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The loss of investment grade for South Africa ‒ and other developments that impact institutional and economic strength ‒ could be particularly bruising for the civil society and non-profit world, whose resources are already thinly-stretched. It is more important than ever for this sector to present an ethical, credible, professional and united front, says Jessica Rees-Jones, Executive Director of Inyathelo, the South African Institute for Advancement

This marks one of the saddest days in South African history, as we begin to mourn the passing of one of our last remaining true heroes, Dr Ahmed Kathrada. Dozens of Activators, leaders, activists, ordinary men and women have joined millions of South Africans who have shared tribute messages to the late Dr Ahmed Mohamed Kathrada - known as 'Uncle Kathy'.

PETCO, the organization responsible for fulfilling the South African PET plastic industry’s role of Extended Producer Responsibility, is proud to announce their 2016 recycling figures which indicate an increase in their annual PET recycling rate from 52% of post-consumer bottle PET in 2015 to 55% in 2016, exceeding their expected target for the second consecutive year.

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We are proud to announce that we have embarked on an exciting new project that will see the opening of the PEDI Urban Agriculture Academy.

Paarl Media pledged R100 000 to Wildlands, to support their “Greening your Future” programme.

Children at the Tshepo Foundation in Bloemfontein are in high spirits thanks to a donation by Novus Holdings’ Future Foundations initiative.

Youngsters at the Khayalethu Youth Centre in Port Elizabeth are in high spirits thanks to a R 35 000 donation by Paarl Coldset Port Elizabeth.

'School Health Week' in South Africa, what better way to keep this important conversation going, with a visit to Clover's Visitor centre.

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In the spirit of Freedom Day, on Friday the 28th of April, the Cape Town Science Centre (CTSC) will be paying tribute to teachers.

Mother’s Day traditionally evokes images of a day filled with spoils from your loved ones; a day to celebrate hard work, dedication and love.

Mamelani’s Community Health Programme is working in different ways to contribute to the wellbeing of the participants we work with.

The air was filled with song and dance as the youngsters competed in a sack race, potato race, scooter race and relays.

Activist group, including Drakenstein Environmental Watch took to the streets of Wellington over concerns of municipality’s Waste-to-Energy project.

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My passion is the betterment and upliftment of people, And right now those people are our special-needs trainees at Brownies And Downies! I want the world to see them how I see them !

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IkamvaYouth is a non-profit organisation that provides after-school tutoring to high school learners in townships and currently has 14 branches in 5 provinces. One of the most startling facts in SA's education is that only half of children enrolled in Grade 1 make it to matric and of those...
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PEDI’s role in Philippi

PEDI is a not-for-profit company that works to promote economic growth and development in the Philippi Industrial area and the Philippi Horticultural Area. PEDI’s mission is to transform the area into a thriving urban hub where businesses choose to invest and grow, and where people choose to live, work and play.





Quote of the day

We can act as if there were a God; feel as if we were free; consider Nature as if she were full of special designs; lay plans as if we were to be immortal; and we find then that these words do make a genuine difference in out moral life.

William James

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“It is said that no one truly knows a nation until one has been inside its jails. A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but its lowest ones”
— Nelson Mandela


All images © – Anne Barbotteau from Zip Zap Circus.
All images © – Anne Barbotteau from Zip Zap Circus.</span>Zip! Zap! Circus! The non-profit Zip Zap Circus is currently celebrating its 25th year with a series of special monthly shows to showcase their talented students. Here's what you can expect.
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Six ways the meat on your plate is killing the planetWhen we hear about the horrors of industrial livestock farming - the pollution, the waste, the miserable lives of billions of animals - it is hard not to feel a twinge of guilt and conclude that we should eat less meat. The Conversation
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Breaking news: Court declares nuclear agreements unconstitutional
© PARIWAT INTRAWUT [[www.123rf.com 123rf.com]]</span>In a game-changing ruling, the Cape High Court has declared the nuclear build agreement between South Africa and Russia unlawful and unconstitutional.
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Cape Town places second in 2017 Ideas World CupThe Colombian city of Bucaramnga won the 2017 Ideas World Cup with a whopping 13,539 ideas generated. Cape Town came second with 755 ideas generated. The first edition of the Cape Town chapter of the event was held at the V&A Waterfront Amphitheatre.
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My Business Indaba roadshow to empower youth, women, SMMEsThe call by government to develop township enterprises, co-operatives and SMMEs to revitalise township economies is fully supported at the highest levels by Ithala Development Finance Corporation.
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