About Us


Hope Again Recovery Centre would like to welcome you at our facility. We firmly believe in the pursuit of God's presence, where lives are transformed & restored to be launched into their destinies. Our board, executive management, staff and volunteers are fully committed to your recovery process from substance abuse and emotional dysfunction and we are willing to journey with you for as long as it takes, in order for your life to be transformed. The leadership of Hope Again Recovery Centre each has a powerful testimony of God's incredible Grace in their lives. Our team is not just qualified but highly diverse, with a culture of serving broken people by creating a safe environment in which people can meet Jesus Christ. The Hope Again Recovery Centre follows a holistic approach towards recovery in order to provide a culture of recovery for the client by using the following therapeutic tools, systems, methods and techniques:

We use the 12-Step Celebrate Recovery® Process model

Belief Therapy which revolves around the dynamics of changing the thinking, beliefs and actions

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with a strong focus on perception errors

There is no greater reward than to show broken people the hidden potential that God has blessed them with. We have a mandate to ignite the hearts of people to encounter God's presence, to receive healing and be restored back to life. In serving we grow stronger and bolder to set the captives free and proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The cornerstone of our treatment model is a faith-based program that is built upon the Word of God, Kingdom principles and the Gospel of Jesus Christ. In order for us to have a global, societal impact, we have to align our individual hearts with the Father Heart of God, being equipped through love, with power of the fullness of God's Kingdom.

Providing the best Substance Abuse Treatments to Those who Need it Most

Our team at Hope Again Recovery centre is dedicated to bringing our residents effective and practical substance abuse recovery programs. We understand that recovering from substance abuse is a very challenging and emotional process and our experts are there to guide our patients every step of their journey to ultimate recovery.

We fully believe in a holistic approach, treating patient’s physical cravings and conditions as well as the spiritual, emotional and mental aspects of their lives, with a goal of cohesive recovery. We provide a safe and secure environment for our patients to heal and grow, with a focus on long-term substance abuse recovery programs, which have been shown to result in fewer relapses and more sustainable, long-term recoveries.

At Hope Again, we have a huge focus on reintegration and have a support program in place to help our patients move into the real world again. We provide a wide range of therapeutic tools and proven strategies to bring our patients to a place where they can easily integrate back into society.

If you are ready to hope again, or know someone who may benefit from our services, please feel free to contact our friendly team of professionals today to start the journey!


Our board believes in the pursuit of God's presence, where lives are transformed & restored to be launched into their destinies.

Frikkie Hefer

CEO & Founder

Benita Hefer


Saki Tlotleng


Jurgens Schoeman


Yolandi Venter
Yolandi Venter


Meet Our Team


Our leadership team is a powerful testimony of God's incredible Grace. The team is diverse with a culture of serving broken people.

Frikkie Hefer

Chief Executive Officer



Benita Hefer

Financial Director



Ralph De Nobrega


Senior Pastor



McDonald Matemera

Social Department

Senior Social Worker

Louw de Beer

Louw De Beer

Marketing & Admin



Debbie Ainslie

Debbie Ainslie


Operations Manager



We have a mandate to ignite the hearts of people to encounter God's presence and meet Jesus Christ.

Hennie Du Toit

Assistant Operations Manager

Farm Management

Lesley-Ann Perfect
Lesley-Ann Perfect

Intake Administrator

PA to Executive Management

Tanya van Zyl
Tanya Van Zyl

Marketing Coordinator


Marlie Conradie

Registered Psychiatric Nurse

Medical Risk Management

Gavin Miranda

Mentor - Men Over 30

Farm Lands / Counselor

Danie van Zyl
Danie Van Zyl

Mentor - Men Under 30

Steelworks / Counselor

Susan Snyman

Mentor - Ladies over 30

Pastor / Counselor

Catherine Du Toit

Mentor - Ladies under 30


Yvonne Maphiri
Yvonne Maphiri

Registered Social Worker

Anastashia Coetzee
Anastasia Coetzee

Social Auxiliary

De Wet Coertzen

Industrial Psychologist

André Strydom
André Strydom

Visiting Pastor / Teacher


In serving we grow stronger and bolder to set the captives free and proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Percy Jiane
Percy Jiané


Work Stations / Counseling

Angus Clark


Work Stations / Farm Management

Natasha Oosthuizen


Kitchen & Pantry

Marie Lombard
Marie Lombard


Medical Assistant / Counselor

Maritza Shultz
Maritza Shultz


Life Stories / Client Orientation

Thys Weideman
Thys Weideman


Life Stories / Client Orientation

Andre Bester
André Bester


Marketing / Counselor


There is no greater reward than to show broken people the hidden potential that God has blessed them with

Jurie Kemp
Jurie Kemp

Hope Works

Projects Manager

Donovan Dunn

Hope Works

Plumbing & Maintenance Manager

Our Goal

Striving towards sustainable sobriety, accountable individuals, community upliftment and healthy families.


To assist the victims of traumatic life events and give them hope again.

To provide accommodation, treatment, guidance and the necessary assistance to those trapped in addiction.

To develop skills, helping individuals to regain self-respect in order to ensure sustainability & sobriety.

To empower people to become employees in the workforce, community builders and responsible members of society.

"Hope Again Recovery Centre is an independent organization that partners with various like minded individuals and organizations to bring freedom and hope to people trapped in substance abuse"


Hannes is an ex-drug addict and cage fighter whom Jesus set free in 2012.

He is passionate about Jesus and ministering the Gospel. 

Together with his wife Elzabe, Hannes runs his own business and the Spirit Word Ministries Xgen Bible and media College, where they train up young people to have a godly foundation for life. 

The couple has two daughters.


Frikkie is a successful businessman living in Potchefstroom. 

He has a powerful story of how drug addiction impacted his life and how he was able to overcome it. 

Frikkie is passionate about helping others break free from the hold of substance abuse. 

He travels regularly sharing his testimony and ministering to those who are affected by addiction. 

He is married to Benita and they have two beautiful daughters. 


Roy was a business man with a family and his own house before addiction left him on the streets with nothing but the clothes on his body. 

After 8 years of Meth, Liquid G, and Cocaine addiction Roy turned to God, Who supernaturally healed and set him free. 

Since then Roy became passionate about getting addicts off of the streets and is involved with Dead Man Walking Ministries, who distributes 2000 meals a month to people on the streets. 

He now serves as the Men’s Division Manager at Hope Again Recovery and has a son and a daughter.


Four years ago God delivered Sandy from a decade of cocaine and crystal meth addiction.  She is passionate about helping others find the same freedom that she did.  God restored her family when there was no hope for restoration and is the proud mom of a teenage daughter.  


She is married to Gerald and have ministered along with him for most of her life. Along with administration, Susan takes charge of the Celebrate Recovery groups, the backbone of our treatment program. She works to see woman devastated by substance abuse restored to the role and dignity God has intended for them. 


Gerald, better known as “Pastor G” has been in ministry for 25 years during which he pastored and planted several churches and starteda Christian school. He has always had a heart for those struggling with substance abuse and have previously managed one of South Africa’s largest rehabilitation centres. Gerald’s passion has made him leave his successful business in order to join Hope Again Recovery Centre as the Centre’s Operational Manager. 


Barend is passionate about people of all ages and his greatest aim is to bring hope to a broken world. 

He is actively involved in the Hope Again Foundation, Mother’s Nest (a safe house for abused children) and Potchefstroom Youth Network.   


Jurgens comes from a Financial Management background, but left this career to focus on his passion of helping people discover all God has for them. 

He believes he is called to minister healing to people and to help them discover the unique purpose and gifts God has meant for them. 

He devotes most of his time being directly involved with the Recovery Centre serving as Executive Manager. 

He also serves as Community Development and Missions Pastor at Every Nation Faith City.  


Emile became involved with drugs during high school, but God set him free from a life of addiction and dealing.

He was the first person to successfully complete Hope Again Recovery Centre's program and eventually joined the full time team.

He found peace and joy in God and now actively helps other men to experience the same.

Petrus van Rensburg

Grew up under the ministry of Prophet Kobus van Rensburg.

Studied visual communication at the Open Window School of Visual Arts.

Went on to start a business, currently owns 4 businesses and is the senior Pastor at Spirit Word Ministries.

Motivated in helping others to succeed.


Vicky is a qualified Occupational Therapist, registered at the HPCSA.

She is also a Pastoral Counselor and Aromatherapist.

Vicky has a passion to see broken hearts healed and to be part of the process of establishing truth in individuals to set them free from bondage and from living in the shadows of shame and darkness.

She has years of experience in small group therapy as well as individual therapy and counselling.

She is involved at Hope Again and also runs her own private practice involving individual and group therapy 


Jannie is part of 'Manne van die Woord' in South Africa and has been a Coordinator and Facilitator of Family Foundations International with his wife Vicky since 2004.

He has a heart for broken families and is passionate about restoring the fathers back into their Godly place in their homes and society.

He is a marketing consultant for various companies and also a motivational speaker.

He is well known for his sporting achievements having represented South Africa at the 1999 Rugby World Cup.

He believes that Hope Again can make a huge difference in today's foundational problems in society and is proud to represent this Rehab Centre as the brand Ambassador.