Ciaren Fritz

Ciaren’s story is a heartbreaking one. Both Ciaren’s parents passed away over a period of three years, leaving him and his brother in the care of an elderly grandmother. In 2012, it came to our attention that Ciaren was struggling to pay his university tuition fees. With no support from his parents, he was in…

Intaba Jam Factory

The Intaba Jam Factory was an initiative founded by the Izandla Woman’s Initiative in order to economically empower women in rural and peri-urban areas within South Africa.  In 2002 an old church on the Piketberg mountain was purchased and 10 women were given the opportunity to start a jam factory producing jams, preserves, chutneys and…

Andre Petersen

Andre Petersen is undoubtedly one of South Africa’s most sought after pianists and educators. Andre is a recipient of numerous classical music and jazz music awards including first prize in the Old Mutual Jazz Encounters Competition, first prize in the SAMRO Overseas Piano Scholarship Competition, the Oppenheimer Overseas Scholarship. Andre successfully completed his masters dissertation…