Videos – Infrastructure and Initiatives


Early Childhood Development (ECD) / Pre-School Containers


The need for ECD’s / nursery schools in SA and the work Breadline Africa does

Little Angels Educare Centre

BabbelBekkies Day Care Centre – Launch

Khanyisa Educare Centre – Launch

Suikerbekkies Day Care Centre – Launch

Meet some of the children we help

Breadline Africa’s Director – Tim Smith – on SABC3 The Dr Mol Show – April 2012

Edna interviewed on the Expresso Show

Imagine a world without hunger…

Breadline Africa – a charity with heart

Transforming shipping containers for poverty alleviation

Lukhanyiso Educare Centre in Old Crossroads, Philippi, Cape Town received 2 classrooms, a kitchen and a toilet unit thanks to the Willem van Dedem Foundation in the Netherlands – February 2014

Khulanathi Educare Centre, Sweet Home Farm, Philippi – received 2 classrooms, a kitchen and a toilet unit thanks to the Willem van Dedem Foundation in the Netherlands – July 2012. Mrs Brantsma speaks at the centre (in Dutch)


Library Containers


The need for Container Libraries and the work that Breadline Africa does

The African Library Project – the need for books

Breadline Africa overview of the 2011 Mandela Day Library launches

Eisleben Road Primary School library launch in partnership with SHOUT SA April – 2014

Mailakgang Primary School Container Library launch sponsored by Woolworths My School – October 2013

Cii Container Library Opening – Chebeng Village – Polokwane, Limpopo – April 2013

National Library Week – March 2013 – organised by Breadline Africa, supported by local artists & Soul Housing Project at Mitchell Heights Primary in Mitchell’s Plain

Librarian training spells hope for SA – Library Training Programme – Cape Town – October 2012

Parkdene Primary School Container Library Opening sponsored by 466/64 Fashion – October 2012

Meadowlands Primary School container library – launched by Mary Robinson (Former president of Ireland & UN High Commissioner for Human Rights) – Soweto August 2012

Hillcrest Primary School Container Library launch, Wellington, W Cape – July 2011

Hillcrest Primary School, Wellington, W Cape – Container Library beneficiaries talk about the benefits of their new Library 6 months post-launch in Feb 2012

Benjamin Primary School celebrate their new Container Library – July 2011


Kitchen Containers


Lady Mayoress of London, Mrs Claire Anstee launched the BBC ‘The Box’ container in March 2010. The container is a community kitchen for the people of the Kleinvlei

Lady Mayoress of London, Mrs Claire Anstee cuts the ribbon on the launch of the BBC ‘The Box’ container in March 2010

The BBC ‘The Box’ container under construction February 2010


Toilet Containers


To mark World Toilet Day, Breadline Africa celebrated the opening of a new container toilet at Ukwanda Pre-School in Khayelitsha – November 2013. To date, Breadline Africa has delivered 23 container toilet units to early childhood development centres across the country.


Initiatives and Fundraising Events


Breadline Africa fundraising comedy evening. Comedians Nik Rabinowitz, Dalin Oliver and Wayne Mckay volunteered their time to raise funds for the annual seaside outing – August 2013

The Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory and Breadline Africa teamed up with the the V&A Waterfront to celebrate 67 minutes for Mandela and asked members of the public what they would be doing for Mandela Day – July 2013

Members of the public explain what they would be doing for Mandela Day – July 2013. Includes the lead singer of Freshly Ground (Zolani Mahola)

Meet some of Breadline Africa’s women honoured at the annual Women’s Day celebrations – August 2012


Annual Seaside Outings


December 2010

December 2010

February 2009