As South Africa’s housing backlog stands at a staggering 2.1 million, with an estimated 2.5 million people in dire need of homes, Johannesburg philanthropist Collen Mashawana has launched a campaign to assist the homeless. Through the initiative One-Brick-at-a-Time, Mashawana aims to build 100 homes, with members of the public contributing R2 000 towards each brick – to reach the target of 5 000 bricks. “People may also donate physical building materials. The Collen Mashawana Foundation accepts all kinds of donations,” said Mashawana. “Not only does having a roof over your head contribute to health benefits, but it also instils a…





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