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COMPANY NEWS , Education
Image: World Hunger Day - Help Us Feed A Future! Did you know that more than 3 million children in South African experience chronic hunger every day?

Also, 66 million primary school children across the developing world attend classes hungry, 60% of which are girls.    Read More...




CHANGE MAKER
Image: Here’s the incredible, super human story of Riad Masoet How do you honor a hero who embodied the limitless boundaries of human potential?

A survivor of MS (multiple sclerosis) for 22 years, a brain cancer survivor for 8 years, a disabled crusader for human inclusion, universal access and social justice.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Youth
Image: A Better Version of Oneself The Story of Xhantilomzi Jacob

Xhantilomzi Jacob is just 25 years old and has lived to tell the tale of a short life marked by alcohol abuse, toxic patterns of masculinity and a random accident in his childhood that left him bedridden and uncertain about his ability to ever walk again.   Read More...




Safety & Security, Social & Community
Image: Alex youth take on gun violence - GunFree SA Shacks and flats along the avenues that make up Alexandra township are laden with high levels of violence.

In 2017/18, 90 people were murdered, up from the year before; the past year also saw an increase in other serious and violent crimes, including attempted murder, aggravated robbery, rape and sexual assault.

“It’s not nice walking around feeling unsafe or like something bad can happen to you at any minute. It’s exhausting and it’s time to bring change to Alex” Maryann Nobele – Youth Organiser   Read More...




HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: #Beating air pollution on World Environment Day 2019 This coming Wednesday, 05 June 2019, is World Environment Day, themed #BeatAirPollution.
The Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA) has recognised that this theme has come at a time that is specifically relevant to South Africa as a new Carbon Tax Bill which will come into effect as of 01 June 2019. The IWMSA is taking the opportunity to shed some light of this new piece of legislation and how it will affect business, consumers, and the environment.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: Technology lends a helping hand to special needs schools MiX Telematics donate Apple iPads and other technology equipment

MiX Telematics, in partnership with iSchoolAfrica, continues its commitment to empower teachers and learners with classroom practices and educational technology that assist learners to overcome some of their learning difficulties. MiX Telematics donated Apple iPads and other technology equipment to both the Vera School for learners with autism and the Alta du Toit school for learners with intellectual and physical difficulties.

 
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ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (PTY) LTD (SRSA), donated a 12-metre shipping container to enhance learning and working environment

Manufacturer of the popular Dunlop, Sumitomo and Falken tyre brands, Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (PTY) LTD (SRSA), donated a 12-metre shipping container to enhance the learning and working environment at the Siyathanda Creche near Ladysmith.    Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Women Empowerment
Image: Engen supports Caring4Girls at Sinenjongo High School Sinenjongo High Schoolone of 30 schools to benefit from Engen’s R2.5 million cash injection to the Imbumba Foundation’s Caring4Girls programme.

Caring4Girls visited the Cape Town school this month to provide female learners with sanitary towel packs to help keep them in school during their monthly cycles. 

 
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ALL THE NEWS , Funding, Sport
Image: Appeal for support : SA Children's Home Overcoming great obstacles in his life made him very determined to make a success of his career

We need R70,000 for the year to cover his accommodation.

One of our boys who completed his matric last year, is an orphan who has spent most of his boyhood in the Home. He completed his schooling on a scholarship at SACS and has been accepted at ETA College to study Sport Management this year.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Social & Community
Image: Robben Island Museum celebrates Africa Month by recognising African languages Robben Island served as the ideal setting for Africa Day 2019 by hosting the annual celebration of the formation of the Organisation of African Unity
Celebrating 25 years of democracy and freedom. Year of indigenous African languages. Each year the Africa month initiative encourages us to rethink what it is to be African and this year we are challenged to question the notion of categories of Africans divided along lines of culture and language.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Education, Women Empowerment
Image: Embrace Mother’s Day Connect Honours 4500 New Moms Embrace honoured new mothers across the country this past Mother’s Day through a programme launched four years ago known as Mother’s Day Connect.

The purpose of the initiative is to offer support to new mothers and help them adapt to motherhood within the first 1000 days after given birth.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Skills Development
Image: RISK AND REPUTATION FOR EMPLOYEE VOLUNTEERING Employee volunteering is still an immature industry in South Africa – but the sector is growing rapidly, and punching above its weight.

This is according to Andy Hadfield, CEO of forgood, a social impact online platform that connects people to causes. Hadfield recently moderated a panel discussion on employee volunteerism programmes, at the Trialogue Business in Society 2019 Conference.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Education, Health
Image: Menstrual Hygiene Day to Shine Spotlight on Period Poverty Prof. Thuli Madonsela is hard at work preparing to climb Mt Kilimanjaro. They will be trekking in aid of raising funds for sanitary wear and education

As the world prepares to commemorate Menstrual Hygiene Day on 28 May 2019 – also International Day of Action for Women's Health – a group of influential SA women, led by Prof. Thuli Madonsela, is hard at work preparing to climb Mt Kilimanjaro. They will be trekking in aid of raising funds for sanitary wear and education for young girls in SA.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Slow Food Launches an Action to Save the Bees Today’s species are facing extinction rates 100 to 1000 times higher than normal due to human impacts.

Slow Food launches an international “Slow Bees” action, aiming to rise in defense of pollinators and provide greater resonance, outreach and visibility to the threats bees and other pollinators, plants and biodiversity face today.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Education, Funding
Image: MYSCHOOL ANNOUNCES ‘21 YEARS OF GIVING BACK’ WINNERS 21 charities and schools across the country received cash donation of R100 000 to boost their good work in their communities.

In celebration of its 21st anniversary last year, MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet community loyalty programme launched the ‘21 years of Giving Back’ campaign with R2.1 million to give away to 21 causes.  Supporters were invited to nominate any South African charitable organisation or school that matters to them, even if they were not yet beneficiaries of the programme.  This has enabled 21 charities and schools across the country to each win a cash donation of R100 000 to boost their good work in their communities.     Read More...




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 , Education
Image: AFRICA SPECIAL NEEDS EDUCATION SUMMIT 2019 Leveraging on technology to achieve inclusive education!

Every individual deserves to receive a quality education. Education is a fundamental human right and a social good.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Enterprise
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, Women Empowerment
Image: Raising the voice of the young womxn voter The top four political parties were put to the feminist test, 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...



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...




ALL THE NEWS , Employment
Image: SRSA tackles township unemployment by supporting entrepreneurship The partnership will see a minimum of 25 containerised tyre fitment operations established across KZN, creating employment for approximately 100 youth

In an effort to drive sustainable township entrepreneurship, Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (Pty) Ltd  manufacturer of the iconic Dunlop, Sumitomo and Falken Tyre brands has partnered with the KZN Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs and iThala Development Finance Corporation in KZN.    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...


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