National restoration strategy visionary wants audience with president

Erna Goedhart, of Unity Corporation, left and Rose Motlalepula of Major Daughter Live TV Network in front of the Union Buildings on Saturday.

Erna Goedhart the founder of East London-based Unity Corporation, a national restoration and reconciliation initiative she has been pursuing over 24 years, wants an audience with President Cyril Ramaphosa.

She told Gateway News that in an on-camera message to the nation in front of the Union Buildings last Saturday she called on South Africans to unite behind the project, which she says the Lord downloaded to her over a period of eight years, and she asked the president for an opportunity to present it to him.

She said she has previously presented the project to many local, provincial and national government officials. On the advice of some of these officials she also presented it to former presidents Nelson Mandela, Thabo Mbeki and Jacob Zuma but they did not act on it.

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Goedhart, also known as Nobunto (meaning for the people) said her appeal to Ramaphosa at the Union Buildings was in obedience to a vision given to her by God who previously had not released her to approach the current president. Part of her assignment was to wear traditional dress to symbolise her heart for all the people of SA, and black and white to reflect unity.

She said her hope is, together with NGO, business partners and many others, to establish a training facility in East London to equip people to multiply a strategy to help people deal with hurts, rejection and rebellion which she says are the root causes of anti-social behaviour and crime in the nation.

She said it Is God’s appointed time to establish a model training facility in East London and to train others “because the need for healing and restoration in our country is now greater than ever”.

God’s plan for restoration that is built into the Unity Corporation strategy includes “healing us on the five levels of our lives i.e.: physically, spiritually, emotionally, socially and financially,” she said.

All South Africans are invited to be part of spreading the project to people and communities in need of restoration, she said, emphasising that the reconciliation blueprint God has given her requires harnessing the callings of many different people who all carry a part of the solution. “That’s why it is called the Unity Corporation,” she said.

Goedhart sees the restoration project as part of paving the way for God’s plans for starting a revival in South Africa and spreading it through Africa.

As a person of Dutch descent she said she is called to ask forgiveness for terrible things her forefathers did in South Africa — especially to Khoi and San people — and to implement a plan of restoration and restitution.

For more information about the project you can contact Erna Goedhart at +27 83 249 4300 or

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  1. i pray and believe that Ramaphosa will see fit to speak to this brave and marvelous women and that he would know what is the right thing to do. amen


    Greetings Erna. I am Dr Peter Munns of National Peace Commission and also Chairman of both The Christian Coalition established in 1996 and the South African Christian Chamber of Business. I am interested in meeting with you and discussing the vision you have for National Restoration and Unity Corporation. Please contact me to discuss at and also at these and 0832643267. Blessings and warmest regards.