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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...




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 , 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 , 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: 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 , 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...




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...




ALL THE NEWS , Employment
Image: Work4You focuses its attention on people with intellectual disabilities aged 18 to 30 Work4Uou acts as a bridge between the end of special needs education and supported employment

D’Alton says they boast high commercial employment rates, thanks to their skills and personal development programme, which is delivered by a team of professionals. Although Engen has spent five years supporting Work4You, a Cape Town based NGO that prepares people with intellectual disabilities for permanent jobs, the bursaries are new – and the results have been phenomenal.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Social & Community
Image: Tech underpins new wave of Indian Corporate Social Responsibility “There is something magical about the convergence with people halfway around the world. The issues you are dealing with in South Africa are so similar to the ones we are going through in India.” So says Priya Naik, founder and CEO of Samhita Social Ventures in India, addressing delegates at the Trialogue Business in Society Conference in Johannesburg recently.   Read More...



CHANGE MAKER
Image: Frank Julie : Consultant - Author - Strategist - Advisor - Facilitator Master of Philosophy in Adult Education and Training (UCT)

Frank Julie is the founder and executive director of YoungPeople@Work and is an organizational development practitioner, activist, consultant, advisor, strategist, facilitator and author (www.nonprofitconsultant.org.za)   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Gender Violence, Social & Community
Image: Launch of the Diepsloot GBV (Gender Based Violence) Forum Eradicating GBV in SA is no small feat. Helping each victim of women and child abuse and addressing existing systemic gaps is a massive undertaking.

Try as we might, LvA cannot do it alone.  Neither can our partners, which is why the Diepsloot GBV Forum was founded.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: 350 more bicycles for Bergville Schoolchildren The children are part of a Qhubeka learn-to-earn programme implemented in the region by World Vision South Africa.

350 children from Tholithemba, Qhozo, Ubulinga, and Maqoqa schools in Bergville, KwaZulu-Natal, received Qhubeka Bicycles, funded by Volkswagen South Africa.  The bicycles will help them to travel to school more quickly, easily and regularly.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image:  Putting People First - April 2018 Capacity building workshops to empower NPO leaders – December 2017/March 2018

People First Foundation, in partnership with the Master Fundraising Mentoring Forum, hosted a series of capacity building workshops between December 2017 and March 2018. These workshops focused on the empowerment of NPO leaders in various departments of NPO management such as fundraising, labour legal compliance, how to build an NPO from scratch, developing an NPO funding strategy, how to manage funding gaps, partnership and client relationship building. Various facilitators offered their expertise and time voluntary in the service of the NPO leaders.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: Change dialogues at upcoming Festival of Learning With this year’s political transformations raising the hopes and expectations of the Nation, the Festival aims to ignite valuable conversations.

the Festival aims to ignite valuable conversations around the theme, ‘The Power to Create Change’.  The programme of interactive talks and panel discussions is aimed at exploring how the fields of psychology, counselling and coaching can lead to individual and group transformation for the betterment of society.  The Festival of Learning breaks with tradition when it comes to presentation format by focusing on generating dialogues and conversations that directly and meaningfully connect the festival-goers and presenters.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Hey NGO's, Become a Beneficiary! this is your Organization's chance to be benefit from this awesome event. APPROX. 100 PEOPLE, IN 1 DAY, RENDERING A SERVICE TO YOUR ORGANIZATION.

The Amazing GRace is an event in which contestants (the Cape Town community) race around Cape Town in competition with other teams. Contestants strive to arrive first at "Your_Organization" at the end of each phase of the race to complete obstacles and to deliver services to your organization.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Early Childhood Development (ECD)
Image: Social and Emotional Learning Centre We have kicked off our Social and Emotional Learning Programme with the principles of Early Childhood Development Centres in low-income areas.

These principals are part of the Grow with Educare Centres project, whereby the principals and teachers are thoroughly trained and provided with a full curriculum, operating system, teachers’ guides, daily programmes, educational materials, toys, equipment, posters, books, policies and procedures, business skills and mentorship (a ‘school in a box’).   Read More...




HEADLINES, Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy
Image: Philanthropic funding to SA universities increases by almost R1-billion in four years South African trusts, foundations, corporations and individuals are donating more to local universities than ever before – but the vast majority of funding is still being channelled to so-called traditional higher education institutions. These are key findings in the latest (2017) Annual Survey of Philanthropy in Higher Education (ASPIHE), based on 2016 figures.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront has announced a no plastic straw initiative This aims to cease plastic straw usage by the hotel, and in future to only use straws which are biodegradable.

This is in line with their environmental and sustainability strategy which saw them taking some groundbreaking initiatives to reduce water consumptions and, amongst other accolades, becoming the first hotel in Cape Town to use seawater in their swimming pool.   Read More...




Videos
Image: Afri-CAN Donor Video

Support Afri-CAN Children's Charity and our effort to support the growth of Early Childhood Development Centers and their ability to help the children of Sub-Sahran Africa be prepared for school.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS
Image: How a visual display can get your argument across It's a truism that you can only create change in the world by changing the mind of one person at a time.

Change happens when information is effectively transmitted, and enough people are galvanized by this information to take effective action.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy , Government
Image: Calling all leaders to participate in African survey of ethics and reputation How ethical are we? Do we even care about our reputation? These are the kinds of big questions that the African Public Relations Association (APRA) seeks to answer; providing valuable insights for all leaders in Africa. APRA have partnered with Reputation Matters to conduct a massive survey of ethics and reputation, spanning the entire African continent.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Education, Social & Community
Image: R400 000 donated back to charity with the #MySchool20 campaign Thirteen schools across the country were nominated by the winning customers.

Last year, MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet, South Africa’s foremost loyalty fundraising programme, celebrated its 20th Anniversary and over R500million given back to date with the social media-driven #MySchool20 campaign. 20 winning customers and their 20 favourite causes have now been announced, with the supporters each receiving a R20 000 Woolworths gift card and their nominated schools and charities each benefitting from a R20 000 cash donation.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Faith-based
Image: It is finished - receive your victory! Universal Church’s Good Friday message: In Johannesburg, the annual event was held at the Ellis Park precinct which was filled to capacity with overflow crowds seated in the adjacent fields.

Good Friday   It is a meaningful day in the Christian calendar, and once again the Universal Church, one of the largest Pentecostal churches in the country, hosted prayer, praise and preaching events, themed Amandla Ngawethu 3.0, for thousands of members and their guests at venues throughout South Africa on 30 March 2018.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Education
Image: Woolworths & MySchool launch Water Fund for schools - the LOVEH2O WATER FUND. In response to the National Government’s declaration that the drought in South Africa is a national disaster, Woolworths has announced a R1.5 million investment in water infrastructure for schools, and the launch of an ongoing MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet fund, the LOVEH2O WATER FUND.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: 250 schoolchildren receive new Qhubeka Bicycles during Absa Cape Epic These were funded by Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka (113) and by the 2017 Absa Cape Epic teams who raced for Qhubeka (137).

“We really value the support of our Epic riders, who not only push themselves to the limit, but also put huge efforts into raising funds and awareness for Qhubeka,” says Qhubeka Executive Director, Tsatsi Phaweni. “The 50 bicycles being distributed today are part of the 137 bicycles raised by our 2017 Epic teams in total (the remaining bicycles were distributed at another event yesterday). This year’s riders have already funded more than 130 bicycles, which is an enormous achievement considering that the event is not yet finished.”   Read More...




Employment
Image: Employment Consultant for The Living Link in Cape Town Training Centre for Young Adults With Mild Intellectual Disabilities

Training Centre for Young Adults With Mild Intellectual Disabilities

The Living Link plays two roles in facilitating the equal inclusion of people with mild intellectual disabilities into society:

  1. Life and work skills training for young adults (18-35 years old)
  2. Supportive Employment Services for graduates and other people with mild intellectual disabilities

The Living Link needs to fill the position of Employment Consultant of the Cape Town Branch for as soon as possible. This is a part-time, consultant position with the possibility of becoming permanent as The Living Link grows.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Animal Welfare
Image: Rescue Case of the Month :  BILLY This boy has made a tremendous transformation. Billy that is +/- 5 years old arrived at our Epping branch in a terrible state...

He was super thin; undernourished; scared and had a skin problem. He has since blossomed into a loving and healthy boy and he has truly crept into all our hearts. All that Billy needs now is the purfect place called home! Please click HERE to see more about Billy's transformation.

Be that special person who takes Billy home by contacting EPPING Robert on adopte@aacl-ct.co.za or 071 000 1557   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Offenders and Ex-offenders rehabilitation, Social & Community
Image: Launch of the SAB Foundation Social Innovation and Disability Empowerment Awards 2018 We’ve kicked off 2018 with a bang and are excited to announce the call to entry for the eighth annual SAB Foundation Social Innovation & Disability...

We’ve kicked off 2018 with a bang and are excited to announce the call to entry for the eighth annual SAB Foundation Social Innovation and Disability Empowerment Awards.

These awards invest in entrepreneurs and social innovation that benefit women and youth, people in rural areas or people with a disability. We find, support and scale social innovations – through challenge funding and tailored mentorship – which can directly and indirectly improve quality of life.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: Intense motivational talks with learners at Maths Centre Head Office Maths Centre (MC) projects are designed to correct, restore & enhance education for maximum impact.

MC is embarking to motivate more and more learners to take and pass Maths and Science as a subject, particularly in the quantile 1-3 schools. Despite the current low state of maths and science uptake in schools, there is much that can be done to encourage interest.  The best way to do this is through education.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Health
Image: How consumers should dispose of food that may contain Listeria The Institute of Waste Management of SA would like consumers to be aware of the safe disposal method of food that may be contaminated.
The Health Minister, Aaron Motsoaledi, announced that notices of safe recall had been issued to Enterprise Foods in Polokwane and Rainbow Chicken Limited in Sasolburg due to traces of Listeria being found at these production facilities, the announcement has caused further public concern and outcry.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Applications open for June 2018 intake ! Great news: The Living Link is opening its applications for our June 2018 intake!

Minimum applicant requirements may be found in the attached document “Candidate Requirements”.

 Feel welcome to contact me with any requests or queries.

Claire Germiquet
Manager of The Living Link - Cape Town
Tell: 021 532 1812

www.thelivinglink.co.za   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education, Employment
Image: Pursue a career in peace building through Rotary International It’s that time of year again where Rotary International are looking for their next Peace Fellowship representative

Are you keen to pursue a career in peace building and the opportunity to study abroad? Through Rotary International’s Peace Fellowship you may just have the opportunity to do both. Apply before the end of May 2018 to stand a chance of being selected to participate in this prestigious program.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Education
Image: Wolworths & My School Shining light on literacy in SA Every festive season, Woolworths and MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet embark on a special drive to raise funds in order to make a meaningful life-long impact on children in need. Over December 2017, for the second year in a row, they raised funds for Shine Literacy.   Read More...


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