Braam Hanekom is director of the Centre for Public Witness and chair of the Hope and Reconciliation Trust. He believes that this vegetable seed project (#GROEIprojek) helps us move closer to God, nature, soil and sustainability. It helps us to regain, eat healthily, and nourish not only our bodies but also our souls. It is healthy, fun and stimulates us. It brings sense, meaning and sound distraction. It teaches us about seasons and climate, vitamins and much more. It is affordable for everyone and can be enjoyed by rich and poor, young and old.
Cape Town is currently facing a huge challenge of homelessness. However, it is not only the Mother City that is experiencing this challenge, but also numerous other towns in our region. The question is: where does the solution lie? In Cape Town alone, a place of refuge for over 10 000 people is sought (this excludes general housing shortages).
Dr. Braam Hanekom and the Centre for Public Witness visit towns all over South Africa to facilitate discussions with the community and its leaders in order to cultivate a culture of unity and mutual respect. The ultimate goal is to establish a sense of caring and helpfulness among the people within the community.