the University of Stellenbosch and his research deals with the improvement of learners' reading- and writing skills, language and identity.

Friday, 12 September 2014 00:00

Heindrich Wyngaard

Heinrich WyngaardaHeindrich Wyngaard is a former political editor and senior assistant editor of Die Burger and writes a weekly profile on a newsmaker and a monthly column on political and socio-economic matters. He is the author of Die Gevleuelde Woorde en Wyshede van Peter de Villiers, about the former Springbok coach, and is also known as a writer of short stories. Previous positions include political editor and columnist at Rapport and presenter of the weekly programme Wat's die storie on kykNET. Mr Wyngaard also serves as deputy chairperson of the Suidoosterfees and as member of the ATKV's cultural committee. He often acts as guest speaker at functions and frequently takes part in debates on RSG and SAfm.

Friday, 12 September 2014 00:00

Luzelle Yon Lestrade

Luzelle Yon LestradeLuzelle Yon Lestrade completed her Master's Degree in Political Management (cum laude) as a Mandela Rhodes scholar at the University of Stellenbosch in 2007. She has been working for the United Nations in South Africa (UNHCR and ILO) since 2008 and currently serves as a community services officer at the UNHCR Regional Office for Southern Africa. Prior to 2008, Luzelle worked as a social researcher and project consultant, mainly for the South African Parliament's nation-building initiative, the Parliamentary Millennium Programme. Following the demise of Tata Mandela in December 2013, the Al Jazeera Plus youth channel on youtube.com filmed a short documentary of Tata Madiba's impact on Luzelle's life. Luzelle has served on the Rachel's Angels board of trustees since the programme's inception.

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