DreamWorker and Link of Love News and Views April 2014
DreamWorker Link of Love newsletter

Tonight, more than half of South Africa’s population will go to bed hungry

  • 55% of our population does not have basic food security
  • Over 5 million people in South Africa do not have work
YOUR R100 will give one person the chance to work in the community, helping at schools or caring for the elderly, people like Mrs Nomaza.
YOUR R500 will give one person the chance to work for 5 days or 5 people the chance to work for one day in their community.
If you have regular work and a regular income or if you have ever used the services of DreamWorker, please consider a “Gift of Gratitude” for those who have no work.


The old folk in Gugulethu are so blessed to have care from our Link of Love team. More extracts (verbatim) from our latest report from them….

Mrs Dingiswayo: NY 70 no 9 Gugulethu
She was so excited to see us. She was crying and praying to God that she wants to die because she is staying alone. She needs counselling. All her family is dead. The house was very dirty and Mrs Dingiswayo can’t walk. She needs someone to bring food for her.

Mrs Majokaweni : NY 56 no 26 Gugulethu
Most of the time she is alone as her daughter is working. She was so happy when she sees us coming to clean her house. She thanks God for bringing us and the stick for helping her for walking.


Every gift given to our various schools on the Link of Love programme, is received with deep gratitude. Whether it is days of work, items of clothing or household goods, nothing goes to waste in this community.
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Did you know?
DreamWorker has:
  • Interviewed, registered, supported, empowered and inspired over 12,000 unemployed people.
  • Facilitated over 600,000 days of work for people in the domestic, business, retail, food and industrial sectors.
  • Generated over R79 million worth of wages for the previously unemployed!
Our subsidiary programme, Link of Love, has been raising funds separately, to allow unemployed people to work in the community (R100 a day).
  • Since its inception, Link of Love has raised enough money to facilitate 1,898 days of paid community work.
  • This has resulted in R189 800 being put into the hands of the unemployed!
8 schools, 2 aged homes.
R10 000 a month to keep unemployed people working!

Please Link your Love for just R100.
LOL needs funds
Thank you to all our generous donors. We cannot do this work without you!

Please Link your Love for just R100.


New principal, Gavin Alkana is filled with hope for his school. “Our school is still seen to be lagging by the Department of Education. They wanted to close us down a few years ago and we have battled to keep going, but keep going we shall!”
Gavin dreams of a Resource and Aftercare Centre at the school. “It will be a place where teachers can prepare work, where kids can have access to computers and learning material and where those children who have no place at home to do homework in peace, can sit in a quiet environment. We have recently been donated a few computers from a company that upgraded theirs, but we need some printers in good working order. So if you are upgrading, please pass yours on to us!”

Link of Love funds have been used at Athwood for classroom assistants and occasionally for security or maintenance


Voorspoed Primary still has many older, prefab buildings. While renovations are always disruptive, acting principal Sybil Hendricks and office manager, Gail Davids are very excited about the proposed new buildings.
“For now, our focus is on packing up and getting ourselves into even smaller boxes than our existing school office. It will be container for us for a while” , laughs Gail!
Voorspoed is home to some of the poorest children in the community. All donations are so gladly received and distributed among those who need them most.
With the upcoming renovations at the school, security is a primary need. All Link of Love funds donated to the school will be used to fund security for both the children and the premises.

DreamWorker News & Views


Aneesa Jansen had been unemployed for about 2 years when she got the call via DreamWorker to go through to Lewis Stores for an interview. The position on offer was for a filing clerk in the payroll department. Throughout her period of unemployment, Aneesa had stayed focussed and determined to find full time work again. She kept herself active, doing short term contract work and selling various items of produce from home.
“I was so nervous for my interview, but also so excited” she shares. “I had always worked in admin, but never in salaries as such, so this was an area of real growth for me”.


Lorraine Petersen and Gaynor Fray share one fabulous quality – tenacity! Both these ladies were unemployed moms for well over a year. But both were determined to find work. They did not visit DreamWorker just once. They knocked and called and knocked again. 
And today, they are both working as packers at Brits Textiles in Atlantis. Both started off on trial but before long their good attendance record and punctuality were noted and they have subsequently each signed a 6 month contract. Let’s hope that is just the beginning of a wonderful long term relationship!

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