In the News


Joseph's battle to save his life and find hope

Event Date: 15 Apr 2016

Joseph arrived at our Respite Unit in June last year. He had been sick for two years - in and out of hospitals - and not getting better. Forty-two years old and a father of four, his life was on the line.

Understanding the Link Between HIV/AIDS and TB

Event Date: 15 Apr 2016

The 24th March this year, World TB Day, highlighted the devastating effect Tuberculosis (TB) is having in our country. Despite being a preventable and curable disease, it is currently the single leading cause of death in South Africa.

Australian Cricket Team play friendly with South African Gogos (grannies)

Event Date: 03 Mar 2016


Gogo Group of the Year 2015

Gogo (Granny) group of the year 2015

Event Date: 26 Feb 2016

Together we can! 


The story of Lamilwe - Gogo of the Year 2015

Event Date: 15 Feb 2016


“I no longer feel alone with my troubles”

Thandi Makes Great Strides to Recovery

Event Date: 07 Jan 2016

One of the many stories from our Respite Unit which stands out over the past year is that of Thandi (name changed). Thandi is a young, lively grandmother with one son, and a granddaughter. Originally trained as a pastry chef, she was diagnosed with HIV at the beginning of 2013.

School’s donation leaves HACT ‘egg’-static

Event Date: 24 Mar 2015

In the spirit of the Easter message of hope, love and joy the matric pupils at Kenmont School donated a range of wonderful goods to the Hillcrest AIDS Centre Trust.

Caring Kate will be missed

Event Date: 19 Mar 2015

WE recently bid a fond farewell to our committed volunteer, Kate Brown, who served both the Clothing Scheme and also the Respite Unit over the past year.

Gogolympics celebrates healthy living

Event Date: 17 Mar 2015

THE Hillcrest AIDS Centre Trust (HACT) hosted the fifth annual Gogolympics at the KwaNyuswa Sports Ground last Friday, 13 March 2015.

Excitement mounts as Gogolympics looms

Event Date: 10 Mar 2015

THE Hillcrest AIDS Centre Trust’s Granny Support Group manager, Sister Cwengi Myeni, is excited beyond measure for this year’s Gogolympics.