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About Us

Our Vision

Our Mission

is to see a society comprised of stable and healthy families, where children are guided and encouraged to achieve their dreams.

is to provide support to local youth through education; sports and life skills opportunities so that they can have a better opportunity in life.

About Us

Our Vision

is to see a society comprised of stable and healthy families, where children are guided and encouraged to achieve their dreams.

Our Mission

is to provide support to local youth through education; sports and life skills opportunities so that they can have a better opportunity in life.

Our History

Heideveld is an area on the Cape flats, part of greater Cape Town. The Heideveld community faces a number of difficult issues particularly affecting the youth. Broken homes; unemployment; poverty; drugs; and gangsterism are rife and the youth urgently need avenues that provide them with alternatives and hope.

The standard of education at Heideveld schools is very poor and, other than those offered by GCU, there are no meaningful extra mural activities for the children to participate in after school or on weekends.

GCU was founded in 2001 by Mario van Niekerk, a person all too familiar with the challenges that face the youth of the gang-ridden Cape Flats in Cape Town. Mario is a former gang member who grew up in Heideveld and still lives there to this day.

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Our Team

Head of In-School Programme

Bianca Maans

Head of In-School Programme
Year Beyond Mentor / MEL

Natalie Abrahams

Year Beyond Mentor / MEL
Admin Assistant / MEL

Julia Papier

Admin Assistant / MEL

Tutors

Head Tutor, Vanguard Primary

Melanie le Roux

Head Tutor, Vanguard Primary
Head Tutor, Welcome Primary

Roline Jacobs

Head Tutor, Welcome Primary
Head Tutor, Woodlands Primary

Kaylee Dyssel

Head Tutor, Woodlands Primary
Head Tutor, Heideveld Primary

Anastacia Lategan

Head Tutor, Heideveld Primary

Coaches

Head Coach

Samantha Khewana

Head Coach
Assistant Head Coach

Athenkosi Mtati

Assistant Head Coach
Assistant Head Coach

Slindokuhle Mlonyeni

Assistant Head Coach

Registration Details

NPO Reference No. 033-755-NPO

PBO Reference No. 930015969

Tax Registration No. 9002/011/18/9

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Annual Reports

2019 / 2020 Financial Year

2018 / 2019 Financial Year

2017 / 2018 Financial Year

2016 / 2017 Financial Year

2015 / 2016 Financial Year

2014 / 2015 Financial Year

2013 / 2014 Financial Year

About Us

Annual Reports

2019 / 2020 Financial Year

2018 / 2019 Financial Year

2017 / 2018 Financial Year

2016 / 2017 Financial Year

2015 / 2016 Financial Year

2014 / 2015 Financial Year

2013 / 2014 Financial Year