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ALL THE NEWS , Youth
Image: Activate enquires Is short-term employment a possible solution to SA's youth unemployment crisis?

 

 Currently, the youth unemployment rate in South Africa is 50.09% - the highest in the world.  Even though it has decreased from 54.20 in the third quarter of 2016, it is still quite high considering the fact that about 48% of young South Africans are unemployed.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Social & Community
Image: The Cyril Ramaphosa Education Trust celebrates 21 years of upliftment Current students and alumni of the Cyril Ramaphosa Education Trust (CRET) gathered at Mr Ramphosa’s wildlife farm in Bela Bela in Limpopo over the weekend to celebrate the 21st anniversary of one of his first educational initiatives. The event recognised past and present achievers. “We are all challenged to give back to the society that has made us and shaped us into what we are today,” said Ramaphosa in his address to the guests.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Youth
Image: Salesian Life Choices - June Campaign | 30 Stories in 30 Days Cape Town's Youth - From Victims to Victors : Stories Campaign to celebrate South Africa’s National Youth Month.

In June 2014, Salesian Life Choices launched a ’30 Stories in 30 Days Campaign’ to celebrate South Africa’s National Youth Month.

The campaign shares one inspirational story a day for the month of June, honoring the youth of today and their life struggles.
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ALL THE NEWS , Crime & Corruption
Image: When darkness falls... Thieves hide easily in the darkness, preying on those who begin their walk to work before dawn and return after nightfall.

Robbery is the most common crime in Diepsloot, a place where most every door is flimsy and each pathway a peril. Think about the children living here.

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COMPANY NEWS
Image:  SAB Foundation and HeePD assist people with disabilities to enter the job market The SAB Foundation is committed to supporting projects aimed at uplifting people with disabilities and HeePD is absolutely groundbreaking.

[June 2017] The SAB Foundation has formed a partnership with HeePD (Hub Employment Ecosystems for People with Disabilities), with a contribution of R2 100 000. Launched in February 2017, HeePD seeks to benefit people with disabilities by creating a Hub ecosystem that provides employment, enterprise and innovation, including job prospects and placements for corporate partners.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Social & Community
Image:  From success to success: Handing over the baton “Relationships have been the cornerstone of everything we do,” says Robertson. Through partnerships with the Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust (CTCTT) and donations from the Club directly, almost R 2.5 million has been channelled to other Rotary clubs in Rotary District 9350 (Western Cape, Namibia and Angola) during the 2016/2017 financial year.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Animal Welfare
Image: Quality reassurance Public seem to think that welfare organisations, especially those with veterinary hospitals, are there to provide cheap services

Many members of the public seem to think that welfare organisations, especially those with veterinary hospitals, are there to provide cheap services using cheap materials and expired drugs. They also seem to think that our veterinarians aren’t real veterinary doctors, our staff are volunteers and the care of animals is questionable when with us. They also seem to think that we are obliged to help them, mostly for free and whenever they walk through our doors.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community, Youth
Image: CAPE TOWN YOUTH BOOK Stunning book about Cape Town Youth will move and inspire

We’re often told the voices of the youth should be heard and during National Youth Month in June, many organisations make an effort to highlight the plight of the youth. One organisation, Salesian Life Choices, has gone beyond the hype to actually give young people from Cape Town a chance to tell their stories and share the reality of their lives.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , HIV/AIDS
Image: Choma Dreams Cafe empowering the next HIV free generation HIVSA, a leading South African not-for-profit organisation offering HIV related services rolled out the first of a series CHOMA Dreams Cafés this wee

This week, non-profit organisation HIVSA rolled out 8 of the planned 40 innovative internet-connected youth hubs called Choma Dreams Cafés, which aim to reach vulnerable adolescent girls and young women with HIV prevention and social asset building programmes in safe, fun, girl-friendly and new ways. Ikusasa Lethu Youth Project, Persevere Until Something Happens (PUSH), Sizanani, South African Drug Abuse and AIDS Council (SADAAC), St Joseph Ithuteng, Diakonia Aids Ministry, Tshilidzi, and Humana People to People all NGOs in Gauteng, were the first to receive a Choma Dreams Café to support their work with adolescents and young women.  Over the next 4 months the project will hand over the balance of the 40 Café’s to community organisations and schools in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Distinguished Chinese celebrity, Mr Ma Weidu, visits South Africa Mr Ma Weidu learnt about the rhino crisis facing the continent and to hear first-hand from experts dedicated to saving them.

Johannesburg, South Africa: Prestigious antique expert and host of online talk show, Guanfu Dudu in China, Mr Ma Weidu, recently visited South Africa for an educational experience that took place from 1 to 4 June. Representatives from Investec Rhino Lifeline and WildAid hosted the group from Beijing, giving them the opportunity to witness the rhino in its natural habitat and hear first-hand from experts dedicated to saving them.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: 2017 PET PLASTIC RECYCLING AWARDS Ten individuals and organisations were recognised for their recycling achievements in 2017 by PETCO - the plastics recycling company of South Africa. The PETCO awards are designed to recognise individuals, organisations and companies that contribute significantly to advancing PET recycling, whilst reflecting the principles of Extended Producer Responsibility and circular economy-thinking in their practices.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Disability
Image: Engen helps intellectually disabled young adults this Youth Month Ten intellectually disabled students have received the chance to transform their lives and build a better future.

In a partnership between non-profit organisation The Living Link and Engen, these students have commenced a year-long ‘Adult Integration Programme’ aimed at integrating them into society, both in the work place and their communities.
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Sport, Youth
Image: Hout Bay Cycle Club mentors young riders

The Hout Bay Cycling Club has received a South African company specialising in the production of precision plastic parts and components. Iain McIntosh, club chairperson, says the timing of the donation couldn’t be more perfect, as they are entering a new road cycling season with a number of newer members. “The committee I represent and our young riders have been very much looking forward to the arrival of the new kit. We hope this will mark a thriving new partnership between us and EvoTec Plastics. We greatly appreciate their contribution.”   Read More...




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Sport, Youth
Image: French Cycling Team Donation to the Hout Bay Cycling Club

Jean-françois(Jeff) Bossler and Pierre-yves Facomprez of the French Cape Epic cycling team American Classic-KMC-Look donated a check for 5,000 rand and cycling gear to the Hout Bay Cycling Club.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Qhubeka and Team Dimension Data shortlisted for Beyond Sport Global Awards 2017 The prestigious annual Beyond Sport Global Awards, in the Best Partnership or Collaboration category.

The awards, currently in their ninth year, are aimed at giving recognition to organisations that are successfully using sport to promote and achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Qhubeka and Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka’s entry is one of four shortlisted in the Best Partnership or Collaboration category.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Disability, Education
Image: Giving disabled learners in Durban the digital education experience they deserve. Computer literacy is an incredibly important life skill and forms part of the curriculum at the Open Air School.

Through a recent generous financial injection by Correll Tissue, the school is now able to further invest in much needed technology for the learners, to provide them with an improved digital education experience.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Youth
Image: Life Choices Launches the Y Campaign for Youth Month For the past three years Salesian Life Choices, a Cape Town-based social enterprise, celebrated SA's National Youth Month with ‘30 Stories in 30 Days'

This year promises to be bigger and better. In addition to sharing a different story every day in June about an extraordinary young person, Salesian Life Choices is challenging South Africans to stand in solidarity with youth.   Read More...




Videos
Image: Rhino Tears

The Rhino Tears range of wines, from the Mt Vernon estate in Cape Town, donates R15 from every bottle sold to be used in the war against rhino poaching within South Africa’s national parks (SANParks). Since launch in 2014 they have already contributed R 1 000 000 to the cause.

Rhino Tears wine is available for purchase online at www.rhinotears.co.za.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Education
Image: Reading is the key to learning... unlock the door this Mandela Day. Reading is the key to learning... unlock the door this Mandela Day. International studies have revealed that regardless of nationality, level of education, or their parents’ economic status, children who grow up with books in their homes reach a higher level of education than those who do not.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: EELC 2016 Annual Report - Advancing education justice The EELC aims to advance access to education through movement lawyering, community lawyering and legal research.

The Equal Education Law Centre (EELC) is proud to announce the launch of its 2016 Annual Report. Our annual report shows the range and complexity of the EELC’s work, and its engagement with the practice of democratic accountability and the Constitution’s vision of equality.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Education, Social & Community
Image: Call to action for Child Protection Week “A child’s ability to learn is not only affected by the quality of teaching, the state of their classroom and the quality of their books.
As we observe Child Protection Week from 27 May to 02 June, the Adopt-a-School (AAS) Foundation calls upon government, NGOs and civil society to combine their efforts to protect vulnerable children against neglect, abuse and exploitation. Unless children are properly nurtured and protected from harm, no amount of improvement to schooling will yield better educational outcomes.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Health
Image: Top care provided by Paediatric Intensive Care Unit thanks to Sea Harvest - A R300 000 donation from their ‘Kids for Kids’ initiative.

When Inako was born on 21 September 2016 at Cecilia Makiwane Hospital in East London, Eastern Cape, doctors realised that she had a hole in her heart. She was immediately transferred to the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital in Cape Town for surgery. Following her operation Inako spent time recovering in the hospital’s Paediatric ICU where she received excellent care from doctors and nurses who used state of the art medical equipment.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Sport, Youth
Image: Zip Zap captivates the international stage Performers have had the incredible honour to perform in Reunion Island, Switzerland & Paris

From the start, 2017 has been an action packed year for Zip Zap. Performers have had the incredible honour to perform in Reunion Island for the festival "Leu Tempo”, in Zurich, Switzerland at a charity tennis game between Roger Federer and Andy Murray, and in Paris co-founder Laurence Estève was invited to join the judging panel of the prestigious Festival International du Cirque de Demain.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Sport, Youth
Image: Old Mutual iWYZE partners with SA Hockey Association for youth empowerment According to the University of Rochester, participating in sports teaches life lessons like discipline, responsibility, self-confidence, accountabilit

With this in mind, iWYZE have partnered with the South African Hockey Association (SAHA), as the official sponsor of the Schools Hockey Nationals 2017( under 18’s, 16’s and 13’s) . “Hockey has not received the support it deserved being one of the fastest growing sports in South Africa.   Read More...



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