Joanie Fredericks is an activist powerhouse in Tafelsig, Mitchells Plain where she has been doing amazing things to ensure people in her community don’t go hungry.
She set up the Tafelsig Community Action Network (CAN) soon after lockdown in March, to bolster the efforts of her Change Champions who were running food kitchens to help feed an already financially stressed community.
But now she’s branched off into helping residents grow their own food, through a partnership with social enterprise outfit Organic Earth Solutions.
Jeremy Rezant, CEO of Organic Earth Solutions, said he saw Joanie’s Facebook plea to the government to help its starving citizens, and the accompanying song What about the People by Craig Lucas and Marc Lottering.
“This really touched me, and in my heart I knew that we needed to do something,” he said.