Churches & NGO News
16 December 2016

Rustenburg – It is a privilege to keep the residents of Rustenburg and surroundings up to date with the developments of Rustenburg’s orphanage. Under the leadership of Dr Sheehan Grant, chairperson of Child Welfare Rustenburg, this mammoth project that can house up to 108 children in need, commenced in 2012.

Brick by brick the Rots Church (Die Rots Kerk), Child Welfare Rustenburg, and numerous organisations, local and abroad, have built, aided and developed the orphanage into what it is today.

“Everything is so to say ready for children to be welcomed to our family,” says Dr Sheehan Grant, “But what we need now is Foster Parents who would live at the orphanage.”

Dr Sheehan Grant and Child Welfare Rustenburg, the largest social work organisation in the North West province, on Saturday 12 November 2016, expressed their sincerest gratitude in an intimate occasion, thanking a few local sponsors, without whose aid, this project would not have been possible. “The list of sponsorships are endless, but we say thank you to all who paid tribute to our cause. Thank you for spending your valuable time at this project.”

From left, Alana and Juan Mitchell from Rotary Lions; Gerhard Maree from AfriSam; Dr Sheehan Grant, chairperson of Child Welfare Rustenburg; Linda van Jaarsveld; Richelle and Sheehan Grant Jnr from the Rots Church; and Ernest Havenga

Becoming a Foster Parent includes a long list of duties, love and dedication. The social workers of Child Welfare Rustenburg will do a thorough analysis of all the applicants who should, amongst other things, love children and be medically fit to care for them. This could also be a retirement option for couples.

If you are interested, please contact Louise van Zyl and send your CV to For more information contact Louise during office hours on 014-537 2014 or 2072.

“Rustenburg has an alarming need for orphanages and places of safety where children can live and play, love and be loved, in a caring environment. Thanks to the wonderful contributions of the community and our foreign friends from Holland, this 8-year project will change the lives of many children for the better,” Dr Grant added in an interview with the Platinum Weekly newspaper.

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