Karabo was a sister, a friend, and a mentor at the Frida Hartley Shelter. Despite never having stayed at the shelter herself, she was passionate about women and children’s rights, and volunteered her time here with so much love. Her compassion and strength will be reme...

June 22, 2017

Outrage from all sectors of society has been sparked following reports of women being brutally attacked and killed across the country.

Manager at the Frieda Hartley Shelter for destitute women and children Cheryl Hlabane speaks to Polity’s Sane Dhlamini about gender bas...

June 29, 2016

The Frida Hartley Shelter For Destitute Women & Children plays a crucial role in the local community. It serves women who are penniless and abandoned, some of them pregnant as well as their children. It is also a safe haven for the abused.

The shelter offers long-term a...

February 4, 2013

In 1923 wealthy socialite Frida Hartley left London for Johannesburg to open a shelter for destitute women, a solid one-storey brick building in Bellevue. Today that building is still a refuge for the penniless and abandoned, while its sister Bethany Home helps victims...

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