Amanda Solomon


We have not inherited the earth from our parents, but borrowed it from our children.

ABOUT Amanda

Born in Milnerton, I have since travelled around Southern Africa living in Lesotho and Zimbabwe for varying lengths of time. My travels opened my eyes to the diversity of the human race and the cultural disparity of mankind, making us each unique human beings.

I studied Sound Engineering and spent my son's formative years as the Head of the Sound Department at City Varsity Film School. After damaging my hearing doing the location sound for the behind-the-scenes DVD for the 46664 concert in 2003 (which despite this was an amazing experience), I became an Event Manager. My real passion, however, has always been to help others

When the unit became available for us to open Hangar 18, the opportunity arose to help more people than I had ever dreamed of. Today, Hangar 18, a Craft and Coffee Shop in Milnerton, supports a social upliftment programme that provides outcomes based work in a safe and comfortable environment for 30 plus ladies living in Slovo.


  • Community Development

  • Research and Development

  • Skills Development

  • Women

Hangar 18 is a unique craft and coffee shop that sustains the H18 Foundation NPO in Milnerton.
Our coffee shop serves an amazing diverse menu with a range of Barista made coffees, teas, milkshakes and smoothies. Our craft shop is filled with hand-made crafts which are beautifully created by local artisans. Our NPO provides income generating opportunities through skills transfer and outcomes based earning.

Hangar 18 also adopts eco-friendly policies wherever we can, and our packaging is paper including our straws. We also separate our waste and are a drop off point for Ecobricks on the West Coast.

Hangar 18 received the LeadSA July 2017 Hero Award for community upliftment.