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ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: Community Chest and Thales SA enrich the STEM futures of six schools on the Cape Flats. Our investments are premised on 3 critical attributes: Leadership, Partnership and Mentorship

Science and Technology are the drivers that generate ideas and products necessary for economic growth and maximising all human endeavour for accelerated and sustained socio-economic progress and preparedness. The resounding theme throughout South Africa and indeed the world is that modern societies need people with scientific, technological, engineering and maths qualifications in order to grow economies.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: A Golf Day That Will Transform Communities Proceeds from the 2017 Celebrity Golf Day went to 2nd Harvest Food Bank who have made it their mission to eradicate hunger in the valley.

Upon arrival golfers received a customised box with essential golf items and branded Swagg Lifestyle shirts. A shotgun start at 12:30 for the four-ball teams was followed by on course activations and some good (and some not so good) golf over 18 rounds. The Vodacom Shop Celebrity Golf Day presented by Safari Outdoor, in aid of The Val de Vie Foundation, provides support for a better life for all in the Paarl-Franschhoek Valley.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Turn Your Waste Into Nutrient-Rich Soil WHY COMPOSTING IS THE GREENEST THING YOU CAN DO - The amount of urban waste being produced is growing faster than the rate of urbanisation. According to the World Bank by 2025 there will be 1.4 billion more people living in cities worldwide, with each person producing an average of 1.42kg of municipal solid waste per day.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Employment, Skills Development
Image: Significant growth for black-owned businesses in Saldanha Bay “We are committed to doing more than just ticking the boxes,” says Coetzee. “As the single largest employer. We are invested in this community.

Welmarie Coetzee, Sea Harvest Procurement Manager, explains: “Long before enterprise development and supplier development were included in calculating broad-based black economic empowerment (B-BBEE) scores, Sea Harvest was investing in black businesses in Saldanha Bay.” The fishing company, which listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) in March this year, has an overall B-BBEE score of 97%.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Health
Image: Celebrating the success of one vaccine on World Polio Day World Polio Day-Tuesday 24 October 2017. With much debate regarding vaccines, and a small but vocal group lobbying against this form of health protection, the Rotary Club of Claremont urges everyone to celebrate World Polio Day by recognising the great success that one vaccine has had towards eliminating an incurable but preventable disease.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Woolies Employees Turn The Soil At Local Schools Groups of 20 volunteers worked side by side with learners and educators to dig new beds, mulch, compost, plant and water.

In celebration of October’s World Food Day, a volunteer cohort of over 200 employees from Woolies stores across the country rolled up their sleeves and went to work with learners in ten schools’ permaculture food gardens. As part of the Woolworths Employee Community Involvement Programme, this iniaitive recognised the importance of local, sustainably-produced, good food and helped these schools take their food gardens to the next level.    Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Animal Welfare, Social & Community
Image: kulula.com helps the NSPCA to reach more animals This partnership began during the fires in Knysna and E.Cape Fires, when kulula.com supported NSPCA disaster teams with flights to the affected areas.

The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) and kulula.com have joined forces to facilitate the transporting of the NSPCA’s Inspectors nationally to attend to the welfare needs of animals in need of the NSPCA’s intervention for the next 12 months.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Education, Health
Image: Good nutrition vital for our intellectual power as a nation Investing in childhood nutrition is essential for prosperity, particularly in a world where a nation’s greatest resource has become the intellectual power of its people. However, when one in five pre-schoolers is stunted and risks learning difficulties due to malnutrition, where micronutrient deficiencies permanently damage young brains, and where hunger limits the potential of over 3.2 million children’s performance at school – that resource is wasted.   Read More...



CHANGE MAKER
Image:  Loretta Burgers Joseph New Chairperson of The Wheat Trust (Women’s Hope, Education and Training Trust)

My name is Loretta Burgers Joseph, I grew up in Elsies River on the Cape Flats. I am an Activist with
compassion, spirit, and perseverance to restore socio-economic and political injustices. I am self- driven, I am practical, I am a self-starter and motivated by positive energy. I create my own needs based realities.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Join the Mamelani Movers Team for the 2018 Cape Town Cycle Tour! We had 30 riders for the last tour who dedicated their race to Mamelani and collectively they raised over R58 000.

Come along for the ride!

This year, once again, we will be putting together an epic Mamelani Movers Team for the Cape Town Cycle Tour!   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Showing hope is stronger than hunger this World Hunger Month Add Hope teams, NGO leaders, media and influencers gathered in Hillbrow to experience how hope is stronger than hunger this World Hunger Month

Add Hope teams, NGO leaders, media and influencers gathered in Hillbrow today at NGO Mould, Empower, Serve (MES) to experience how hope is stronger than hunger this World Hunger Month. MES is one of 137 NGOs supported by Add Hope.  With World Hunger Month in October, including World Food Day on 16th October, KFC is aiming to raise over R5 million in Add Hope donations which will go to feeding 120 000 children around the country at NGOs like MES.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: TSiBA Ignition Centre - Access to Market Opportunity for Entrepreneurs We have negotiated a discount for TSiBA Ignition Centre Members.

 As a valued member of the TSiBA Entrepreneurial Community, you can now register as a Premier Member for only R750.00 per annum (normal retail price: R2500.00 per annum)   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: Postgraduate Diploma: Child and Family Studies Department of Social Work introduces the “Child and Family Studies: Postgraduate Diploma Programme”.

In their concerted effort, the Department of Social Work to meet current needs of the communities in which they serve by providing knowledge on Early Childhood Development (ECD), substance abuse within the family and developing programmes for family wellbeing, the Department of Social Work introduces the “Child and Family Studies: Postgraduate Diploma Programme”.
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COMPANY NEWS , Education
Image: Woolworths celebrates Super Hero teachers in their National Teachers's Day comptetion 19 000 South African learners, like Yestel were inspired to enter their superhero teachers into this year’s competition

In celebration of World Teacher’s Day in October, Woolworths announced that Mr Perumal Govender, a Mathematics and Technology education specialist and the Acting Principal of Orient Heights Primary in Pietermaritzburg is the overall national winner of their nationwide competition.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Health
Image: Spectacles can mean the difference between success and failure for an underprivileged learner Sight is something most people take for granted, yet at least 239 million children suffer from impaired vision that could be corrected by spectacles.

 Since 80% of all learning occurs through vision, children who cannot afford spectacles are at a major disadvantage in education environments, which can lead to lower earning potential later in their lives. As we observe World Sight Day on 12 October, the Adopt-a-School Foundation (AAS) encourages partners in the private sector, civil society, and government to support its efforts to address the issue of impaired vision that affects millions of underprivileged learners in South Africa.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Health, Social & Community
Image: kulula.com and the Red Cross WMCH launch a radio station for children by children The radio platform will enable the patients to share their experiences, concerns and questions with parents, health professionals and other children.

South Africa’s champion low-cost carrier kulula.com has partnered with the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital in Cape Town by donating funds to launch a first-of-its-kind radio station by children for children in Africa, RX Radio.
The donation of R150 000 made to the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital will contribute to the launch of the first child-produced radio station, where patients get trained as producers and presenters to assist other patients in their struggles to alleviate their anxiety and loneliness, whilst spending some time in hospital.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Health
Image: World Mental Health Day On 10 October 2017, IF joined the celebration of World Mental Health Day by launching our animation "Reclaiming my health", on the importance of mental health and well-being of people living with complex conditions such as Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus. We want to seize the opportunity to highlight that both mental health and physical health are key to achieve balance in our lives.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: A sense of belonging for children with learning disabilities at the Mary Harding School. Community Chest and the Mary Harding School partnered in 2016 and since then, Community Chest has invested over R120 000 towards the school’s programm

The Community Chest envisions a world where all individuals and families achieve their human potential through access to world class education, having income stability and by living healthy lives. In this week’s Newsletter we feature one of our beneficiary organisations whose work in the community reflects Community Chest's vision considerably.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Animal Welfare
Image: Thank You CareCube.org We have been absolutely overwhelmed by the kindness we received from this public benefit organization.

They have generously helped our Epping branch with a number of upgrades as well as provided state of the art medical equipment to our Hospital. We are able to work more efficiently and effectively due to all the support and donations.   Read More...




Videos

Vision: To Feed a nutritionally balanced meal to children & elderly in poor communities. HUNGRY CHILDREN CANNOT BE TAUGHT

Our aim is to involve individuals, corporates, small business and NGO’s that can fund these meals. R 500.00 / $45 = 100 meals R 5000.00 / $450 = 1000 meals 2017 GOAL: 50 000 MEALS PER MONTH IN THE WESTERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA 2022 GOAL: 50 000 MEALS PER DAY IN SOUTH AFRICA   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Funding
Image: Tiger Brands provides support to FoodForward SA FoodForward SA would like to extend its heartfelt thanks to Tiger Brands for the company’s contribution to feeding hungry South Africans.

Tiger Brands, one of FoodForward SA’s supporters and the much-loved South African food provider, is not holding back when it comes to helping the needy and feeding the hungry.   Read More...




HEADLINES
Image: SA children’s physical development lagging due to hunger Poverty is the leading cause of hunger, but poverty also results from hunger, and we need to do more to break this cycle. Statistics SA shows that poverty figures are on the rise, with more than half of the population living in poverty, most of whom are children and African. 13.8 million people live below the Food Poverty Line – an increase of 2,3 million since 2011.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Health
Image: Social media toolkit for World Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Day 2017! The 25th of October is a very important day coming up and we need you to take action!

We outlined a toolkit that will help raise awareness about the importance of mental health as part of integrated care for people with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus and their families. Share this toolkit with colleagues, partners and friends and advocate with us on WSBHD! Read more   Read More...




HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Landfill 2017 to take place at operational landfill site “South Africa has 876 landfill sites that receive municipal waste. This fact alone indicates how important it is for waste management professionals across all sectors to gather together to look at best practices and new technology,” says Jan Palm, president of the Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA).   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Anna Foundation - on a roll with bicycles, cheetahs and marathons! It’s the time of year when we focus on securing our funding and completing our strategic planning for 2018. This means growth for the Anna Foundation

With this growth in mind, we’ve expanded our core staff to increase the support we offer to our projects. It’s always exciting to get new energy and new blood into the organisation, and in this case we are specifically excited by the involvement of Leana Claasen who was a previous facilitator at one of our projects since 2010! Leana brings a wealth of hands on experience, having worked on the ground for 7 years with the Anna Foundation programmes, and now being ‘behind the scenes’ and offering support and training to the women at the projects. We are excited to watch her develop in this role!   Read More...




Health
Image: Pink ribbons for breast cancer awareness - a perspective

The pink ribbon has become synonymous with breast cancer awareness. Where did the pink ribbon originate? What does breast cancer awareness mean, and can it be used to improve the health of the majority of women in South Africa?
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Videos
Wiith Mark Maingaard & Marais Greyling - 2nd Harvest : May 2017

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ALL THE NEWS
Image: NICRO in partnership with the Department of Correctional Services The Making of a Criminal: Part 2 comes to Artscape as part of the See Me: I Am Human Indaba

The Making of a Criminal: Part 2, a compelling live theatre performance created by Pollsmoor inmates, provides a unique glimpse into the lives of prison inmates. Enter the world of the prisoner and gain rare insights into the lives of offenders and the various communities that continue to bear the severe impacts of South Africa’s socio-economic disparities.    Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Youth
Image: Youth-led project significantly decreases bullying at school A group of young people at Thuto Lesedi Secondary School have tackled the problem of bullying & cyberbullying eliminate the practice at their school.

The leaders behind this project are all graduates of the Columba Leadership programme, which instils young people with the skills and the confidence to take charge of their own lives. In 2016, learners noticed that incidents of bullying at the school had dramatically increased compared to the year before. Most of the victims were Grade 8 learners, in their first year of high school, who were bullied because they came from different ethnic or cultural backgrounds. There was also a grave concern regarding the incidence of rape in the community.   Read More...




HEADLINES, HIV/AIDS
Image: New HIV prevention therapy rolled out at seven universities. The Higher Education and Training HIV/AIDS Programme (HEAIDS), in partnership with the Department of Health, will roll-out pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to eleven clinics in seven universities across the country to mark World Contraception Day on 26 September.   Read More...



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...




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...




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...




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
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...



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