Merry Xmas!

Dlala Nje Xmas 2015!

 Dlala Nje is about to rock another Christmas party for the kids of Hillbrow, Berea and Yeoville. The past three years have been a spectacular success, but this year we’re doing things a little differently…  In 2012 we hosted a party for 500 children.  2013 saw us puts smiles on the faces of 1000 kids.  And…

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Its year end function time!

The end of the year has crept up like the Taxman in SARS season. Businesses slowing down and preparing to send their troops off into the festive season with a year end jol. Everybody prepping for that office shindig that will say goodbye to a year of hard-work and dedication. But you don’t need to…

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#SpringboksInTheSky – The Final Countdown!

We’ve reached the point of no return – the playoffs of the Rugby World Cup! After that shocker of an opener against Japan, the Bokke have recovered to book their spot in the Quarter-Finals against Wales. Book your seat now to catch the men in Green & Gold teach the Welsh what winning is all…

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Bringing the pride back to Hillbrow!

Transformation? Duh! That’s what we’re all about. With all this talk of rugby and transformation it’s easy to get lost in the noise. Too simple to just switch off and mumble under your breath that sport is about sport and we should leave it to what happens on the field.   But you know something…

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Godfrey Tshivase – onwards & upwards!

We’re proud to announce that Godfrey has moved onto bigger and better things.   It’s not very often you get to follow your dreams. Too often people will jump at the first opportunity that’ll get them earning some money – especially in South Africa. With a national unemployment rate of 25% it is often more…

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Dlala Nje Events – #SpringboksInTheSky!

Hello you beautiful people! We can’t really keep this quiet any longer – 5101 is now an events space and we are doing some really cool stuff in it We are starting with a special screening of the Springboks’ world cup games so you can watch the Bokke tackle the rest of the world on…

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Our amazing MIT volunteers!

The challenge of making learning fun!

Working with children makes you realise that they are information sponges.  Eager to learn about the world around them – even with attention spans shorter than the load shedding schedule in Hillbrow. That’s why you need to capture their attention by approaching learning in fun and innovative ways. And that’s what two amazing MIT students…

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Dlala kids cleaning up the streets on Mandela Day

Photo Essay: Mandela Day

This Mandela Day the Dlala kids hit the streets of Hillbrow for a litter blitz to give our neighborhood a (not yet) spring clean. Taking responsibility for their community in the true spirit of the legend that was Nelson Mandela. Our little soldiers gave it their all – handing out blankets and bread to the…

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Start up, Stay up – ALL SYSTEMS GO!

Its only 4 days until we show Johannesburg and South Africa that everybody can make a difference.   On the 18th of June 2015, we’ll restore some dignity to the homeless community of inner city Johannesburg. People will be invited off the street to enjoy a warm meal, grab a blanket & jersey to ward…

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1000 days of #PonteLove

 1000 days of #PonteLove Dlala Nje co-founder Nickolaus Bauer shares his love for the most misunderstood building in the city of gold. This June marks three years in Ponte. That gigantic concrete tube synonymous with the Jo’burg skyline has been home for over 1000 days. I originally came here for a story. But a tale…

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