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ALL THE NEWS , Animal Welfare, Health
The fact is that rabies is a disease that is still relevant and able to touch all our lives, even in our urban life.

You may have recently watched the Carte Blanche expose on the two children who died horrific deaths in KwaZulu-Natal from Rabies. The one child was in a rural area and died after being bitten by an infected dog. The other child was on holiday and was bitten by a resident feral cat where they were staying.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Skills Development
Image: Tell A Friend Or Apply: 60 Spots Available To Top Entrepreneurs SAB Foundation is again embarking on their most ambitious search yet for SA’s most promising and determined entrepreneurs.

Only 60 places are available nationally for the SAB Foundation Tholoana Programme, which typically achieves an annual growth rate per business of 47.2% and long-term survival rates of 87%.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Funding, Health
Image: Sunflower Day - rallying support for life-threatening blood diseases. One of the many ways The Sunflower Fund raises funds and awareness is through campaigns like Sunflower Day. Sunflower Day is all about rallying support for individuals diagnosed with life-threatening blood diseases like leukaemia. Over the past 15 years, it has grown beyond the sale of TOPES to an open source campaign through which schools, corporates, supporters and the general public celebrate Sunflower Day and raise funds for The Sunflower Fund. Sunflower Day (21 September) is on the South African Health Awareness Calendar for 2018.   Read More...



HEADLINES, Social & Community
Image: International Charity Day: Celebrating the countless organisations and individuals making a differen The Rotary Club of Claremont understands this well, as part of Rotary International, a global network of 1.2 million people who serve their local communities. The Club receives half of the charitable surplus of funds raised by the Cape Town Cycle Tour and this money is redirected to many charities in the Western and Northern Cape, Namibia and Angola.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Skills Development
Image: EFFECTIVE MENTORING AND COACHING FOR NPO LEADERS Order your Coaching manual now !!!

Frank Julie is an organizational development practitioner and consultant with a Masters’ Degree in the Philosophy of Adult Education and Development obtained from the University of Cape Town (UCT) He has been involved in development work since the late 1970s with organizations all over Southern- and East Africa and acts as strategic adviser to many.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) R64,9 million Funding Success Story These are just some achievements of a visionary five-year partnership between TUT and non-profit trust Inyathelo

Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) has quadrupled its donor income in five years to R64,9 million in 2017, grown the number of fundraising and development staff from six to eleven, and compiled a huge alumni database of more than 150 000 people. These are just some achievements of a visionary five-year partnership between TUT and non-profit trust Inyathelo:The South African Institute for Advancement. The programme is based on long-term capacity-building for university fundraising offices and was funded by the Kresge Foundation, based in America.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Education
Image: Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation hosts career expo and tackles gender-based violence South Africa has one of the highest incidences of gender-based violence in the world; one in five South African women have suffered physical or sexual abuse in their lifetime*. In Diepsloot, north of Johannesburg, this rate is nearly double the national average, with 56% of male residents admitting to committing a physical or sexually violent act against a woman. 60% of these individuals said they had done so multiple times.   Read More...



HEADLINES, Social & Community

If there was a fire nearby your home, would you know what to do? If the river adjacent to you started flooding, what immediate actions would you take? Disaster preparedness is an absolute necessity in a time of increasing catastrophes. While public-private partnerships like Santam’s Partnership for Risk and Resilience (P4RR) go a long way to mitigate systemic risks, it’s up to every individual to proactively prep for possible disasters.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Going further than just #plasticfreejuly Experts at WasteCon2018 to discuss long term waste management solutions
After the hype surrounding #plasticfreejuly and the war on straws soars to new heights, the question is: How do we all take our waste conscious attitude further in a truly sustainable way? “Ultimately, we should aim for zero waste ending up at a landfill, so the #plasticfree challenge really should continue throughout the year,” says Leon Grobbelaar, President of the Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA).   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Funding, Sport
Running 250km through Iceland in Support of NGOs in Africa

When asked what my motivation is for participating in extreme desert running events since 2010, my answer is two-fold. Yes, there is the personal challenge and satisfaction of completing these races. But the main reason for my participation is to raise money, support and awareness for NGOs and social causes at the forefront of addressing Africa’s development challenges.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community, Sport
Image: Winners of the football Tournament of Light "Well done to Fish Hoek AFC for winning the Tournament,” says Ishaam Johnson, the Tournament Director and Senior Coach at Rock-A-Fella’s

 “It was an exciting match and both teams played very well.” 32 teams from all across Cape Town participated in this, the fourth annual rendition of the Tournament of Light last week.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Social & Community
Image: National Arts Festival reports positive results for 2018 Festiva New projects and initiatives and the “consistency of delivering great art to our audiences” combined to give this year’s National Arts Festival in Grahamstown a fresh vibe and energy, and drove a “modest but important” increase in attendance, according to Festival CEO, Tony Lankester.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Education, Funding
Image: Inyathelo capacity development project doubles DUT bursaries and staff The Durban University of Technology (DUT) is reaping the benefits of an innovative, five year capacity development programme for university fundraiser

Donor income has grown steadily and the university has doubled the number of bursaries based on funds raised by the development office, from 10 in 2017 to 20 in 2018. It has also been able to appoint three more fundraising staff this year, increasing capacity to five staff members.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community, Sustainability
Image: Clover Mama’s reunite for a quilting course Quilters of Clover Mama Afrika, Clovers CSI project, recently reunited for a four-day quilting course with Rachel du Toit in Centurion.

The training course was to teach the Mama’s how to quilt a Faux Chenille denim bag which uses the same quilting technique similarly used by the Japanese but a bit more complex.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Education
Image: Clicks gives back to local learners as part of its 50th birthday Female learners at Zinqobele Secondary School in Empangeni, Durban were thrilled to receive a visit from Clicks senior management.

Clicks handed over free washable, reusable sanitary pads as part of the health and beauty retailer’s 50th birthday celebrations.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Health, Social & Community
Image: The 111 Benefits of Breastfeeding - For Babies, Moms & Everyone Else

I was fed formula when I was a baby, and I turned out just fine, if I do say so myself. My brothers and sisters were all formula fed, too, and nothing went wrong with them either.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Employment, Health
Image: 68% say.." If so many people have amputations, why don't I see them ? " Whether or not we are part of the 68%, all of us are part of The 68% Project.

In many communities’ children from families where Breadwinners lose the use of lower limbs are largely absent from the education system. 79% had to choose between food and education, 84% of such households are food insecure. Give A Limb 68% project is food, education and prosthesis aid wrapped into one project.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Qhubeka joins Johannesburg Mayor, community volunteers, NGOs and business MandelVolunteers commemorated Mandela Day, each person works to do good

In Orlando West in Soweto, a group of individuals and organisations are working to clean the neighbourhood, the Kliprivier river and an illegal dumping spot.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: Cape Town Science Centre - National Science Week visit the centre free of charge on Sunday 29 July, Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 August in celebration of National Science Week (NSW) 2018.

The Cape Town Science Centre (CTSC) in Observatory is inviting the young and old to visit the centre free of charge on Sunday 29 July, Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 August in celebration of National Science Week (NSW) 2018. The Cape Town Science Centre's contribution to NSW will be to get ordinary citizens, young and old, excited about science. The theme for this year's National Science Week is Deepening our democracy through science.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: Partners for Possibility has made history Home-grown education innovation among international prize winners on Mandela Day

The announcement was made by the creators of the WISE Awards, the Qatar Foundation, on the morning of 17 July 2018 and coincided with centennial Mandela Day celebrations. ‘’We are truly honoured by the acknowledgement of the impact of the Partners for Possibility leadership development and principal support process. We see this as recognition of the power of active citizenship, leadership and cross-sector collaboration,” says Dr Louise van Rhyn, founder of the PfP programme.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: TOUR DE FRANCE TO FUND A PELOTON OF QHUBEKA BICYCLES FIRST 30 BICYCLES TO BE DISTRIBUTED - ASO is funding 176 bicycles (the number of riders who started the Tour de France) for Qhubeka’s programmes.

In 2018, the world’s most-watched cycling event, the Tour de France, saw 176 cyclists line up to tackle the event. Now, Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO), the organiser of the event, has agreed to fund one Qhubeka Bicycle for every rider – a full peloton of bicycles to help change lives for people in South Africa. The first 30 of these bicycles are being distributed today through a programme operated by Qhubeka implementation partner, JAG Foundation.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: A Can Do Attitude this Mandela Day 200 learners from LEAP Science and Maths Schools joined volunteers in constructing a massive Nelson Mandela Day mosaic made of food cans.

This was set to be the largest can mosaic ever created in South Africa. Built in Canal Walk Shopping Centre’s Food Court, the completed mosaic consists of over 29 000 food cans donated by Rhodes Quality and members of the public. John Gilmour, Executive Director of LEAP Science & Maths Schools, invited the public to join them at this event “to help us continue providing quality education to all our learners.”   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Sport, Youth
Image: Dreams have no gender Grassroot Soccer! Ensuring young people can become agents of change

It’s so important for men and boys to be advocates for gender equality. By supporting the work of Grassroot Soccer, you’ll be enabling boys and young men to develop positive perceptions of themselves and their female counterparts; to rethink what it means to be a man; and to promote healthy and protective behaviors around sexual violence, substance abuse, power, and other sensitive topics. You’ll also be strengthening the educational and sexual and reproductive health assets of girls.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Social & Community
Image: 67 young people take action against poverty by getting work-ready In celebration of what would have been Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday, with the MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet and Better SA partnership.

The MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet and Better SA partnership hosted an innovative, collaborative volunteer event to help combat youth unemployment.  Going beyond the traditional 67 minutes of volunteerism, the event, which took place on Saturday, 14 July, gathered 72 volunteers to help youths from local youth development organisations to change their stars.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: Social & Emotional Skills Group : Teenage Girls & Boys (13-16 yrs) This group is designed to use simple techniques and ideas to encourage self-discovery.

This group is designed to use simple techniques and ideas to encourage self-discovery to help teenagers develop authentic and meaningful connections within themselves and their interpersonal relationships with peers and adults.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: Holiday workshop for Gr 1’s and 2’s Knowing me, Knowing you and Getting along too !! - This programme is facilitated by Child Counsellor, Kirsten McLeod.

The workshop provides children with a warm and nurturing environment that teaches them about feelings, empathy and fostering healthy and positive relationships.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Mandela Day - A Can Do Attitude for LEAP Science & Maths Schools This Mandela Day, 200 learners from LEAP Science and Maths Schools will join volunteers in constructing a Nelson Mandela mosaic made of food cans.

This will be the largest can mosaic ever created in South Africa. Built in Canal Walk Shopping Centre’s Food Court, the completed mosaic will consist of over 29 000 food cans donated by Rhodes Quality and members of the public. “We invite everyone to join us for 67 minutes or more, in what is sure to be a historic event that will ultimately help us to continue provide quality education to all our learners,” says John Gilmour, Executive Director of LEAP Science & Maths Schools.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Funding
Image: Only 8% of reported rapes result in conviction Justice System Set to Improve with Donation from 1st For Women will contribute to the Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust’s advocacy work

A 2017 report titled Rape Justice in South Africa, by the Medical Research Council on behalf of the National Prosecuting Authority, revealed that only 8% of reported rapes result in conviction while the 2016/17 Crime Statistics published by the South African Police Service showed 49 960 reported sexual offences.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS
Image: Pre-call for the SAB Foundation Tholoana Enterprise Programme The SAB Foundation is committed to making a substantial contribution towards South Africa’s national agenda

The SAB Foundation is committed to making a substantial contribution towards South Africa’s national agenda of growing the economy and creating jobs, particularly amongst our youth. We believe that small businesses are at the heart of economies that grow and we have not only a responsibility to help, but a duty to improve the lives of people in communities.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Bye Bye, Plastic India plans to eliminate single-use plastic by 2022.

This is one of the most ambitious commitments to tackle plastic pollution in the world. (Habitat)   Read More...




Funding, Social & Community
Image: This July, have fun making a difference for Qhubeka July is traditionally a fundraising-focused month at Qhubeka Charity, but the organisation is making it easier to support its its bicycle programmes.

“We picked the name because you can really do anything you like for Qhubeka,” says Qhubeka Executive Director Tsatsi Phaweni. “Over the years, our supporters have come up with some really creative ways of fundraising for us. But for many other people, although they want to make a difference, fundraising can be intimidating. It might be difficult to know where to start. With ForQhubeka, we’re making it easier for people by giving them five potential types of fundraising activities to try, and all the tools they’ll need to get started.”   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Bracing for impact: Rotary Club of Claremont welcomes new president

“I am honoured to take over the helm of this extraordinary club,” said Dr Malcolm Dodd, newly elected president of the Rotary Club of Claremont at his inauguration on Saturday, 30 June 2018. Dodd takes over the reins for the 2018/2019 term and already has plans for what he wants to achieve during his term.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS
Image: Nederburg presents : Stories with Phil Liggett Qhubeka (an Nguni word that means “to progress”) is a South African non-profit organisation that advances socio-economic upliftment.

Qhubeka (an Nguni word that means “to progress”) is a South African non-profit organisation that advances socio-economic upliftment via the distribution of bicycles within vulnerable communities. Giving bikes to needy South Africans increases the distance and speed at which they can travel, whether for work, school or community. Bicycles let riders carry more books, more goods for sale, and more medicines and other supplies they can distribute amongst communities. That’s why Qhubeka can rightly make the claim that “bicycles change lives”.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Here's what you NEED to know about the Carbon Tax. The South African government has committed to ambitious greenhouse gas emissions reductions of 34% by 2020 and 42% by 2025.  The carbon tax will help them meet these reduction targets and is currently scheduled to come into effect from January 2019.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS
Image: Food Lover’s Market’s “Hunger Month” campaign raises 730 000 meals for vulnerable South Africans This was a substantial increase on the 2017 campaign – at the end of which, a total of R243 937 was raised

FoodForward SA in partnership with Food Lover’s Market, Tru Cape Fruit Marketing, Rugani Carrots and Simpl. Fruit Juices raised R579,152.53 during the Hunger Month campaign in May. That’s enough money to feed 733 179 vulnerable South Africans. This was a substantial increase on the 2017 campaign – at the end of which, a total of R243 937 was raised, which facilitated the provision of 280 000 meals.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education, Youth
Image: Anna Foundation - Our Youth, their Rights and Responsibilities - May June 2018 EDUCATION - For the May training the faciliitators learned various methodologies to improve learner discipline.

Resources such as reflection sheets, merit lists and task lists were introduced. Techniques such as breathing methods, clapping, playing games like ‘Simon Says’ that could be used to refocus learner attention, or to calm or quieten down the learners were demonstrated through role play.
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HEADLINES, Education
Image: New education programme creates more employable youth South Africa’s youth unemployment problem has consistently been ranked as one of the worst in the world.* As we observe World Youth Skills Day on 13 July 2018, it is difficult to overlook the fact that 64% of our young people are currently unemployed. This shocking statistic can be attributed to a wide range of socio-economic factors such as poor levels of education and lack of mobility.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: “SANTA SHOEBOX PLEDGING OPENS ON 1 AUGUST 2018” The Santa Shoebox Project is officially a “tween”! At 12-years old, South Africa’s best loved children’s charity.

It is South Africa’s best loved children’s charity and has touched the lives of 762 594 underprivileged children throughout South Africa and Namibia.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Capacity Building & Resource Mobilization, Funding
Image: FoodForward SA launches Second Harvest to feed more hungry South Africans 50% of edible agricultural production is wasted due to specification requirements, cold-chain and processing inadequacies as well as access to markets. This nutritious food goes to waste while 14 million South Africans go hungry every day. FoodForward SA is launching Second Harvest, a programme that sources and collects surplus fruit and vegetables directly from commercial farmers across South Africa.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Funding
Image: Miles4Hope Miles4Hope is an opportunity for individuals to fundraise for the Sunflower Fund through any sporting endeavour/challenge that they plan to take on.

We appreciate the fact that dedicated athletes are limited with their time and effort which is why the Miles4Hope campaign has been specifically designed to be as quick and simple as possible.  Participating athletes are provided with all the necessary tools to approach their personal and work databases and rally the support of their colleagues, clients, friends and family to sponsor them per mile covered or as an overall donation.   Read More...




Videos
Image: The Impact of Corporate Investment- Vodacom at Community Women Action

This Video shows the impact of Corporate Investment in the Social Sector. By Investing in Organizations such as ours, we can begin to change our community and our world!!   Read More...




HEADLINES, Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy , Enterprise
Image: MySchool wins 3 awards at the Loyalty Magazine Awards in London MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet scooped three major awards at the Loyalty Magazine Awards in London last night. The fundraising programme was awarded Best CSR Initiative Linked to Loyalty, Best Long Term Loyalty Programme and also received the prestigious Regional Loyalty Champions of the Year for Middle East & Africa award.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Education, Social & Community
Image: Engen ensures disabled pupils get warm beds for winter The Engen handover of beds and mattresses on 8 June, totalling R250 000, will get the children off the floor.

Eighty intellectually disabled pupils studying at the Mount Fletcher Special School in the rural Eastern Cape can look forward to comfortable, warm nights this winter, thanks to Engen’s donation of new beds. The Engen handover of beds and mattresses on 8 June, totalling R250 000, will get the children off the floor where they have been forced to sleep after enrolment at the school in Xaxazana, Mount Fletcher, spiked this year.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Enterprise, Sustainability
Image: Sea Harvest Celebrates the Competition Tribunal’s Approval of its acquisition of the Viking Fishing Commitment to the fishing industry and the facilitation of entering new black SMMEs into the sector

“An investment of this magnitude would never be undertaken without our absolute commitment to the fishing industry and the facilitation of entering new black SMMEs into the sector, which will allow us to spread the benefit further to those who have been previously marginalised.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: Building the future of South Africa, one can at a time Helping to shape the future of SA is the Leap Science & Maths Schools (LEAP) that will be the beneficiaries of this year’s Canal Walk Shopping Centre.

Celebrating former President Nelson Mandela’s centenary and taking action against poverty, the annual globally celebrated Mandela Day will focus on what is needed to ‘be the legacy’ this year.  For Canal Walk Shopping Centre, building the right kind of legacy, means having the right foundation, a sound education.    Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Agriculture/Food, Food security , Social & Community
Image: WOOLWORTHS partners with FOODFORWARD for food security The new partnership, which includes a R3 million commitment over the next three years.

Woolworths has announced that it is joining forces with national non-profit organisation (NPO), FoodForward SA to increase access to food across the country.  The new partnership, which includes a R3 million commitment over the next three years, will focus on increasing the organisation’s capacity to re-distribute the edible, surplus food it collects from producers, manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity, Social & Community
Image:  Clean-Up Day brings community and cross-sector partners together Schoolchildren, Government, Companies and NPOs working together to drive environmental awareness and education through a large-scale clean-up day.

More than 1 400 schoolchildren and volunteers were expected to take part. Representatives from Qhubeka, Miss Earth South Africa (MESA), Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA), Pikitup and City of Johannesburg’s Transport Department will be present - working together in Orlando East, Soweto, to drive environmental awareness and education in the region   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Enterprise
Image: Trialogue & Eskom partner to promote enterprise development Enterprise development involves investing money and time in small enterprises, so that they can become sustainable and grow.

It can help people to escape poverty and earn a living, and in the process contribute to economic growth in South Africa. Corporate Social Investment consultancy Trialogue has accordingly launched an Enterprise Development topic on its Trialogue Knowledge Hub (http://trialogue.co.za/knowledgehub/), which now spans nine topics addressing subjects ranging from financial literacy to school leadership.
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ALL THE NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Africa’s pollution crisis warning But Africa was also pioneering new methods and activities to counter plastic pollution.

As the second most polluted continent, Africa must take both the responsibility and opportunity to pioneer world-leading waste management methods to avoid an environmental and socio-economic disaster, experts warn. Ribbink, chief executive officer of the Sustainable Seas Trust, believes that while there is a certain amount of gloom and doom surrounding the pollution problem, a lot of good is also being done*.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Working together to help 300 people move forward in Alex and surrounds, with bicycles. The Qhubeka community also includes municipal government, corporate sponsors, schools and community policing forums

Through a community public private partnership between City of Johannesburg (CoJ), Qhubeka, Volkswagen South Africa and local schools and community policing forums (CPF) in Alexandra informal settlement, an entire community is beginning to experience how bicycles change lives. Today’s distribution ceremony sees 260 bicycles being distributed to schoolchildren from Realogile High School and members of the Alexandra CPF, while a further 40 bicycles will be distributed to Sandton Patrollers at the Johannesburg SMT bridge launch on 19 June (a total of 300 bicycles).   Read More...



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