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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

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...



ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: No-Pay MBA The option of a No-Pay MBA might sound off kilter to many people, but thanks to open source technology it is now a reality.

Self-motivated young professionals aiming to pursue a business education, without going into debt, can now access the innovative option through the guidance and tutelage of a South African NGO and one of South Africa’s leading innovators in the field of executive development.   Read More...




Videos
Image: The Message - Vision Night Recap

We had so much fun at our annual Vision Night event on the 27th of Feb. We appreciate and value everyone that came, supported, and partnered with us!

For those of you that had pictures made in front of our banner before the event, please click here to find and download yours!   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education, Safety & Security
Image: THIS APP NEEDS TO BE AVAILABLE TO EVERY CHILD TODAY - The Guardian Anonymous Reporting App ... It has been developed for use in schools to safeguard children, to allow them to speak out on issues that they would otherwise be too scared to talk.

The Guardian Anonymous Reporting App

In 2017, we met with Principles of the world at ICP (International Conference of Principles) in Cape Town. The response to our internationally patented, “Guardian Anonymous Reporting App” was phenomenal.  It has been developed for use in schools to safeguard children, to allow them to speak out on issues that they would otherwise be too scared to talk about (such as bullying, drugs, sexual assault etc.), but anonymously. This may be challenges that they are facing, or secrets about friends that they are too scared to disclose for fear of violating friendship trust.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Cape Town Cycle Tour: A race to uplift local communities This year the Cape Town Cycle Tour (CTCT) is expected to raise a charitable surplus in excess of R10 million.

The world’s largest individually timed cycle tour raises a large amount of funds in entry fees and sponsorships. This year the Cape Town Cycle Tour (CTCT) is expected to raise a charitable surplus in excess of R10 million. The funds do not profit only a single person or committee though: they are poured into community initiatives that make a lasting impact.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community, Sport
Image: Quinton Fortune Visits Grassroot Soccer Soccer player Quinton Fortune returns and visited Grassroot Soccer’s innovative adolescent health and soccer programming in Khayelitsha, Cape Town

Former Manchester United star and renowned South Africa soccer player Quinton Fortune returned home to South Africa and visited Grassroot Soccer’s innovative adolescent health and soccer programming in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. Fortune’s impressive career has included massive success with Manchester United and participation in the 1998 and 2002 FIFA World Cup competitions.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community, Sport
Image: New wheelchair event a success at Cape Town Cycle Tour Lifecycle Week Lifecycle Week, the week leading up to the CTCT presents an opportunity for people from all walks (or wheels) of life to participate in this event

Lifecycle Week, the week leading up to the Cape Town Cycle Tour (CTCT) on Sunday, 11 March 2018, presents an opportunity for people from all walks (or wheels) of life to participate in this iconic event. Approximately eighty people with disabilities participated in the Cape Town Cycle Tour’s newest, pilot event yesterday: a wheelchair route of almost 3 kilometres around Green Point Stadium. It served as an opportunity for participants to raise funds for the Cape Town Association for Physically Disabled (CT APD) by collecting sponsorships for each wheelchair.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Faith-based, Social & Community
Image: Bulletproof Marriage offers relationship counselling at The Wedding Expo Visitors to The Wedding Expo can benefit from non-judgemental, confidential relationship guidance.

Visitors to The Wedding Expo which will be held at the Ticketpro Dome in Northgate on 10 and 11 March 2018, can benefit from free, non-judgemental, confidential relationship guidance from couples who have learned to love intelligently by applying wisdom contained in the international bestseller Bulletproof Marriage: Your shield against divorce.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Social & Community
Image:  Chinese New Year at Radisson Blu to support Water for Paws. Tobago’s Restaurant and Terrace at Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront celebrates the Chinese New Year 2018, The Year of the Dog.

This traditional festive celebration revolves around food and drink, families and good friends.
Chinese New Year Celebratory Menu   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Games galore for children at Rotary Club of Claremont’s Fun Frenzy Over 160 youngsters from various Child and Youth Care Centres and schools attended Fun Frenzy

The event is an initiative of the Rotary Club of Claremont and its affiliated clubs, including Claremont Rotaract (for 18 to 30 year-olds), the Claremont Inner Wheel Club (for female volunteers) and five school Interact clubs: Claremont High School, Herschel Girls’ School, Bishops Diocesan College, South African College School (SACS) and San Souci Girls’ High School.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Funding
Image: How to Reduce Your Tax Burden It is possible to reduce your tax, while improving your community through tax-deductible donations.

Businesses and individuals can donate up to 10% of taxable income to Public Benefit Organisations like U-turn (PBO 930003854) before February 28, and claim tax deduction on this donation.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Education
Image: Sacrifice for your studies, top Gauteng matric advises class of 2018 Gauteng’s top Engen Maths and Science Schools (EMSS) 2017 matriculant Esther Shuping had two secret weapons to ensure her success.

Her mother Puleng Shuping and the brilliant EMSS teachers helped her secure a clean sweep of straight A's. And although Esther begun her B. Pharmacy studies at Wits University earlier this month, she is still chasing her dream of becoming a doctor, and plans to swap to medicine in 2019.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Faith-based
Image: Godllywood Self Help asks women which voices you are listening to? The meeting was held in Johannesburg and live streamed to all provinces and neighbouring African countries.

The purpose of Godllywood Self Help is to encourage women to look at different areas of their lives and identify aspects which could be improved or changed to enable them to live as fulfilled and successful women of God. Each meeting motivates women to strive for, and achieve excellence in all they undertake, mentoring them to be exemplary role models in society.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education, Social & Community
Image: Dark clouds, Silver linings – a hack to build a better future out of this Water Crisitunity! Broadly defined, hacking is creative problem solving (and does not have to involve technology).

Concerned organisations and citizens, business leaders, home-owners, scientists, design shapers, among others will be taking part in a glocal (global + local) Hackathon on Saturday, 24 and Sunday, 25 February 2018 at the Cape Town Science Centre in Observatory. In addition to the Hackathon, the two-day event will consist of a variety of activities, all with a focus on creating awareness and the sharing of ideas to provide solutions to the current water stresses facing Cape Town, immediately, and into the future. This is an event for all of Cape Town’s citizens.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Education
Image: Lotus River learner takes top honours in the Western Cape The Engen Maths and Science Schools aim to address key national skills shortages in engineering and other technical fields.

Claremont High School matriculant Uri Engelbrecht did it for the Western Cape when he was named the third best performer nationally - and tops in the province – beating out more than 550 other Engen Maths and Science Schools (EMSS) participants.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: APPEAL - Living Link Requires New Job Sampling Sites for Training in Johannesburg & Cape Town If you have a company or know of an organisation or company that could be a job sampling site please contact ...

The Living Link in Johannesburg & Cape Town are looking for new job sampling sites to continue offering different work experiences for the students.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Government
Image: Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation congratulates its founder, Cyril Ramaphosa, on his election as President The management and staff of Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation and its partner entities, Adopt-a-School, Kagiso Shanduka Trust, Cyril Ramaphosa Education Trust and Black Umbrellas, congratulates our founder, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa, on his election as President of the Republic of South Africa.   Read More...



HEADLINES, Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy
Image: Integrity Idol South Africa-Nelson Mandela Foundation "Naming and faming is so much more useful than naming and shaming,” said Jean Scrimgeour, Strategy and Operations Manager at Accountability Lab, as she proudly announced the launch of Integrity Idol in South Africa, the sixth country to participate in the initiative. Accountability Lab is running the campaign in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Foundation, LifeCo UnLtd and the Democracy Works Foundation.   Read More...


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