Rescreening of drama on Camino de Santiago
with Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez
in aid of
StreetSmart SA
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”THE WAY is a powerful and inspirational story about family, friends and the challenges we face while navigating this ever-changing and complicated world.

Martin Sheen plays Tom, an irascible American doctor who comes to France to deal with the tragic loss of his son (played by Emilio Estevez). Rather than return home, Tom decides to embark on the historical pilgrimage “The Way of St. James” to honor his son’s desire to finish the journey.

What Tom doesn’t plan on is the profound impact this trip will have on him.

Through unexpected and oftentimes amusing experiences along “The Way,” Tom discovers the difference between “the life we live and the life we choose.””

Read more: The Way on the Camino


StreetSmart SA, has launched in Johannesburg and is rallying restaurants to become involved in helping to rebuild the lives of children at risk in the city.

“Most of the street children in South Africa end up on our streets as a result of poverty. We can’t change the socio-economic issues related to poverty, but a R5 donation to StreetSmart every time we eat in a restaurant can change the life of a child,” said Joanne Evans, Johannesburg business woman and chairman of the Johannesburg Committee of StreetSmartSA at the launch at the Saxon Hotel in Sandton.


Read more: StreetSmart SA launches in Johannesburg

Swellendam has become the latest town to join StreetSmart SA, a non-profit organisation dedicated to the social integration and upliftment of street children. This picturesque Overberg town, just off the N2, with its vibrant restaurants is committed to helping marginalised children at risk in the region.


"The joy. The usefulness. The sense of accomplishment. Being part of a solution. The no-fuss StreetSmart method. Is there an easier or better way of making a tangible difference? I cannot wait to see the change we will bring to Swellendam as a direct result of this programme," said Henk Klijn, owner of Augusta de Mist Country House and chairman of the StreetSmart Swellendam steering committee, at the launch event in Swellendam.

Swellendam StreetSmart

Read more: Swellendam Restaurants become StreetSmart



Well done to the 2012 Top 10 Restaurants!


We give these restaurants a standing ovation, as the managers and staff went all out to


ensure that their diners can donate generously to raise funds for street children projects.


StreetSmart is a team effort and collectively, as a result of all the StreetSmart resaturants' participation in 2012, StreetSmart could give R675,000 to programmes that will help vulnerable children in 2013.

See how the funds will help the children on a long-term basis.


  Let’s take StreetSmart SA a notch up to help even more children!


Remember, every R5 counts! 






The Big Easy



Le Quartier Français



Longhorn Grill



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Savoy Cabbage



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Bodega Restaurant



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A message from our founding Patron

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"It gives me great pleasure to support StreetSmart South Africa.  So when you are enjoying an evening out with good foods, good wine and good company, reflect on how your life is enriched.  Then do a kind thing.  Give to StreetSmart.  God bless you."

Desmond M Tutu Archbishop Emeritus

Founding Patron of StreetSmart South Africa


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  The Animation School, Cape Town
Director Kenneth Irvine 
Corle Snyman, Ridhwaan Mahomed and Team

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