our 2023 theme

We are so grateful for all that God has done for us. In discerning our theme for 2023, we were reminded of the numerous references in the Bible to God’s abundant provision and overflow.

There is an overflow when anything cannot be contained in its original vessel or space. Our prayer and hope for 2023 is that we will overflow and positively influence the individuals and communities around us.


We draw on our long-standing relationships with grassroots organisations – our trusted partners in churches, businesses and social development organisations – to build productive alliances and deliver programmes that empower.


We get resources to where they will make the biggest difference. Local communities and churches, which often don’t have the capacity to fundraise themselves. We target resources where they help to build self-sustainability, ensuring your donation is tracked by a simple and effective audit.


At NewDay United we believe that equipping people with the right values is as important as financial support or training. Our leaders provide the emotional and moral support required to all the amazing champions we serve to be as effective as possible in the most challenging environments.

True to the spirit of “Ubuntu” (an ancient African word meaning ‘humanity to others’) where emphasis is placed on community influencing the benefit of the greater, NewDay United collaborates with organisations that are already changing their world. We work with churches, businesses, community-based organisations and individuals.

We are committed to championing the champions, enabling them to make a difference and become change agents in their communities, their nation and beyond.


meet the team

Lynn Swart

Executive Director

It is such an honour and a privilege to lead such an incredible team!!

Their dedication and commitment to see the Release of Fullness of Life in the champions we have the privilege to serve is truly inspiring #strongertogether

My favourite statement is “Yay for us!


Annemarie Barnard

Operations Director SA

I recently started an organic veggie garden – I love feeding worms and slugs apparently!


Rachel Leslie

UK Fundraising & Charity Administrator

I love trying new foods, exploring new places and meeting new people!

Jan Barnard

Systems Manager & Computer Learning
Centre & Coding Coordinator

I love to cook and make a great mild curry, my family calls it “curry for life”

Lucy Joseph

Hluma: Life Skills & Child Care – Mama in the House!!!

I love beading and creating jewellery

Lizanne Thomas

Oversees our Work 4 a Living Programme

I love to have silly conversations and great laughs

Thandiswa Nopoto

Sewing Project Coordinator

I love comics and often chuckle thinking about them when I am in the taxi

Thembeka Ngwadle

Sewing Project Coordinator

I love going to movies to watch comedies

Charlotte Daniels

Computer Learning Centre &
Hluma Sports Facilitator

When it comes to food my absolute favourite is spaghetti and tomato sauce!!!

Avie Pamla

Computer Learning Centre & Hluma Digital Hub Facilitator

I’m the tall nice guy!!! I enjoy telling jokes and a firm supporter of Orlando Pirates soccer team

Rimone Thomas

Project Manager Manenberg Hub &
Call Centre Coordinator

I like Celine Dion and I’m a firm supporter of Manchester United!!

Lorenzo Petersen

W4AL Maths Tutor &
Hluma Assistant

I studied accountancy at Unisa and love listening to music.

Elizabeth Clack

Counsellor &
Mental Health Coordinator

I love chocolate, trying different cultural foods and comedies. I also support Manchester United!

Nobonke James

NDU Mfuleni
Oversees our newest sewing group & football programme

I love chocolate, trying different cultural foods and comedies. I also support Manchester United!

Abongile Bono

Hluma, CoderDojo & Robotics facilitator

I am fun-loving but can become boring when I’m focussed on a task!

Chris Barnard

PA to Annemarie and Hluma Facilitator

I love experiencing the world through music.

Riaan Cloete

Assistant Project Manager
Manenberg Hub

I love Manchester United!

George Lamont

Part of the CWP & Overseeing
our Foodscaping programme

 I love RnB music and cooking!

Stanley Baker

Part of the CWP and Facilitator
of our Foodscaping Programme.

 I love classical jazz music

Cyril Pelston

Manenberg Hub

I love bringing a smile to people’s faces.
I am passionate about sport – esp. Man Utd! – and love smooth jazz music, as it helps me relax.

meet our partners

IT Support


Website Design | Website Maintenance | Social Media Management

CoderDojo Mentor & Facilitator

Co-runs CoderLevelUp – a regional partner for the CoderDojo Foundation: CoderLevelUp

Sue Monckton-Rickett

UK Finance Manager

Sue is a Certified Accountant and Registered Accredited Counsellor. She loves cooking, watching football and cricket!

Emma Gaze

Newsletter Production

Emma is a youth worker and DJ. She is also a whiz on MailChimp, helping with our newsletter production!

Danielle Basson

US Coordinator at Grace Church

Danielle loves to spend time with family, creating memories, and have lots of laughs.