Who is Papillon?

22 years of community work (2002 – 2023)

Started at the end of 2001 and founded in 2002, The Papillon Foundation celebrates 22 years of community work in this year 2023; with socio-economic and empowerment projects in South Africa nationwide, the placement of computers in South Africa and some parts of Africa and Trauma training in South Africa, Africa and Ecuador. Papillon was based in Gauteng for its initial 16.5 years and relocated to the Western Cape in July 2018.

The Papillon Foundation is a Registered Non-Profit Organisation (022-158-NPO) and an Approved Public Benefit Organisation (930005579 P.B.O).

Papillon recipients:

The needy, poor, destitute, previously disadvantaged, elderly, sick, youth, children, women, disabled adults/youth/children, special needs children, orphans, child-headed households, the traumatized, unemployed, low-income earners, part-time workers and local community residents wanting to improve their situations.


*To research, communicate and identify our Region, City & Country’s challenges.

*To develop Community Empowerment Projects focused on the destitute.

*To clothe, feed, educate and train all in a holistic approach.

*To create a platform for people to grow & improve their lives & those of their families & communities.

*To forge Partnerships and Associations blended into a force of Specialists.

*To manage an open and accountable accredited Structure.

*To create better tomorrows for all in our Society.

Mission Statement:

“Empowering people to transform their lives…and their communities.”

Vision Statement:

“Creating better tomorrows from the ashes of today.”

TV, Media and Radio:

2022: Distriks Pos / District Post Helderberg Basin local newspaper (Western Cape)

2020: Distriks Pos Helderberg Basin newspaper

2019: Papillon, and its trauma training, was spoken of on Tuesday 17 September 2019 at 6pm by Radio DISA presenter and radio DJ Mr Anthony September. Mr September had just attended the two-day Papillon trauma workshop on the 16th and 17th of September held in Grabouw.

2018: Ms Hartley, Papillon’s then representative in Rusthof, was invited to present her work with The Papillon Foundation in an interview with Monica Coetzee on Radio DISA (95.9 Grabouw) on Wednesday 7 November 2018 at 9:45 am.

Previously: On CNN, SABC, E-TV, DSTV and local Johannesburg newspapers.

2002: Southern Courier (Caxton local newspaper – south of Joburg)

2003: Southern Courier

2004: Southern Courier & S.A.B.C. Crux

2005: Southern Courier& Alberton Record CAXTON Newspapers & Radio Pulpit Saturday Programme in July 2005.

2006 – 2009: Southern Courier

2009: The Trust filmed and televised Papillon’s work on DSTV channel “Africa Magic” on Sunday 31 May 2009 at 7 am and 12.30 pm & Spirit Sundae (SABC 1) production on Papillon’s work in 2009 & Vox photographed Papillon projects and people & Southern Courier.

2010: Southern Courier

2011: Southern Courier and Tame Times (local Joburg South newspapers)

2012: Southern Courier and Tame Times

2013: Southern Courier and Tame Times

2014: Radio interview (Stephen Smith) on MIX Radio in Midrand 21 July 2014 at 7 pm & Southern Courier and Tame Times.

2015: Radio interview (Stephen Smith) on Radio Veritas in February 2015

2016 – 2018: Southern Courier

2018-2019: DISA Radio Grabouw Western Cape

2020, 2022: Distriks Pos / District Post local paper Helderberg Basin Western Cape