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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 , Disability, 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...




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...



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...




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 , Disability
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...



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...




COMPANY NEWS , Disability, 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...



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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Disability, 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...




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...




Disability
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...




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...



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