About us

Every Nation African Havens is a registered NPO, Section 18A PBO registered Charitable Trust, serving some of the most vulnerable people in Johannesburg. The Havens bring a hope and a future to the vulnerable children, youth, women, poor and refugees of Johannesburg with sustainable change.

The Biblical Big Five

The Bible mandates that we give special love and attention to five people groups. These vulnerable people may never hear the Gospel because they are consumed by their severe needs. It is our biblical duty as Christians to attend to their needs so that they have the peace, the space and the calmness to hear about the Good News.

Orphans – Widows – The Poor – The Refugee – The Exploited


Baby & Child Havens: Seven residential foster homes in Johannesburg.

Malibongwe Mother and Child Project: A women’s empowerment initiative for mothers.

Sifundise House: Both Transformation Vrededorp (an after-school tutoring and sports centre) and our Child Protection Office run from here.

Home-Base: A residential home, and programme to enable further studies, for young adults transitioning from institutions – 18-25 years.

Mobile Wellness Centres: Clinics where people without medical insurance can get assessments and referrals, prayer and encouragement.

Crisis Response Team: This team operates when a crisis erupts in our area and an appropriate response is formulated.

Who makes all this possible?

Every Nation Church Joburg

The African Havens are the compassion and social ministry outreaches of Every Nation Church Joburg. Every Nation Joburg and its friends are the primary South African supporters to the African Havens. The majority of our volunteers are also members and friends of Every Nation Joburg.

Grace Covenant Church, Chantilly, Virginia

Grace Covenant Church of Chantilly Virginia, USA, a member of the Every Nation Family of Churches, sent Pastors David and Caroline Webb to work with Every Nation Joburg to develop the African Havens ministry in 2001. The church and its members are significant supporters of the African Havens. They sponsor major gift drives, including the 2010 drive for the purchase of the first Baby Haven and annual Christmas gifts for all the children.

Other Regular Donors and Supporters

A significant portion of African Havens’ funds come from private supporters who, for the sake of privacy are not named here, however, we are deeply grateful for their continual support.


African Havens started out as The Alex Education Outreach in 1995 and became Masiphane Projects in 1998. African Havens, through its numerous projects and initiatives, continues to provide a hope and a future to people all over Joburg. Masiphane Projects also traded as African Havens since 2003

An emphasis on residential care started when the first Baby Haven opened in 2003. This was in response to a series of articles in Johannesburg newspapers highlighting the large numbers of babies abandoned in local hospitals.

  • 2003 — Baby & Child Havens
  • 2007 — Malibongwe Mother and Child Project
  • 2012 — Transformation Vrededorp
  • 2014 — Home-Base
  • 2020 — Crisis Response Team
  • 2022 — Mobile Wellness Center

Every Nation Joburg Foundation projects are also covered by this entity:

  • EN Rosebank Projects (Every Nation Biz, Thandanani, Ayanda Fund)
  • EN Sunninghill Cares
  • EN Ruimsig Zandspruit Outreach
  • EN Randburg Outreach
  • EN Braamfontein Sikhulasonke