We believe that people can help each other if they know that they are not alone. So that’s our objective. We want to create a supportive environment where honest conversations can lead to positive changes. Together with our guests and our audiences, we want to form a community of care.
From the beginning, we have become more and more committed to finding ways to help those who are feeling isolated, anxious, depressed or simply overwhelmed. We want to do so by sharing stories, information and self-care tools that can assist us all to seek balance, peace of mind and calm.
MyTruth is a self-help guide and is not intended to be, or substitute, a medical intervention.
You’re not alone on this journey. We’re in this together.
Respected television Producer Anneke de Ridder has spent her prolific career working behind the cameras, helming some of the country’s biggest reality productions including the blockbuster Idols South Africa. She is passionate about helping others and MY TRUTH was borne from her desire to contribute substantively to the self-empowerment of others, specifically in the area of mental health care.
Dr Donald Fick is a MBChB graduate from the University of Pretoria. He is a General Practitioner at Meldene Medicross with a keen interest in HIV and Mental Health. Outside of general practice, Dr Fick has an affinity with theatre lights – he is an assistant to Dr Suleman Vadia, Plastic and Reconstruction Surgeon at Milpark Hospital as well as the Doctor to South African Idols. On a more personal note, Dr Fick is an avid cyclist, runner and a qualified barista.
Obenewa Amponsah is a coach, facilitator and speaker who specializes in leading the courageous conversations; the ones that aren’t always easy but that are necessary to move forward personally and professionally. With roots in Ghana and the US, Obenewa has served in a number of leadership capacities internationally; more recently as an Executive Director of the Harvard University Center for African Studies and prior to that as the CEO of the Steve Biko Foundation. In addition to her professional practice, Obenewa is currently pursuing her doctorate in African Literature.
Rudy Anker is a seasoned reality TV director, who has collaborated on multiple projects such as Face of Africa, Naija Sings, Idols South Africa, Miss South Africa and The Wedding Bashers. A recent health and fitness devotee, he’s committed to encouraging others to embrace the energy and purpose that comes with practicing positive self-care.