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ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Wine auction raises over a quarter of a million Rand for sea rescue Another Rotary success

“We are incredibly grateful for the wonderful support shown by the Rotary Clubs of Newlands and Table Bay for the last 21 years,” says Krista Lazzari, NSRI Fundraiser. “Thanks to the generous donations, sponsorships and money raised through these auctions, we have been able to kit out a number of our rescue stations with new vehicles, rescue craft and other much-needed rescue equipment,” adds Lazzari.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Join Mustadafin Foundation in spreading joy this festive season The festive season is around the corner and Western Cape non-profit organisation, Mustadafin Foundation is calling on the community.

Help put a smile on children’s faces by donating gifts to the less fortunate. The Foundation plans on making the festive season holidays a memorable one by providing age-appropriate gifts to 1000 children, between the ages of one and 18 years old, who are part of their Isibindi Child Care Programme in Tafelsig.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy
Image: LEADERS IN GIVING HONOURED AT 10th INYATHELO PHILANTHROPY AWARDS Five outstanding South Africans, working in fields as diverse as education and surfing, were honoured on Thursday 3 November for their contributions to sustainable social change. The awardees were acknowledged at the tenth annual philanthropy awards of Inyathelo, The South African Institute for Advancement, in Cape Town.   Read More...



HEADLINES, Education, Enterprise
Image: Woolworths celebrates 85 years of quality by giving back R1 million to education Woolworths today announced that it is marking its 85th anniversary by partnering with the MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet fundraising programme in order to provide 50 educational bursaries of R20 000 each, totaling R1 million.   Read More...



HEADLINES, Funding
Image: The National Lotteries Commission (NLC) introduces an open call for applications in October 2016 The following press statement was issued by the National Lotteries Commission : Pretoria, 29 September 2016 . The National Lotteries Commission (NLC) introduces an open call for applications in October 2016, moving away from the previous model of “Call for Applications” for funding good causes.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Early Childhood Development (ECD)
Image: Cape Town EMBRACE Transforms Company's Garden for Universal Children's Day

In celebration of Universal Children’s Day this November, Cape Town EMBRACE – a new social movement aimed at closing societal divides in the Mother City, will be transforming the Company’s Garden in Cape Town into an interactive and fun-filled experience designed especially for children on Saturday the 19th. Inviting children and the adults from across Cape Town to join them free of charge, the experience has been designed to show children that they too have a place in the city and remind the adults who care for them just how magical and important their children are.   Read More...




Education, Social & Community
Image: A ‘gentle way’ out of poverty In an area where alcohol abuse, illiteracy and school drop outs are widespread, Goedgedacht uses a variety of activities and programmes.

This is to guide children away from a life of despondency and offer them opportunities to put an end to generational cycles of poverty through their POP (Path Out of Poverty) programme. One of the many avenues they use is Judo, otherwise known as ‘the gentle way’.   Read More...




Sport, Youth
Image: Soccer for Change If you know anything about this beautiful country of ours, you will know that we are soccer-loving nation.

When the PSL season begins, stadiums fill up with brightly clothed supporters from all walks of life. Soccer is a language everyone can understand and it is what unites us. Soccer has also been one of the sporting disciplines that has the ability to transform the lives of at-risk children and teenagers and place them on the world’s stage.   Read More...




Education, Enterprise
Image: SOSA Abroad The University of California, Los Angeles - known commonly as UCLA - is located in the foothills of Beverly Hills, California

This may seem like a distant place for SOSA Investments to have representation; However, when analysed further one can note that UCLA is ranked as the most sustainable university in the world, and thus is the perfect location to learn about cutting edge, renewable energy ideas.   Read More...




Oct 2016

NID’s department for the care of Deaf adults with multiple disabilities (Lewensruimte) celebrated its 38th birthday earlier this year. The celebration of this exceptional milestone was continued with their annual fete and “tarentaaldrop” which was held on 01 October and provided great entertainment for residents, staff and the public. The crowning of Mr and Miss Adult Care on 21 October was once again a highlight on the annual calendar. Phil-Jaco Morris and Rianne Pretorius was named this year’s winners.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: GBCSA appoints new CEO and Chair The Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) announced the appointment of sustainability expert Dorah Modise (previously Nteo) as CEO..

The Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) announced the appointment of sustainability expert Dorah Modise (previously Nteo) as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the highly experienced Rudolf Pienaar as its new Non-Executive Board Chair and Faieda Jacobs as Non-Executive Deputy Chair.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS
Image: We're On a Buzz About Buggies ... and our big buzz is the planning for the Cape Town Cycle Tour 2017. We have identified the 3 young warriors to experience the Cycle Tour.

But that's not all...  we are elated to have 3 super-human cyclists step forward to volunteer their time, muscles and care to pull the children in the buggies on the world's largest timed cycling event's 109km course. In fact, we have another offer of muscles, so we're hoping to add a 4th team. So keep an eye on our next newsletters as we introduce you to the teams and keep you posted on our progress.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS
Image: Edcon – Proud Principal Sponsor of Casual Day NCPPDSA is proud to have Edcon as principal sponsor of Casual Day from 2013.

The National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities in SA (NCPPDSA) :Edcon has participated in Casual Day for some years and made a contribution to the sponsorship budget in 2012. This year Edcon has committed to a three-year contract as principal sponsor, with the aim of rising R6 million in sticker sales at all Edcon stores and overall, to contribute R11 million towards the project over the period.
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ALL THE NEWS , Enterprise
Image: Name change for The Amy Biehl Foundation At the commemoration of the 23 years since the tragic death of Amy Biehl the South African Amy Biehl Foundation announced a name change.

At the commemoration of the 23 years since the tragic death of Amy Biehl the South African Amy Biehl Foundation announced a name change and will in future be known as the Amy Foundation.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS
Image: Engen & Work4You working to help young adults with disabilities. Engen joined Work4You for their 10th Anniversary dinner to celebrate their support for an NGO making an impact in an area of vital need.

Since 2006, Cape-based Work4You has helped train 80 young adults with intellectual disabilities in order for them to gain relevant work experience, which can lead to full-time employment. A total of 98 placements have been achieved in this time, with some members having more than one job.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS
Image: Would you run for Children with Disabilities? Children with disabilities thus desperately need support from businesses and individuals to promote and protect their rights.

In South Africa, every child has a right to life and education. Children with disabilities struggle to utilise this right due to discrimination and exclusion and a shortage of basic resources and needs like food, transport, caregivers and even nappies. The Human Rights Watch records an estimated 600, 000 children with disabilities that are out of school.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Wola Nani fund-raising book sale at Howard Centre Books, CDs and DVDs will be available at the pop-up fundraiser : Monday October 24th to Sunday 30th.

Proceeds will be going to support the NGO’s work with women, orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) affected by the Aids crisis.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Sport
Image: Cape Town Cycle Tour 2017 - Giving the Gift of Adventure We aim to give the #GiftOfAdventure to some new young warriors, enabling them to share in the spirit of the Cape Town Cycle Tour.

We are thrilled to announce that Warrior On Wheels Foundation now has our own charity group in 2017 Cape Town Cycle Tour – the largest timed cycling event in the world. In 2013, through our engaging with the organisers at the Cape Town Cycle Tour, permission was granted, and the rules changed to allow for children with disabilities to participate in the iconic event towed in buggies.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Netcare implements trauma injury prevention (TIP) training workshops with Qhubeka TIP training workshops improve cycling safety within communities where Qhubeka distributes bicycles in partnership with World Vision.

Qhubeka is registered non-profit organisation that uses bicycles to help people and communities move forward. To achieve sustainable success in using bicycles to improve people’s lives, the organisation believes it’s important to teach bicycle beneficiaries how to use their bicycles safely.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Enterprise
Image:  Zespri Kiwifruit looks for South Africa’s First “Zesprineur” First of its kind programme for the company & aims at young SA entrepreneurs by supporting them before they go to market on their own.

Zespri International Limited, the world's largest marketer of kiwifruit, has partnered with SAGDA (South African Graduates Development Association) and The Star Workplace to launch an entrepreneurship programme called, “Zesprineur.”   Read More...




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.
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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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...



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