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ALL THE NEWS , Skills Development
Image: Entrepreneurship Day - Friday 02 November 2018 The Living Link – Cape Town is hosting an Entrepreneurship Day to support their trainees

Bring some money and support our trainees as they learn business and money management skills!

Please feel free to pass on this information.

For more information about The Living Link you are welcome to visit our website www.thelivinglink.co.za   Read More...




HEADLINES, Funding, Social & Community
Image: One Small Spoon towards #ZEROHUNGER in South Africa Woolworths celebrates World Food Day with the launch of the One Small Spoon campaign to unite its employees, customers, suppliers, farmers, and other partners in a consolidated drive to contribute to ensuring that every South African accesses sufficient, nutritious food every day.   Read More...



Education
Over the past 10 years, the Engen KlevaKidz’s often life-saving safety messages have reached over a quarter of a million vulnerable children.

Engen KlevaKidz is an annual educational campaign that uses industrial theatre to engage and educate young learners across South Africa about the importance of paraffin safety.
Engen is South Africa’s leading marketer of illuminating paraffin. Branded Laurel Paraffin, the energy source is extensively used by many South Africans in wick feed and pressure lamps, stoves, refrigerators and heaters, amongst its various industrial applications.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Cape Town Buskers Festival Artists Announced Street performers fresh from the international festival circuit and some of SA’s hottest buskers will converge for the Cape Town Buskers Festival

This is the third Buskers Festival for the city and will be held between 1 and 11 November 2018, with the performers having rest days on 6 and 7 November. The Festival is partnered and sponsored by the V&A Waterfront as an extension of the platform it provides to performers to showcase their talent across the property.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Housing & Living Conditions, Poverty
Image: U-turn featured on National television for World Homeless day 2018 To honour the day we're asking for the public to please donate clothing and purchase vouchers for responsible giving.

We are very proud to be featured on eNCA today in prime time television as part of World Homeless Day!.
The shops, our skills & work based solution, as well as some of the incredible client stories featured beautifully in the interview. (see the interview video below)

Find more info here to donate clothing and purchase vouchers http://homeless.org.za/get-involved

Feel free to comment and share and thank you for your support to get U-turn to this proud moment!   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Funding, Poverty
Image: Grow Great Campaign - galvanizing South Africa to achieving zero stunting by 2030. This multi-funder initiated campaign aims to confront the hidden challenge of chronic under-nutrition in South Africa.

Johannesburg, 12 October 2018: The Grow Great campaign will be officially launched in Johannesburg on 17 October 2018. This multi-funder initiated campaign aims to confront the hidden challenge of chronic under-nutrition in South Africa and will mobilise the nation to achieve zero-stunting by 2030. Given her commitment to maternal and child health and her advocacy for early childhood development, the First Lady Dr. Tshepo Motsepe will deliver the keynote address at the media launch of the Grow Great Campaign.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Woolworths Trials Plastic Bag Free Store Woolworths kicks off National Marine Week with the announcement of a ‘plastic bag free’ store and reusable bag awareness campaign.
Following the announcement of its commitment to phase out single-use shopping bags by 2020, Woolworths is launching a new in-store reusable bag trial. The trial aims to test whether, given a choice of a more affordable reusable bag, consumers will make the shift away from buying single-use plastic shopping bags.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Skills Development, Youth
Image: Zip Zap presents: Cirque my Ride Their latest production will feature an international act, WiseFools, from Finland to inspire more youth in South Africa.

Destined to dazzle, delight, amuse and thrill, Zip Zap’s next production Cirque My Ride will captivate audiences of all ages.  Cirque My Ride will also feature an international act, from Finland taking a break from their European tour to inspire more youth around the world. Zip Zap’s collaboration with WiseFools will keep you on the edge of your seat.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Social & Community
Image: R10m food donation to hungry South Africans The goal is to get the more than 4,2 million packets to 14 different charity organisations across the country.

Cape Town: Food group donates about R10-million worth of instant noodles to stricken communities countrywide as part of its ongoing efforts to alleviate the effect of poverty and drought in South Africa.
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HEADLINES, Health
Image: World Mental Health Day: Eliminating the stigma around mental health issues Wednesday, 10 October 2018 - World Mental Health Day and a chance to reflect on what mental health means to society. “One of the greatest challenges we need to address is the stigma around mental health issues,” says Shona Sturgeon, Executive Committee Member of Cape Mental Health and Past President of the World Federation for Mental Health.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: Local community organisations to benefit from global outreach campaign The Cape Town team also joined hands with a number of NGOs including Learning in Reach, Dress for Success Cape Town and Philisa Abafazi Bethu.

This October, various charity organisations and NGOs across South Africa are set to benefit from the local roll-out of the annual RE Cares Month. This global community outreach programme is spearheaded by leading content and technology solutions provider, LexisNexis South Africa, through its international parent company, the RELX Group.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Health
Image: Driver Wellness sees Western Cape truck drivers roll up their sleeves and get tested As part of National Transport month, Engen officially launched the annual programme on 1 October.

Running for its seventh year, Engen Driver Wellness will reach 19 sites in four provinces during October. Truck drivers in the Western Cape were invited to receive free health screenings at the Engen Winelands 1 Stop on October 8th; Engen Swartlands on October 9th and Engen Kempston Truck Stop in Epping Industrial on October 11th   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Alexandra children learn to swim with help from local businesses Since 2011 Super Star Swim School have successfully been teaching toddlers and children to swim

Super Star Swim School in collaboration with Cool (kids’) Cabs and Magical Moments are pledging to teach 45 children and five adults from the Alexandra township to swim by December. The project aims to create greater awareness around water safety and to give the gift of this essential life skill that will have a lasting impression on these children’s lives.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Agriculture/Food, Food security , Funding
Image: How FoodForward SA’ Second Harvest Programme Uses Agri Surplus to Boost Nutritious Food Basket. This is yet another example of how partnership makes possible the achievement of reaching several of our Sustainable Developments Goals (SDGs).

Despite being absolutely suitable for human consumption, agri surplus is often treated as waste. For this reason, at the beginning of 2018, FoodForward SA launched Second Harvest, a specific surplus food strategy to reach out to farmers and growers. Since around 50% of agricultural surplus is wasted, FoodForward SA used this untapped opportunity to recover agri surplus to augment FoodForward SA’s foodbanking model, to more effectively address the growing problem of food insecurity in our country.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Early Childhood Development (ECD), Education
Image: Massive New Billboard Campaign Set to Promote Key Opportunities for Early Childhood Development According to Dr. Harrison, political interest in early childhood is growing, but it is yet to translate into proper investment in ECD

The DG Murray Trust and Primedia will together launch one of the country’s largest ever national outdoor media campaigns, demonstrating the power of early childhood development to change the future of South Africa. The billboard campaign will showcase three large-scale initiatives to prevent nutritional stunting and promote early learning and reading – namely Grow Great, SmartStart and Nal’ibali.
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ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: Childhood education is the key to the betterment of society. Congratulations to yet another group of ladies who successfully completed their Jubilee Excellence Schools (JES) training.

Teachers are recruited from the community where the school is based, the majority of them being previously unemployed.
The recruited ladies receive 10 weeks of training before they are placed in one of our JES schools. The training focus on holistic development while taking background, context and challenges into consideration and prioritises each person’s spiritual and emotional welfare. After successfully completing their training, the Shiloh Education team offers continuous in-service training and monitoring.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Funding, Health
Image: Sunflower Day - rallying support for life-threatening blood diseases.

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




ALL THE NEWS , Faith-based
Image: Nothing to Lose. Against all odds. For the good of all - Faith is not a feeling, but a certainty! The internationally acclaimed film, Nothing to Lose, based on the life of the founder and spiritual leader of the UCKG

The internationally acclaimed film, Nothing to Lose, based on the life of the founder and spiritual leader of the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God (UCKG), premiered in Johannesburg on 25 and 26 August at the Ticketpro Dome. The weekend events were attended by almost 50 000 people.   Read More...




Videos
Image: Partners for Possibility - 2018 WISE Awards

Partners for Possibility aims to improve the quality of education by capacitating the school principals of under-resourced schools to lead change within their schools and their communities, through connecting business and school leaders. In a country with many challenges more than 670,000 children are already benefiting from support given to adults in more than 850 schools.

This is happening because of you and others in the Partners for Possibility (PfP) community!
On Friday evening it was my privilege to receive the coveted WISE (World Innovation Summit for Education) Award in New York – on behalf of the PfP community.

It is the first time that the WISE Award is given to a South African organisation. We have reason to be very proud J.

I stood on the stage in the United Nations building (picture below) with much gratitude and appreciation for every person who has contributed to PfP over the last 8 years so the main purpose of this message is to say Thank You! None of this will have happened without the support of people in our community.

Please take a moment to acknowledge yourself as part of a WISE Award-winning community.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
2018 is the year of 'Jumping Ahead' at TSiBA, and we are doing so in many ways!

Following significant research and program development, we are submitting an exciting new Bachelor of Commerce (BComm) degree that will prepare our students to be agile leaders in the future world of work, a world where rapid change will be a constant dynamic. This degree will be offered following the qualification accreditation by the Council for Higher Education (CHE).   Read More...




HEADLINES, Enterprise, Social & Community
Image: The Community Chest of the Western Cape Announcement - The Board and Management of Community Chest, and the Board and Management of Impumelelo Social Innovations Centre, are pleased to announce a merger between Community Chest and Impumelelo.   Read More...



HEADLINES, Health
Image: A first in Africa: voice-controlled technology for quadriplegics Installation of the VoQol system has recently been completed at three residential facilities in Cape Town, with financial support from donors, including Rotary Club of Claremont. A total of 51 rooms were fitted with the devices at Turfhall Cheshire Home, Durbanville Quadriplegic Centre and Eric Miles Cheshire Home.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Health
Image: Diabetes Camp helps newly diagnosed diabetic tweens and teens MYSCHOOL sponsors children's diabetes camp

Life is never the same again for children and teens diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Diabetes is  one of the most prevalent diseases in South Africa. Type 1 diabetes which occurs mainly in children and young people,  is an autoimmune disease, where the insulin producing cells in the pancreas are destroyed by the bodies own immune system.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: Raising SuperHeroes through reading in 2018 In a country of great contrasts and diversity, our focus should be on empowering our young people at all costs.

In a country of great contrasts and diversity, in which the future seems filled with uncertainty, our focus should be on empowering our young people at all costs. What better way to do so, than with helping them discover facts about their world, and most importantly, about themselves, through that one little gift we should be passing on from generation to generation; from child to child: the gift of reading.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Bulletproof Marriage offers wisdom, guidance and counselling at The Wedding Expo at Carnival City The first years of their marriage were difficult, but divorce was not an option, so they worked through the issues and agreed win-win solutions.

Couples planning a wedding pay attention to every detail believing this will be the start of a happily-ever-after union, but unless they invest in their relationship, it could be subjected to attacks from many different areas. Learning to love intelligently and rationally, rather than emotionally, is one of the skills contained in the international best seller Bulletproof Marriage: Your shield against divorce.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Offenders and Ex-offenders rehabilitation
Image: SA FILM Academy pilot training programme for theDepartment of Correctional Services in South Africa the SA FILM Academy aim to make a significant contribution with this skills development and training pilot programme for Correctional Services in SA.

The biggest challenge for offenders, once they complete their prison term and re-enter society is to participate meaningfully and productively in sustained, legitimate economic activity to earn a living and support their families. The academic entry level for film and TV production is historically low and success relies primarily on raw talent, creativity, passion, application, persistence and rigorous self-discipline. This provides a unique opportunity for offenders and parolees to be reintegrated into society and the economy through this sector.
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COMPANY NEWS , Skills Development
Image: Tell A Friend Or Apply: 60 Spots Available To Top Entrepreneurs SAB Foundation is again embarking on their most ambitious search yet for SA’s most promising and determined entrepreneurs.

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




COMPANY NEWS , Enterprise
Image: Sea Harvest Group announces its interim results and the acquisition of Ladismith Cheese

Sea Harvest Group today released its interim set of results for the period ended 30 June 2018 and announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Cape Harvest Food Group Proprietary Limited (Cape Harvest), has concluded a share purchase agreement of R527 million to acquire the entire issued share capital of Ladismith Cheese Company Proprietary Limited (“Ladismith Cheese”), based in the Western Cape.   Read More...




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

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




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



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

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




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

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




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



HEADLINES, Social & Community

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




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



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

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




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

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




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



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

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




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

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




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

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




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

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




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

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




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

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




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

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




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

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




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

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




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

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




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

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




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

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



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