During the cold South African winter, when more and more people became sick, we experienced many hours of waiting for treatment for our children at the Namzamo Day Care Clinic or at the False Bay Hospital. Together with the only GP in the community, Dr. Peter Jacka, who had been a wonderful supporter from the very beginning and who was operating from a very small surgery in the neighbouring “Pink House” (a Community House) we developed the idea to built a new, cleaner and bigger surgery for him in the front of the HOKISA site.

Dr. Peter Jacka and his assistant  Babalwa in front of the new "Doctor's House" at HOKISA.
Dr. Peter Jacka and his assistant Babalwa in front of the new "Doctor's House" at HOKISA.

The Yizani-Youth-Choir
The Yizani-Youth-Choir

The Yizani-Youth-Choir, performing on August 15, 2003 - joining in (on the right): Zanele Bontshi, chairperson of the HOKISA residents committee and principal of the Masekhane Pre-School in Masiphumelele.


Neighbours and community leaders
Neighbours and community leaders

Neighbours and community leaders were present on August 15th, 2003, to celebrate a new pillar of medical care in Masiphumelele.


Key of Hope
Key of Hope

Shirley Madlingozi, Assistant Manager of the HOKISA Home and one of the child care workers, hands over the key to Dr. Jacka. She said: “We call it the key of hope - hope for all our children!”