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COMPANY NEWS , Youth
Image: Post-elections: Addressing youth issues should be a priority We all have a responsibility to raise this generation, whether the youth turned up in considerable numbers to vote or not.

Whether the youth turned up in considerable numbers to vote in the May 8 national elections or not, issues such as skills training, jobs and poverty still need to be addressed urgently by Government, civil society and business. We all have a responsibility to raise this generation.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Employment
Image: RISK AND REPUTATION FOR EMPLOYEE VOLUNTEERING Recent Trialogue research for the 2017/2018 financial year, revealed that 80% of corporates had formal employee volunteer programmes in place in 2018.

Employee volunteering is still an immature industry in South Africa – but the sector is growing rapidly, and punching above its weight given the positive impact it has on staff morale and community involvement at many of South Africa’s largest corporations.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Health
Image: Kindness is easy...Shiloh Relief meets people's need The most successful project at the moment within Shiloh Relief is the Medical Project

We do not even need to advertise our medical services, because it is done by word of mouth through various institutions such as Radio Tygerberg, Bok Radio, old age homes, hospices, clinics and hospitals who refer patients to Shiloh Relief.   Read More...




Education, Skills Development
International Entrepreneurship Dialogue and Postgraduate Diploma in Small Enterprise Consulting are now open !

Applications for the 2019 International Entrepreneurship Dialogue and Postgraduate Diploma in Small Enterprise Consulting are now open! Please make sure to select the course/programme in the dropdown menu in the application  -  APPLY HERE ....   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Skills Development, Youth
Image: Arming Learner Leaders At Sweet Pea Youth Development Youth Café RCL (Student Leader’s) training launch which took place on the 30th March 2019.

Sweet Pea Youth Development (SPYD) launched its leadership project at Krystal Beach Hotel in Harbour Island, Gordon’s Bay at the weekend (Saturday 30 March).   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , ALL THE NEWS , Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy , Funding
2 ND CYCLONE - rush your first donation toward emergency assistance efforts for the vulnerable people with the devastation of cyclones IDAI & KENNETH

After Cyclone Idai impacted nearly 1.5 million children, a second cyclone has just made landfall in Mozambique. Vulnerable children and families – many of whom have already lost everything to one of the worst disasters to hit their country in decades – need our help more than ever.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Women Empowerment
Image: THE SOUL CITY INSTITUTE FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE The top four political parties were put to the feminist test last night, in a lively #YVote4U Hot Seat event. Moderated by Kaya FM Uncaptured presenters, Kgomotso Matsunyane and Ndumiso Ngcobo, the panel of party representatives responded to pertinent questions from the audience on womxn representation, empowerment and rights.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Port of Durban Appeals for Public Support in Fighting Plastic Pollution The debris included large logs that posed a threat to the safe navigation of the harbour craft which are used to guide vessels safely in and around ..

Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) at the Port of Durban has commenced a major clean-up to remove the large volume of waste and vegetation from the port after the recent heavy rains and flooding in KwaZulu-Natal. The adverse weather caused the usual deluge of plastic and other debris to flow into the port, leaving behind an unsightly scene just days after World Earth Day was observed globally on 22 April.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Enterprise, Social & Community
Image: Vodacom harnesses ICT to empower learners, farmers, teachers, end GBV The Trialogue Business in Society Conference brought together more than 400 stakeholders in development to discuss sector challenges

Business has an obligation to adapt its corporate social investment (CSI) to changing needs and conditions rather than doggedly following an approach which may no longer be relevant. Speaking at the 2019 Trialogue Business in Society Conference in Johannesburg today (SUBS: Wed 17 04), Ms Takalani Netshitenzhe Chief Officer Corporate Affairs Vodacom Group, said that Vodacom has allocated R500 million to education, gender empowerment and sanitation in schools over the next five years.
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HEADLINES, Enterprise, Skills Development
Image: Non-profits leverage technology to support under-resourced communities What do the three different topics of fish, citizen-based social monitoring, and youth empowerment have in common? All are associated with local non-profit organisations (NPOs) that are leveraging technology in exciting ways to make a difference in under-resourced communities.   Read More...



HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Secretary-General calls for climate action as new cyclone devastates Mozambique The Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, has expressed her profound sadness at the devastation caused by Cyclone Kenneth which has ravaged Mozambique today. She said: “Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by Cyclone Kenneth in Mozambique, the strongest cyclone yet to have hit the country.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Woolworths announces FSC® certified till paper The Head of Sustainability points out that partnering with FSC has been critical in achieving this milestone of responsibly sourced till paper.

While the till slip is a relatively insignificant bit of paper in the hands of a shopper, for retailers globally the scale of this paper consumption is huge. The heavyweight impact of Woolworths’ latest ‘responsibly sourced’ commodity announcement to replace their till slip paper with Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certified paper involves 211 tonnes of paper per year.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Early Childhood Development (ECD)
Image: Shack to Chic - Starting Chance We are very excited to have finally built a new school for Principal Elizabeth of Emmanuel Educare.

She has been running her educare in a dilapidated shack under difficult circumstances for 10 years. She will soon move into a purpose-built educare for 55 children with classrooms for both babies and toddlers and a lovely outdoor playground. Thank you Home Choice for making this happen.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Education, Health
Image: Engen supports Caring4Girls at Lekete Secondary School Engen has invested to help keep female learners in school during their menstrual cycles.

Lekete Secondary School in Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga is the first of 30 schools to benefit from Engen’s R2.5 million cash injection to the Imbumba Foundation’s Caring4Girls programme.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Skills Development
Image: TNPA ploughing back scarce skills into the maritime sector TNPA is making a significant contribution to the development of critical skills required by the SA port system, with its ongoing development

Ten new cadets, out of a national port pipeline of 31, have just completed their academic and sea borne training, with seven of them now employed by the Port of Ngqura for three years to complete their Tug Master training and three at the Port of Richards Bay.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Infrastructure needed to achieve 72% of SDG targets UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - global targets relating to poverty, health, the environment, peace and justice - will rely on infrastructure systems. A new analysis published in Nature Sustainability has found that the majority of the UN’s SDGs - global targets relating to poverty, health, the environment, peace and justice - will rely on infrastructure systems.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Offenders and Ex-offenders rehabilitation, Social & Community
Image: The President’s Award for Youth Empowerment’s Fourth Annual Cycling Tour YOUNG INMATES CYCLED 240 KM IN THE WESTERN CAPE TO BREAK THE CYCLE OF CRIME

The only cycling trip in the world where incarcerated youth cycle alongside free citizen youth and happened 25th to 29th of March 2019. The President’s Award for Youth Empowerment (TPA) has brought together 22 cyclists; 12 incarcerated youth,  2 youth from Die Herberg Kinderhuis and 8 leaders from Correctional Services (7) and Die Herberg Kinderhuis (1) to cycle 240 km through the Breede River Valley area in the Western Cape. Members of the South African Police Services and the Department of Correctional Services provided support throughout the week.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Shiloh Food  -  Who benefits? Every morning the delivery vehicles line up at Shiloh Food, ready to load more than a thousand piping hot stews, fresh sandwiches and other treats.

Our food production plant is equipped with Industrial food processing equipment and walk-in freezers. To produce these meals, we use some 800 kg of potatoes and 600 kg of meat per month, not to mention the large quantities of veggies, rice, samp, lentils and dry beans. Sounds too good to be true? Then pop in to come and see for yourself!   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Transnet National Port Authority (TNPA) Port of Mossel Bay helps conserve marine life. TNPA has contributed another R100 000 to support the conservation efforts of its strategic environmental partner.

TNPA has contributed another R100 000 to support the conservation efforts of its strategic environmental partner, the Seabird and Penguin Rehabilitation Centre (SAPREC), which provides treatment and temporary care to injured, diseased, displaced or oiled indigenous marine birds.    Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Safety & Security, Women Empowerment
Image: Rape Crisis - Supporting Recovery At Rape Crisis we want to encourage rape survivors to speak out about their experience, so that their psychological healing may begin

We do this through both telephone and face-to-face counseling which is offered free of charge to survivors and their families. Our trained counsellors support survivors along the path to recovery.

What is a Feminist leader?

We all know that women’s rights are under threat in South Africa because of violence, poverty and inequality. South Africa needs leadership that encourages individual women to work at understanding and shifting the oppressive power dynamics that keep harmful and oppressive systems in place.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy
Image: Human Rights Day  -  20 March 2019 Human Rights Day in South Africa is marked on 21 March, commemorating when 69 people died &180 people wounded protesting in Sharpeville in 1960.

On this date South Africans are reminded of their rights, and the sacrifices made to entrench those rights. South Africa’s Bill of Rights is found in chapter 2 of the Constitution.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy
Image: Human Rights Day: Remembering Robert Sobukwe's role in the fight for freedom and equality-Izwelethu On 21 March 1960, the founding member of the Pan Africanist Congress, Robert Managaliso Sobukwe, together with the community of Sharpeville township orchestrated a peaceful protest against the Pass laws instituted by the ruling NP. In what would be known as the Sharpeville Massacre, the police opened fire at the crowd killing 69 people and wounding 180.   Read More...



CHANGE MAKER
Image: Keenan Daniels Programme manager for the Western Cape at The President’s Award for Youth Empowerment

I love creating and developing new ideas, programmes and opportunities for the young people of South Africa. My aim is to create new opportunities that can offer guidance, support and purpose to young people.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Education, Sustainability
Image: WOOLWORTHS, SUSTAINABILTY INSTITUTE AND SPIER LAUNCH COMMUNITY LEARNING FARM It will involve the training and development of young farmers to address local youth unemployment and land reform issues.

Woolworths has joined hands with its supplier, Spier wine farm; the Sustainability Institute and its AgroEcology Academy to launch the Living Soils Community Learning Farm, in the Lynedoch valley of the Stellenbosch Winelands.  The partners have agreed to a three-year pilot project that aims to establish a learning farm that demonstrates ecologically-restorative methods to grow nutrient-rich foods to improve community food security.   A critical aspect of the project is that through the AgroEcology Academy   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education, Social & Community
Image: Prof Jonathan Jansen visits our campus Just last week we had a special visit from transformational education veteran and Stellenbosch University Professor, Jonathan Jansen.

Jansen came to see first-hand how Christel House magically works towards breaking the cycle of poverty. Jansen was expressly moved by the fact that we admit students from Cape Town’s most impoverished communities and give them a tangible opportunity to rise above their circumstances.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education, Skills Development
Image: You can help kids learn to read Let's teach the world to READ ! Can you help ?

Ripple Reading uses a neuro-cognition approach to develop reading and comprehension skills for Grade 1 – 3 learners.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: Edufundi Kicks off 2019! “Investing in yourself is the best investment you will ever make. It will not only improve your life, it will improve the lives of those around you.

It is hard to believe that we have already come to the end of the first term of 2019! We had a really strong start to the year with our whole team getting together for a Professional Development week in the middle of January at Southern Sun Newlands. The whole week was generously sponsored by Tsogo Sun.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Sport
Image: Why not cycle for Salesian Life Choices? If you are a cyclist in the 2019 Cape Town Cycle Tour and of the Catholic faith, why not cycle for Salesian Life Choices?

This year, Salesian Life Choices wants to unite Catholics on bicycles and begin a new tradition in town. Salesian Life Choices is a Cape Town based NPO working with youth from the low income communities of the Cape Flats and we are part of the well-known Salesians of Don Bosco movement.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Education
Image: SA Universities must adapt to changing International Funding Trends International support for South African HEI's has shifted markedly since the country rejoined the international community in 1994, says Ghaleeb Jeppie, Chief Director: International Relations, Dept of Higher Education and Training. He was a guest speaker at the recent Inyathelo Leadership Retreat, which considered how to ensure long-term sustainability for HEIs.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Early Childhood Development (ECD)
Image:  First Africa Play Conference in Pretoria, the LEGO Foundation and Sesame Workshop Takalani Sesame, LEGO Foundation Launch "Learning Through Play" initiative to reach millions of children and caregivers across South Africa.

Yesterday at the first-ever Africa Play Conference in Pretoria, the LEGO Foundation and Sesame Workshop (the nonprofit organisation behind Takalani Sesame) announced a major 5-year initiative to promote children’s learning through play by harnessing the power of Takalani Sesame to reach children and caregivers through television, digital media, and targeted community engagement. The new program builds on the LEGO Foundation and Sesame Workshop’s partnership in South Africa, which has brought opportunities for play-based learning to children and their caregivers since 2015.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy , Education
Image: Building powerful partnerships to address university and societal challengesBuilding powerful partne How can South African higher education institutions (HEIs) learn from and build on a hugely successful philanthropic capacity-building project, to address other challenges that they ‒ and our society as a whole – face? Can new, powerful partnerships help address pressing needs such as transformation in HEIs and corporates?   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Enterprise
Image: World Wheelchair Day With uberASSIST With World Wheelchair Day being today, it provides another opportunity to introduce an experience many take for granted, requesting an Uber.

 It has always been Uber’s goal to provide users with a safe, affordable and reliable way to travel within their own city, and with a continued commitment to this goal.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Funding
Image: Comparing SA corporate giving with global trends South African companies invested R9.7 billion in corporate social investment (CSI) in 2018. But how do local companies shape up compared to the rest of the world when it comes to corporate giving? Leading local CSI and sustainability consultancy Trialogue has matched up its SA research findings with those reported by its global partner, CECP: The CEO Force for Good.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Faith-based
Image: A successful Vision Night 2019 Vision night 2019 was a huge success, with over 400 people through the Message Trust over the past 5 ye

 From our early beginnings in Drakenstein prison all the way to reaching over 30 000 young people throughout the Western Cape in 2018, the photos and video below will give you a glimpse of Vision night 2019. Over 400 people hearing and seeing all that God has been doing through the Message Trust over the past 5 years.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Funding
Image: Help our 25 year old organisation enthuse young South Africans for another 25 years It's our birthday! This year we are 25 years old and we are launching a drive to secure our next 25 years.

Educo Africa has been successfully providing important and effective interventions to young and at risk South Africans for the last twenty five years. We rely on the generosity and support of individuals and organisations to enable us to deliver our critical work programmes. We are asking for financial support from organisations, networks that could assist on funding Educo Africa.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Arts & Culture
Image: Distell National Playwright Finalists Announced The National Arts Festival has revealed the five finalists of the Distell National Playwright Competition

These finalists will now embark on the next phase of the competition; a mentoring programme, during which they will receive advice and support towards preparing the final version of their scripts.   Read More...




Videos
Image: EDUFUNDI - Highlights 2017

A highlights video of what we have achieved over the course of the last year.   Read More...




CHANGE MAKER
Image: Ronald Bownes -  Founder of DreamXchange

DreamXchange is an organisation dedicated to helping the unemployed out of poverty through self-employment.

DreamXchange is powered by an internet portal that helps unemployed people find work, tools of the trade and resources to help them on their self-employment journey.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Enterprise
Image: Immediate rental space available We are offering immediate rental space to a professional

We are offering immediate rental space to a professional in one of the following fields: psychology, counselling, psychiatry, medical general practitioner, speech therapy or dietician’s. You would be joining a multi-disciplinary family centre with counselling/clinical and educational psychologists, child, adolescent and family counsellors as well as an occupational and speech therapist.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Funding
Image: One Small Spoon Christmas campaign raised R2 million to combat hunger Christmas is a distant memory already, but thanks to Woolies and their customers, meals will be given to those who need it most throughout 2019.

The Woolworths One Small Spoon Christmas campaign united customers to help raise R2 million to help FoodForward SA unlock 2.5 million additional meals this year.  The non-profit organisation connects a world of excess to a world of need by recovering edible surplus food and redistributing it to a national network of charities that together feed hundreds of thousands of hungry South Africans every day.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Early Childhood Development (ECD)
Image: MYSCHOOL MYVILLAGE MYPLANET and GROW partner for quality Early Childhood Education GROW with Educare’s unique model takes a multi-faceted approach to solving the ECD crisis in South Africa in a sustainable and scalable way.

The MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet community loyalty programme has launched a new partnership with the GROW with Educare Centres project to establish 21 high quality early childhood development centres (ECD) in under-resourced communities of Cape Town and Gauteng over the next two years.  With funding of almost R5 million, this is one of MySchool’s biggest commitments to a single project to date.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Funding, Sustainability
Image: CSI that leaves a lasting legacy Corporate donors are beginning to shift their focus, from funding a wide range of projects for extended periods, to carefully selecting fewer projects that are closely aligned with their core business and are contributing to systemic social change. According to CSI and sustainability consultancy Trialogue’s 2018 corporate social investment (CSI) research, most companies (39%) had one or two flagship projects.   Read More...



HEADLINES, Education

Ultimately, there are only two ways to improve the world – through technology and through
behaviour change. The DG Murray Trust’s new publication, the Human Factor, focuses on the
latter. “Far too often people are viewed as the ‘problem’ in development; through the lens of
the Human Factor, we see them as development’s greatest asset,” explains DGMT CEO, David
Harrison.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Sport
Image: Grassroot Soccer Training Fellow Selected as a Laureus YES Change Agent Thabile Nene, Grassroot Soccer Training Fellow – Partnerships, was selected as a Laureus Youth Empowerment through Sport (YES) Change Agent.

She had the opportunity to be a facilitator at their YES training camp held February 8–13 in Cape Town, South Africa. The YES training camp is the official internal mentorship program for the South African foundation. Thabile shares her reflections below.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Enterprise, Skills Development
Image: New Publication Explores SA’s Greatest Asset: Human Potential  Ultimately, there are only two ways to improve the world – through technology and through behaviour change. The DG Murray Trust’s new publication, the Human Factor, focuses on the latter. “Far too often people are viewed as the ‘problem’ in development; through the lens of the Human Factor, we see them as development’s greatest asset,” explains DGMT CEO, David Harrison.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: WOOLWORTHS Rolls Out Paper-Stemmed Earbuds Woolworths has kick started the year with its latest announcement in its journey to ZERO packaging waste to landfill.

Switching to paper-stemmed earbuds might seem like a small difference to make, but it has a significant impact.  On an annual basis this switch equates to over 11 million plastic stems not entering our waste streams or waterways.   This is aligned to one of the retailer’s key commitments, which is to phase out single-use plastic, including plastic carrier bags.    Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: Additional support needed for science learners in high schools The momentum we create by investing in these 21 schools in a consistent, multi-activity & practical manner, helps build a pipeline of future minds

As we enter the 2019 academic year, the stark reality is that the extra tuition often required to achieve good grades in subjects such as science and mathematics is out of reach of most pupils in Cape Town. However, responsible corporate organisations such as Astron Energy (formerly Chevron South Africa) are ensuring much-needed support for these pupils and their schools.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Climate Investment Funds Unveils New Facility, Evidence of Transformational Change at Ten-Year Anniv The announcements were made this week at the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) “The Power of 10: Shaping the Future of Climate Action” event at the Noor Ouarzazate Concentrated Solar Power Plant - the largest facility of its kind in the world - in Morocco. The summit convened over 300 climate leaders from the public and private sectors for action-oriented dialogue on fighting climate change.   Read More...



Education
Image: Exciting News! UCT’s support process begins for Sophakama! Major focus area for Rogz Academy Books & Beyond team over next three plus years will be the School Management, Curriculum & Teacher Support Programme

We are thrilled to announce that we have partnered with the Schools Development Unit (SDU) at the University of Cape Town (UCT), who are able to offer expertise and well-founded research to our thinking about the implementation of this programme.   Read More...




Education
Image: READING WITH ROZA! The English Literacy Programme attracts volunteers of all ages and backgrounds.

Roza is an international student visiting from the Netherlands. A Business Administration student, doing her internship at Rogz, she heard about Rogz Academy Books and Beyond’s project at Sophakama Primary School in Dunoon.   Read More...



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