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The Extraordinary Life of Peter Pretorius

Peter Pretorius was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. He recounts his childhood - a "riches to rags" story set in South Africa's apartheid era. The injustices he witnessed would greatly influence him later in life when his father's brush with death set Peter on a transformational path to salvation. This book recounts what it was

In Memory of Peter Pretorius

On the 9th of August 2018, the world lost a legend, the poverty stricken in Africa lost one of their greatest champions, we lost our leader, Ann lost her partner and husband, the Pretorius family lost their father and Oupa and heaven welcomed a true hero. Our JAM father Peter Pretorius passed away and went

JAM Wins USAID’s Water Secure World Photo Contest

JAM was recently nominated in the Top Overall category for USAID’s Water Secure World Photo Contest, thanks to the winning image taken by Clint Still. Titled, ‘In Angola, There’s Magic In The Water’, the photo was taken after Mbovo Village in Angola received its first water pump, which saves them hours walking to contaminated water

JAM becomes beacon of hope

Akech Dut Goch doesn’t know how old she is, but hazards a guess – that she is 100. She does look about a century old, as her face creases into a myriad lines and her body appears skeletal. Her slight frame is probably wizened with age, but also from a meagre diet. Yet Akech moves

Respite for a child

As the crisis in South Sudan deepens, the team visited the home of a family in the Pibor region who are nearing starvation. They say no other food is available to them other than wild fruit. The situation is heart-breaking – it takes three hours each way to walk to find the fruit-bearing trees, and

World Water Day 2017

Clean water is a basic human right, but the hard reality is that 319 million people in sub-saharan Africa don’t have access to safe water. Water related diseases are responsible for many illnesses and deaths in rural communities. Women and children in Africa are responsible for the collection of water and often walk for up