South Africa

THE COUNTRY

Population
56.7 million
Life expectancy
64 years
Population living below international poverty line
16.6%
Religions
  • Christian 86%
  • Traditional 5.4%
  • Muslim 1.9%

HIV SNAPSHOT

Estimated people living with HIV
7200000
Estimated adult (15-49 years) prevalence
18.8%
Incidence rate per 1 000 uninfected population
5.46
HIV prevalence in key populations
  • Sex workers 58%
  • People who inject drugs 46%
Sources: World Bank, World Health Organization & CIA World Factbook

Today for Tomorrow - South Africa & the Kingdom of eSwatini

Today for Tomorrow (T4T) is a regional program. SIM Southern Africa makes this program available to its partner churches and organizations and equips identified key facilitators in the implementation and facilitation of the program.

The South Africa & Kingdom of eSwatini application of T4T is a 3-year Children’s HIV and AIDS prevention and discipleship program, targeting children between 4 to 14 years of age.

The program aims to contribute significantly to an AIDS free generation through HIV and AIDS awareness and by instilling godly values. Reaching out to the whole child assists their physical, social, intellectual, spiritual and emotional development.

Want to know more? Contact international.hopeforlife@sim.org

Lulisandla Kumntwana (Reach Out To The Child)

Lulisandla Kumntwana began in 2002 as a response to the growing number of orphans resulting from the AIDS pandemic. At the core of the ministry was the conviction that, for the majority of children, institutional care is not the best option. Lulisandla Kumntwana seeks to strengthen families, churches and communities so that orphaned children may be cared for within their community. Originally a fostering agency, our services have expanded over the years to currently include:

  • Psychosocial support (individual counselling and advice, and psychosocial support workshops)
  • Educational support (school monitoring visits, life skills teaching, after school clubs, financial assistance)
  • Tertiary & vocational program (assistance with registering at TVET colleges)
  • Life skills courses for unemployed youth
  • Support groups for teens living with HIV
  • Stigma reduction campaign
  • Relief (food parcels for families in need)
  • House building program.

Want to know more? Contact international.hopeforlife@sim.org

Mount Olive Outreach and Khaya Centre

Through it’s Home-Based Care (HBC) program which began in 2003, Mount Olive Outreach identified key communities that were severely impacted with a high rate of unemployment due to HIV/AIDS infection and domestic violence. It intervened by establishing Khaya Centre in Lehae.

Khaya Centre’s main focus is to assist and develop children. It’s Early Childhood Development (ECD) program is there to reach, nurture, educate and show young children their own potential. Khaya Centre’s aim is to reduce the incidence of HIV/AIDS/STI in Lehae and surrounding informal communities, while implementing HIV/AIDS prevention and intervention, which is responsive to community needs.

Find out more at http://mountoliveoutreach.org.za//

Want to know more? Contact valencia@mountoliveoutreach.co.za

Lambano Sanctuary

Lambano is a care and Paediatric Medical Step-down Facility/Hospice facility for children with life limiting and life threatening illnesses. It provides medical care in a safe environment to children who have been treated in a government hospital but still need a considerable amount of care. Hope in the form of reliable medical care and social support is our currency for each one.

Find out more at http://www.lambano.org.za/ or https://www.facebook.com/lambanosanctuary/

Want to know more? Contact info@lambano.org.za

Living Hope

Living Hope is a Christian non-profit organisation whose vision is to reach people for Christ, bringing hope and breaking the despair of poverty and disease. Living Hope undertakes community development through educational, social, income generation, and health related programs; and plays a vital role in the prevention, care and treatment of people infected and affected by HIV/AIDS and other chronic illnesses.

Find out more at http://www.livinghope.co.za/
Want to know more? Contact international.hopeforlife@sim.org