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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...



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...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: Injongo Project in Philippi opens newly rebuilt refurbished educare centre The centre, which cares for and educates 64 young learners, was in desperate need of renovations: the existing buildings were not structurally sound.

Learners, parents, teachers and excited members of the local community welcomed Rotarians and members of the Lewis Group to the official re-opening of the Forever Educare Centre in Philippi.The centre, which cares for and educates 64 young learners, was in desperate need of renovations: the existing buildings were not structurally sound enough to house and educate the pupils. The Injongo Project, managed by Rotary Club of Claremont with financial support from the Lewis Group, invested R 2.2 million in completely overhauling Forever Educare Centre.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS
Image: Only 8.6% of all rape cases reported to police result in a conviction Victims often face overwhelming challenges when trying to secure justice.

By providing holistic and integrated services, LvA’s dedicated attorneys and therapists ensure that our clients never have to walk this road alone. In doing so, we seek to create accountability where impunity would otherwise exist and to push the justice system to work the way it is supposed to.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Enterprise
Image: Sea Harvest Makes Progress with Viking Fishing Group Acquisition Sea Harvest will promote SMME’s & establish new entrants into the fishing sector & assist with funding, vessels, skills & access to markets.

The black economic empowerment (BEE) consortium includes three SMME’s, namely SeaVuna Fishing Company (Pty) Ltd, Nalitha Investments (Pty) Ltd and the South African Fishing Empowerment Corporation (Pty) Ltd. The latter two companies are new entrants to the fishing industry and are wholly black-owned. Sea Harvest and Viking will jointly provide funding of R124m to the BEE consortium.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Health
Image: Sea Harvest suports 100 operations to celebrate Madiba’s 100th birthday In commemoration of the centenary of our late former President Nelson Mandela’s birthday on 18 July, the Western Cape Health Department, together with the support of Sea Harvest, has launched a programme where 100 operations will be performed on patients at various hospitals around the province to reduce surgical backlogs.   Read More...



CHANGE MAKER
Image: Bulelwa Basse - Founder of Lyrical Base Project

Bulelwa Basse is the founder of Lyrical Base Project, a literary and performing arts organisation that promotes the profiles of writers and performing artists from disenfranchised communities in South Africa, through community publishing projects and creates a showcase platform at corporate events, government events and community cultural events.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Shoprite supports female community champions A community in rural Limpopo is celebrating a fully resourced creche, better equipped carers and good nutrition for preschoolers.

The partnership between Shoprite and Sweet Home Daycare Centre in Xigalo village, Malumelele followed the call made by President Cyril Ramaphosa in his maiden State of the Nation Address to end poverty by educating poor children in early childhood. Shoprite has and will in the coming months take hands with women heading up early childhood development (ECD) centres in a multi-pronged initiative that includes training for teachers and managers, structural upgrades and access to nutritional meals.
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COMPANY NEWS , Funding, Social & Community
Image: Vote4Charity to drive R1 million in donations One of the country’s biggest fund-raising programmes, MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet has pledged up to R1 million in donations.

MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet is calling on South Africans to vote now for their favourite charity or environmental organisation.  In the Vote4Charity challenge every vote secures a R5 donation for the organisation of your choice, and if you also share your vote via social media they get another R5.  Over the month long campaign, organisations across the country, whether big or small, can secure substantial donations if their supporters cast their votes.
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ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: A Community Public Private Partnership in action The Qhubeka community comes together to distribute another 350 bicycles for schoolchildren in Orlando, Soweto.

On 31 May 350 more schoolchildren in Orlando, Soweto, are receiving Qhubeka Bicycles as part of the ongoing bicycle distribution programme in the region. This community public private partnership between City of Johannesburg, Qhubeka and various corporate and individual donors and fundraisers shows how partnerships can maximise impact. The children are from Selelekela Secondary School, Orlando High School, Lofentse Girls High School and Bona Comprehensive School.
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ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: Annual course in Advancement and Resource Mobilisation. Applications open for popular annual Inyathelo Advancement course at Inyathelo’s Cape Town offices in Woodstock from 16-21 July 2018.

Applications open for popular annual Inyathelo Advancement course at Inyathelo’s Cape Town offices in Woodstock from 16-21 July 2018

South African universities and non-profit organisations (NPOs) are under pressure to manage their fundraising opportunities and processes optimally. This requires well-trained fundraising practitioners with up-to-date, professional knowledge. To meet this need, Inyathelo: The South African Institute for Advancement, is calling for applications for its popular annual course in Advancement and Resource Mobilisation.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Education, Social & Community
Image: kulula.com in partnership with help2read gives the gift of literacy Across South Africa there are over 16 000 under resourced primary schools that provide adequate library facilities to libraries.

The Partnership between Breadline Africa and kulula aims to eradicate shortcomings such as these and ensure that the necessary library infrastructures are created and implemented into schools who are most in need, with the aim to impact students positively.  kulula.com in partnership with Breadline Africa, The National Lottery Commission and Shine Literacy have joined forces to give the gift of literacy by donating a container library to Welwitschia Primary School in Delft.
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HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Greening Your Conference With a huge push for businesses to go green, it’s important to walk the talk and what better opportunity to do this than when planning a conference? “Companies need to demonstrate to their key stakeholders exactly how they are reducing their own carbon footprint. An ideal platform to showcase one’s commitment to going green is at a conference where delegates are able to have a first-hand experience of working and living the ‘green way’,” says Jan Palm, President of the Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA).   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: Celebrating the freedom to learn, this Africa Day On 25 May 2018 we celebrated Africa Day; a day marking the independence of 28 African countries

While South Africa only became part of the original organisation in 1994, our country became the founding member of the African Union, officially launched in 2002.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy , Social & Community
Image: Working towards making sexual offences courts a reality The RSJC ‘big idea’ is that South Africa can reduce the number of rapes committed by increasing the conviction rates of these crimes.

The RSJC ‘big idea’ is that South Africa can reduce the number of rapes committed by increasing the conviction rates of these crimes and achieving stronger sentences for perpetrators. We believe that this goal can be achieved through the planned rollout of specialised sexual offences courts, which is why we advocate to hold our government accountable to the rollout of these courts. We believe that these specialised sexual offences courts are the key to restoring faith in the criminal justice system by decreasing the secondary victimisation of rape survivors, and in so doing increasing conviction rates for rape.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: Literacy NGO gives out 100,000th book READ to RISE celebrated handing out their 100,000th OAKY book at Cascade Primary School in Mitchells Plain.

The organisation visited the school to conduct their programmes to inspire the Grade 2 and 3 learners to read. As part of the programme, each of the 344 learners received a brand new OAKY book to take home. The organisation has been visiting the school for the last 5 years. “We believe that book ownership can ignite a love for reading and it is important to keep encouraging children to read.” says Executive Director Taryn Lock.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: 100 new bicycles to improve safety and create jobs in Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality (NMBM) prepares to host 2018 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships, the official Hosting City is distributing 50 Bicycles

This will be matched by a further 50 from Volkswagen South Africa. The bicycles are being distributed at a ceremony in front of the Port Elizabeth Town Hall, hosted by Mayor Athol Trollip. The bicycles funded by NMBM are for 50 new city ambassadors who will act as “peace officers”. The additional 50 bicycles from Volkswagen SA will be distributed to 30 beach officers and 20 tourism ambassadors. The aim of this public private partnership is to empower the community to support and protect tourists, visitors and cyclists through bicycle patrols, and in the process to create jobs and alleviate poverty.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Social & Community
Image: CHILD PROTECTION WEEK - 27 May to 03 June 2018 Birth to Twenty Plus Study: Analyzing Effects of Violence in the Lives of SA Children : Prof Shanaaz Mathews talks about findings of the recently published Birth to Twenty Plus (BT20+) study—which followed more than 2000 children in Soweto from birth to 22 years old (also known as Mandela’s Children)—shows that 99% of these children have been exposed to some form of direct or indirect violence during this period.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Retailer brings fight against hunger to its doorstep Community food gardens to sell their vegetables at selected Checkers stores on Friday (18 May) to raise awareness ahead of World Hunger Day - 28 May

As part of its broader strategy to fight hunger, the Shoprite Group believes in partnering with local community organisations in the fight against hunger. The Group’s vision is to enable communities to feed themselves in an independent and sustainable manner. It is the second time that community food gardens will be selling their excess crops at Checkers stores across South Africa   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Sustainability
Image: People of Japan invest in upliftment of South African youth Cyril Ramaphosa addressed over 100 Japanese business executives at the Japan Africa Public Private Economic Forum to enable sustainable engagement.

President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed over 100 Japanese business executives at the Japan Africa Public Private Economic Forum at the Sandton Convention Centre earlier this month. The Forum was intended to enable sustainable engagement between Japanese and African business communities and to accelerate private-sector-led economic growth.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Education
Image: Engen Libra helps transform children’s lives at Tjhabelani Primary School Eleven years ago the rural Tjhabelani Primary School was just a dream.

Today, Engen Libra Motors has helped it grow offering its learners the kind of educational opportunities they never thought possible. The school, which opened 11 years ago in Bainsvlei, 15km outside Bloemfontein, has blossomed, thanks in no small part to the partnership with Engen Libra Motors. Not only does the dealership sponsor daily transport to school for the 125 children to the tune of R60 000 annually, but also assists with donations such as clothing and food.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Enterprise
Image: IkamvaYouth wins R25 000 in Trialogue Donor’s Den Some 140 learners in Grahamstown’s Joza township will be better prepared to access tertiary education and job opportunities, thanks to a project pitch

This was presented by a passionate young fundraiser at a responsible business conference in Johannesburg. IkamvaYouth fundraising coordinator Balisa Ntloko has returned to the Eastern Cape with R25 000 from the Eskom Development Foundation, following the 11th annual Trialogue Business in Society Conference in Johannesburg on 8 and 9 May.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Enterprise
Image: Re-writing the African narrative, one core value at a time Gaborone, Botswana: Archbishop Desmond Tutu has been voted Africa’s most reputable and ethical individual, while Gift of the Givers and Botswana were recognised as the most admired organisation and country on the continent. These are just some of the top level results from the research conducted by Reputation Matters for African Public Relations Association (APRA) on African ethics and reputation.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Capacity Building & Resource Mobilization
Image:  "The Roots of the NGO Crisis in South Africa: A Look Beyond the Surface" Frank Julie, in his penetrating book, provides a careful analysis of historical aspects of South Africa’s NGO sector.

He then discusses the lessons learned from history on the political front and on the leadership learning front, alluding frequently to the ways in which the dialogue in South Africa was influenced by the dialogue in other parts of Africa.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Child Protection Month - May 2018 To date 25 children have been murdered in the Western Cape since January 2018

May is Child Protection Month and there are loads of ideas for how you can run your child protection campaigns.  We encourage each organisation and church to participate in the child protection week in order to spread awareness and  initiate response in  every community across The Western Cape.   Read More...



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