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News & events

image Prison visit
St Vincent de Paul visited the prisons and had a special ministry to the Galley Slaves. Could we wish for a better example?
- 11 June 2013

image News from Kimberley
This report from Keith Kayton‚ who has given many years of wonderful support to the Kimberly Council.
- 11 June 2013

image Re-launching the Daily Dedication Prayer
A while back we introduced the concept of using the famous Franciscan Prayer for all members to pray on a daily basis.
- 11 June 2013

image New Youth Centre planned for Diepsloot
Join together with our Bryanston Conference to give disadvantaged youth the chance of gainful employment
- 14 May 2013

image More food for the hungry
The Victory Park Conference in Johannesburg has a new cool room and bakkie which have increased capacity to collect and store food.
- 2 May 2013

image Polokong Dance Group performs
Boys and girls from Polokong Children‘s Village participated in an evening of song and dance at Etienne Roussau Theatre.
- 11 April 2013

image Matric success!
Polokong Children’s Village Grade 12s achieve 100% pass rate.
- 28 January 2013

image Safe and happy in a brand new creche
Children at St Leo’s in the Valley of 1000 Hills are smiling, after the establishment of a new creche.
- 22 October 2012

image A visit to Sweetwaters
Members of the St Louis Chairwood Conference travelled to Cedara to assist the people of Sweetwaters.
- 22 October 2012

image Visiting the sick
Members of the Westville Durban Conference have been bringing comfort and companionship to chronic sick for over 25 years.
- 22 October 2012

image Winter warmth in Hillcrest
St Dominic’s Hillcrest Conference runs several projects aimed at helping those less fortunate.
- 22 October 2012

image School books, food, sports gear - what a day it was!
Our St Louis Clairwood Conference brought joy to underprivileged school kids in Escort
- 22 October 2012

image Death of Vincentian Patrick Leslie Smith
It is with sadness, but also with thankful hearts for a life well lived, that we record the passing of our Brother Patrick after a short illness.
- 17 September 2012

image Papal Award for longserving Vincentian
Timothy Patrick McNally was presented with a Papal Award and Citation by Cardinal Wilfrid Napier on 13 May at St Marys Pietermaritzburg.
- 22 August 2012

image News from the Malvern Conference
Visiting elderly Deaf residents, and supporting disadvantaged children at schools and homes, are just some of our activities.
- 2 July 2012

image Food parcels for Kliptown’s poorest
Three conferences in Eldorado Park and Freedom Park are assisting 100 Kliptown families with weekly food parcels and blankets.
- 2 July 2012

image Former footballers give back
Members of the Oceans 11 Football Club in Pietermaritzburg recently made a generous donation to our St Anthonys Conference
- 2 April 2012

image Matric success for Polokong kids
Five matrics from our Polokong Childrens Village share their hopes for the future
- 20 January 2012

image What an experience!
Oyena Ngacatshe, from Polokong Children’s Village, was chosen to participate in the recent NACCW Youth Conference in PE
- 22 August 2011

image Our website is a winner!
The Society of St Vincent de Paul website recently received an APEX Award for Excellence
- 13 July 2011

image First Students Selected
Our new Assist A Student pilot progrmme kicked off in February
- 23 March 2011

image Vincentian father to visit Gauteng
Fr Richard Benson will visit from the USA from 24 March-5 April
- 23 March 2011

image Urgently needed for homeless people
The SVP Youth at the Cathedral of Christ the King need food, blankets and clothes
- 23 March 2011

image New container food storage depot
Nearly a year after they started, Bryanston SSVP finally have their own facility at Diepsloot
- 11 March 2011

image Diepsloot women learn arts and crafts
Thanks to a creative and dedicated volunteer, township women are learning to sew and knit
- 11 March 2011

image Job Swop at Polokong Childrens Village
What fun - when staff swopped jobs for an hour to experience the challenges facing their colleagues
- 3 March 2011

image New kitchen takes the cake!
Getting your very own birthday cake is just one more reason to smile at Polokong Childrens Village
- 25 February 2011

image Dont miss our Ladies Fayre on 26 May
Polokong Childrens Village is again hosting an elegant fundraiser, sure to please all ladies.
- 21 June 2012

image Top Achievers receive certificates
Polokong Childrens Village held a prize giving recently to recognize those who did well at school
- 25 February 2011

image Dont miss our Ladies Fayre!
Frost Yourself takes place on Saturday 25 June at the Riverside Lifestyle Resort at 9am
- 21 June 2012

image Behind the Soup Kitchen: Immigration and the duty of the Christian community
Who are these people and why do they come?
- 10 January 2011

image Christmas on the Streets
For many homeless people, Christmas meant just another day on the street.
- 10 January 2011

image My Wish List
This email from ’Jesus’ - that did the rounds just before Christmas - is well worth a read at any time
- 10 January 2011

image ePap ... e what?
This fortified, nutritionally balanced food is producing amazing results among those who are weak and malnourished.
- 21 June 2012

image Sleeping in a stairwell
Concerned neighbours alerted us to the plight of a sick 70-year old woman who had no shelter other than under a stairwell.
- 21 June 2012

image Come for lunch!
Lunchbox treats for school and tasty meals ... we are cooking up a storm in the new kitchen at Polokong Childrens Village.
- 21 June 2012

image Clinic for Homeless
Medical students run a Monday night clinic for homeless people at the Braamfontein Catholic Church.
- 21 June 2012

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