babies

Celebrating International Day of Play: Challenges Faced by Babies in the Cape Flats

On June 11th, we celebrate the International Day of Play. For babies in the Cape Flats, bonding through play is hindered by various factors that affect their early development and parent-infant interactions. Today’s blog highlights four key challenges: Violence and Gang Activity  The pervasive violence and gang activity in the Cape Flats create a stressful …

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How Franziska Blöchliger inspired the creation of Thula Baba Project.

The horrific brutal murder of the young Franziska Blöchliger in Tokai Forest in March of 2016 started my pilgrimage against violent crime. It would be 2 years of research and soul searching before Thula Baba Project was registered in March 2018. A journey that started with a coffee meeting with Don Pinnock, the esteemed criminologist and the …

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Buckets Of Love

The Thula Baba Project packed community buckets during the first lockdown for people living in impoverished communities who had nowhere to turn for help. Many government agencies had closed down and those that were still open were difficult to get to as many people had no work and could not afford transport. Non-profit organisations, such as …

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