Login |  

*

HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Advances in waste management discussed at WasteCon 2016 Jonathan Shamrock, Chairman of the WasteCon 2016 Organising Committee, says, “At this year’s conference we see a shift in focus to resource recovery and alternatives to landfilling. The reality is that South Africa is running out of landfill airspace and waste as a resource is becoming ever more prominent.”   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Youth
Image: Siyabonga Swelindawo - former Zip Zapper paying it forward Swelindawo describes his childhood, growing up in Khayelitsha, as a rough juggling act.

Over weekends he was sent to stay with his aunt when adults at home would drink too much. He ended up living with her permanently while attending Eluxolweni Primary School. It was at this stage that the young boy joined the Non-Profit Organisation, Zip Zap Circus School. As he learnt to excel in the art of juggling, his dreams of becoming a professional soccer player turned to that of circus star.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Pensioners enjoy surprise day trip with Rotary Members of the Rotary Club of Claremont treated a group of 44 pensioners from Arcadia Place Old Age Home in Observatory to a surprise day out.

The trip was arranged to coincide with International Older Person’s Day, celebrated on 01 October annually; however, we ought to care for the elderly, and often lonely, members in our communities every single day of the year.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Women Empowerment
Image: International Day of Rural Women-15 October 2016. This day was established by the UN to recognise the critical role and contribution of rural women in enhancing agricultural & rural poverty.

The mamas of Clover Mama Afrika, are prime examples of the essence of this day. Each has built up small business such as bakeries, food gardens and piggeries which not only supply food but provide job opportunities to those in their respective communities.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Celebrating 30-years of service in the Western Cape Key stakeholders of the Foundation attended the Gala Dinner, including sponsors, donors and Western Cape Premier, Helen Zille.

“It has been an incredible journey, especially when one looks back at how we started and what we are now able to do today. We believe in creating self-sufficient, self-reliant and independent citizens; we achieve this through extensive and high-calibre programmes run by our volunteers and staff,” explains Johnstone-Cassiem.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS
Image: SAB Foundation Social Innovation & Disability Empowerment Awards Finalists The SAB Foundation has selected the finalists in its annual Social Innovation Awards 2016 competition : R7-million rand prize money.

The SAB Foundation has selected the finalists in its annual Social Innovation Awards 2016 competition, and newly launched Disability Empowerment Awards. The winners for both will be announced at an official awards ceremony on Thursday, 27 October 2016.   Read More...




Health
Image: An interview with Maxwell: Recovery from mental illness

Due to the stigma attached to mental illness, an erroneous belief continues to exist that a diagnosis means a patient will never be a useful member of society.  Friends of Valkenberg know this to be untrue.  Here is Maxwell’s story to show you what a difference a combination of professional treatment and your support can make.
    Read More...




Health, Videos
Image: Meet MAX  ...... - A Skills Development Project intern, working in the “Friendly Shop"

Friends of Valkenberg run various recovery groups with the intention not only of teaching life skills, but also helping people into meaningful employment to end the cycle of poverty which often contributes to relapse. 

    Read More...




HEADLINES, Crime & Corruption
Image: Global Walk Aims To Stop Slavery. A21’s 3rd Annual Walk For Freedom 2016 On October 15th, Cape Town will participate in a global fundraising and awareness event called the #WalkForFreedom. The purpose of the event is to shine a spotlight on the 27 million men, women, and children who are still trapped in slavery today.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Sport
Image: African Bank Sponsors RDA CountrySide Challenge. SARDA & African Bank hosting the first ever Countryside Challenge in Africa this year from the 17 to 22 October at the SARDA Centre in Cape Town

The loose flexible body and improved posture attest to the success of the SA Riding for the Disabled Association’s formula, and Meluli’s happy mood at the end of each session is a wonderful bonus.  These constitute the precious blessings to us from SARDA.”  Mathokoza Nhlapo, a mother of a SA Riding for the Disabled Association (SARDA) Cape Town rider, Meluli Nhlapo.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Crime & Corruption
Image: Human Trafficking of Children a Concern What is of particular concern is that reports indicate that children as young as 9 years old are being trafficked in and out of the country and later used as sex slaves. Human trafficking is fast becoming a well organised crime syndicate that uses deceptive methods to lure victims.   Read More...



Health

The “Voices of the Friends” had a chance to speak at the Friends of Valkenberg Trust AGM this year with service users and volunteers taking the stand with staff, to share their experiences of recovery from mental illness.   Read More...




Social & Community
Image: Informal Traders Have Their Say

A meeting of informal traders in the Philippi East area has given traders an opportunity to express their views on the impact of changes coming to the area that are likely to affect their business operations in the near future.   Read More...




Social & Community
Image: Spring clean with Friends of Valkenberg

Please support the recovery of people with mental illnesses by donating your unwanted goods to the Friendly Shop at Valkenberg.

    Read More...




Employment, Videos
Image: PURPLE COW VENTURES - Sustainability & Social Impact

Venture-based non-profit organisation raising funds for Cancer and Multiple Sclerosis (MS) charities and fundraiser s, We are a registered NPC 2013/015719/08 www.purplecowventures.co.za   Read More...




Sept 2016

If you have a passion for South African Sign Language (SASL) and performance art, this competition is for you. With NID Sign Superstars, we try to find the country’s top signer (SASL). The aim of this competition is to promote South African Sign Language, showcasing its diversity, its vibrancy and its beauty. The winner will walk away with R15 000! Entries open until 01 December 2016.   Read More...




Education
Image: ERM provides IkamvaYouth with Nokero solar lights

In response to a request made by IkamvaYouth, Environmental Resources Management (ERM), a global provider of environmental, health, safety, risk, and social consulting services, provided young people across South Africa involved in IkamvaYouth with Nokero solar lights (a total of 2,000) to help learners study safely after dark. The initiative was made possible through ERM's Foundation (their social investment, not-for-profit arm) which supports various environmental and social projects across the globe.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: Nal’ibali and USAID partner for literacy in South Africa The Nal’ibali Reading-for-Enjoyment Campaign is proud to announce a new association with the United States Agency for International Development-USAID

Through a recent grant, Nal'ibali will be able to scale and deepen its operations at primary schools in the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal over a three-year period.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Education
Image: Engen sponsors new classrooms and a Science Lab for Castle Bridge School Children of Castle Bridge School in Bloemfontein will soon reap the benefits of learning in a modern science lab and newly renovated classrooms.

The funds were raised by the Engen Bloemfontein 1-Stop as part of Engen’s Dealer Community Partnership Programme, which encourages service station owners to play a meaningful role in their communities. Engen matched the amount raised.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Youth
Image: Delft Youth Group - Progress Report – 15 September 2016 The youth group compiled, wrote and fully understand their own business plan, marketing plan and business profiles, which is now ready for submission

The Delft youth group came to the HPYDH as very shy individuals, lacking self-confidence and they appeared to lack a sense of direction and sense of purpose when they first started their journey. However, over a short period of time themethodology and principles made a direct impact on the mind-set of these young ladies. This, in turn allowed them the freedom to interact confidently with the other youth at the HUB, thus opening up avenues for them to taste and explore their true potential.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Early Childhood Development (ECD)
Image: World Ventures: Making a difference South African members of WorldVentures came together on Friday, September 9th to make a little difference in the lives of others

South African members and representatives of global travel club, WorldVentures, came together on Friday, September 9th to make a little difference in the lives of others by give back to their local community.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Health
Image: South African Activist David Barnard to Run the Grand to Grand Ultra in Support of the END Fund David has committed himself to raising awareness and funds to help the over 1.6 billion people worldwide whose lives are affected by NTDs

On September 25, 2016, David Barnard will take on the Grand to Grand Ultra in honour of the END Fund and the fight against neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in Africa. By participating in this extreme multi-stage race, David has committed himself to raising awareness and funds to help the over 1.6 billion people worldwide whose lives are affected by NTDs.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Early Childhood Development (ECD)
Image: Rotary Claremont provides educational cornerstones for the Philippi children The Rotary Club of Claremont has been working tirelessly to address the country’s need for ECD programmes through its Injongo Educare Project

As almost half of South African children under the age of four spend their day away from home at day care centres or educational facilities*, creating a healthy and stimulating environment at these institutions is crucial to their wellbeing and development. Developing and implementing comprehensive early childhood development (ECD) programmes is an important educational priority for South Africa as it takes the country a step closer to improving the overall literacy rate.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: Edunova Learning Centre opens in Langa A partnership between Edunova, LEAP and Coca-Cola Peninsula Beverages (CCPB)

Ahead of great anticipation and excitement, the Edunova Learning Centre was officially opened in Langa on Monday, 12 September 2016. Thanks to Coca-Cola Peninsula Beverages and the Rotary Club of Newlands, the Learning Centre has much needed equipment and technological infrastructure.

    Read More...




ALL THE NEWS
Image: Silent Stride A Deaf awareness initiative to bridge the gap between the Deaf and the hearing through FUN WALKING with ear plugs!

17 September 2016, Time 9am for 10am, Route, in Newlands, less 30 minutes; Raffle; MC Kurt Schoonraad; VIP Helen Zille; R40 to join without tshirt, tshirt selling; Hot dogs selling, come join and create Deaf awareness month...   Read More...




Social & Community
Image: The Clothing Bank Market Day On Saturday 8 October 2016 from 9 am til 1 pm

The Clothing Bank is having a Market Day at the Observatory Community Hall on Saturday 8 October 2016 from 9 am til 1 pm.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: The power of literacy Illiterate adults living in disadvantaged communities of Cape Town are given a second chance through Mustadafin Foundation’s Adult Literacy Programme

Community members are encouraged to face their fears and become confident, independent citizens through the power of literacy.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS
Image: Engen employees green the Alexander Disability Movement Engen employees played their green thumbs forward when they visited the Alexandra Disability Movement (ADM) in August

A group of Engen employees played their green thumbs forward when they visited the Alexandra Disability Movement (ADM) in August, demonstrating their gardening skills by revamping the centre’s vegetable garden and planting a variety of vegetables and herbs.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: CAN A CARBON TAX WORK? All indications are that South Africa will be getting a carbon tax – sooner than later, everything considered! With the tax burden already being high with government seemingly needing more money all the time, the general feeling is that government only wants more money from taxpayers and that it is not really about carbon emissions or climate change at all…   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: The Anna Foundation & the 3 R’s Story 3 R's News: Reading, Running, Right-ing

For both facilitators and children, this month’s focus is on applying new skills and knowledge. Although it is most important to not forget but to integrate prior knowledge and skills that has been learned!   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Youth
Image: Educo Africa celebrates 22 Years This year we celebrated our 22nd year in Youth Development

This year we celebrated our 22nd year in Youth Development. Educo Africa would like to send a huge thank you to all our donors, funders and supporters who have made it possible for us to continue tyaking young people on experiental learning interventions.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Youth
Image: Peermont celebrates its community projects Every year Peermont contributes millions of rands to the communities surrounding their business units, over R30 million in 2015

To celebrate and recognise the hard working people that make these community projects a success, the company hosted their annual CSI awards ceremony on 1 September 2016 at Emperors Palace. The Peermont CSI program consists of 4 pillars and projects will be recognized under each of the following pillars: Education, Youth Development, Environment Enrichment and Entrepreneurial Enrichment.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Social & Community
Image: Six Reasons to join Rotary We all want to contribute to a positive society, but with a plethora of NGOs and charities to choose from, how do you select the right one for you? How about considering joining Rotary International?   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: NASAR HARRIS In our first edition of "Teacher Feature", we would like to introduce to you: Nasar Harris

Nasar has been teaching at Christel House for over 9 years now. Not only is he teaching life science in grades 10, 11 and 12 but he also acts as deputy principal for the high school.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS
Image: Pedaling for the Gift Of Adventure This year we are thrilled to announce that Warrior On Wheels Foundation has our own charity group for the Cape Town Cycle Tour

Its that time of year when entries open for the Cape Town Cycle Tour, and this year we are thrilled to announce that Warrior On Wheels Foundation has our own charity group.

    Read More...




Education
Image: Free Train the Trainer Workshops - September 2016 Are you a teacher of young learners? Are you involved in young people’s extra-curricular activities?

The Cape Town Science Centre will be hosting another series of free Train the Trainer coding workshops every Friday in September. These workshops will help participants prepare their own coding workshops for their learners during the ‘actual’ Africa Code Week from 15 to 23 October 2016. BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL, Limited spaces.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: MTN Foundation Today, we want to give a platform for the first of our 15 Top Partners: MTN South Africa

They would like us to share the following with you:
"MTN Foundation is a proud sponsor of Christel House. The Foundation’s schools connectivity programme addresses more than access to ICT centres and teacher training, it promises the power to explore a world outside the gates of the school and presents opportunities for learners to gain an ability to compete in an increasingly digitised world."   Read More...




HEADLINES, Crime & Corruption
Image: DA welcomes 1140 additional police officers The Democratic Alliance (DA) in the Western Cape welcomes the 1140 new police officers deployed by South African Police Services (SAPS) across our province, as announced by Provincial Police Commissioner General Jula.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Youth
Image: Oliver Kahn Hup opening in Kayalitshe & Diepsloot AMANDLA reflects on the progress they have been able to achieve in partnership with their invaluable supporters around the world

February saw the official opening of the Safe-Hub in Diepsloot, and in May the Oliver Kahn Safe-Hub in Gugulethu-Manenberg officially opened during a celebratory launch event attended by more than 150 representatives from government, business, the nonprofit sector and the local community.    Read More...




Image: September is Tourism Month! September is Tourism Month with World Tourism Day on 27 September 2016. This year's theme is "Promoting Universal Accessibility" (UA)

This year's theme is "Promoting Universal Accessibility" (UA). The #TourismForAll campaign requires that tourist attractions, establishments and service providers be accessible for people with mobility, visual, hearing, and other impairments. This also includes accessibility for those without disabilities, such as non-English speakers, families with elderly members, pregnant women or babies in prams.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Agriculture/Food, Food security
Image: Calling all photographers Foodbank SA support 600 beneficiary organisations across South Africa that do this valuable work

What a privilege to be in a position to be of some assistance to a grandmother caring for orphaned children; a group of abused women finding their own self-worth and independence; a community facility caring for people suffering from HIV /Aids that can’t afford palliative care; an educare teacher taking children off the streets and providing them with a vital foundation phase education and proper nutrition.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Youth
Image: Rape Culture is Every Black woman's Nightmare Being a black woman means fighting for your life every day, living in fear of what might happen.

Black women live in a society that constantly reminds them that they are not human enough. For every pain and violence against their bodies, society always finds an excuse of why it happened. We are constantly blamed for being raped, that it is our fault; we asked for it. No one sits and ask themselves how we manage to cope with all of this. Black women have wounds that will never heal because they are told to forgive and endure when they do not even get justice.    Read More...




HEADLINES, Crime & Corruption
Image: Crime Statistics: Western Cape Numbers Remains Stubbornly High On 2 September 2016, the National Police Commissioner released the crime statistics for the year 2015/16 and the Western Cape numbers remain stubbornly high, but with some improvements.   Read More...



HEADLINES, Crime & Corruption
Image: Poor police to population ratios in Delft aiding Gang Violence The high number of murders in Delft is cause for concern. The Delft police station has one of the worst police to population ratios in the metropolitan area. I will now take the matter up on a provincial and national platform.   Read More...



Education
Image: 2016  -  Faith Daniels To start off this segment, we would like to introduce you to Faith Daniels

Faith is currently a Grade R learner. She is living with her parents and three brothers in Manenberg. She is the middle child, following 12 year old twins Reagon and Mellow.   Read More...




HEADLINES
Image: Commission of Inquiry Feedback: Vigilante killings down in Khayelitsha The Western Cape Provincial Parliament Standing Committee on Community Safety was briefed by the South African Police Service and the Western Cape Department of Community Safety on the implementation of recommendations of the O’Regan Commission of Inquiry into policing in Khayelitsha   Read More...



Education
Image: IkamvaYouth : Successful students shepherd the next generation

The young adults who run IkamvaYouth don't pretend to teach school pupils. They just do “what educated parents do”: homework help, a safe place to go after school, and a little bit of individual attention. These are small things with enormous impact on matric pass rates and future incomes. By PIPPA GREEN.   Read More...




Aug 2016

NID’s groundbreaking South African Sign Language (SASL) Dictionary project has received a sizeable donation from long-standing funding partner FW de Klerk Foundation. This Dictionary stands to benefit  234 655 SASL users, as well as anyone wanting to learn SASL. The Dictionary will feature all SASL variations used at schools for the Deaf across the country, along with the relevant English term.   Read More...




Education, Enterprise
Image: Teen Entrepreneur Breakfast In August 2016, the SOSA team was invited to the Teen Entrepreneur, Awaken the Giant Within breakfast series.

Teen Entrepreneur is a non-profit organisation whose vision is to cultivate and promote an entrepreneurial spirit amongst high school learners across South Africa through interactive seminars, workshops, conferences, and exhibitions.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: The Active Citizen: The Spice of Life On Saturday, we celebrated World Honey Bee Day!

These little pollinators have been getting a lot of attention recently, and for a good reason. The plight of the honey bee reminds us of the essential nature of each piece of rare and beautiful life on our planet.   Read More...



Subscribe
Page 10 of 52First   Previous   5  6  7  8  9  [10]  11  12  13  14  Next   Last   
News Categories

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Copyright 2011 by WeCanChangeOurWorld   Terms Of Use  Privacy Statement