Building the future
The heart of Hillsong Africa Foundation (HAF) is to equip, encourage and uplift those in need. Every day we have the opportunity to make a difference in our own backyard, ultimately building a nation, one person, one family and one community at a time.
We are a non-profit organisation based in South Africa that is passionate about building lives that will build the nation. We do this year-round through weekly programs that we run in different communities across the Western Cape and Gauteng, based out of Hillsong Church South Africa locations.
We believe in building relationships with people and journeying with them to see their lives move forward.
It is our mission to help restore families and combat the staggering cycles of poverty, addiction, abuse, and violence in our nation. Our approach is holistic and addresses body, mind, and spirit in order to meet the needs of the whole person and whole family through our various programs. Everything we do is based on our vision:
Building lives that will build the nation.
Hillsong Africa Foundation is the community development arm of Hillsong Church South Africa, born out of a desire to uplift lives and communities across the nation.
The Foundation began with a group of volunteers from Hillsong Church who wanted to help people on the margins of society by providing for their basic needs such as food and shelter. In time, the extensive needs far outweighed the funding capacity of the church, and a separate Foundation was established in 2009.
HAF is a registered Section 18A non-profit organisation. HAF has grown in mission and scope over the years, and is now running a variety of programs in more and more communities across South Africa and beyond into other African countries. In many instances, HAF works alongside existing NPOs and government bodies who are already doing great work in their sphere of influence. Where there is a great fit or opportunitiy, HAF initiates its own programs, such as the Tembaletu School Hall building project and our first ever Innovation Hub in Gugulethu.
These are just some of the significant moments we have witnessed over the years.
Hillsong House Opened
July 18, 2011
First Be The Change Day
September 21, 2013
March 6, 2014
Namibia Wheelchair Handout
June 26, 2014
WAR Campaign Launched
July 3, 2014
First Baby Adopted
July 9, 2014
Tembaletu School Hall Opening
January 31, 2015
Launch of Scholarship Program
February 17, 2017
Care Voucher Launch
April 1, 2017
18,320 shelter/grocery vouchers and counting distributed since launch
Tembaletu Nike Shoe Distribution
April 24, 2017
Nolitha’s Wheelchair Handout
August 29, 2017
Accelerate Centre Launched in JHB
October 22, 2017
Black Panther Movie Outing
March 21, 2018
Tafelsig Community Baxter Theater Dance Performance
October 6, 2018
Our approach to the design and implementation of our community programs is built entirely around meaningful relationship. Learn more about our methodology.
GET TO KNOW US
Learn more about the Hillsong Africa Foundation team.
We have strategically positioned ourselves to serve the beautiful and thriving communities across South Africa. Learn more about the various locations our programs operate in.