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Good Morning Angels: A Gauteng Cinderella story for Matric pupils

Next to one's wedding, we can't think of a bigger day than your Matric farewell?

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A Gauteng Cinderella story: Four Matric girls get to go to the dance like princesses.


It’s an event every girl dreams of, to be the 'Belle' of the ball at the Matric farewell dance. Known as one of the biggest moments of your school calendar, it's a day that is truly special.

For many South African girls, though, the reality is that their families cannot afford to make this dream come true. When food and a roof over your head is a tough challenge, the princess dream has to wait.

A few angels have written to Good Morning Angels about a few Matric girls in their lives, who need a little sparkle amid the realities of life.

We summoned our 'angels' to grant a wish or two...

ANGEL 1: Mercia van der Walt, House of Superior Clothing in Lynnwood

SPONSORING: Mercia and her team will dress all four girls, from head to toe, from her wide collection of ball gowns, accessories and shoes, for the Matric dance.

ANGEL 2: Dylan van der Berg, Leo Haese, Centurion

SPONSORING: Each girl will be picked up at home and driven to their matric dances in funky Mini.

ANGEL 3: #JacaBreakfast's Tumi Morake

SPONSORING: Tumi will sort out their hair and make-up for all four girls! Thank you, Tumi, you are all heart!


Pastor Ivy Tladi from the Tabernacle of Peace in Munsieville, Krugersdorp nominated girls from her congregation for the Good Morning Angels Matric dance magic.

Pastor Ivy asked them to meet the Good Morning Angels team at the church. They had absolutely no idea what they were about to hear. 

1. Alice Mpho Mokawane

She is from a family of ten children with a widowed mother. Their father died when they were all young. The mother is unemployed and staying in an RDP house, which does not belong to them. There is a real need in this family.

2. Jabulile Malindi

In her family they are only two siblings and she is the oldest. They stay in one-roomed house with an unemployed mother, sometimes if the church cannot provide food they can sleep without anything to eat.

3. Paballo Mosia

She is the first-born child of Mr and Mrs Mosia. They stay in a shack in the back yard of one of our members in our church. Dianne your help will be highly appreciated.

4. Nadine Venter

Nadine is the daughter of Prof Deon and Dr Liza. Her parents were both pastors. Last year, her dad, Deon, died after an illness from a heart attack. Her mom Liza is also struggling with her health - she suffered lung and heart failure and is diabetic. She cannot work. Deon’s death was the end of their congregation and income. Nadine and her mom now lives in a garden flat at her brother’s house and he takes care of them as well as he can.  

We shared the news with the girls and they were over the moon! 

Two of our incredible matric pupils have already had their fairytale matric dance and we captured all the moments. They looked amazing! 


Goeie môre,

Ek skryf graag vir julle en wil graag dringend hulp kry vir ‘n matriek dogter vir haar matriekafskeid.

Ek verduidelik kortliks : 

Haar naam is Nadine Venter en is sy die jongste dogter van Prof Deon Venter en Dr Lisa Venter.  Beide van haar ouers was in die bediening, maar met baie hartseer het Prof Deon in 2016 gesterf as gevolg van ‘n hartaanval.  Dr Lisa is ook baie siek met nier en hartversanking en het hulle ook nou onlangs uitgevind dat haar longe ook baie swak is.  Sy is ook ‘n diabeet.  As gevolg van Prof Deon wat oorlede is, het die klein gemeente waarby ons betrokke was tot niet gegaan en was sy genoodsaak om by haar seun wat ook baie swaar kry te gaan woon in ‘n klein tuinwoonstel saam met Nadine.  Sy is werkloos en kan ook nie werk nie en gevolglik het hulle geen inkomste nie en is hulle totaal afhanklik van haar seun om hulle te versorg. Sy moes al hulle bates al verkoop het om te oorleef. 

Dis nou waar ek inkom en wil graag help. Ek Nadine se matriekafskeid is die 25 SEPTEMBER en sy het nie ‘n rok, skoene ens om hierdie spesiaal dag vir haar moontlik te maak nie. 

Kan julle asb help om hierdie kind se dag spesiaal te maak.  Daar is nie vriende en familie wat instaat is om hier in te staan en te help nie. 

Ek wil graag byvoorbaat baie dankie se dat julle na hierdie versoek sal kyk en as dit moontlik is haar dag spesiaal te maak. 

Julle kan my kontak vir enige verdere inligting.

Baie dankie,

Annamarie Visser

We cannot wait to see them all dressed up and looking amazing for their big Matric dance!

We will be sharing their journey to their Matric farewell with you in the coming weeks. 

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