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Image: Pedaling for the Gift Of Adventure This year we are thrilled to announce that Warrior On Wheels Foundation has our own charity group for the Cape Town Cycle Tour

Its that time of year when entries open for the Cape Town Cycle Tour, and this year we are thrilled to announce that Warrior On Wheels Foundation has our own charity group.

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Education
Image: Free Train the Trainer Workshops - September 2016 Are you a teacher of young learners? Are you involved in young people’s extra-curricular activities?

The Cape Town Science Centre will be hosting another series of free Train the Trainer coding workshops every Friday in September. These workshops will help participants prepare their own coding workshops for their learners during the ‘actual’ Africa Code Week from 15 to 23 October 2016. BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL, Limited spaces.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: MTN Foundation Today, we want to give a platform for the first of our 15 Top Partners: MTN South Africa

They would like us to share the following with you:
"MTN Foundation is a proud sponsor of Christel House. The Foundation’s schools connectivity programme addresses more than access to ICT centres and teacher training, it promises the power to explore a world outside the gates of the school and presents opportunities for learners to gain an ability to compete in an increasingly digitised world."   Read More...




HEADLINES, Crime & Corruption
Image: DA welcomes 1140 additional police officers The Democratic Alliance (DA) in the Western Cape welcomes the 1140 new police officers deployed by South African Police Services (SAPS) across our province, as announced by Provincial Police Commissioner General Jula.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Youth
Image: Oliver Kahn Hup opening in Kayalitshe & Diepsloot AMANDLA reflects on the progress they have been able to achieve in partnership with their invaluable supporters around the world

February saw the official opening of the Safe-Hub in Diepsloot, and in May the Oliver Kahn Safe-Hub in Gugulethu-Manenberg officially opened during a celebratory launch event attended by more than 150 representatives from government, business, the nonprofit sector and the local community.    Read More...




Image: September is Tourism Month! September is Tourism Month with World Tourism Day on 27 September 2016. This year's theme is "Promoting Universal Accessibility" (UA)

This year's theme is "Promoting Universal Accessibility" (UA). The #TourismForAll campaign requires that tourist attractions, establishments and service providers be accessible for people with mobility, visual, hearing, and other impairments. This also includes accessibility for those without disabilities, such as non-English speakers, families with elderly members, pregnant women or babies in prams.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Agriculture/Food, Food security
Image: Calling all photographers Foodbank SA support 600 beneficiary organisations across South Africa that do this valuable work

What a privilege to be in a position to be of some assistance to a grandmother caring for orphaned children; a group of abused women finding their own self-worth and independence; a community facility caring for people suffering from HIV /Aids that can’t afford palliative care; an educare teacher taking children off the streets and providing them with a vital foundation phase education and proper nutrition.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Youth
Image: Rape Culture is Every Black woman's Nightmare Being a black woman means fighting for your life every day, living in fear of what might happen.

Black women live in a society that constantly reminds them that they are not human enough. For every pain and violence against their bodies, society always finds an excuse of why it happened. We are constantly blamed for being raped, that it is our fault; we asked for it. No one sits and ask themselves how we manage to cope with all of this. Black women have wounds that will never heal because they are told to forgive and endure when they do not even get justice.    Read More...




HEADLINES, Crime & Corruption
Image: Crime Statistics: Western Cape Numbers Remains Stubbornly High On 2 September 2016, the National Police Commissioner released the crime statistics for the year 2015/16 and the Western Cape numbers remain stubbornly high, but with some improvements.   Read More...



HEADLINES, Crime & Corruption
Image: Poor police to population ratios in Delft aiding Gang Violence The high number of murders in Delft is cause for concern. The Delft police station has one of the worst police to population ratios in the metropolitan area. I will now take the matter up on a provincial and national platform.   Read More...



Education
Image: 2016  -  Faith Daniels To start off this segment, we would like to introduce you to Faith Daniels

Faith is currently a Grade R learner. She is living with her parents and three brothers in Manenberg. She is the middle child, following 12 year old twins Reagon and Mellow.   Read More...




HEADLINES
Image: Commission of Inquiry Feedback: Vigilante killings down in Khayelitsha The Western Cape Provincial Parliament Standing Committee on Community Safety was briefed by the South African Police Service and the Western Cape Department of Community Safety on the implementation of recommendations of the O’Regan Commission of Inquiry into policing in Khayelitsha   Read More...



Education
Image: IkamvaYouth : Successful students shepherd the next generation

The young adults who run IkamvaYouth don't pretend to teach school pupils. They just do “what educated parents do”: homework help, a safe place to go after school, and a little bit of individual attention. These are small things with enormous impact on matric pass rates and future incomes. By PIPPA GREEN.   Read More...




Aug 2016

NID’s groundbreaking South African Sign Language (SASL) Dictionary project has received a sizeable donation from long-standing funding partner FW de Klerk Foundation. This Dictionary stands to benefit  234 655 SASL users, as well as anyone wanting to learn SASL. The Dictionary will feature all SASL variations used at schools for the Deaf across the country, along with the relevant English term.   Read More...




Education, Enterprise
Image: Teen Entrepreneur Breakfast In August 2016, the SOSA team was invited to the Teen Entrepreneur, Awaken the Giant Within breakfast series.

Teen Entrepreneur is a non-profit organisation whose vision is to cultivate and promote an entrepreneurial spirit amongst high school learners across South Africa through interactive seminars, workshops, conferences, and exhibitions.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: The Active Citizen: The Spice of Life On Saturday, we celebrated World Honey Bee Day!

These little pollinators have been getting a lot of attention recently, and for a good reason. The plight of the honey bee reminds us of the essential nature of each piece of rare and beautiful life on our planet.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Women Empowerment
Image: Fishing organisation develops successful female employees As the largest employer in Saldanha Bay, Sea Harvest have created many opportunities for career growth and skills development

As the largest employer in Saldanha Bay, employing more than 1 300 women, many opportunities for career growth and skills development have been created at Sea Harvest, which has a direct economic impact on the local community.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Youth
Image: Can change be measured? At LifeXchange, our vision is the sustainable transformational growth of all people.

Yet often we're faced with the problem of being able to show this growth taking place inside a person in a very tangible way. Essentially, to measure it. Therefore begging the question: can true change in a person actually be measured?   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Education
Image: 3 000 Learners get TUTUDESKS from MYSCHOOL and LOOT.co.za partnership It is estimated that around 3 million South African school children do not have a desk to work at in their classrooms

“When I grow up I want to be a doctor. I’m very glad that we got the Tutudesks because these desks can help us when we are writing our home work or other class work either at home or at school”, said 13-year old Grade 7 pupil Monjela Mabiso from Thulani Primary, when his school received their allocation of Tutudesks recently.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Skills Development
Image: Engen boosts Supply Chain development Their commitment to supply chain development and transformation has seen an investment of R78 million over the past four years

As part of Engen’s transformation agenda and in pursuit of contributing to socioeconomic development, Engen implemented a Supplier Development pilot programme at their Engen Prosperator facility in Durban. The programme has experienced some exciting results.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Women Empowerment
Image: Celebration of women empowerment in Diepsloot Approximately 80 women gathered at the St. Mungos Church to celebrate and reflect on their power to overcome the physical and emotional challenges

“Viva, women, viva!” Such were the shouts of the ladies in attendance at the National Children and Violence Trust (NCVT)’s Women’s Dialogue held in Diepsloot on Friday, 19 August 2016. Approximately 80 women gathered at the St. Mungos Church to celebrate and reflect on their power to overcome the physical and emotional challenges that they face on a daily basis.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: NAL’IBALI STORY BOSSO TALENT SEARCH RETURNS THIS LITERACY MONTH In 2015 Nal’ibali’s Story Bosso Talent Search saw Athandiwe Sikade (7 years old), from Chumisa Primary in Khayelitsha, take the title of ‘STORY BOSSO’

 A dynamite that packs a punch with her powerful voice and storytelling prowess, Athandiwe is ready to hand over the title to this year’s hopeful.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Youth
Image: 60 SOUTH AFRICAN LEARNERS EMBARK ON HILTON WORLDWIDE’S 2016 YOUTH INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME This initiative is part of Hilton Worldwide’s Open Doors commitment, which aims to create opportunities and “Open Doors” for young people.

Johannesburg – 23 August 2016; Hilton Worldwide’s local hotels in South Africa, in conjunction with The Culture, Art, Tourism, Hospitality, and Sport Sector Education and Training Authority (CATHSSETA), today awarded internships worth almost R 3.5 million to 60 university students from across the country. The initiative, is aimed at creating sustainable careers for the youth by way of learning and development opportunities to train them in the skills they require for potential future positions in the hospitality industry.

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ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: Help your child become an ‘Academic Olympian’ It takes years of preparation to build a strong physical foundation and develop the necessary skills to compete on the highest level.

As the 2016 Olympic Games came to an end, we can reflect on the achievements, camaraderie and celebration of sport on the global stage. In addition to the great successes, Edublox reading, maths and learning clinic, highlights important lessons that can be learned from the Olympic athletes, which is applicable to a child’s academic and sporting performance.   Read More...




Image: Remember, remember Friday, 2 September! What, where, when of Casual Day™ FUN, SUPPORT, EMPOWER - CREATING AN INCLUSIVE SOCIETY!

Everyone loves Casual Day – the campaign that invites all fun-loving South Africans to dress differently for a day to raise funds for, and awareness of, persons with disabilities. It is the leading fundraising project in the disability sector, and is there to empower persons with disabilities through the organisations that participate.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Youth
Image: Bonga Cycling Academy takes shape Report on the scope, objectives and the overall approach that was taken in operationally implementing the TAS BCA Inter-Schools Cycling League

This document is a critical element in assessing future implementation of the ISCL as per the planning, executing and controlling of future events concerning the underlying project.
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ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: TSiBA Graduates of 2016: Charné Hendricks Bachelor of Business Administration

"This achievement means the world to me and my family; I am the first daughter, grand-daughter and cousin to graduate from tertiary education!"   Read More...




Education
Image: TSiBA Graduates of 2016: Mlungisi Daniel Bundwini Bachelor of Business Administration

“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but to also dream, not only plan, but to also believe”- Anatole France

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Education
Image: TSiBA Graduates of 2016: Sakhele Mphagalele Bachelor of Business Administration

"Thanks to TSiBA I now have a career in Finance and Investment industry and I intend on building this career further. I want to study postgrad studies in the financial management and possibly pursue a second degree in politics because that is my new area of interest."   Read More...




Education
Image: TSiBA Graduates of 2016: Tasnemm Teladia Bachelor of Business Administration

 "Go forth young TSiBAlings and keep shinning!"   Read More...




Education
Image: TSiBA Graduates of 2016: Nadia Williams Bachelor of Business Administration

"TSiBA‟s culture, reminds me of my family culture, its values, staff, lecturers, mentors and ways of doing things definitely made my student life worth it!"   Read More...




Education
Image: TSiBA Graduates of 2016: Malefa Moloi Bachelor of Business Administration

"Gratitude of thanks for giving me the opportunity to be dynamical person with aptitude to confront and solve problems in different situations, adjust to change and be focused. Continue giving the hand in empowering and supporting youth of Mzansi and other countries"   Read More...




Education
Image: TSiBA Graduates of 2016: Anelisa Matafeni Bachelor of Business Administration

"My family and I are very excited about attending the upcoming Graduation Ceremony. My family is very proud of me for getting this far in my life. My future plans are securing a job and one day becoming a regional manager. I will continue to use the pay it forward legacy in my life wherever I may be, including teaching others about it."   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community, Youth
Image: Bicycling Empowerment Network (BEN) fights poverty one bicycle at a time 500 bicycles from the United Kingdom arrives at the Bicycling Empowerment Network (BEN)’s Muizenberg premises

In areas where poverty is rife, skills development, entrepreneurship and safer transport can make a big positive difference. The Bicycling Empowerment Network (BEN) in and around Cape Town understands this and sets out to make a positive difference in the lives in the communities in which they operate. The Bicycle Empowerment Centres (BEC), which forms part of the BEN, are run by individuals from the communities who have been trained in bicycle repair and maintenance. They receive tools and a supply of bicycles, enabling them to start their own community bicycle workshops.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: Gardens Center to host Wola Nani charity book sale NGO fund-raiser from Monday 22 August to Sunday, 4th September

Gardens Centre will be hosting a charity book sale in support of Wola Nani from Monday 22 August. The pop-up fundraiser will see avid readers, film and music enthusiasts convene for a good cause, with book, DVD and CD proceeds going to support the NGO’s work with women, orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) affected by the AIDS crisis.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Health
Image: Sesame Workshop and Johnson & Johnson Team Up to Bring Critical Health Lessons to South Africa’s Eas Muppet Global Health Ambassador Raya Makes South African Debut In New Resources for Vulnerable Children

18 August, 2016 –East London, South Africa, and New York – Sesame Workshop, the non-profit educational organization behind South Africa’s Takalani Sesame, and Johnson & Johnson today released new multimedia resources for children and caregivers in South Africa’s Eastern Cape, focusing on critical health issues such as nutrition and WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene).   Read More...




HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Green Building Convention 2016 concludes with a strong call to act NOW The Green Building Convention 2016, proudly sponsored by Nedbank Corporate and Investment Bank, was held in Johannesburg for the first time late last month. The convention saw more than 50 international and local sustainability leaders inspire built environment professionals to build a better world now.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: Africa Code Week - Google Micro Grants CALL NOW OPEN for applications for Africa Code Week Google Micro Grants!

Apply for a Google Micro Grant by September 2, 2016 midnight (SAST) to enable you to host Computer Science activities for Africa Code Week in October 15 - 23, 2016.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Youth
Image: Polo is changing the lives of RURAL YOUTH one chukka at a time! Poloafrica, a Laureus Sport for Good Foundation project, recently showcased their mission at their home base on Uitgedacht Farm

Poloafrica, a Laureus Sport for Good Foundation project, recently held a Winter Open Day to showcase their mission at their home base on Uitgedacht Farm, set in the foothills of the spectacular Maluti Mountains in the Eastern Free State. Poloafrica’s mission is to give economically disadvantaged adults and children the opportunity to participate in equestrian sporting activities, including polo, in a professional environment.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS
Image: Caffeine kick for Cape Town Society for the Blind's Cafe 45 The coffee machine will contribute towards the CTSB’s quest of equipping students in the hospitality industry to master their art

CAPE TOWN. The Cape Town Society for the Blind’s (CTSB) quest to enhance the hospitality industry of the Mother City through the niche skills of blind waitrons and baristas received a timely boost thanks to the intervention of the international service organisation, Rotary.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS
Image: Mustafin Foundation 30th Anniversary Dinner Mustadafin Foundation will be hosting a Gala dinner on the 8th October 2016. Yes we are 30 years old and we are selling tickets for our gala dinner.

A table will cost R2500.00 and corporates R5000,00 a table. A table consist of 10 people. If you are not able to attend you may sponsor a table for seniors, orphans or the destitute. The corporate table will have your name and it would be advertising for your company that evening in and around the hall.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Skills Development
Image: Unilever: tapping into South Africa’s top talent Investing in South Africa's youth and paying particular attention to their skills development is key to the country's future economic growth

South Africa is renowned for its natural beauty and rare earth minerals. However, the nation’s real wealth lies in its young people, especially millennials - people born between 1984 and 1996 – who are digital natives accustomed to employing technology to do more in less time by using fewer resources. By tapping into the potential of this national treasure and continually investing in the development and growth of the youth of the country, organisations and the country at large will be able to achieve the prosperity it is destined for.

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HEADLINES, Early Childhood Development (ECD)
Image: Breastmilk is best for early childhood development “It’s at this time of the year that we want to encourage and remind all mothers to give their babies the healthiest start to life by breastfeeding exclusively for the first 200 days of their newborn’s life,” says Tom Bergmann-Harris, past president of the Rotary Club of Claremont spearheading Early Childhood Development for Rotary in the Western Cape, Namibia and Angola.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS
Image: Milpark Education staff rally to raise funds for the Red Cross Hospital Milpark Education, one of the top 10 accredited business schools in SA rallied staff to raise funds for the Red Cross war Memorial Children's Hospital

What started out as one staff member being handed a flyer at a robot appealing for donations, turned into an internal fund raising initiative and led to a donation of R20,000.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Pop-up Street store to assist homeless people with clothing Street Store initiative aims to make life less arduous for the homeless and less privileged

With the winter cold and rain making life more arduous for the less privileged, Pam Golding Properties is making a difference by co-ordinating a street store initiative that will offer everything from free clothing and food to yoga classes and the chance to mark the occasion at a photo booth.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Women Empowerment
Image: The Agent of Change in the Rotary Injongo Project Women’s Month celebrates the battle for equality in the workplace and society; the sacrifices and hardships they had to endure on the road to success

The Rotary Club of Claremont believes that telling the story of influential women is more important than the holiday itself. Pumeza Mahobe, an inspirational lady, highly involved with the ins and outs of the Club’s Injongo Educare Project, has a story truly worth telling.   Read More...




HEADLINES
Image: Metrorail: Another train in flames in Cape Town The DA in the Western Cape once again notes the senseless torching of Metrorail Trains in Cape Town and condemn it in the strongest terms.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS
Image: Engen celebrates women truck drivers this Women’s Month Whilst you would expect this to be a man’s game, a surprising number of women truck drivers work for Engen

Whilst you would expect this to be a man’s game, a surprising number of women truck drivers work for Engen, whose driver programme has – since 2006 - seen females compete successfully with males in this exacting environment.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Women Empowerment
Image: Strike a Rock South Africa just celebrated National ‪Women's Day

We were reminded to pay homage to the woman of South Africa who fought against the Apartheid government and celebrate the women in our country. It was wonderful to take a day to honour courage and strength in the pursuit of a better society and remember that women and have changed (and continue to change) the world.

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HEADLINES, Health
Image: Civil society comes together in Durban The International AIDS Conference in Durban brought the world to South Africa and showcased South Africa's AIDS response to the world. NACOSA staff gained much insight at a pre-conference symposium on Children and HIV.   Read More...


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