Who is Hope
✔ A Child of the Living God who is a Spirit having a human experience on Earth to fulfil God’s purpose so that everyone can see that the Glorious power of The Gospel in me is from God and is not my own.
✔ A Temple of The Spirit of God.
✔ A Fruitful Branch of Jesus Christ The Vine.
✔ A Change Agent carrying God's Message of Boundless Hope and Beauty.
✔ A Temple of The Spirit of God.
✔ A fruitful branch of Jesus -The Christ who is The Anointed One and His Anointing who is The Vine.
✔ A Change Agent on a Mission of carrying God's Message of Boundless Light ,Hope and Beauty to the World.
✔ A Minister of the Word in Christ – Centred Business.
✔ A Coach & Motivational Speaker &Trainer that brings New life by the transmission of God's Word.
✔ A Public Speaker, Community Builder and Thought Leader.
✔ A Trainer of The Vessels of Beauty Distributors of Essence of Hope Boundless Beauty Products.
✔ A Mother of Two, a Son and daughter & grand mother of Three.
✔ A Founder of Seed of Hope Learning Foundation & Bible Institute.
✔ A Founder of Essence of Hope Boundless Beauty House.
✔ A host of Hope Ramaphosa Ministries on You Tube and other Social & Digital Media.
✔ A Soul Winner & Trainer of Soul Winners in Evangelism.
“You cannot change what you avoid” Myles Munroe
Hope Ramaphosa believes we are all born to be of significance in the world,
born to make a difference an impact in the world. Hope Ramaphosa believes
that we are not born to make a living but to make a difference that changes
us and others.
I believe that man needs to be set free from his/ her culture and belong to a culture that is designed to bring the best out of him/her.
Even religion should not devalue man but bring him closer to his Creator. Until we change our idea from our cultures and some of our religious beliefs, we cannot break free to experience the bliss of our boundless beauty.
The brands that I manage.
Seed of Hope
The Seed of Hope Institute has been established for the sole purpose of transferring knowledge on God’s Word through Teaching & practicals.
Hope Ramaphosa Ministries
Hope Ramaphosa Ministries is a life coaching and thought-leadership brand.
Essence of Hope
Essence of Hope is a cosmetics ministry, which includes Retail of Products and Training of Stockists and Product Distributors.
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The beliefs that keep me going!
1. The idea that I am on Earth for a Heavenly Mission that must be fulfilled in my lifetime so as to die Empty. The truth being that I am a representative of The Christ my Lord recreated in His image and likeness so as to function like Him in the fulfilment of God's Purpose for man.
2. The idea that God in His infinite Wisdom has invested His Virtue and Glory in me as an Earthen Vessel and whatever I do in service to Him and man is but my reasonable duty.
3. The idea that I have received power in the ever-present Spirit of The Living God -The Holy Spirit, thus none of my works are for my glory but for The Glory of God.
4. The idea that my Name being Hope is a Calling to be that Beacon of Hope whenever and wherever I am in season and out of season to maintain that readiness to serve in humility and love for both God and man.
The story of my life is to be told today because He must receive glory from it as it unfolds to everyone those I know and those I do not know…
All that I am is an Earthen Vessel, in which is contained and a precious treasure. Him, the Divine Light that is the Divine Hope, so that His exceeding power and greatness being not of me yet in me may be shown to be of God and not of myself. I am but a fruitful branch that is part of the tree of life - so that the fruits I bear maybe of a kind that shows that it is not of me but of the vine which is it’s source.
I believe in this affirmation because I have seen and experienced Him work and plant seeds of hope in me, through me, to others, leaving me amazed at what God can achieve through a frail human vessel that I am. I know therefore and believe that He fulfils His purpose and will through us.
Being a Sowetan and a South African, the hospital that hosted my birth was Baragwaneth Hospital. The Names I was given are Hope Mukondeleli Mudau. Mudau is my maiden Surname. The story behind Mudau being my Maiden Surname is linked to being born during the Apartheid Era in our Country South Africa. This story will not be a surprise to those who were born in this time in the History of our Country. My father related to me and my family as to how we ended up with this Surname. Like all blacks in that era, he went to apply for what was known as a Passbook, which is known as an Identity Card today. He stood in a very long queue for the whole day by the Pass Office which was manned by Only Whites then. When his turn finally came to fill out his application, he was asked to write his Name and Surname. He wrote the following: Baldwin Mavhungu Mulangaphuma. On the Pass Application form he also filled in his Nationality and his Language Group.
Firstly, he had to fill in his Langauge group in the Category called “Others" because in those days The Venda and Tsonga people did not have a Category and Space in the Pass Application form. Which meant that if you were not Zulu or Sotho then you were “Others”. The second challenge he faced was that the White Senior Pass Office official confronted him and said, “Your Names and Surname is too long and is a whole paragraph, if you are serious about getting a job and a Passbook in this country of The Republic of Suid Afrika then you must make up your mind about your Names and Surname and join the queue tomorrow with a “Kort Name and Surname”. Kort means short. Then he was thrown off the queue to come back with a short Name and Surname the next day.
My father decided to use our Tribe's Name Mudau and to remove our long Surname ‘Mulangaphuma’. That is how Apartheid changed my real Surname. Now my Tribe’s Name became my maiden Surname. In Venda we call the Tribe's Name “Mutupo". In Zulu it is known as “Isithakazelo". In Africa these Tribe Names are also used as ‘Praise Names’.
My Parents called me Hope. My father and Grand mother Whose Name is Mukondeleli which is my second Name after Hope my first Name, told me that my Name Hope is named to me so that I may become a ‘Beacon of Hope' for my family and my Nation.
I believe that is the reason I am never hopeless no matter how bad the circumstances in my life at any point in time. I am always optimistic, always expecting good to come my way. “Something good is about to happen" Because of this strong belief and confident expectation, good things are Always coming my way in my life and in the lives of those I pray for. Hope in my life works hand in hand with Faith – “The Substance of Things Hoped for, The Evidence of things Not Seen” Hebrews11:1
This kind of attitude has created and brought about many Miracles in my life. Those who believe in The Law of Attraction know how things happen because of the application of hope, faith and a consistent expectation of good. Those who understand its strength and its reality also know that even bad expectations happen when you hope and expect and with confidence. So, my parents influenced me to say “SOMETHING GOOD IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN"
I would act on whatever I believed and conceived. Sometimes parents expect you to ask for permission and I would have jumped the gun by then.
I was also very outspoken from a young age thus at times I would be in trouble also for being inquisitive and asking a lot of questions all at once.
I remember saying that I did not believe that a bird called a ‘stork‘ delivered babies to our parents. I refused to believe that a bird brought me and my little brother to my home at night. They sold us this story and I outspokenly said I did not believe this story, and I was in trouble with Mom and Dad. Eiiiissh!
They invited my favourite friends from school and in the neighbourhood for lunch. They had bought me a beautiful birthday cake, a multi-coloured dress with matching shoes, handbag and headband. I got such a surprise when I was told that I should wear the new clothes on my bed. When I came out of my room dressed to kill, my friends were standing in the dining room and shouted a big happy birthday and started singing with my mom and dad, the happy birthday song.
I was so happy that day and posed for photos with my friends and little brother.
This is my fondest childhood memory.
The worst thing was that we would not be informed as to which police station or prison he was kept, so we would wait with uncertainty each time they took him away. This to me was painful and sad, my mother would cry and I would have to say nice things to comfort her. One day my mother chewed on a document when they knocked roughly and loudly on the door and windows because we knew it was them.
Then she flushed the chewed up document in the toilet. That day they searched in vain for that document, then set my father free with bruises after having tortured him. This was most challenging, our lives were not safe during the rule of the apartheid regime.
Both Cyril (Ramaphosa) and I were in the S.C.M that is the Student Christian Movement and SASO the South African Student Organisation which was a political platform for activists in our day at University. Cyril was a leader of both these organisations. It was a blessing to have a partner with whom we could stand side by side and with all the challenges we faced even with the apartheid regime at University, at least we could overcome adversity and oppression to start life with a confident hope to build a family together in the future. I graduated in 1978 without my friend and soulmate because he had been arrested and sent to Pretoria Central Prison.
At least we managed to celebrate my graduation in 1978 together, and soon after we got married. It was a happy day for both us and our families on the day of our wedding.
Life as a mother is even more challenging because you realise for the first time with your first child that having a real baby in your hands is far different from playing doll House with Barbie dolls.
I had nowhere were I could practice being a real mother except when we played doll House with my friends when we were young. Much as it is fulfilling to have your own child it was a challenge for me just as it is for many people. I got married at 22years of age, there was really a lot to learn especially being a “makoti" in my husband’s home.
Change of environment and new expectations and responsibilities in a new family setting needed a lot of adjustments to be made. As a Christian I relied on my faith in God to make it. But it still was not a bed of Rose’s for me.
My marriage had its ups and downs, but I did not expect it to fail yet it did fail. In those days failing as a Christian in your marriage was unacceptable as though it was a serious ‘taboo’ unlike these days.
The blessing though was that we did not carry any bitterness or resentment towards one another thus we could still be friends and co- parents to our children.
I learnt that the Marriage Institution can only be run properly under God's guidance and that maturity in family affairs is also brought through abiding in the Lord.
They are open with their views, even about how they believe I should use my gifts. They are my best advisers because we share the same values and moral standards that I instilled in them as a parent.
I have a special kind of bond with them as their mother. I love and cherish them so much.
The song is titled: Ndi ima nga Ipfi la Mudzimu. I love the song because of the message in it. This song says “Lord I stand by your Word because your word has Power and Victory in it”.
It is an affirmation that I stand by the Word regardless of any circumstance.
At completion of my studies at PRISA, I had qualifications in the following:
- Public Relations Intermediate - Public Relations Writing - Public Relations Management - Public Relations Final - Community Relations
Recognised as one of the top 3 PRISA student in South Africa. She also received recognition as a Chartered Public Relations Practitioner and was awarded the CPRP Certificate. In the public speaking arena at Dale Carnegie in February of 1999.
At Dale Carnegie I received the following:
- The outstanding speaker performance Award - The Human Relations Award - The Highest Performance Award
At Tianshi Health & Beauty Products
Received in 2009 the train the speaker certificate
At Christ Embassy-2007
Ability to teach others and impact their lives Hope received the Arising Award after she had assisted Christ Embassy to establish a branch of Christ Embassy to reach the Venda community, this done as volunteer, done for the purpose of reading the word of God. Becoming teacher and organiser of all Christ Embassy activities in the branch of Thohoyandou Venda.
A few of the schools 1st one being Thivhilaeli high school at 0% and 1999 were adopted by Hope, based on a Value of Principles Script she prepared. (These schools are spelt out in the document attached. Divine Seeds of Hope Foundation Ministries.)
The schools had a miraculous change in results, just to mention one as an example:
- Thivhilaeli improved matric results in one year of adoption from 0% - 72% pass rate.
- Ratshikhwe khwete high school followed and after that as spelt out in the foundation business plan, many others were adopted due to the recognition that was given to Hope
In 2003 the milestone was the formal recognition of Divine Seed of Hope as a partner to the Department of Education-Vhembe district. (Attached is the letter from the Dept. of Education.)
2003 - The registration of Divine Seed of Hope as an NPO. Attached copy of registration. Attached copy of the Value & Principle Script used to adopt schools.
4th April 2004 - The birth of Mbeu ya Fulufhelo Seed of Hope Gospel talk show as a result of the youth ministry.
2005 - The birth of Seed of Hope/Mbeu ya Fulufhelo, Bible study group as a result of the Youth Ministry.
2015- The birth of Divine Seed of Hope Bible School- course 1- sponsored by Derek Prince ministries.
2017 - Graduation of the class of 2015 from course 1 - Sponsored and certificated by Derek Prince ministries - Supported by the University of Venda- Prof Mutambedzo and Christian Worship Centre - Dr V.W. Madzinge (church where Hope attends) - Birth of course 2 – laying the foundation course - Hope in Christ School of Ministry is the administrator of course 2 studies under Divine Seed of Hope Ministries registered.
2020 -Birth of the Hope Ramaphosa Brand
Birth of The Essence of Hope Boundless Beauty House under the Substance of Beauty Pty Ltd a new company for Beauty Ministry. (2021)
Birth of Hope Ramaphosa Ministries and the opening of the Ministries's You Tube Channel. (2021)
The Completion of the Essence of Hope Boundless Beauty Brochure and Training Manual. (2021)
The Registration of Distributors for Essence of Hope Boundless Beauty House-these Distributors being Earthen Vessels for The Spreading of the Word of God through Christ Centered Businesses and Christ Centered Ministry. (2022)
The Opening of a Cosmetic Ministry Online Training Programme. (2022) The re-opening of the Seed of Hope Learning Institute hosting The Seed of Hope Bible School and the Hope Ramaphosa Spiritual Life Coaching Institute. (2022)
The Licencing and Authorisation of our Product Distribution Channel for Online Shopping of Essence of Hope Boundless Beauty Products at the e Commerce Online Shop. (2022)
The Opening of other Digital Marketing Avenues in social media. (2022)
Sometimes I would feel sad, yet there was my hope to continue living inside my body. On that day I knew it was time when my water broke, I was rushed to hospital by my mother and there I waited all afternoon for my son to be born. He did not come. Suddenly at midnight Andile was born. I did not see how exact the time was until the doctors came to congratulate me for giving birth to a 4kg bouncing baby boy.
The questions they asked me was the name for him and then the second question blew my mind? What then do you choose as his birthday? I could not really understand, that’s when they told me that it could be 19th or 20th, but I should choose because midnight is neither the or the next day.
I chose the 19th. Till today we joke about Andile being born with two birthdays. My grandchild by Nakisani, called Hope, can’t get over it, she will say granny lets have two birthday cakes for uncle Andile.
Andile’s Name means ‘Abundance of blessings’ whilst Name means Hope- ‘A confident expectation of good with the faith in the Strength of Gods faithfulness to keep His promises.
The Birth of Nakisani, my daughter meant that only beautiful things will happen because Nakisani means ‘To Beautify’.
The Birth of Hope my grandchild by Nakisani strengthened my hope. Whilst the Birth of Anzani confirmed our increasing Abundance of Faith and Hope even success in our efforts as a family. Anzani means multiplication of blessings
Aluwani, who is Andile’s son means ‘there shall be growth and maturity' All these are but memorable moments that have shaped me into who I am today.
In my dreams I saw the children of different schools in Venda walking in rows of about 12, as though they were marching - just like in a protest march. They were wearing the uniforms from their respective schools. I could recognise the uniforms because I had been adopting schools through the Values & Principle Script since 1999 and this was in 2002.
I saw myself standing on the shoulders of the road as they went past me. I called out to them because suddenly I realised that they were walking on a black conveyer belt that transported them faster than their feet could carry them. They were being transported as they walked into a big fire!
I saw the fire in front of them, but they seemed oblivious of the danger they were walking into. They marched on in the scorching sun silently so. Before I could stop them, they were conveyed into this fire that grew bigger and higher.
They were falling into a very big dark fiery furnace. I screamed and called them to stop walking. The conveyer belt moved them faster and faster into the deep dark, fiery furnace.
I heard a voice say: “Unless you hear me, they won’t hear you!” I suddenly realised that there was sound proof just like the radio studio walls, so they definitely will not hear me no matter how much I screamed. I got so desperate to touch them, I fell off my bed and woke up in a sweat and my heart beating so fast, so hard I could feel the smoke of that very fire in my room.
The Vision shook me, shocked me, scared me, but most of all it inspired me to stand up and receive my calling to be an Earthen Vessel of The Living God regardless of the cost and sacrifice I would have to make.
I knew that I would have change my life completely to be a Living Sacrifice unto The Lord by serving Him without clarity as to how I would be provided for because it meant leaving my plush job as a public servant and to be an Evangelist in the School Ministry so that the souls of the children I saw in the Vision may be saved.
I also knew that I would have to live and believe that “THE JUST SHALL LIVE BY FAITH”.
I resigned from my plush job in the public sector and started what is known today as Divine Seed of Hope Foundation Ministries- A Youth and School Ministry.
Hope Ramaphosa is a change agent. I believe that I am equipped for this mission that God has planned for me. I am anointed and empowered by the Creator of the Universe. I believe that all the bondages and limitations that I had have been broken off of me. I believe that there is a time for every season, a time for every purpose.
My mantra that I shall spell out for everyone is personal and has been with me in my soul and spirit, although I had not yet articulated it in the manner, it remains my affirmation that motivates and inspires be to be my best self. It is the root and the foundation on when I stand. I have never believed that bad times come to stay forever. I believe there is a purpose for every season as much as there is a time for every purpose under heaven.
I therefore believe that my determination to succeed will always out-way whatever obstacles that are on my path and failure cannot overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.
2. The idea that our government needs people who are willing to contribute their gifts to help our communities. My name is Hope, and I believe it is my lifestyle to be a beacon of hope whenever and wherever I am needed. I can identify easily the areas where I can contribute. I believe I must die empty.
South Africa is experiencing tough times even more now with diseases like Corona Virus –Covid-19, during a tough economic era where there is so much lack and suffering. People need to have a living hope as a nation that we still go past this time and stand again.
Our president in his maiden speech spoke of a new dawn. I believe in it, I expect it to come.
I believe that the true significance and substance can only be appreciated as to its true value, when it is audible and visible not only in my thoughts constantly but actually acted out and manifested to impact my communities in my country.
My public speaking engagements in the community in and out of the country will continue to motivate, inspire hope, and build the people and not to give up and despair. I believe in community work.
I made a final decision to follow my call full time in 2002 after being haunted by the souls of people, became no longer a just a hobby but a God kind of call through the vision I saw, as I explained earlier.
A repeated vision of people falling into fire right in front of me – the pain and suffering I saw, and that convinced me to reject my life of comfort glitter and glamour in government to go for my call and find myself. Some people called our lives in government as the “gravy train”. God’s call in the vision was clear, I decided to take the step and obey Him if I really love Him, and that was in 2002. I left government without even serving a notice.
I left immediately, just packed my clothes and went to Venda where I had no home there anymore. I stayed in my car, washed there, fed there and slept there, during the day I went to speak to the youth about a message that would change their lives.
Later on I prayed for a new home there, got it and moved to start in earnest. Following my call, then it was Youth School Ministry- now it has grown into many pillars.
Spiritually it is the country I live in now where I want to experience peace because I ‘am doing what I’ve been created for spiritually, love because I have so much to share with the poor, the broken hearted and those who are bound by different spirits that keep people captive. I want to restore them spiritually, I have to live in a way that is nostalgic about where I hope the spirit come from. I long to be with the Lord yet I know I must finish the race that has been set before me.
A branch that is connected to the tree that gives life and a new hope to people for them to stand and soul seed which they will reap in abundance. I do not believe in luck, I would not gamble even because of my believe in “you reap what you sow”.
It is a constant reminder of how short life really is, how each one will stand before the Creator to give account of our lives. It marks my wrongs, it keeps me humble.
In Seed Of Hope Learning Foundation, I want to continue winning souls ‘one seed at a time'.
In Hope Ramaphosa Ministries, I want to continue transforming mindsets and helping people to find their purpose in life as in God's Will.
In Essence Of Hope Boundless Beauty house, I want to transform God’s people into real useful and fruitful Earthen Vessels unto the living god for his glory.
In my personal life …I want to love and serve and to die empty.