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HEADLINES, Social & Community, Youth
Image: 16 Days of Activism: 16 ways you can help to end violence against women and children As South Africa observes 16 Days of Activism opposing Violence Against Women and Children from 25 November to 10 December, the Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation (CRF) is calling on civil society, government and business to work together to tackle the underlying causes of violence in society.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Faith-based
Image: Godllywood Self Help teaches that when a decision to follow God’s Word is made, lives change. At each meeting speakers offer guidance and insights to help people identify areas where change will transform their lives.

The final meeting of Godllywood Self Help explored the age old question of why many women feel unfulfilled despite having achieved success in different areas of their lives. Held in Johannesburg, the meeting was live streamed to all provinces and to neighbouring African countries. At each meeting speakers offer guidance and insights to help people identify areas where change will transform their lives. Godllywood Self Help’s purpose it to enable women to become fulfilled Godly women who are examples to inspire others to follow their example and make changes in their lives.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Green Building Convention celebrates a decade of green The 10th annual Green Building Convention took place from 9 – 11 October 2017 and convened more than 50 local & international speakers & 500 delegates

More than 50 local and international speakers and 500 delegates attended the event at the new Century City Conference Centre and Hotel in Cape Town. Standard Bank, Growthpoint Properties, Lafarge, Rabie Property Group and the Century City Conference Centre and Hotel and Enel Energy demonstrated their firm commitment to green building by sponsoring the event.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Health, Palliative Care
Image: 10 Years of shining a light on love, and a celebration of life! HospiceWits honours those who were a beacon of hope and strength

HospiceWits, an NPO providing palliative care to patients and families affected by a life limiting illness, announced that it will host its annual Tree of Lights event on the 26 November 2018 at the Johannesburg Zoo. The event, now in its 10th year, aims to raise funds for HospiceWits as well as those who have lost their lives to a terminal illness in a befitting way.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Know where your waste goes The waste management hierarchy1 ranks waste management options in order of preference according to the type of waste, and therefore the Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA) recognises the importance of putting emphasis on the hierarchy in its upcoming its flagship conference, WasteCon 2018.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Qhubeka distributes 175 Bicycles to Paarl East Community, funded by Team Dimension Data and partners Qhubeka, a charity that moves people forward with bicycles is distributing 175 bicycles to schoolchildren and Neighbourhood Watch volunteers.

Qhubeka, a charity that moves people forward with bicycles is distributing 175 bicycles to schoolchildren and Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) volunteers in the Paarl East community (150 bicycles for learners and 25 for NHW members). The learners’ bicycles have been funded by Team Dimension Data, Africa’s first World Tour cycling team, and will help schoolchildren to travel to and from school more easily. The NHW bicycles, funded by Nederburg (one of the team’s sponsors), will boost safety in the community by improving NHW members’ ability to do security patrols and turning chaperoned school walking “buses” into school cycling “buses”.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Social & Community
Image:  Add Hope raises R5.83M during World Hunger Month Every World Hunger Month, the Add Hope campaign raises awareness about hunger and malnutrition, encouraging an increase in donations

During the month of October, including World Food Day on 16th October, R5.83 million was raised for Add Hope. Every World Hunger Month, the Add Hope campaign raises awareness about hunger and malnutrition, encouraging an increase in donations which go to feed 120 000 children in need through partnerships with 137 local and national NGOs nationwide.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community, Sport
Image: GRASSROOTS looks back on 2017 & everything your support has accomplished.. Continued generosity enables us to stand beside youth on the front lines of HIV, AIDS, and malaria prevention.

The past year has been filled with milestones, triumphs, and new goals. Your continued generosity enables us to stand beside youth on the front lines of HIV, AIDS, and malaria prevention and provide empowering lessons surrounding youth development, sexual and reproductive health, and gender-based violence.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Health, Social & Community
Image: Shortage of Child Counsellors Hope House Counselling Centre has stressed the need for more qualified child counsellors to address issues of child trauma and abuse.

In the wake of 66 child murders recorded this year in the Western Cape alone as well as a six-month delay in child abuse intervention, Hope House Counselling Centre has stressed the need for more qualified child counsellors to address issues of child trauma and abuse.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Share the joy this festive season Help the Mustadafin Foundation put smiles on the faces of vulnerable children and orphans this festive season

“Every child deserves a happy, healthy childhood and the opportunity to build a brighter future. Let’s share the blessings by giving special educational gifts to children in need,” says Ghairunisa Johnstone-Cassiem, Director of Mustadafin Foundation.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Funding, Social & Community, Sport
Image: What if your training creates a different life for someone?  #Whatif A crowdfunding philanthropy platform, is empowering South Africa’s sporting community to contribute towards change in our country.

Their current #Whatif campaign rewards physical exercise with monetary allocations towards five prominent local non-profits. Those visionary organisations who dedicate themselves wholeheartedly to carrying out truly life changing work in communities across the country. Simply registering as an Activist on the Different.org portal ensures that R100 gets instantly allocated to a charity of choice. For an ordinary morning run or ride, an Activist has the potential to get up to R800 allocated to a Non Profit. It’s really that easy - and exciting.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy
Image: The power of philanthropy to build resilient democracies and societies What can civil society, business and ordinary citizens do to not only survive but prosper in a context of state and governing party failure, and a lack of trust in democratic institutions, that has long-term repercussions for the economy?   Read More...



HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Recycling your way to the BANK. The Waste Minimization and Recycling Interest Group (WMRIG) had a massive turn out in Philippi, Cape Town, where 80 locally based entrepreneurs where shown how to literally turn their plastic into cash. This initiative was held in October 2017, and involved 3 organizations at the forefront of their industry, Petco (PET bottles), Polyco (other plastics) and PRASA (paper recyclers).   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: New school, new hope for bright stars with special challenges “Assisted Learning Schools that tackle these challenges holistically have significant impact,” Van Niekerk says.

A new Gauteng school, set to open in January 2018, will provide unprecedented hope for desperate parents and learners facing challenges that are not necessarily catered for in either mainstream or special needs schools. As an Assisted Learning School, The Bridge represents a much-needed opportunity for children with average to above average ability, whose learning is impacted by challenges such as ADHD, ADD and mild autism or anxiety, or who have been through illness or trauma which has affected their progress until now.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Frontier Inn CSI initiatives Ikemeleng Multipurpose Centre has been in operation for 15 years (established in 2002) and assists the community of Bohlokong.

The centre assists 80-100 children from the community. These include orphaned and vulnerable children from the community as well children with mental disabilities from the nearby Motshepuwa Public School. The following services are provided to the children: provision of home cooked meals, after school activities including homework and sports activities. The centre also assists the children to obtain birth certificates and Identity documents so they could access Government relief services such as grants.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Early Childhood Development (ECD), Education
Image: 12 creative young artists win art competition at Santam Winners of the 2017 Santam Child Art competition overwhelmed and inspired judges with originality & interpretation of the ‘Bursting with colour’ theme

Their artworks will feature in the Santam centenary 2018 calendar. The Child Art project is one of South Africa’s oldest social investments projects and was started in 1963 to develop the notion that art is a valuable aspect of human development. Although the project is aimed at promoting a love of art among youth, it also provides them with an opportunity to express thoughts and ideas creatively.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Enterprise
Image: There really is some good news at last ! This is according to recently released WhyFive BrandMapp 2017 Top End Study that annually tracks changes at the top of SA’s wealth triangle.

In just five years, the previously disadvantaged upper class has grown rapidly enough to surpass the white upper class in South Africa by at least 10% and this figure continues to rise. This is according to the recently released WhyFive BrandMapp 2017 Top End Study that annually tracks changes at the top of South Africa’s wealth triangle.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: 15 new road bicycles for Masiphumelele youngsters Fifteen avid cyclists from Songezo Jim’s Cycling Academy are excited about trying out the brand new bicycles sponsored by the Rotary Club of Claremont

Helmets and kit were sponsored by the Pedal Power Association (PPA).

The Academy is run by South Africa’s most famous black cyclist, who hails from Masiphumelele. The new bikes (pictured above) effectively double Songezo Jim’s stock of bicycles which are ridden under his watchful eye by eager young girls and boys who aspire to be like him one day.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Health
Image: Sea Harvest are kicking off celebrating National Children’s Day by Helping Young Hospital Patients They are targeting their annual Kids 4 Kids initiative to raise R300 000 for Red Cross Memorial Children’s Hospital in Cape Town.

Now in its eighth year, the Kids 4 Kids initiative will run from November 2017 through to February 2018. During this time, Sea Harvest will donate a portion of the sales of selected crumbed fish products to the Hospital’s fundraising organisation, the Children’s Hospital Trust.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Celebrate Universal Children’s Day with a day of fun in the city To commemorate Universal Children’s Day, EMBRACE, together with Cape Town organisations will host annual "Kids @ The Centre" event on 18 November 2017

With this year’s theme of “My city loves me” EMBRACE continues their mission to make all children feel included and special. By giving back to the children of the city they hope families from across Cape Town will come together to interact, make new friends and enjoy a fun day in a beautiful setting.   Read More...




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ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: Community Chest and Thales SA enrich the STEM futures of six schools on the Cape Flats. Our investments are premised on 3 critical attributes: Leadership, Partnership and Mentorship

Science and Technology are the drivers that generate ideas and products necessary for economic growth and maximising all human endeavour for accelerated and sustained socio-economic progress and preparedness. The resounding theme throughout South Africa and indeed the world is that modern societies need people with scientific, technological, engineering and maths qualifications in order to grow economies.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: A Golf Day That Will Transform Communities Proceeds from the 2017 Celebrity Golf Day went to 2nd Harvest Food Bank who have made it their mission to eradicate hunger in the valley.

Upon arrival golfers received a customised box with essential golf items and branded Swagg Lifestyle shirts. A shotgun start at 12:30 for the four-ball teams was followed by on course activations and some good (and some not so good) golf over 18 rounds. The Vodacom Shop Celebrity Golf Day presented by Safari Outdoor, in aid of The Val de Vie Foundation, provides support for a better life for all in the Paarl-Franschhoek Valley.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Turn Your Waste Into Nutrient-Rich Soil WHY COMPOSTING IS THE GREENEST THING YOU CAN DO - The amount of urban waste being produced is growing faster than the rate of urbanisation. According to the World Bank by 2025 there will be 1.4 billion more people living in cities worldwide, with each person producing an average of 1.42kg of municipal solid waste per day.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Employment, Skills Development
Image: Significant growth for black-owned businesses in Saldanha Bay “We are committed to doing more than just ticking the boxes,” says Coetzee. “As the single largest employer. We are invested in this community.

Welmarie Coetzee, Sea Harvest Procurement Manager, explains: “Long before enterprise development and supplier development were included in calculating broad-based black economic empowerment (B-BBEE) scores, Sea Harvest was investing in black businesses in Saldanha Bay.” The fishing company, which listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) in March this year, has an overall B-BBEE score of 97%.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Health
Image: Celebrating the success of one vaccine on World Polio Day World Polio Day-Tuesday 24 October 2017. With much debate regarding vaccines, and a small but vocal group lobbying against this form of health protection, the Rotary Club of Claremont urges everyone to celebrate World Polio Day by recognising the great success that one vaccine has had towards eliminating an incurable but preventable disease.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Woolies Employees Turn The Soil At Local Schools Groups of 20 volunteers worked side by side with learners and educators to dig new beds, mulch, compost, plant and water.

In celebration of October’s World Food Day, a volunteer cohort of over 200 employees from Woolies stores across the country rolled up their sleeves and went to work with learners in ten schools’ permaculture food gardens. As part of the Woolworths Employee Community Involvement Programme, this iniaitive recognised the importance of local, sustainably-produced, good food and helped these schools take their food gardens to the next level.    Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Animal Welfare, Social & Community
Image: kulula.com helps the NSPCA to reach more animals This partnership began during the fires in Knysna and E.Cape Fires, when kulula.com supported NSPCA disaster teams with flights to the affected areas.

The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) and kulula.com have joined forces to facilitate the transporting of the NSPCA’s Inspectors nationally to attend to the welfare needs of animals in need of the NSPCA’s intervention for the next 12 months.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Education, Health
Image: Good nutrition vital for our intellectual power as a nation Investing in childhood nutrition is essential for prosperity, particularly in a world where a nation’s greatest resource has become the intellectual power of its people. However, when one in five pre-schoolers is stunted and risks learning difficulties due to malnutrition, where micronutrient deficiencies permanently damage young brains, and where hunger limits the potential of over 3.2 million children’s performance at school – that resource is wasted.   Read More...



CHANGE MAKER
Image:  Loretta Burgers Joseph New Chairperson of The Wheat Trust (Women’s Hope, Education and Training Trust)

My name is Loretta Burgers Joseph, I grew up in Elsies River on the Cape Flats. I am an Activist with
compassion, spirit, and perseverance to restore socio-economic and political injustices. I am self- driven, I am practical, I am a self-starter and motivated by positive energy. I create my own needs based realities.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Join the Mamelani Movers Team for the 2018 Cape Town Cycle Tour! We had 30 riders for the last tour who dedicated their race to Mamelani and collectively they raised over R58 000.

Come along for the ride!

This year, once again, we will be putting together an epic Mamelani Movers Team for the Cape Town Cycle Tour!   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Showing hope is stronger than hunger this World Hunger Month Add Hope teams, NGO leaders, media and influencers gathered in Hillbrow to experience how hope is stronger than hunger this World Hunger Month

Add Hope teams, NGO leaders, media and influencers gathered in Hillbrow today at NGO Mould, Empower, Serve (MES) to experience how hope is stronger than hunger this World Hunger Month. MES is one of 137 NGOs supported by Add Hope.  With World Hunger Month in October, including World Food Day on 16th October, KFC is aiming to raise over R5 million in Add Hope donations which will go to feeding 120 000 children around the country at NGOs like MES.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: TSiBA Ignition Centre - Access to Market Opportunity for Entrepreneurs We have negotiated a discount for TSiBA Ignition Centre Members.

 As a valued member of the TSiBA Entrepreneurial Community, you can now register as a Premier Member for only R750.00 per annum (normal retail price: R2500.00 per annum)   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: Postgraduate Diploma: Child and Family Studies Department of Social Work introduces the “Child and Family Studies: Postgraduate Diploma Programme”.

In their concerted effort, the Department of Social Work to meet current needs of the communities in which they serve by providing knowledge on Early Childhood Development (ECD), substance abuse within the family and developing programmes for family wellbeing, the Department of Social Work introduces the “Child and Family Studies: Postgraduate Diploma Programme”.
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COMPANY NEWS , Education
Image: Woolworths celebrates Super Hero teachers in their National Teachers's Day comptetion 19 000 South African learners, like Yestel were inspired to enter their superhero teachers into this year’s competition

In celebration of World Teacher’s Day in October, Woolworths announced that Mr Perumal Govender, a Mathematics and Technology education specialist and the Acting Principal of Orient Heights Primary in Pietermaritzburg is the overall national winner of their nationwide competition.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Health
Image: Spectacles can mean the difference between success and failure for an underprivileged learner Sight is something most people take for granted, yet at least 239 million children suffer from impaired vision that could be corrected by spectacles.

 Since 80% of all learning occurs through vision, children who cannot afford spectacles are at a major disadvantage in education environments, which can lead to lower earning potential later in their lives. As we observe World Sight Day on 12 October, the Adopt-a-School Foundation (AAS) encourages partners in the private sector, civil society, and government to support its efforts to address the issue of impaired vision that affects millions of underprivileged learners in South Africa.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Health, Social & Community
Image: kulula.com and the Red Cross WMCH launch a radio station for children by children The radio platform will enable the patients to share their experiences, concerns and questions with parents, health professionals and other children.

South Africa’s champion low-cost carrier kulula.com has partnered with the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital in Cape Town by donating funds to launch a first-of-its-kind radio station by children for children in Africa, RX Radio.
The donation of R150 000 made to the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital will contribute to the launch of the first child-produced radio station, where patients get trained as producers and presenters to assist other patients in their struggles to alleviate their anxiety and loneliness, whilst spending some time in hospital.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Disability, Education
Image: A sense of belonging for children with learning disabilities at the Mary Harding School. Community Chest and the Mary Harding School partnered in 2016 and since then, Community Chest has invested over R120 000 towards the school’s programm

The Community Chest envisions a world where all individuals and families achieve their human potential through access to world class education, having income stability and by living healthy lives. In this week’s Newsletter we feature one of our beneficiary organisations whose work in the community reflects Community Chest's vision considerably.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Health
Image: World Mental Health Day On 10 October 2017, IF joined the celebration of World Mental Health Day by launching our animation "Reclaiming my health", on the importance of mental health and well-being of people living with complex conditions such as Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus. We want to seize the opportunity to highlight that both mental health and physical health are key to achieve balance in our lives.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Animal Welfare
Image: Thank You CareCube.org We have been absolutely overwhelmed by the kindness we received from this public benefit organization.

They have generously helped our Epping branch with a number of upgrades as well as provided state of the art medical equipment to our Hospital. We are able to work more efficiently and effectively due to all the support and donations.   Read More...




Videos

Vision: To Feed a nutritionally balanced meal to children & elderly in poor communities. HUNGRY CHILDREN CANNOT BE TAUGHT

Our aim is to involve individuals, corporates, small business and NGO’s that can fund these meals. R 500.00 / $45 = 100 meals R 5000.00 / $450 = 1000 meals 2017 GOAL: 50 000 MEALS PER MONTH IN THE WESTERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA 2022 GOAL: 50 000 MEALS PER DAY IN SOUTH AFRICA   Read More...




HEADLINES
Image: SA children’s physical development lagging due to hunger Poverty is the leading cause of hunger, but poverty also results from hunger, and we need to do more to break this cycle. Statistics SA shows that poverty figures are on the rise, with more than half of the population living in poverty, most of whom are children and African. 13.8 million people live below the Food Poverty Line – an increase of 2,3 million since 2011.   Read More...



HEADLINES, Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy
Image: THE UPSIDE OF CHAOS Forward planning and strong communication can make all the difference when handling a crisis, says Jessica Rees-Jones, Executive Director of Inyathelo. There’s nothing new about student protests (look to French universities in 1968 and Britain in the 1980s), but the advent of social media means that matters which could previously be contained relatively easily, are now unpredictable.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Funding
Image: Tiger Brands provides support to FoodForward SA FoodForward SA would like to extend its heartfelt thanks to Tiger Brands for the company’s contribution to feeding hungry South Africans.

Tiger Brands, one of FoodForward SA’s supporters and the much-loved South African food provider, is not holding back when it comes to helping the needy and feeding the hungry.   Read More...




Health
Image: Pink ribbons for breast cancer awareness - a perspective

The pink ribbon has become synonymous with breast cancer awareness. Where did the pink ribbon originate? What does breast cancer awareness mean, and can it be used to improve the health of the majority of women in South Africa?
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ALL THE NEWS , Health
Image: Social media toolkit for World Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Day 2017! The 25th of October is a very important day coming up and we need you to take action!

We outlined a toolkit that will help raise awareness about the importance of mental health as part of integrated care for people with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus and their families. Share this toolkit with colleagues, partners and friends and advocate with us on WSBHD! Read more   Read More...




HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Landfill 2017 to take place at operational landfill site “South Africa has 876 landfill sites that receive municipal waste. This fact alone indicates how important it is for waste management professionals across all sectors to gather together to look at best practices and new technology,” says Jan Palm, president of the Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA).   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Anna Foundation - on a roll with bicycles, cheetahs and marathons! It’s the time of year when we focus on securing our funding and completing our strategic planning for 2018. This means growth for the Anna Foundation

With this growth in mind, we’ve expanded our core staff to increase the support we offer to our projects. It’s always exciting to get new energy and new blood into the organisation, and in this case we are specifically excited by the involvement of Leana Claasen who was a previous facilitator at one of our projects since 2010! Leana brings a wealth of hands on experience, having worked on the ground for 7 years with the Anna Foundation programmes, and now being ‘behind the scenes’ and offering support and training to the women at the projects. We are excited to watch her develop in this role!   Read More...




Videos
Wiith Mark Maingaard & Marais Greyling - 2nd Harvest : May 2017

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ALL THE NEWS
Image: NICRO in partnership with the Department of Correctional Services The Making of a Criminal: Part 2 comes to Artscape as part of the See Me: I Am Human Indaba

The Making of a Criminal: Part 2, a compelling live theatre performance created by Pollsmoor inmates, provides a unique glimpse into the lives of prison inmates. Enter the world of the prisoner and gain rare insights into the lives of offenders and the various communities that continue to bear the severe impacts of South Africa’s socio-economic disparities.    Read More...



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