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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...




ALL THE NEWS , Agriculture/Food, Food security
Image: FoodForward Unitrans lends a helping hand to FoodForward SA and Home from Home

Unitrans have been creating innovative supply chain solutions since 1962 and believe in establishing long term partnerships with their customers.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Reliance Compost Reliance Compost won a gold Eco-Logic Award in the Recycling and Waste Management category

Reliance Compost won a gold Eco-Logic Award in the Recycling and Waste Management category, This award recognises a policy, programme, or project that has demonstrably contributed to a greater public understanding and participation in waste reduction, re-use, and recycling.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Animal Welfare
Image: AACL Update We are supaw excited to announce Project Puppy at the Bellville branch of Animal Anti-Cruelty League! At AACL Bellville the Adoptions department cares for and rehome stray and unwanted dogs and cats. Due to uncontrolled breeding, puppies forms a big number of the animals we receive on a daily basis.   Read More...


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