Pascal Pienaar | Philanthropist

A friend and a philanthropist.

A few years ago we did this lovely shoot with the actress Pascal Pienaar.

Little did I know I would meet one of my favourite people on that day. My friend Bronwen Hurndall and I collaborated with Pascal. We drove up from Bloemfontein to Pretoria and met Pascal at her family home. Bronwen from BH Make-up Studio did her make-up to perfection.

What struck me about Pascal right away was her giving heart. She was coming back from a day at the SPCA before our shoot and her heart towards animals shone through. Her connection with her lovely collie, Ned, was contagious. I was drawn to her lovely animal-loving personality. She struck me right away as one of those truly authentic, pure-hearted people. She is a rare, true philanthropist. She wanted to change the world for the better.

We became friends and since then Pascal has really changed the green footprint of South Africa with her "Spekboom' project. Thousands of followers throughout South Africa have planted the trees because her drive and determination.



During the Covid-19 crisis that hit South Africa Pascal has once again shown her good heart by raising funds with vitamins for malnourished children.

As an adamant supporter of positivity in this time, I would like to encourage Meraci readers to support Pascal's efforts to help those who are most vulnerable in this time.

To find out more about her efforts follow her on her Facebook page:


Competition to help communities in this time:

A GIVEAWAY with a purpose

Value of the prize: R40 000

The impact of Covid 19 on our economy and ultimately our people so far has prompted us to do a fundraiser and support a few communities during this time.  We therefore urge you to support this cause by donating and ultimately standing a chance to win a prize valued at R40,000.  All funds raised will be donated to different organisations that we have identified. 

Rules for entry

* For every R100 that you donate you will get one entry

* For each donation use your cellphone number as reference

* Share post on Fb or tag 5 friends on the Instagram post

* Like these two pages @vdodili and @pascalie and stay up to date with all the stats of the competition


1. Payfast on V’dodili’s Website:

2. Bank Transfer:

Banking details for your donation. 

Standardbank Account

Acc name: Vdodili

Acc no : 034 720 200

Branch no: 052 749

Savings Account

Reference: Cellphone number.

The live lucky draw will take place on the 1st of June 2020 on Pascal Pienaar’s FB page and my Instagram page.

Good luck to each and every one of you who entered!! 1.47ct Salt and pepper Diamond set in Yellow gold

a Plain Yellow Gold Wire band

0.24ct White Diamond Octagon Band 

Total Value R40 000

Contact Pascal:


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