Mr James Ditle, originally from Limpopo, is currently living as a homeless man in the streets of eThandakukhanya.

He arrived in Mkhondo approximately six years ago to do missionary work and has since called our town home.

As a source of income, Mr Ditle repairs shoes on a corner across from iNqubeko Secondary School and one day, as he was sitting there in March of 2019, the unsightliness of the area which surrounded him started to seriously bother him.

He is a man who is passionate about cleaning the environment and because of that, he decided to deal with this problem himself and started cleaning up the area.

“To make a difference in someone’s life you don’t have to be brilliant, rich, beautiful or perfect, you just have to care.”– Mandy Hale

Without assistance from anyone else, he started with the project and little by little, the area became beautiful again. For nearly a year now, Mr Ditle has continued to maintain that part of eThandakukhanya and the difference that he is making is evident to the schoolchildren and residents who live and work there.

This area was a nightmare before James started cleaning it up

He is also planning on starting with recreational programmes such as boxing and chess for members of the community, in order to keep residents occupied and in this way he will help them to abstain from drugs and alcohol. Obviously the amount of violence in the township will decrease.

His vision for eThandakukhanya is peace and prosperity but he can not start the much needed programmes without assistance. If you feel it in your heart to get involved and help him make a difference, please contact James on 083 616 4019.

Thank you! Keep up the good work!

A clean “playground” for the children!