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HEADLINES, Health
Image: CANCER AWARENESS CAN SAVE A LIFE Amina was always full of energy and loved playing outside with all of his friends, but a few months ago his mom started to notice how tired he was becoming. He was also experiencing some pain in his legs. They went to a private doctor, who referred them to the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Employment
Image: DREAMWORKER : Link of Love programme – helping unemployed parents find work within schools Tania Bownes, one of the Directors of DreamWorker NPO was interviewed on Cape Talk Radio ....listen to the interview

A Cape Town NGO is helping the poor and unemployed persevere.

The Dreamworker organisation started in 2008 through a small job creation project in Hout Bay. Since then it has grown to incorporate offices in two provinces and has generated over R350 million in wages for the previously unemployed.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: Donations to the Cape Town Science Centre are tax-deductible. The last day of the South African Tax Season 2016/17 is 28 February 2017

The Cape Town Science Centre operates under the auspices of the Interactive Science Foundation, a registered Non-Profit company (031-701-NPO) and registered as a Public Benefit Organisation (PBO: 18/11/12/2663) in terms of the Section 18A of the Income Tax Act of South Africa. The Interactive Science Foundation will issue a tax certificate for any donation. You will then be able to claim a portion of this donation back with your South African tax return.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Funding
Image: Emperors Palace presents R1.7-million to CANSA, The Peermont Childrens Trust and the Peermont Educat

During this past festive season, Emperors Palace Garden of Lights has raised R1.7 million which was donated to CANSA, The Peermont Childrens Trust and the Peermont Education Trust.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Education
Image: Back to school: Educare Centre in Philippi saved and transformed Structurally unsound and unfit for providing education, the Nolufefe Educare Centre needed to be shut down

However, thanks to the Rotary Club of Claremont’s Injongo Project, made possible by the generous support from the Lewis Group, the school has been transformed into a safe and secure place for pre-school learners as they start the 2017 school-year with zest.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Health
Image: The sweetest way to save a child’s life “It gives us joy to bring communities together in the fight against childhood cancer and make a difference in so many children’s lives,” says Sandy.

There’s no easy way to deal with a child being diagnosed with cancer, but a group of ‘Cupcake Angels’ are determined to put their love of baking to good use to make a difference in the lives of child cancer patients in South Africa.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Enterprise
Image: Former gangster turns life around to become an eco-friendly businessman A young man who had to repeat Grade 10 three times because of his involvement in drugs and gangs has changed his life around to be an entrepreneur.

The entrepreneur who dared to ask: What if I could make eco-friendly cleaning products affordable to the masses…?  A young man who had to repeat Grade 10 three times because of his involvement in drugs and gangs has changed his life around to become an entrepreneur. He now hopes to positively impact South Africa by providing premium and affordable natural products for personal care, household and businesses. Khululekani Nyobole, 26, is one of the entrepreneurs to come out of the New Ventures Studio incubator, an initiative of Salesian Life Choices.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Sport
Image: Stay safe ahead of the world's largest timed cycling event The Cape Town Cycle Tour, the largest timed cycling event in the world, will be taking place in Cape Town on Sunday, 12 March 2017. This year the event celebrates its 40th birthday, with 35 000 cyclists participating. It is around the corner and the number of cyclists on Cape Town’s roads are on the increase; Rotary Club of Claremont reminds all cyclists to stay safe this Tour season.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Easy Water Saving Tips You May Not Have Thought Of Currently South Africa is in the middle of a severe water shortage, and water restrictions have been upped to level 3B

What does this mean for our everyday life? Basically, South Africa’s reservoir dams are so depleted that they’re currently below 25% capacity which means that tariffs are being introduced to make people think twice about their water usage. Unfortunately, everyone will need to do more than just turn the tap off while brushing their teeth. But, don’t stress, here are some very easy ways you can save water at home.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: Tax Break 2017 The last day of the South African Tax Season 2016/2017 is Tuesday 28thFebruary 2017.

As TSiBA Education is registered with SARS as a Public Benefit Organisation (PBO No. 930014613), donations made to TSiBA can be claimed as a qualifying deduction on your 2016 income tax return. Please email us at info@tsiba.ac.za to request a Section 18A certificate on your income tax return.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Health
Image: Have a heart for children with cancer The 15th of February 2017 is International Childhood Cancer Day (ICCD).

This day was started as a global collaborative campaign to raise awareness about childhood cancer and to express support for children with cancer, survivors and their families. In developed countries, childhood cancer has become largely curable with the overall survival rate reaching between 70% and 80% whereas in South Africa the rate is only at about 50%.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Drakenstein recycling Waste Project top of mind. The proposed Waste Recovery, Beneficiation and Energy project recognises the economic potential of the Drakenstein waste stream for all waste management role players within the district and the importance of local recycling entities.   Read More...



CHANGE MAKER
Image: Jesmina (Naomi) STEMMET   :   “Community Developer” An entrepreneur who has been self-employed for more than 20 years in the construction industry

Jesmina (Naomi) STEMMET born and raised in the notorious gang land Hanover Park and it is with this passion, drive and full understanding of what it entails to be a young person growing up in a disadvantaged district like Hanover Park, that she has found the strength to pursue such a huge noble cause. Following the call of her heart “Community Developer”.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS
Image: Vocational service: Give back with your skill in 2017 “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

Whether you are in the habit of making New Year’s resolutions or not, every person can commit to do more of in 2017: giving back to the community.

The Rotary Club of Claremont believes that if every person commits to making community service a way of life, most of society’s pressing challenges will soon be solved.
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ALL THE NEWS , Animal Welfare, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Super-mum rhino Thandi gives birth to second calf since poaching Kariega Game Reserve’s miracle rhino Thandi, who courageously survived a brutal poaching in 2012, gave birth to a calf on Tuesday 24 January.

The mother and calf were located using a drone as they were safely hidden in thick bush. They were found on Thursday 26 January, a few anxious days after Thandi was reported missing. The birth of Thandi’s first calf, Thembi (meaning Hope), on 13 January 2015 made headlines around the world. She brought much needed hope to rhino conservationists embroiled in a seemingly losing battle against rhino poaching.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Employment
Image: Thank you for helping us brighten the lives of hundreds of unemployed people in 2016! Please continue to support DreamWorker and Link of Love in 2017, so that we can brighten even more lives!

We ended 2016 with a special treat for the residents of Hanover Park Cottages….an “Ageless Grace” Christmas party! They danced in their chairs, they were treated to hand massages, a lovely tea and a small gift to take home. And yes, the love truly flowed and all our lives were brightened, both those who gave and those who received.   Read More...




Videos
Image: We are the Animal Anti-Cruelty League (AACL) Cape Town

AACL depends on the generosity of the public and it is solely through donations that it is able to survive. If you would like to support the AACL Cape Town and its work, please feel free to make donations either via Electronic Fund Transfers ( see Local/International Banking details www.aacl.co.za in the About section) or via GivenGain (www.Givengain.com) where you can register as an activist and give online donations directly.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Useful Tips for Teaching Kids to Care for the Environment To help you get going here’s our own four step guide to teaching kids to care for the environment.

Children these days need to understand the environment. As public debates about climate change and environmental conservation become increasingly prominent it’s important that informed young people are able to formulate opinions and contribute to these crucial conversations.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: Feed a mind campaign equips learners for a brighter future. For 2017, Mustadafin Foundation have set an ambitious goal of reaching 500 learners by the end of January 2017

Mustadafin Foundation’s #FeedAMindCampaign, in association with Deen TV aims to reach over 500 learners within the disadvantaged communities of Cape Town, by supplying them with stationary as they prepare for the new school year.   Read More...




Education
Image: IkamvaYouth’sClass of 2016 achieves an 85% matric pass rate

In South Africa, a major predictor of academic performance is the location of one’s school. When comparing results between leafy suburbs and tin-roofed townships, it appears that we have two different education systems operating in parallel. For most learners in township and rural schools, even reaching matric is a feat; only 58% of the grade 2s from 2006 made it to write matric last year, and so, as Nic Spaull explains, the actual pass mark for the matric cohort of 2016 is an abysmal 42%.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Coca-Cola Peninsula Beverages kicks off 2017 with Beach Blitz Clean-Up Swat clean-up crew to ensure beach-goers on January 2 and 3 were not greeted by piles of rubbish on arrival

The clean-up crews were on-site on these days from 6am – 8am. CCPB regularly organises beach clean-ups in an effort to contribute towards environmental sustainability. In 2016, organised clean-ups took place at Strand and Milnerton beaches where more than 1350kg of rubbish were collected and sorted for recycling.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Education, HIV/AIDS, Social & Community, Youth
Image: Waves for Change - 2016 Impact report and international growth! Thank you for helping us take Surf Therapy to hundreds of at-risk youth in Cape Town in 2016. In 2017, we're stoked to announce that W4C Surf Therapy programmes will be expanding to two new Cities in South Africa, and to Liberia. More on that to follow..   Read More...



HEADLINES, Funding
Image: SA Shoppers raise over R70 million in MYSCHOOL funds for Schools & Charities Retailers are holding thumbs for a bumper time of year and so are thousands of charities and environmental organisations. Shoppers too, are looking for ways to make their holiday and gift purchases count by helping those in need during this time. Thanks to all the cardholders around the country, R 70,319,673.21 has been raised this year for a range of schools, charities and conservation organisations.   Read More...



Videos
Image: SOSA Investments: Project Light Video

Currently, more than 3.3 million people die from indoor air pollution every year. This translates to more deaths than HIV/Aids and Malaria combined. Furthermore, many underprivileged children in South Africa do not live in an environment that is conducive to a stable education. This is predominantly due to the lack of financial freedom and access to electricity that many households experience. As a result, kerosene lanterns are used as a substitute, which has the direct implication of household members contracting asthma due to the toxic-fumes kerosene lanterns emit. Additionally, kerosene lanterns have proven to be a highly dangerous fire hazard, especially in densely populated areas.

SOSA Investments (Pty) Ltd is the sole, Southern African distributor of the world’s first low-cost expandable solar lamp, namely the SolarPuff. Using the SolarPuff, SOSA creates a sustainable solution for people in need, thus affecting their everyday life. Consequently, as part of a CSR Initiative, we strive to grant 50 000 units to underprivileged Grade 3 learners in South Africa. This will effectively give them a clean, sustainable source of light in order to have an improved educational experience. Each SolarPuff will be distributed at the beginning of every school year, together with the students’ school packs, which includes their books and stationery.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: SARDA TAILS - 3rd and 4thTerm 2016 For all the SARDA volunteers it is time to sit back and raise a glass to themselves for a wonderful and amazing effort this second half of 2016.

I’m sure we all share the feeling that this year, once again, has run away from us and here we are busy with all the end of year activities, both personal and for SARDA. As this was being written Mandy van Dugteren was convening our famous Christmas Card Table at the Constantia Shopping Centre and Di Longmore started her gift wrapping project.
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ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: Tsiba’s successful year in 2016 Thank you for your support and Ignitying Opportunity with us during 2016 .... and beyond !

Looking back at 2016 many unexpected issues arose globally including Brexit, Trump’s presidential campaign and the Syria refugee crisis. South Africa wasn’t immune to drama with crises including a vote of no confidence in our president, education protests and #feesmustfall.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Marsh Memorial Children’s Home hosts Uncle Willy's 48th Christmas Party The parties teach children the gift of giving from a young age - All profits and donations received are spent on Rotaract’s service projects

It  was a busy time of year for 73-year-old Paul de Groot who is preparing tractors, amongst other things, in preparation for his 48th year as host of the Uncle Willy’s Christmas Parties. The parties, an institution for many Cape Town children, take place in the grounds of Marsh Memorial Children’s Home in Rondebosch, over about 20 evenings in December, and are organised by Claremont Rotary   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Wheat Trust :  We could not have done it without you… There is tremendous power when women work together; there is even a bigger power when a community works together.

For all the support, collaborations and donations to our organization and a profound sense of community.  Thank you for helping us realise this power. This power has allowed us as a Woman’s Fund, to work in different contexts, support different issues and be at different stages of organisational growth.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Salesian Life Choices - End of Year Newsletter! Amazing achievements this year from a successful fundraiser hosted by a Leaders' Quest group, to our New Ventures Incubator businesses.

We can't believe it's the end of the year, 2016 has flown by. As the age old saying goes..."Time flies when you're having fun" and what fun we have had.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Grassroot Soccer Coaches are making a real difference One thing that always shines through is just how effective our Coaches are in being role models

Every day, throughout Africa and the world, Grassroot Soccer Coaches are making a real difference in the lives of young people.
Let's Help Them Do Even More.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education, Sport
Image: Extreme Running to Ignite Opportunity TSiBA has charity entries available for both the 2017 Argus Cycle Tour and the 2017 Two Oceans Half Marathon

TSiBA has charity entries available for both the 2017 Argus Cycle Tour and the 2017 Two Oceans Half Marathon. The entry fee for both events is R 1450 per participant. Please contact     graham.moore@tsiba.ac.za   should you need more information or an entry to either of these events.
For those who are not as active or fit you are welcome to support TSiBA by supporting our participating runners and cyclists through the below links. 
https://www.backabuddy.co.za/champion/groups/team-tsiba-running-to-ignite-2017
https://www.backabuddy.co.za/champion/groups/team-tsiba-cycling-to-ignite-2017   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Disability
Image: Edcon supports celebratory event : International Day for Persons with Disabilities On 3 December, Edcon hosted this event at the Mall of Africa for raising R3,09million for Casual Day

In commemoration of International Day for Persons with Disabilities, Edcon hosted a celebratory event to  at the Mall of Africa for raising R3,09million for Casual Day (South Africa’s leading fundraising initiative for persons with disabilities). The funds were raised through sticker donations by customers at the various Edcon stores during this year and to commemorate the International Day for Persons with Disabilities.    Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community, Women Empowerment
Image: Raising awareness about human trafficking along the N1 Brave runners brace scorching Karoo sun for 400 km through Karoo to help trafficking victims

One of South Africa’s top long distance runners is taking the lead to raise awareness about human trafficking during 16 Days of Activism when he attempts to run 400 km in four days through the Karoo with a team of activists for the Put Your Foot Down campaign from 6 to 10 December.   Read More...




Enterprise
Image: Planners Focus On Philippi

Planners from a range of departments from the City of Cape Town gathered at Philippi Village to hear from researchers about the key services that Philippi needs to be able to grow.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: South African champion for black rhinos wins Tusk Award for Conservation At a glittering gala dinner presented in London last night by conservation legend Sir David Attenborough and the royal patron of TUSK, HRH Prince William, a local champion for black rhino, Cathy Dreyer, was awarded the prestigious Tusk Award for Conservation in Africa. She is not only the first woman, but also the first South African to receive this accolade.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: Over 500 learners write their first lines of code at Schools in the North of Cape Town The power of partnerships spreads the love of coding to schools in the north of Cape Town

Collaboration is the buzz word of the future and a recent partnership ensured that nearly 500 Cape Town learners got to write their first lines of computer code. These learners had the opportunity to take their first steps in becoming digital creators and not just digital users.    Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Health
Image: Care and Share 2016 Three teams from Old Mutual were recently “admitted” to Valkenberg to help the Friends of Valkenberg get reading for Christmas at the hospital.

The teams wrapped gifts, prepared party food and contributed to the cost of the activities which form part of a recovery programme that ensures that people in hospital over this period do not feel forgotten and remain connected to what is happening in their communities.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community, Youth
Image: Zip Zap Circus School recognised for stellar community work “Zip Zap is daring children who do not have much to dream,” says Ian Robertson, president of the Rotary Club of Claremont

 “When we see how many young people have taken hold of those dreams and turned them into a reality with Zip Zap’s help over almost 25 years, awarding the founders with the Paul Harris award was an easy decision.”   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Health, HIV/AIDS
Image: SANRAL ups its fight against HIV/AIDS The national construction industry is adversely affected by the depletion of skills most notably caused by HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis.

Cape Town, 30 November 2016 – The South African National Roads Agency SOC Ltd (SANRAL) has substantially stepped up its commitment with its landmark wellness programme now accessible to more than 2000 Workers on their Routine Road Maintenance (RRM) projects nationally.
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ALL THE NEWS , Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy , Women Empowerment
Image: ACTIVATE supports Activism: Beyond 16 Days A victorious day for women - A discussion was led by award-winning journalist, Zubeida Jaffer and writer on gender, political and cultural issues

I wrap myself around the curvaceous bodies of women all over Africa. I am the perfect nightdress on those hot African nights. The ideal attire for household chores. I secure babies happily on their mothers backs…Armed with proverbs, I am a vehicle for communication between women. I exist for the comfort and convenience of a woman. But make no mistake…I am not here to please a man…Please don’t use me as an excuse to rape. Don’t hide behind me when you choose to abuse…”   Read More...




CHANGE MAKER
Image: Karen Smit  :  Commercial Business Unit - Vodacom Meet the dazzling, dynamic, dynamite

Long before having my own family, from the age of 3 years, I have had to overcome many physical and attitudinal barriers. I was diagnosed with aggressive Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis that affects all my joints and I spend most of my first 15 years in hospital.

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HEADLINES, Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy , Youth
Image: 16 Days of Activism: Marching against violence and crime The group of learners and NCVT staff walked through the streets of Diepsloot on Friday, 25 November 2016, singing and shouting boisterously. The learners held up placards that read, “Protect us from abuse!” and “We are the leaders of tomorrow”. They were marching to the Diepsloot Police Station to hand over a memorandum of concerns as part of 16 Days of Activism.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Joseph K Doss, President and General Counsel for IBWA states that SodaStream “makes false, misleading, and disparaging statements about bottled water.

November 30, 2016: SodaStream is facing a David and Goliath battle after the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA), representing brands such as Nestlé, issued a “cease and desist” in retaliation to the latest SodaStream ‘Shame or Glory’ ad featuring HBO’s “Game of Thrones” characters.   Read More...




Disability
Nov 2016

NID in partnership with Road Material Stabilisers and the South African Foundation for Empowerment Training and Innovation recently launched an exciting new business unit on campus as part of the Gainful Employment and Skills Training Programme at NID. Deaf students and students with hearing loss will be taught to manufacture durable eco-friendly cold asphalt that meets the South African TRH8 standards using the nationally renowned LBS Asphalt. With this new initiative NID prides itself for creatively generating sustainable jobs for the Deaf, while at the same time taking into consideration the environment.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Social & Community, Women Empowerment
Image: 16 Days of Activism : Initiative to tackle Human Trafficking At the annual 1000Women1Voice luncheon in Midrand the focus this year will not only be on domestic violence, but on a far more insidious form of violence against women and children. For most people human trafficking evokes dramatic images from thrillers or TV series and not something happening right under their noses. Yet in South Africa human trafficking is a terrible fate for thousands of victims.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Social & Community, Sport
Image: Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka meets Kylemore learners A big day for 158 people in Kylemore in Western Cape province. Tthey will also take ownership of their brand new Qhubeka bicycles

This distribution will see 100 grade 6 and 7 learners at PC Peterson Primary School receiving bicycles, as well as 47 grade 11s from Kylemore Secondary, eight Wildlands staff and three Kylemore  Secondary staff. These learners and staff members are part of a Qhubeka project called SHIFT Education, run in partnership with Wildlands. Other parties involved include the Stellenbosch Municipality, the Western Cape Department of Transport and local bicycle shop, BMT, which has been providing safety and maintenance support.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Women Empowerment
Image: Some Men buy Women as easily as they would a loaf of bread. Join us to find out about the work we do and how we are advocating to address this form of exploitation.

At Embrace Dignity we are committed to changing this unspoken, yet widely accepted norm, because we believe that prostitution is inherently exploitative.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: Mandela Day 2016 – Canal Walk This was an amazing experience! Our much anticipated #MandelaMosaic building day at Canal Walk Shopping Centre was a roaring success

We built a massive mosaic of Nelson Mandela using food tins donated by Rhodes Quality Foods and members of the public, all of which will be donated to social development projects supported by LEAP Science and Maths Schools in Langa, Gugulethu, Crossroads, Philippi and Delft.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Enterprise, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: KZN organisations applauded for efficient and effective waste management Organisations in KZN had the chance to be acknowledged for effective and efficient waste management practices at the IWMSA KZN Waste Management Awards 2016. After a rigorous judging process, including site visits and audits, the winners were honoured for their positive contributions to waste reduction and cleaner production.   Read More...



HEADLINES, Government
Image: Western Cape Has the Lowest Unemployment Rate in the Country Stats SA released the Quarterly Labour Force Survey today, and the numbers have confirmed yet again that the Western Cape is the top performing Province. The national unemployment rate has increased from 26.6% in the second quarter, to 27.1% in the third quarter this year resulting in the job crisis going from bad to worse.   Read More...


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