Circle:  Tygerberg

Branch:  De la Haye

Portfolio: Public Affairs

Reporter:  Elizabeth Joseph

Date:  14 September 2023

Our speaker for the evening was Clarina Hanekom from MES (Mould Empower Serve). MES is a Christian social development organisation that has been changing the heart of the city since 1986 by actively working towards providing sustainable solutions to poverty in the inner city of Johannesburg, Cape Town, Gqeberha and Kempton Park. MES facilitates professional services to vulnerable or at risk individuals, families and communities. They follow an integrated approach to ensure the delivery of holistic services that contribute to the restoration and empowerment of each individual.

MES supports the “Give responsibly” campaign and invites individuals, churches, businesses and government to be part of this initiative.  Mi-change vouchers are designed to promote a culture of accountability and can be redeemed for basic needs like a shower, a bed in a safe space, as well as food and clothing. Each pack of Mi-change vouchers contains 4 vouchers and costs R50. Vouchers help break the cycle of addiction, to provide a better future for the people they serve.

Mi-Change Vouchers (

Vouchers can be redeemed at any U-turn or MES Service Centre in the City of Cape Town and they offer access to a developmental program providing professional support and rehabilitation services to people living on the streets.

For more information on MES visit Our lucky draw winner for this month was Elizabeth Joseph.

Clarina Hanekom from MES





Members listening to Clarina Hanekom from MES.

Mi-change vouchers

Judge Maretha Bester giving feedback on competition articles.

Competition articles

Beanies for Mowbray Maternity Hospital

Beanie pattern

 Our lucky draw winner, Elizabeth Joseph