Amadea Safe House

There are few things as detrimental to the future of society than abandoned children who are forced to grow up without the support and guidance that they need. Mama Rina provides hope to those who are found, as a successful businesswoman, she decided to open her heart and home to those in desperate need of a loving, supportive environment. Working closely with the Department of Social services she and her husband provide a haven to children placed in her care until the juvenile court’s investigations are complete.

Mama Rina believes that love can change everything and has a holistic approach. She provides a nurturing environment to stimulate the children’s creative, intellectual, and physical growth, with a core focus on Early Childhood Development. But Mama Rina’s commitment to the community doesn’t end there; she also acts as a mentor to HIV/AIDS home-based care organisations and assists with feeding schemes in her surrounding area. Mama Rina even reaches out to impoverished rural and local communities providing them with skills development training giving women the necessary skills to become self-sufficient.


CMA provided skills training to 59
Mama transferred skills to 1179
Mama provides employment to 24


2006 – Kolonade Erdekruik Vrou van die Jaar – winner

2012 – Siyabonga Africa Best Practice and Team Worker in a Bakery – winner

2014 – Clover Mama Afrika Top Achiever Award – winner

2015 – Ackermans Community Builder of the Year Award – winner


Bread baking
Cooking & baking
Crocheting and knitting
Food Gardens
Glass bead project


Joined CMA: February 2006
Children in her care: 37
Elderly in her care: 20
Outreach: 280

Facts about Mama Rina

Amadea Safe House
Pretoria North, Gauteng


  • Nationality and Language:
  • Date of Birth:
28 November 1960
  • Marital Status:
  • Own Children:
2 children

Knowledge is key to success, never stop learning and doing!”