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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...



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...




Health, Social & Community
Image: Hope House celebrates a milestone

Hope House Counselling Centre, a nonprofit organisation that provides donation-based individual, child, family and trauma counselling to the community has turned thirteen. Starting in the Lakeside lounge of its founder, Judy Strickland, the organisation now operates out of three fully-fledged centres in Bergvliet, Kuilsriver and Table View.   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.

Help this community!

 

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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...




ALL THE NEWS , HIV/AIDS
Image: Deputy Minister Manana to visit Ekurhuleni East TVET College. This visit is to promote the First Things First Higher Education and Training (HIV/AIDS) Programme

The Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training, Mr Mduduzi Manana, MP, will visit Ekurhuleni East Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) College’s Daveyton Campus in Gauteng next week Friday, 26 May 2017 to promote the 2017 launch of the Higher Education and Training HIV/ AIDS (HEAIDS) ‘First Things First’ Programme.    Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Health, Sport
Image: Friends of Valkenberg Trust Annual Charity Golf Day The Friends of Valkenberg Trust (Friends) works in conjunction with medical staff at Valkenberg Psychiatric Hospita

An enthusiastic group of golfers took a mental health day in support of the patients at Valkenberg Hospital, on 12 May 2017 at Rondebosch Golf Course. 

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HEADLINES, Sustainability, Transformation
Image: Women’s economic inclusion could turbocharge global GDP and development The advancement of women in business improves bottom-line performance and strengthens corporate culture, which ultimately drives GDP and socio-economic development. That’s the view of Graça Machel, founder of the Graça Machel Trust. Mrs Machel was delivering the keynote address at the Trialogue Business in Society Conference in Johannesburg on Tuesday, 16 May 2017.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Safety & Security, Women Empowerment
Image: Embrace Dignity and our allies had a successful Freedom March to Parliament on 27 April in SA A petition and memorandum was presented to President Jacob Zuma to demand freedom of those enslaved through prostitution and sex trafficking.

The theme for our march, #NoFreeChoiceMeansNoFreedom is echoed in the words of former President Nelson Mandela when he said: “As long as many of our people still live in utter poverty, as long as children still live under plastic covers, as long as many of our people are still without jobs, no South African should rest and wallow in the joy of freedom”. Mandela knew that to be free did not merely translate to casting off one’s own chains, “but [entails living] in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others”.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS
Image: TRIALOGUE CONFERENCE AIMS TO BE A SPRINGBOARD FOR SMALL ENTERPRISE Urgent job creation needed through small enterprises-this vital topic is a key focus at the 10th Annual Conference.

South Africa urgently needs to create millions of jobs through small enterprises – and this vital topic will be a key focus at the 10th annual Trialogue Business in Society Conference, to be held at the Wanderers Club in Johannesburg on 16 and 17 May. Over 50 expert speakers and panellists, and several hundred delegates, will meet to discuss how to grow new enterprises, harness technology for development, and build better community partnerships.    Read More...




HEADLINES, Health
Image: Smoking causes permanent harm to babies, both before and after they are born Mothers who smoke during or after pregnancy not only affect their own health, but they can also cause permanent harm to their babies. As we observe Anti-Tobacco Campaign Month, it is our collective responsibility to educate and support mothers to both limit the harm that their smoking may cause to their children and to stop smoking altogether.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Education
Image: Nolufefe Educare Centre in Philippi reopened thanks to Rotary Club of Claremont’s Injongo Project “It is a great pleasure to partner with the Injongo Project,” says Johan Enslin, CEO of Lewis Group

Last year Nolufefe was on the brink of being shut down (left image) because the building was structurally unsafe. The Rotary Club of Claremont’s Injongo Project stepped in to help, with generous support from the Lewis Group. The children were moved to a temporary venue while building work began and today, smiling children sang and danced in celebration of their new building (right image) which not only looks beautiful, but no longer leaks when it rains.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Disability
Image: Applications for SAB Foundation Social Innovation & Disability Empowerment Awards 2017 NOW OPEN 03 – 25 May 2017 : Prizes range from R150 000 to R1.2 million.

The SAB Foundation was launched in 2011 as part of the SAB Foundation’s primary focus to ignite a culture of entrepreneurship in South Africa. To date, the programme has invested in 88 entrepreneurs and their innovations at a total investment of over R30-million. Previous award winning innovations have improved efficiency and/or affordability in housing, health care, small holder farming techniques, education, medical diagnostics, waste disposal, township security, fire prevention, support for people with disabilities, to name but a few.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Youth
Image: Salesian Life Choices  -  2017 Gets of to a Great Start! What an amazing four months it has been here at Life Choices HQ. We successfully recruited another 120 learners into our Leaders' Quest Programme

We also launched another of our entrepreneur's businesses, Salvador, and of course our other programs continue to make strides in giving youth better choices. This year has also seen Life Choices take part in the Cape Town Cycle Tour for the first time, and although the wind stopped the race, it certainly didn't break our team's spirits who raised an incredible R16 700. We have also been busy beavering away creating our new home, read on to see our progress!   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , HIV/AIDS
Image:  Programme to test hundreds of thousands of students for HIV in 2017 Deputy Minister Manana engaging service providers at the NMMU Provincial First Things First activation in Port Elizabeth.

Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, 4 May 2017 – Hundreds of students were tested for HIV and screened for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and Tuberculosis (TB) at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University today during the launch of the 2017 First Things First campaign.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Health
Image: The Mpower Menstrual Cup A menstrual management solution for all women

The menstrual cup (MCup) is a non-absorbent reusable barrier cup that collects menstrual blood. It comes in 2 sizes and is made from medically approved 100% pure silicone (which means no impurities like colour) in an FDA certified factory AND is also now officially a certified “Proudly South African” product. See FDA link for Shaft Technical Mouldings: https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/ims/mkex/ims/ims-fr.cfm    Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image:  Cape School Launches Global Fundraising Campaign Imhoff Waldorf School to raise R7-million in 700 hours to initiate build visionary eco-school

Cape Town – Imhoff Waldorf School, located on the Southern Peninsula in the Western Cape, South Africa has launched an urgent campaign to raise R7-million to secure its dream of building a visionary permanent home after 21-years of commitment to alternative education for its diverse community.   Read More...




CHANGE MAKER
Image: Avril Hoepner  - a mother of four and grandmother of five The exciting and informative years of my personal development and also an awakening of the strength and power of women in society.

At the age of 50 I found my voice and each day am challenged by the extraordinary ways in which I can influence what I say and do in order to bring about wholeness in the lives of people that I meet.. I am an Executive Director of the Western Cape Blind Association which gave birth to the Light and Healing Centre which provides employment to blind and partially sighted men and women in Aromatherapy Massage. I have learnt so much about myself working amongst the visually impaired and carry these building blocks as I proceed through life.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Skills Development, Social & Community
Image: Young performers shine for the first time on the Zip Zap stage Zip Zap Circus School celebrated 25 years with a fantastical show last Saturday.

“The children from our Simunye programme who featured in the show were overjoyed and amazed at the response from the audience,” says Brent van Rensburg, Co-founder and Artistic Director at Zip Zap Circus School. “Our mission is to inspire and empower these young performers, and Saturday’s show did just that, it was spectacular,” he adds.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Enterprise, Sustainability
Image: Woolworths Celebrates 10 Years Of The Good Business Journey-A decade of making the difference Woolworths Holdings Limited (WHL) is pleased to announce the 10th anniversary of its Good Business Journey (GBJ), a flagship South African sustainability programme that was launched in 2007 by Simon Susman, now Chairman of WHL, as a commitment by Woolworths to make a difference to people, communities and the environment.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: TSiBA Education : TERTIARY SCHOOL IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION ANNUAL REPORT 2016

TSiBA strives for transformation, diversity, access and inclusivity in education and also in daily life. For this reason we have included more than just the English language in our 2016 Annual Report to reflect and celebrate South Africa’s rainbow nation.

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ALL THE NEWS , Government
Image: Refugee Amendment Bill “restricts and excludes” says attorney William Kerfoot Children’s education could be affected

The proposed changes to the Refugees Amendment Bill “restrict and exclude” those seeking to work and study, according to William Kerfoot, an attorney at the Legal Resource Centre. Kerfoot was speaking at a panel discussion in Cape Town on Thursday on section B12-2016 of the Bill and what its implementation would mean for asylum seekers and foreign nationals in South Africa. The event was chaired by the Enhanced Civic Understanding and Engagement Project and sponsored by the European Union.
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HEADLINES, Enterprise
Image: Impact Amplifier Helps Secure ZAR16m Investment for Mobenzi Impact Amplifier, an accelerator and capital advisory firm for impact ventures in Africa, helped secure a ZAR16m Series A equity investment from the Vumela Fund, managed by FNB and Edge Growth, for Mobenzi. Mobenzi has developed a suite of flexible mobile applications and software-as-a-service (SaaS) platforms, which can be rapidly configured and applied to a broad range of sectors.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Education
Image: Umlazi's Harvard pride making good on promise to give back in SA “The Dlulisa Initiative will truly make a big difference for South Africa,” says Radebe, speaking from his digs at the prestigious university.

Mfundo Radebe, who made waves last year after being accepted into Harvard on a full scholarship, will return to South Africa next month to launch an ambitious initiative to assist underprivileged learners throughout the country.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: Addressing the literacy rights of rural children this World Book Day This April, Nal’ibali’s Story Powered Schools team is hosting a series of community dialogues at over 200 rural schools in the E Cape and KZN

The dialogues will provide an opportunity to show parents, educators and community members what they can do to support the literacy learning of all our children, including those in South Africa’s most remote areas. “When we talk about rights, most people are surprised to learn that children have rights too as many of these cannot be enforced by law – such as the right to be loved and cherished ...   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Support new moms this Mother’s Day Mother’s Day traditionally evokes images of a day filled with spoils from your loved ones; a day to celebrate hard work, dedication and love.

But this is not the case for all mothers. For some, it is a grand celebration. For others, the day goes by completely unnoticed. Is there a middle ground? An opportunity for us to honour the vital role that mothers play in society without giving in to the temptations of commercialism? Can the mothers of South Africa play a meaningful role in uplifting and encouraging our fellow mothers?   Read More...



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