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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
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...




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 , 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...




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 , Education
Image: The Cape Town Science Centre celebrates teachers In the spirit of Freedom Day, on Friday the 28th of April, the Cape Town Science Centre (CTSC) will be paying tribute to teachers.

Teachers who have dedicated a considerable part of their life to impart moral and academic knowledge to their students. On this day, teachers will gain free entry to CTSC in order to enjoy its hands-on interactive exhibits and people centered activities which include popular science shows, science theatre, workshops and many other entertaining science based activities.   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...




ALL THE NEWS , Government
Image: New minister planning to digitise home affairs, root out corruption Mkhize says dept is bogged down by antiquated systems

Cape Town - New Home Affairs Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize says her department is in need of a much-needed digital overhaul to help speed up applications and root out corrupt practices. Mkhize, who replaced Malusi Gigaba in President Jacob Zuma's mass Cabinet reshuffle on March 31, told News24 that her department was bogged down by its antiquated systems.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Enterprise
Image: PEDI AGRICULTURE ACADEMY TAKING SHAPE - Tunnel farm gets set for big things We are proud to announce that we have embarked on an exciting new project that will see the opening of the PEDI Urban Agriculture Academy.

The PEDI Academy is a departure from PEDI’s previous role in local development. Now investing directly into a project, PEDI has attracted a range of other partners whose involvement is turning the plan into one of the most exciting initiatives the area has seen.  Recent agreement by the City of Cape Town to co-contribute to the investment will greatly help to operationalise the academy.
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HEADLINES, Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy
Image: Gear up to get funding, Inyathelo advises civil society The loss of investment grade for South Africa ‒ and other developments that impact institutional and economic strength ‒ could be particularly bruising for the civil society and non-profit world, whose resources are already thinly-stretched. It is more important than ever for this sector to present an ethical, credible, professional and united front, says Jessica Rees-Jones, Executive Director of Inyathelo, the South African Institute for Advancement   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Government
Image: Cabinet reshuffle could clear the obstacles to border agency Customs and excise collection at the centre of a row between home affairs and the finance ministry

The Border Management Agency could soon assume all functions of border control and customs and excise collection, courtesy of President Jacob Zuma’s recent cabinet reshuffle. The issue of customs and excise collection was the subject of a dispute between the home affairs ministry and finance ministry, with the latter wanting the function to remain under the South African Revenue Service (SARS).   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Green Jobs for Mahogany Ridge community Paarl Media pledged R100 000 to Wildlands, to support their “Greening your Future” programme.

This will  help grow the local green economy within the Mahogany Ridge community. The team of six helped ensure the Mahogany Ridge riverine ecosystem was kept in an optimal state to prevent flooding and curtail climate change. They were  employed in full-time positions dedicated to restoration and conservation, focused on clearing alien vegetation and landscaping the cleared areas by planting suitable indigenous trees.   Read More...




Education
Image: New Scholarship Offer for SA Students

Launch of a new scholarship program offering a $1000 scholarship to a deserving and needy student to pay for their tuition fees.
To get more information about the requirements of the scholarship, please click here .
    




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image:  Mamelani - Celebrating Women !  Mamelani’s Community Health Programme is working in different ways to contribute to the wellbeing of the participants we work with.

As the weather starts to turn and we can feel the chill in the air, we thought we would warm your hearts with some updates from the Mamelani Team. Firstly, we welcome two new people on our team: Noncedo Mkhohli joins the Health programme as our new ARV Adherence Club Facilitator and Lily Chauvean-Caron joins the Youth Programme as a volunteer.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy
Image: Be Human Rights : Remembering A True Hero - Dr Ahmed Mohamed Kathrada This marks one of the saddest days in South African history, as we begin to mourn the passing of one of our last remaining true heroes, Dr Ahmed Kathrada. Dozens of Activators, leaders, activists, ordinary men and women have joined millions of South Africans who have shared tribute messages to the late Dr Ahmed Mohamed Kathrada - known as 'Uncle Kathy'.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Sport
Image: Fun for youth at Mustadafin Foundation’s ECD Sports Day The air was filled with song and dance as the youngsters competed in a sack race, potato race, scooter race and relays.

In a last effort to enjoy the warm weather, children aged between two and six years old took to the field and demonstrated their love for different sporting events; displaying their healthy sportsmanship. The air was filled with song and dance as the youngsters competed in a sack race, potato race, scooter race and relays.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Plastic bottle recycled tonnage grown by 822% since 2005 PETCO, the organization responsible for fulfilling the South African PET plastic industry’s role of Extended Producer Responsibility, is proud to announce their 2016 recycling figures which indicate an increase in their annual PET recycling rate from 52% of post-consumer bottle PET in 2015 to 55% in 2016, exceeding their expected target for the second consecutive year.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Funding
Image: Tshepo Foundation receives a helping hand from Paarl Coldset Bloemfontein Children at the Tshepo Foundation in Bloemfontein are in high spirits thanks to a donation by Novus Holdings’ Future Foundations initiative.

The initiative aims to give ‘a hand up, not a hand-out’ to its beneficiaries by empowering them to grow independently. Tshepo Foundation recently received R 35 000 from Paarl Coldset Bloemfontein, which forms part of the Coldset printing division of Novus Holdings, to continue providing orphaned and vulnerable children with day and healthcare assistance.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Drakenstein Municipality responds to protest organised by activist group Activist group, including Drakenstein Environmental Watch took to the streets of Wellington over concerns of municipality’s Waste-to-Energy project.

The group has been persistent in publicising points surrounding the environmental and health impacts associated with incineration, which is based on outdated and incorrect information. Given the advanced technology to be used for this project, the recent information published by various groups is not a correct representation of the facts surrounding the project’s technology.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Education, Funding
Image: Off the street and into a family Youngsters at the Khayalethu Youth Centre in Port Elizabeth are in high spirits thanks to a R 35 000 donation by Paarl Coldset Port Elizabeth.

This forms part of the Coldset printing division of Novus Holdings. This CSI initiative aims to give ‘a hand up, not a hand-out’ to its beneficiaries by empowering them to grow independently. The Kayelethu Youth Centre instils a sense of pride in boys formerly living on the streets by helping them to aim high and achieve their goals. Khayalethu means “our home” and that is precisely what the Centre provides for the 35 boys aged between six and 21 living there.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Funding
Image: Giving disabled learners in Durban the digital education experience they deserve The school is now able to further invest in much needed technology for the learners, to provide them with an improved digital education experience.

The Open Air School is one of the oldest special needs schools in South Africa, providing facilities and support for learners with varying physical disabilities, including cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, cystic fibrosis, neurological disabilities, head injuries, as well as visual and hearing impairment.   Read More...




HEADLINES
Image: DISABILITY IN THE HEADLINES Disability is currently very much in the headlines and all for the wrong reasons!   We were horrified to hear of the over 100 deaths of persons with psychiatric disabilities in Gauteng – never, never and never again must such a thing happen!   We have been begging the Government for the last three years and more to approve the necessary legislation to fund the building of suitable homes for people with disabilities.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Capacity Building & Resource Mobilization
Image: The new right to the city Recently, I’ve noticed a renewed interest in the discussion around what we believe to be a smart city.

Just last week, I was invited to speak on the Evolution to Smart Cities at the 3rd Annual City Development conference held in Cape Town from 13 to 15 March. Featuring city development experts from around the world, some of them smart city experts, I confess to feeling a bit daunted beforehand, but all in all, I was glad to contribute to this conversation.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Skills Development
Image: ZIPZAP Circus : 25 Years - An acrobatic walk down memory lane It all started 25 years ago, when co-founders of Zip Zap Circus School, Brent van Rensburg and Laurence Estève, hung a trapeze bar in a tree at Zimasa

Their goal at the time was simple and noble: to inspire and empower ordinary kids and to create a sense of team. Little did they know, they were just at the beginning of an incredible journey of helping kids ‘dare to dream’ and learn to make those dreams a reality.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: TSiBA : The Opportunity of a Lifetime To Study Business Starts Now! There is a gaping need for free; quality and sustainable education which is not a new phenomenon in South Africa, eg : the #FeesMustFall crisis.

It is a harsh reality that many South Africans are still not able to access tertiary education due to socio-economic constraints. But there is hope and there are options as experienced by 120 Western Cape students awarded scholarships to study accredited leadership and entrepreneurship qualifications at a local award-winning business school.  These students come from diverse backgrounds around the country, but their dreams are the same - to study at tertiary level and change not only their own lives, but those around them.   Read More...




Employment
Image: Job Opportunity - Business Development Consultant The iPDM(Institute for the Promotion of Disabled Manpower seeks to appoint a Business Development Consultant

The iPDM(Institute for the Promotion of Disabled Manpower seeks to appoint a Business Development Consultant to procure membership and CSI opportunities from new and existing Clients within the Private and Public Sector.

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ALL THE NEWS , Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy
Image: Inyathelo appoints new executive director Jessica Rees-Jones Ms Rees-Jones takes over from acting executive director Nomfundo Walaza, renowned for her human rights-related work in South Africa & internationally.

Ms Rees-Jones’s experience includes working as a specialist consultant to both the Graca Machel Trust and power producer Cennergi; and CEO of the Royal Bafokeng Nation Foundation.   Read More...




Employment
Image: Job Opportunities Woolworths – 5 Food Service Assistants, Baristas and 4 Catering Supervisors.

Catering Supervisor    :           apply.311158CA3.0@applythis.net   - R40 P/H
Barista                      :           apply.51115B8E5.0@applythis.net   - R25 – R35 P/H
FSA                          :           apply.11108C5B1.0@applythis.net   - R25 P/H 

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CHANGE MAKER
Image: Wendy Vermeulen - Brownies And Downies ! I was born and raised in the Netherlands into a supportive family that worked in hospitality and service.

My internship was completed in South Africa and I decided to stay on and make Cape Town my home. I wanted to make a difference, and so began my long-time goal of opening a Brownies And Downies here after connecting with Wade.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Education
Image: Private – Public collaborations for the upliftment of underprivileged schools The Industrial Development Corporation celebrated five fruitful years of partnership with Adopt-a-School (AAS) Foundation and the Department of Education at an event in Bushbuckridge. The three schools in Mpumalanga adopted by the IDC have improved their annual pass rates by an average of 20 percentage points, giving thousands of underprivileged learners educational opportunities that will allow them to rise above their impoverished circumstances.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Education, Health
Image: Clover story of dairy unfolds during National School Health Week: 'School Health Week' in South Africa, what better way to keep this important conversation going, with a visit to Clover's Visitor centre.

In celebration of the important week, which has brought focus to healthcare at schools, Clover is delighted to introduce school children, scholars and teachers to the world of milk - which provides a rich source of calcium, a mineral essential for healthy bones and teeth. Learners and their teachers are invited to come take a tour at their brand new facility that provides an educational and behind the scenes dairy and beverage experiences.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Go-Ahead for Reliance compost waste to Energy Project Reliance, is excited to have received the green light for the R250 million Waste to Energy project at Corona Farm in the Paarl region.

All appeals against the project have been dismissed by authorities, giving the final go-ahead to the first of its kind project. Not only will this project generate energy from organic waste, but it will directly and indirectly create over 1000 jobs, save landfill space and carbon emissions, as well as see depleted agricultural soils being rebuilt to high humus soils.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , HIV/AIDS, Sport
Image: Be Bold For Change - International Women's Day International Women’s Day greetings from Lilongwe, Malawi! I’m here as part of a trip to several African countries

This is to check in with our Grassroot Soccer teams and participants, and to meet some of our fantastic implementing partners. My favorite part of spending time at our programs is the inspiring people I get to meet.
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COMPANY NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Valentine’s Day for the Oldies in Hanover Park Collaboration between YISS, WeCanChangeOurWorld, Shoprite & DSD-Western Cape

We extend a massive Thank-You to Shoprite for their generous contribution. As part of their #ActForChange campaign, we could spread the love and make this an extra special Valentine’s Day.What a wonderful day was had by all the “ Oldies” in Hanover Park at the Hanover Park Community Centre. YISS (Youth Impact and Sustainable Solutions) a new innovative Youth Hub at the Crystal Secondary School and doing wonders for the Youth in Hanover Park, also acknowledge the value and importance of the older people in the community, look after their wellness and have made them the beneficiaries  of the programme.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Enterprise
Image: Applications are now open for the 2017 SAB Foundation Tholoana Enterprise Programme. Applications close at 12h00 on 15 March 2017. No late entries will be considered.

Successful candidates will be part of a high-energy solution that has helped hundreds of emerging entrepreneurs to accelerate their success. The two-year programme offers expert mentorship, skills training workshops, access to markets, and qualified investment-readiness support. Participants develop improved confidence and business skills that enable them to make their businesses sustainable in the long term.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Sport
Image: WARRIOR ON WHEELS : Spot the #WOWBuggy on the Cape Town Cycle Tour Well it's finally here... the countdown for the Cape Town Cycle Tour 2017 has begun and we are thrilled to have 4 buggy teams participating.

Race Day Supporters  -  If you plan to be along the route on the 12th March as a spectator, we'd love for you to get in touch and join our Warrior Tribe in blue! We are having supporter T-shirts made and we'd love to see as many of them on the day as possible so please get in touch - we will have the design finalised shortly and more info sent out soon.   Read More...




Employment
Image: Training & Development Co-ordinator:  Training Workshops Unlimited - (40 hours per week)

Cape Mental Health, a non-profit organisation that offers comprehensive mental health services in the Western Cape, seeks to employ a highly motivated and dynamic person as Training & Development Co-ordinator of Training Workshops Unlimited providing services to adults with intellectual disability.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Education
Image: Woolworths & MySchool exceed R100 million fundraising target for education Woolworths announce the "MySchool ‘Raise R100 million for Education" campaign has raised R104.9 million, exceeding target of R100 million set in 2015

This milestone could only be achieved thanks to the support of our customers and active MySchool cardholders who participated in the campaign between April 2015 and December 2016. The campaign is part of Woolworths’ and MySchool’s ongoing commitment to improving the quality of education in South African schools.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy
Image: ACTIVATE : The State Of Whose Nation? This year’s SONA reads no different from previous ones except for the inclusion of “Woke Twitter” buzz-words such as #DataMustFall, land expropriation

It is important to note that Mr President has been paying attention (to some issues) as he made a point about the insufferable data price rates that needs to be lowered. We will be waiting for that with baited breath.Let’s break it down a little bit. Most opportunities (educational, employment and general) are mostly on the internet, and to connect to said internet, one needs data. So, if a majority who need to be linked with these opportunities are not reached because of the issue of access to these resources, a disconnect is born. The review of data pricing is welcomed, Mr President.   Read More...



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