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HEADLINES, Education
Image: Woolworths & MySchool launch Water Fund for schools - the LOVEH2O WATER FUND. In response to the National Government’s declaration that the drought in South Africa is a national disaster, Woolworths has announced a R1.5 million investment in water infrastructure for schools, and the launch of an ongoing MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet fund, the LOVEH2O WATER FUND.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: 250 schoolchildren receive new Qhubeka Bicycles during Absa Cape Epic These were funded by Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka (113) and by the 2017 Absa Cape Epic teams who raced for Qhubeka (137).

“We really value the support of our Epic riders, who not only push themselves to the limit, but also put huge efforts into raising funds and awareness for Qhubeka,” says Qhubeka Executive Director, Tsatsi Phaweni. “The 50 bicycles being distributed today are part of the 137 bicycles raised by our 2017 Epic teams in total (the remaining bicycles were distributed at another event yesterday). This year’s riders have already funded more than 130 bicycles, which is an enormous achievement considering that the event is not yet finished.”   Read More...




Employment
Image: Employment Consultant for The Living Link in Cape Town Training Centre for Young Adults With Mild Intellectual Disabilities

Training Centre for Young Adults With Mild Intellectual Disabilities

The Living Link plays two roles in facilitating the equal inclusion of people with mild intellectual disabilities into society:

  1. Life and work skills training for young adults (18-35 years old)
  2. Supportive Employment Services for graduates and other people with mild intellectual disabilities

The Living Link needs to fill the position of Employment Consultant of the Cape Town Branch for as soon as possible. This is a part-time, consultant position with the possibility of becoming permanent as The Living Link grows.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Animal Welfare
Image: Rescue Case of the Month :  BILLY This boy has made a tremendous transformation. Billy that is +/- 5 years old arrived at our Epping branch in a terrible state...

He was super thin; undernourished; scared and had a skin problem. He has since blossomed into a loving and healthy boy and he has truly crept into all our hearts. All that Billy needs now is the purfect place called home! Please click HERE to see more about Billy's transformation.

Be that special person who takes Billy home by contacting EPPING Robert on adopte@aacl-ct.co.za or 071 000 1557   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Offenders and Ex-offenders rehabilitation, Social & Community
Image: Launch of the SAB Foundation Social Innovation and Disability Empowerment Awards 2018 We’ve kicked off 2018 with a bang and are excited to announce the call to entry for the eighth annual SAB Foundation Social Innovation & Disability...

We’ve kicked off 2018 with a bang and are excited to announce the call to entry for the eighth annual SAB Foundation Social Innovation and Disability Empowerment Awards.

These awards invest in entrepreneurs and social innovation that benefit women and youth, people in rural areas or people with a disability. We find, support and scale social innovations – through challenge funding and tailored mentorship – which can directly and indirectly improve quality of life.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: Intense motivational talks with learners at Maths Centre Head Office Maths Centre (MC) projects are designed to correct, restore & enhance education for maximum impact.

MC is embarking to motivate more and more learners to take and pass Maths and Science as a subject, particularly in the quantile 1-3 schools. Despite the current low state of maths and science uptake in schools, there is much that can be done to encourage interest.  The best way to do this is through education.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Health
Image: How consumers should dispose of food that may contain Listeria The Institute of Waste Management of SA would like consumers to be aware of the safe disposal method of food that may be contaminated.
The Health Minister, Aaron Motsoaledi, announced that notices of safe recall had been issued to Enterprise Foods in Polokwane and Rainbow Chicken Limited in Sasolburg due to traces of Listeria being found at these production facilities, the announcement has caused further public concern and outcry.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Applications open for June 2018 intake ! Great news: The Living Link is opening its applications for our June 2018 intake!

Minimum applicant requirements may be found in the attached document “Candidate Requirements”.

 Feel welcome to contact me with any requests or queries.

Claire Germiquet
Manager of The Living Link - Cape Town
Tell: 021 532 1812

www.thelivinglink.co.za   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education, Employment
Image: Pursue a career in peace building through Rotary International It’s that time of year again where Rotary International are looking for their next Peace Fellowship representative

Are you keen to pursue a career in peace building and the opportunity to study abroad? Through Rotary International’s Peace Fellowship you may just have the opportunity to do both. Apply before the end of May 2018 to stand a chance of being selected to participate in this prestigious program.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Education
Image: Wolworths & My School Shining light on literacy in SA Every festive season, Woolworths and MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet embark on a special drive to raise funds in order to make a meaningful life-long impact on children in need. Over December 2017, for the second year in a row, they raised funds for Shine Literacy.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: No-Pay MBA The option of a No-Pay MBA might sound off kilter to many people, but thanks to open source technology it is now a reality.

Self-motivated young professionals aiming to pursue a business education, without going into debt, can now access the innovative option through the guidance and tutelage of a South African NGO and one of South Africa’s leading innovators in the field of executive development.   Read More...




Videos
Image: The Message - Vision Night Recap

We had so much fun at our annual Vision Night event on the 27th of Feb. We appreciate and value everyone that came, supported, and partnered with us!

For those of you that had pictures made in front of our banner before the event, please click here to find and download yours!   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education, Safety & Security
Image: THIS APP NEEDS TO BE AVAILABLE TO EVERY CHILD TODAY - The Guardian Anonymous Reporting App ... It has been developed for use in schools to safeguard children, to allow them to speak out on issues that they would otherwise be too scared to talk.

The Guardian Anonymous Reporting App

In 2017, we met with Principles of the world at ICP (International Conference of Principles) in Cape Town. The response to our internationally patented, “Guardian Anonymous Reporting App” was phenomenal.  It has been developed for use in schools to safeguard children, to allow them to speak out on issues that they would otherwise be too scared to talk about (such as bullying, drugs, sexual assault etc.), but anonymously. This may be challenges that they are facing, or secrets about friends that they are too scared to disclose for fear of violating friendship trust.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Cape Town Cycle Tour: A race to uplift local communities This year the Cape Town Cycle Tour (CTCT) is expected to raise a charitable surplus in excess of R10 million.

The world’s largest individually timed cycle tour raises a large amount of funds in entry fees and sponsorships. This year the Cape Town Cycle Tour (CTCT) is expected to raise a charitable surplus in excess of R10 million. The funds do not profit only a single person or committee though: they are poured into community initiatives that make a lasting impact.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community, Sport
Image: Quinton Fortune Visits Grassroot Soccer Soccer player Quinton Fortune returns and visited Grassroot Soccer’s innovative adolescent health and soccer programming in Khayelitsha, Cape Town

Former Manchester United star and renowned South Africa soccer player Quinton Fortune returned home to South Africa and visited Grassroot Soccer’s innovative adolescent health and soccer programming in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. Fortune’s impressive career has included massive success with Manchester United and participation in the 1998 and 2002 FIFA World Cup competitions.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community, Sport
Image: New wheelchair event a success at Cape Town Cycle Tour Lifecycle Week Lifecycle Week, the week leading up to the CTCT presents an opportunity for people from all walks (or wheels) of life to participate in this event

Lifecycle Week, the week leading up to the Cape Town Cycle Tour (CTCT) on Sunday, 11 March 2018, presents an opportunity for people from all walks (or wheels) of life to participate in this iconic event. Approximately eighty people with disabilities participated in the Cape Town Cycle Tour’s newest, pilot event yesterday: a wheelchair route of almost 3 kilometres around Green Point Stadium. It served as an opportunity for participants to raise funds for the Cape Town Association for Physically Disabled (CT APD) by collecting sponsorships for each wheelchair.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Faith-based, Social & Community
Image: Bulletproof Marriage offers relationship counselling at The Wedding Expo Visitors to The Wedding Expo can benefit from non-judgemental, confidential relationship guidance.

Visitors to The Wedding Expo which will be held at the Ticketpro Dome in Northgate on 10 and 11 March 2018, can benefit from free, non-judgemental, confidential relationship guidance from couples who have learned to love intelligently by applying wisdom contained in the international bestseller Bulletproof Marriage: Your shield against divorce.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Social & Community
Image:  Chinese New Year at Radisson Blu to support Water for Paws. Tobago’s Restaurant and Terrace at Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront celebrates the Chinese New Year 2018, The Year of the Dog.

This traditional festive celebration revolves around food and drink, families and good friends.
Chinese New Year Celebratory Menu   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Games galore for children at Rotary Club of Claremont’s Fun Frenzy Over 160 youngsters from various Child and Youth Care Centres and schools attended Fun Frenzy

The event is an initiative of the Rotary Club of Claremont and its affiliated clubs, including Claremont Rotaract (for 18 to 30 year-olds), the Claremont Inner Wheel Club (for female volunteers) and five school Interact clubs: Claremont High School, Herschel Girls’ School, Bishops Diocesan College, South African College School (SACS) and San Souci Girls’ High School.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Funding
Image: How to Reduce Your Tax Burden It is possible to reduce your tax, while improving your community through tax-deductible donations.

Businesses and individuals can donate up to 10% of taxable income to Public Benefit Organisations like U-turn (PBO 930003854) before February 28, and claim tax deduction on this donation.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Education
Image: Sacrifice for your studies, top Gauteng matric advises class of 2018 Gauteng’s top Engen Maths and Science Schools (EMSS) 2017 matriculant Esther Shuping had two secret weapons to ensure her success.

Her mother Puleng Shuping and the brilliant EMSS teachers helped her secure a clean sweep of straight A's. And although Esther begun her B. Pharmacy studies at Wits University earlier this month, she is still chasing her dream of becoming a doctor, and plans to swap to medicine in 2019.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Faith-based
Image: Godllywood Self Help asks women which voices you are listening to? The meeting was held in Johannesburg and live streamed to all provinces and neighbouring African countries.

The purpose of Godllywood Self Help is to encourage women to look at different areas of their lives and identify aspects which could be improved or changed to enable them to live as fulfilled and successful women of God. Each meeting motivates women to strive for, and achieve excellence in all they undertake, mentoring them to be exemplary role models in society.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education, Social & Community
Image: Dark clouds, Silver linings – a hack to build a better future out of this Water Crisitunity! Broadly defined, hacking is creative problem solving (and does not have to involve technology).

Concerned organisations and citizens, business leaders, home-owners, scientists, design shapers, among others will be taking part in a glocal (global + local) Hackathon on Saturday, 24 and Sunday, 25 February 2018 at the Cape Town Science Centre in Observatory. In addition to the Hackathon, the two-day event will consist of a variety of activities, all with a focus on creating awareness and the sharing of ideas to provide solutions to the current water stresses facing Cape Town, immediately, and into the future. This is an event for all of Cape Town’s citizens.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Education
Image: Lotus River learner takes top honours in the Western Cape The Engen Maths and Science Schools aim to address key national skills shortages in engineering and other technical fields.

Claremont High School matriculant Uri Engelbrecht did it for the Western Cape when he was named the third best performer nationally - and tops in the province – beating out more than 550 other Engen Maths and Science Schools (EMSS) participants.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: APPEAL - Living Link Requires New Job Sampling Sites for Training in Johannesburg & Cape Town If you have a company or know of an organisation or company that could be a job sampling site please contact ...

The Living Link in Johannesburg & Cape Town are looking for new job sampling sites to continue offering different work experiences for the students.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Government
Image: Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation congratulates its founder, Cyril Ramaphosa, on his election as President The management and staff of Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation and its partner entities, Adopt-a-School, Kagiso Shanduka Trust, Cyril Ramaphosa Education Trust and Black Umbrellas, congratulates our founder, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa, on his election as President of the Republic of South Africa.   Read More...



HEADLINES, Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy
Image: Integrity Idol South Africa-Nelson Mandela Foundation "Naming and faming is so much more useful than naming and shaming,” said Jean Scrimgeour, Strategy and Operations Manager at Accountability Lab, as she proudly announced the launch of Integrity Idol in South Africa, the sixth country to participate in the initiative. Accountability Lab is running the campaign in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Foundation, LifeCo UnLtd and the Democracy Works Foundation.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity, Health
Image: C-suite sets an Action Agenda in Davos CEO Leadership on the Global Sanitation Crisis-world leaders gathered to discuss economic, social and political agendas at the World Economic Forum

The acceleration of sanitation systems that are designed for inclusion, circularity and to leverage new technology trends such as big data and the internet of things requires new levels of business and societal leadership today to realise benefits in this decade.    Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Early Childhood Development (ECD), Education
Image: SEA HARVEST supports the opening of New Grade R School in Diazville, Saldanha The Sea Harvest Foundation and local community addressing the issue of ECD.

In support of early childhood development (ECD) in schools, Sea Harvest in partnership with the Western Cape Education Department launched three pre-Grade R and Grade R classrooms in the Diazville community of Saldanha Bay for approximately 100 learners.
 

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COMPANY NEWS
Image: TNPA Congratulates Matriculants, Awards 2018 Bursaries TNPA’s successful, long-running partnership with Lawhill provides essential financial support for deserving but disadvantaged young people.

Four out of six learners who completed their matric studies as Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) bursary holders at  the prestigious Lawhill Maritime Centre at Simon’s Town High School, achieved a total of 10 distinctions in the 2017 matric examinations.
In addition, a third of the 24 high schools TNPA has ‘adopted’ across the country achieved pass rates of 80% and above.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Coca-Cola Peninsula Beverages to pursue ways to help with the provision of water to Cape Town This forms part of its commitment to helping the City mitigate the impact of Day Zero.
The “prepared water” will be provided in a 2-litre recyclable PET bottle, said Priscilla Urquhart, Public Affairs and Communications Manager at CCPB. The bottles will be clearly marked “not for resale” and would also be produced to supply to emergency sites as determined by the Provincial Task Team on Water and the Disaster Risk Management team.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Sport
Image: COOL PLAY - 3/2 - DAY AT HAMILTONS 10’S RUGBY TOURNAMENT On the 3rd of February, a very hot Saturday I was privileged to be invited to be part of the CoolPlay day at Hamilton’s Rugby 7’s Club.

The Laureus Sport for Good Foundation together with the Zando Cape Town 10s hosted a proactive and inspiring coaching clinic for CoolPlay children at Hamiltons Rugby Club. CoolPlay was establish in early 2000 and uses sport to teach life-skills to school children often lacking in stable and supportive family structures.    Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Sustainability
Image: Symphonia for South Africa one of the best NGOs in the world Rated as one of the 100 best NGOs in the world, say the independent analysts who created the 2018 Geneva Rankings.

Symphonia’s ranking – 97 of 500 – was made public last week by the independent group NGO Advisor. The rankings following a process to identify the 500 top NGOs in the world. It is the first time that Symphonia and its flagship project – the Partners for Possibility programme – have been rated.

Read more ...   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Skills Development
Image: Clover Mama Afrika receives yet another pestigious award Clover Mama Afrika has been awarded the ‘Play Your Part’ Award at the 2018 South African Premier Business Awards which took place in Sandton

This award recognises business excellence and honours enterprises that promote the spirit of success and innovation as well as job creation, good business ethics and quality.  The South African Premier Business Awards is an annual event hosted by the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) in partnership with Proudly South African and Brand South Africa.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Enterprise
Image: Championing stakeholder relationships with data-driven solutions Corporate South Africa has over the past year learned many lessons in reputation management and the real value of stakeholder relationships.

“Last year we saw a number of well-known corporates lose reputational ground. We saw how ethical business conduct plays an important role in determining stakeholder perceptions of an organisation and now, more than ever before, data-driven reputation solutions need to be top of the mind when formulating stakeholder communication strategies for large and small firms alike,” says Regine le Roux, Managing Director of leading reputation research organisation Reputation Matters.   Read More...




Videos
Image: Community Womens Action Group

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HEADLINES, Enterprise
Image: Annual Stats Show Companies Pushing Hard For Transformation At The Top Annual statistics for top leadership placements in South Africa has for the second year in a row shown a sustained increase in race and gender transformation. Jack Hammer, rated as one of the Top 3 executive search firms in the country, says there has been an 8% increase in BEE appointments last year, building on the near 10% increase logged the year before.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Enterprise, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: WE INSPIRE A BUILT ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH PEOPLE & PLANET THRIVE GBCSA's 10 Years of Inspiring Better Buildings Publication - claim your free member copies

GBCSA's 10 Years of Inspiring Better Buildings coffee table book tells the stories of the first ten years of the GBCSA.  It captures the context, initiators, early adopters, innovators, and the buildings that inspired a generation and enabled South Africa to become regarded among the leaders in green building world wide.    Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Great successes in 2017  -  But what about Corporate Social Investment ? One may feel 2017 was a bit of a mixed bag. While politics probably comes to the fore, South Africa had many great successes during the year.

CSI is often an afterthought, but Clover’s corporate sustainability initiative is far more than a few cheque handovers or a once-off food parcel delivery. A full team of passionate and productive women fly the CSI flag high for Clover, running the successful Clover Mama Africa Project.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Education
Image: Digital platform offers free maths and science resources What innovative teaching programmes are making a difference in under-resourced schools? How relevant are global educational rankings to SA conditions

These are just some of the topics addressed on a free online knowledge hub that offers extensive information on improving maths and science education in South African schools. The portal mainly targets companies wishing to get involved in corporate social investment (CSI) projects, as well as those that are already invested and want to stay abreast of the latest initiatives and findings. It’s also ideal for educators, researchers, philanthropists and media.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Employment, Social & Community
Image: Community Mama's in Clover after taking Trialogue Strategic CSI Award. Clover Mama Afrika CSI project, worthy winner of the 2017 Trialogue Strategic CSI Award.

Launched in October 2004, Clover's CSI programme provides training in skills such as cooking, baking, sewing, welding and food gardening. The 'mamas' pass these skills on to others in their communities, and also receive the necessary equipment and infrastructure to create local industry centres, based on their honed skills.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , HIV/AIDS, Sport
Image: Stars Come Out to Mark World AIDS Day at Grassroot Soccer Gala David Beckham and Rachel Riley headlined fundraising event on1st December, to mark this year’s World AIDS Day.

Celebrities, footballers, and leaders in business and media came together to support a fundraising gala evening for Grassroot Soccer at 8 Northumberland, in London’s West End. Grassroot Soccer uses soccer as a platform to educate over 2 million young people in 50 countries around the world about health issues, including the dangers and preventative measures of one of the greatest health challenges in Africa: AIDS. More than 300 guests attended and the World AIDS Day Gala raised £600,000, which will make a significant impact in the lives of thousands of youth.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Funding, Sport
Image: Three Dimension Data for Qhubeka riders finish in front group Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka were well poised for the finale with 3 riders positioned in the group of favourites.

Team Dimension Data For Qhubeka

Founded in 2007, Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka became the first ever African cycling team to gain a WorldTour license, in 2016. In the team’s palmares you can find a Milan-Sanremo victory, numerous stage wins at the Tour de France and Vuelta a Espana, two Tour of Britain GC victories, and 36 National Championships. The team has bases in South Africa, the Netherlands and Italy. It’s also known as Africa’s Team due to its focus on helping African talents to the world stage of cycling. The team races to raise funds for the Qhubeka Charity to change lives with bicycles in Africa. #DoYourPart and gift a bicycle or part of a bicycle, by clicking here.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: World Read Aloud Day 2018  : Help 1 million children benefit from the joy of story Taking place on Thursday 1 February, the campaign is calling on the nation’s support as it aims to break its read-aloud record.

Nal’ibali’s World Read Aloud Day is becoming one of the biggest literacy drives in South Africa, reaching thousands of children and adults every year in its bid to raise awareness of the importance of reading aloud for children’s literacy development and school success. Taking place on Thursday 1 February, the campaign is calling on the nation’s support as it aims to break its read-aloud record by reaching one million children or more across the country.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Health, Sport
Image: Engen and SuperSport United, join the PinkDrive to raise cancer awareness The plight of men and women fighting breast cancer is ongoing; consequently, Engen and SuperSport United along with the Pink Drive association.

Engen and their football partners SuperSport United, along with the PinkDrive association have joined forces to raise awareness around breast cancer.
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ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: Fees Have Fallen - at TSiBA! Fees Must Fall has always been TSiBA’s ethos and a reality for our students who ONLY PAY WHAT THEY CAN AFFORD - the rest being funded by scholarships.

Being mindful of the predicted scramble for free university education in the coming weeks, TSiBA Education has made additional scholarships available to help the critical national shortage for funded spaces at our universities.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Health, HIV/AIDS
Image: World Aids Day 2017 On the 1st December 2017 Marang a Letsatsi OVC in collaboration with Kuyasa Library and ChildLine commemorated the World Aids Day (WAD)

During the programme Mr Lungelo Masiza from Marang A Letsatsi educated the audience about HIV/Aids, what it is, how is it transmitted, who is at risk, how can it be prevented, what treatment is available ?   Read More...




HEADLINES, Enterprise
Image: SA companies invest over R9 billion in CSI Despite challenging economic conditions, South African companies are estimated to have invested over R9 billion in corporate social investment (CSI) in the 2016/2017 financial year – compared to R1.5 billion 20 years ago. This represents a 105% real increase over the 20 years.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Education, Youth
Image: Educating and empowering vulnerable children and youth Please meet Mihlali, one of our inspiring young students. She is one of the 200 young students who attends the Salesian School of Skills.

Mihlali lives in a neighborhood where gangs, drugs and violence are an everyday reality. It’s not safe she told us. Mihlali was struggling at her last school and the Teachers dealing with already overcrowded classes, could not afford to spend any time with her. Her mother knew she would be left behind.

Please listen to her story.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community, Youth
Image: Over 500 youngsters play cricket on Muizenberg Beach The Festival is a key event for identifying new cricketing talent in Cape Town.

Cricket coaches from the NGO Sporting Chance, helped the enthusiastic youngsters to hone their ball skills and a team from the Gary Kirsten Cricket Academy identified youngsters with promise who could benefit from additional cricket coaching and opportunities throughout the year.   Read More...



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