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HEADLINES, Education
Image: Community Chest and Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport sign historic R11.3 Million Agreement. The Year Beyond Programme is a partnership between the Western Cape Government and numerous NGOs and is aimed at improving educational outcomes as well as encouraging a culture of volunteerism. Funds will provide administrative services to one of its key programmes to ensure increased educational outcomes for youth in school and post school.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: In Support of Responsible Recycling 16 September marked National Recycling Day SA, which aims to increase awareness by educating community about social, environmental & economic benefits

Novus Holdings, the commercial printing and manufacturing company with head offices in Cape Town, identified the Oasis Association as a sustainable and aligned beneficiary to show their support of National Recycling Day SA.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Transformation
Image: Sea-rious about transformation Sea Harvest believes that successful transformation hinges on effective mentoring and coaching.

“It’s not enough to talk about transformation, businesses need to show shareholders, customers and especially government stakeholders that they are transformed,” says Sea Harvest Human Resources (HR) Director Mary-Lou Harry. With 50% of Sea Harvest’s top management and 70% of its senior management being black, the vertically integrated deep-sea fishing operation is serious about transformation.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: We're celebrating Greenpop's 7th birthday They say that 7-year cycles are significant and bring reflection and important shifts

I want to say a huge thank you for joining the Greenpop community in the past 7 years - you have been part of our formative years and I am deeply grateful for your part in getting us to this point. Every person who has opened our newsletter, attended an event, helped us with a project or gotten their hands dirty has played a part in getting us here - thank you!   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS
Image: Shared value project celebrates 16 000 trees this Arbor Month BOS Brands is making a positive change tohttp://www.wecanchange.co. our environment by planting trees in ‘under-green’ communities across the country.

01 September 2017, Johannesburg: South African Abor Week, which celebrates the beauty and importance of trees between 1-7 September every year, also promotes the need to plant and maintain trees across South Africa; it has done so since the 1970s.    Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: MYSCHOOL’S NEW DREAM2TEACH FUND FOR MATRICS Teaching is often described as ‘a calling’ because the teachers that have the biggest impact are the ones with a genuine passion and a special aptitud

But that drive to teach can get snuffed out in matriculants from disadvantaged communities if they can’t access the resources for a tertiary education.  This is not only a tragedy on an individual level.  A single teacher impacts a generation of learners, yet recent studies show our country has less than half the teachers we need. We all need to consider the benefits of supporting those with a dream to teach.

 
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COMPANY NEWS , Health
Image: Sasfin Cyclethon Spring into action for a good cause with the 2017 Sasfin Cyclethon at Melrose Arch

Want to celebrate spring with a bit of spinning action while doing your bit for charity at the same time? You can at the Sasfin Cyclethon, proudly hosted by Melrose Arch and powered by Planet Fitness on 16 September 2017, in support of the Smile Foundation and Hospice Wits.   Read More...




CHANGE MAKER
Image: Anne-Lise Bure Born in East Africa, social activist and adult educator, managing director of The Novalis Ubuntu Institute in Cape Town

With close to 30 years experience working in the sector of Civil Society.  She carries and lives a pioneering visit. The Novalis Ubuntu Institute in Cape Town, South Africa is a non-profit organization committed to acknowledging, honouring and nurturing the unique gifts, talents and inner resources of each individual.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: The power of reading Literacy Day is celebrated on Friday (08 September 2017), it is a day meant to raise consciousness about the high levels of illiteracy.

Twenty-nine years ago, Mustadafin Foundation introduced a literacy programme to those who were unable to read and write. Since then, the Foundation has made it their primary objective to actively promote literacy and education, as an instrument to empower individuals and communities.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Arts & Culture
Image: Brand-new Music and Arts Centre for Steenberg High School Steenberg High School’s brand-new Music and Arts Centre will be officially opened today, 01 September 2017.

The much-needed Centre was made possible by Coca-Cola Peninsula Beverages’ (CCPB) generous donation of R2.25 million, in partnership with the Rotary Club of Newlands who contributed to and managed the building project. The Centre will be a hub for all cultural activities at the school, and will also be used as a dance studio.   Read More...




Videos
Image: The Living Link - Creating Abilities from Disabilities

The Living Link is a non-profit organisation that caters for the intellectually disabled community regardless of race, gender and religious background. It aims to encourage, enhance and support the development of intellectually disabled adults, helping them attain a high quality of life. We support and assist with the inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities into society and facilitate their transition from school to work to independent living.   Read More...




Social & Community
Image: Tragic and Long-Lasting effects of child abuse

With child abductions, gang violence and rampant substance use making the news on a regular basis, we need not question what the negative effects on children are. We know for a fact from years of close observation – that a child’s innocence, feeling of safety and trust in the world has been radically shaken. After even one traumatic event, a child can be left with nightmares, be afraid of sudden noises and struggle to trust others. But when these events start to repeat, in a community that is soaked in these social ills our children need direct and urgent support.   Read More...




Education, Health
Image: Drug prevention programmes needed at schools

Children as young as six are exposed to and experimenting with substances like alcohol, dagga and glue. During Drug Awareness Week, which runs this week from 24 to 28 June, Hope House Counselling Centre is creating awareness around the impact that substances have on young people. The Cape Town based non-profit organisation runs prevention and intervention programmes at primary and high schools   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS
Image: Kayamandi Community loves the beautiful game Engen gives back to Kayamandi community

30 August, 2017

Engen Petroleum, South Africa’s favourite petrol station brand[1] is giving back to the Kayamandi community in Stellenbosch as part of an inventive outdoor advertising deal which  involves contributing a portion of their outdoor spend on upgrades to soccer facilities around the country.  The new sports upliftment centre was launched on August 30th by Andre Gabriels, Facilities Manager from the Department of Sports and Recreation.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS
Image: Community Chest: Building Dreams to Combat Tragedy. The tragedy of losing her father four years ago due to gang warfare cross fires while taking staff home in a company vehicle did not deter young Zeta

Upon hearing of Zeta’s plight, Community Chest Programme Manager Joan Daries contacted the school and family and got to know the circumstances intimately. Community Chest decided to sponsor a part of the cost of making this young woman’s life a little better after her painful tragedy.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: NAL’IBALI GETS THE NATION STORYTELLING THIS SEPTEMBER This September, and in commemoration of Literacy Month, Nal’ibali

The national reading-for-enjoyment campaign, is encouraging a wave of storytelling across the country with its third annual multilingual storytelling contest, Story Bosso. Placing a special focus on folktales in a bid to preserve this national treasure, the campaign will be hosting storytelling performances and events across the country for the month and is inviting members of the public, young and old, to join them by telling the traditional stories they remember being told, or to have fun making up new ones.   Read More...




HEADLINES
Image: Avon & Avon funding opportunity Gender based violence
Are you a South African Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) whose core focus is Gender Based Violence (GBV) issues?Does your NPO provide shelter, counselling, legal services, opportunities and a voice for survivors of GBV? We Are Looking For You!   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Disability
Image: SARDA hosts Fun Day Join us for an exciting day for the whole family in October, including riding displays from Monte Cavalo Stud Farm

There will be food trucks, beer, champagne & wine trucks, face painting, dog dancing, pony rides and more! Our featured events are riding displays featuring Darth Vader & Princess Leia and Queen Elsa and her white beauty. Photo opporrtunity with Elsa after the demo!   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: Communtiy Chest supports Cape flats schools Thales SA donates R1,7 million to Community Chest to advance STEM futures of 6 Cape Flats schools

French engineering company Thales has partnered with Community Chest by donating R1,7 million to help six schools on the Cape Flats increase their Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) capabilities.This partnership has resulted in the schools improving their results dramatically over the last 3 years of this 5 year partnership.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Youth
Image: Charlize and Trevor deliver hope and inspiration to South African youth It was an unforgettable day at Salesian Life Choices when two of South Africa’s brightest stars visited the NPO’s office

 Charlize has been a funder of Salesian Life Choices for a number of years through her Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project (CTAOP) and she was full of praise for the work that Life Choices do with youth from the Cape Flats.
The visit started in the newly renovated office in Landsdowne where they were introduced to the team and some students attending a coding course. The group then moved on to Oaklands High School for a highly entertaining “Straight Talks” session with Grade 9 learners as well as a visit to a mobile clinic in Langa that provides youth friendly HIV counselling and testing as part of the Health4Life programme.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Early Childhood Development (ECD)
Image: SASKO Bread Bags to be exchanged for 1 170 prizes 18 August 2017: In January 2017, SASKO launched its SASKO Siyasizana Daycare Project to assist daycares in the Mdantsane area with much-needed items

18 August 2017: In January 2017, SASKO launched its SASKO Siyasizana Daycare Project to assist daycares in the Mdantsane area with much-needed items for their daycares. In only six months, 180 participating daycares collected 145 000 SASKO bread bags. To acknowledge their hard work and perseverance, SASKO awarded 1 170 prizes today.    Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Funding
Image: Inyathelo course creates cadre of professional fundraisers South African non-profit organisations (NPOs) and higher education institutions (HEIs) face ongoing funding challenges
This is being addressed with professional training that is creating a growing cadre of qualified practitioners who can better attract much-needed resources. Inyathelo, The South African Institute for Advancement, has just held an accredited short course to build professional knowledge and practice (Cape Town, 17-22 July).The programme was developed in partnership with Rhodes University’s Business School and covers subjects ranging from communication and marketing to external relations and fundraising.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Enterprise
Image: Starting Chance Training and Development Improving Enterprise Sustainability

Fair Play Fun Day: How to fundraise R60 000. As part of our professional development workshops offered to our principals and their head teachers, we planned and executed a fun day across the 9 schools we support.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS
Image: Bulletproof Marriage at The Wedding Expo Bulletproof Marriage exhibits at The Wedding Expo to help couples live happily ever after

The bestselling relationship guide, Bulletproof Marriage: Your shield against divorce, will participate at The Wedding Expo to be held at the Ticketpro Dome in Northgate on 26 and 27 August 2017.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Godllywood Self Help teaches women to value themselves The July meeting of Godllywood Self Help continued the journey of self-discovery and personal growth, helping women invest in themselves.

By exploring common attitudes and behaviour, often prescribed by society as being the norm, women learn that these accepted practices do not always produce positive results. Each meeting women discover insights and find that small changes often result in powerful mindset shifts which improve their quality of life and help them find peace and renewed joy.

 
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ALL THE NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: The Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa Encourages people to consider waste as a valuable resource

South African non-profit association, the Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA), aims to change perceptions and encourage more people to consider waste as a valuable resource. The institute’s Eastern Cape branch hosted its regional waste conference, titled ‘Green is the new Gold’ at the World of Windows in the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium last week.

 
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HEADLINES, Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy
Image: Inyathelo secures R2 million funding to build NPO capacity South African NPOs (not for profit organisations) will continue to access vital advice and support from Inyathelo, the South African Institute for Advancement, thanks to a generous grant of US$150 000 (about R2 million) from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Education
Image: Soneike High School’s literacy programme receives a huge boost Mobile libraries donated by Novus Holdings are innovative, mobile and can be wheeled from one classroom to another.

Soneike High School situated in the Highbury area of Cape Town, was the proud recipient of three stunning mobile libraries sponsored by the commercial printing and manufacturing operation, Novus Holdings.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Women Empowerment
Image: What women face South African woman face unique challenges
It’s Women’s Month. A time to remember the courage and activism of the Women’s March and to celebrate women’s contribution to our democracy. But it is equally important to reflect on the challenges South African women continue to face and what can be done to combat this.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Education
Image: Engen KlevaKidz puts paraffin safety first Engen are South Africa’s leading supplier of paraffin, through the Laurel Paraffin brand.

The annual Engen KlevaKidz has kicked off with its unique brand of industrial theatre set to engage and educate learners across South Africa about the importance of paraffin safety. 

 
 
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ALL THE NEWS
Image: Cape Town Science Centre celebrates National Science Week The Cape Town Science Centre's contribution to NSW will be to do what it does best

The Cape Town Science Centre (CTSC) in Observatory are inviting both young and old to visit the centre free of charge on Sunday 6, Wednesday 9, & Saturday 12 August in celebration of National Science Week (NSW) 2017.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Women Empowerment
Image: ZipZap women's month celebration This rocking three night show is also about celebrating Zip Zap circus’s tenacious lady-team, in honour of Woman’s Month this August!

The 30, 31 August and 01 September is bringing you a collaboration of epic proportions taking place at the Artscape Theatre. 25LIVE will combine the rock-phenomenon, The Parlotones with dauntless stunts by Cape Town’s very own home-grown circus, Zip Zap.   Read More...




CHANGE MAKER
Image: Cleon Jordan In 1997 I was involved in a motor vehicle accident which left me paralyzed

The stigma attached to disability, the inaccessible environments, the blatant disregard and exclusion I felt from society made me question my value as a person. But it made me question more than just how much I valued myself.

 
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COMPANY NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Woolies employees collaborate to take #actionagainstpoverty This year international Mandela Day, celebrated on Nelson Mandela’s birthday, on the 18th of July, is urging people around the world to take action

People celebrate Mandela Day by donating 67 minutes of their time to a cause, as a symbol of the 67 years Mandela was in service to South Africa and its people.  As a responsible corporate citizen, Woolworths has always provided an opportunity for its employees to commemorate Mandela Day through a variety of initiatives.    Read More...




ALL THE NEWS
Image: Friends of Valkenberg Jennifer Chigome, We sit and chat in a cozy cafe on a blisteringly cold day in Muizenberg and sip on hot drinks and eat out of the oven cardamom cake.

 We sit and chat in a cozy cafe on a blisteringly cold day in Muizenberg and sip on hot drinks and eat out of the oven cardamom cake. Jennifer starts her story by telling me about her 3 sons, The eldest teaching English in Vietnam, another working in Dubai and travelling the world, the youngest completing his masters at UCT in social development.   Read More...




Social & Community
Image: International bestseller "Bulletproof Marriage" participates at The Wedding Expo in Durban

For the third consecutive year, visitors to The Wedding Expo in Durban will have the opportunity to benefit from wisdom contained in the international bestseller Bulletproof Marriage: Your shield against divorce. Written by counsellors Renato and Cristiane Cardoso, this practical relationship tool kit, has helped thousands of couples learn to love intelligently and approach relationship challenges in a business-like manner with a view to resolving them rather than resorting to divorce.    Read More...




Social & Community
Image: For UCKG volunteers, service is a way of life, making every day a Mandela Day

On 18 July 2017, which would have been Mandela’s 99th birthday, the internationally acclaimed statesman was remembered for many of his fine qualities, but perhaps most mentioned in media reports was his humanity. It was this concern for others, his desire to make the world a better place and his life of service that inspires volunteers to help change lives on Mandela Day.   Read More...




Education
Image: Bhongolethu Newsletter - July 2017 TERM 2 HIGHLIGHTS :

It is hard to believe we are already in Term 3. What a great year we have had so far. There have been a host of activities, visits and outings to keep our children and teachers busy.   Read More...




Education
Image: This Women’s Month, close to 1000 Mfuleni preschoolers will receive a boost to their education. This will be from the funds raised by a “Fair Play Fun Day” on 5th August 2017

Starting Chance, a non-profit organisation focused on giving children in early childhood a flying start to their educational journey, has joined hands with the nine educares it supports to have a combined fun day at the Mfuleni High School, in the Western Cape. Each school will be making a game using recycled material for the children to play at the fair. Starting Chance will be responsible for the food stalls.
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HEADLINES, Addiction & Substance Abuse
Image: SA Drug Policy Week How drugs and drug policy impact health and human rights. Expect controversial, lively and highly informed debate when some of the world’s leading researchers and experts on drugs policies engage in public discussions during SA Drug Policy Week 2017 (31 July - 4 August 2017) in Cape Town.Two open interactive sessions will take place on Tuesday 1 August and Thursday 3 August at UCT’s Kramer Building from 19h00. The topics? Drug policies, perceptions around drugs, drug use and the impact of drugs on society.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS
Image: News from the Nelson Mandela Foundation South Africans urged to make every day a Mandela Day

In marking Madiba’s birthday on 18 July, the Nelson Mandela Foundation invited all South Africans and citizens of the world to use Nelson Mandela International Day (Mandela Day) as a renewal of commitment to making a sustainable difference in the lives of those less fortunate.

 
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HEADLINES, Housing & Living Conditions
Image: Greenpeace surpasses target We’re excited to announce that we managed to surpass our target by raising R102 731.00 towards the solar powered streetlights in Diepsloot. This is huge, because the children’s streets will finally be safer, plus this will demonstrate how solar energy is the answer to South Africa’s energy needs. Here’s what happens next...   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS
Image: Clover News: East London Mama celebrates Madiba Day with opening of Community Tea Garden Clover Mama Afrika, Clover’s CSI project, together with one of their loyal project partners, MiX Telematics, show their support for Madiba Day

Clover Mama Afrika, Clover’s CSI project, together with one of their loyal project partners, MiX Telematics, have shown their support for Madiba Day by assisting Clover Mama Afrika’s, Mama Nondumiso Mpitimpiti, of the Step Ahead Bakery in Amalinda Forest, East London, with the launch of her brand-new tea garden.

 
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ALL THE NEWS , Skills Development
Image: SACAP Social Impact SACAP GRADUATES MAKE SOCIAL IMPACT July 2017 224 ‘Class of 2016’

SACAP GRADUATES MAKE SOCIAL IMPACT July 2017 224 ‘Class of 2016’ students recently celebrated their graduation from SACAP (The South African College of Applied Psychology). The event marked another significant cohort of qualified and work-ready counsellors and coaches entering the field in order to make a positive impact in South African communities and workplaces.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS
Image: Greenpop and Zambia Festival of Action Zambia Festival of Action Week Two inspires individuals from all around the globe

Week 2 of the Festival of Action has passed and we have had inspired individuals join us from Zambia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Brazil, America, Germany, Croatia, England, Canada and The Netherlands thus far. Together we planted trees, took eco-education to schools where we all learnt something new, expanded and maintained our food forests, built rocket stoves and created meaningful bonds with the diverse group of people that are working together during this project.    Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Disability
Image: Chaeli Campaign Mandella Day Challenge Mandela Day is all about inspiring people to help make a difference in the world - and that's exactly what The Chaeli Campaign will be doing this year

Mandela Day is all about inspiring people to help make a difference in the world - and that's exactly what The Chaeli Campaign will be doing this year on Mandela Day at Blue Route Mall. If you have a passion for arts and crafts, for helping people, or simply for getting involved, then we want you to come and join in the fun at Blue Route Mall from 10am - 5pm on 18 July.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Youth
Image: ZipZap A massive thank you to the National Lottery

A MASSIVE THANK YOU to the National Lotteries Commission for believing in our developmental work for young adults by funding our vocational training programme "Dare to Dream".   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Youth
Image: Sea Harvest More than 30 students in various fields of study receive bursaries

More than 30 students in various fields of study, ranging from musical theatre to civil engineering, received a Sea Harvest Foundation bursary during a handover event in Saldanha this past weekend.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Youth
Image: Cape Town youth shine at inspirational launch #LCBookLaunch On 30th June, Salesian Life Choices opened it doors for a night of joy, laughter, inspiration, a huge sense of hope & belief in youth and the future.

With MC Marco Spaumer and Danilo Aquisto leading the evenings events.  Youth, partners, artists, friends and staff came together to celebrate the brand new Life Choices Academy space and the launch of The Cape Town Youth book.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education, Youth
Image: Tsiba We continue to work towards building the structures that will support our young talent and future leaders of this country.

It is bittersweet that the barometer of our success in these areas is often only measured in challenging times like the recent storms and fires in the Western Cape where the TSiBA community rallied together. Stronger as a united force.   Read More...



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