ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
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.
ALL THE NEWS , Education, Sport
COMPANY NEWS , Disability
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.
ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community, Women Empowerment
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.
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.
HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
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.
ALL THE NEWS , Education
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.
COMPANY NEWS , Health
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.
ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community, Youth
“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.”
COMPANY NEWS , Health, 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.
ALL THE NEWS , Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy , Women Empowerment
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…”
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.
HEADLINES, Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy , Youth
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.
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.
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.
HEADLINES, Social & Community, Women Empowerment
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.
COMPANY NEWS , Social & Community, Sport
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.
ALL THE NEWS , Women Empowerment
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.
ALL THE NEWS , Education
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.
HEADLINES, Enterprise, Environment & Bio-diversity
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.
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.
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The Rotary Club of Newlands gave local Lavender Hill NPO, Philisa Abafazi Bethu (PAB) the much-needed boost for its surfing programme.
Young ones from PAB can now look forward to exhilarating surfing lessons thanks to the generous donation of new surfboards from The Liberty Wharf Trust. PAB is a community based organisation in Lavender Hill which works with local children, women and elderly people who have been victims of abuse.
As we observed World Prematurity Day on 17 November 2016, 38 out of every 1 000 babies born in South Africa still die before the age of five. Although we have made great strides in antenatal and infant care over the past decade, many of these cases are entirely preventable if they are detected and treated early.
ALL THE NEWS , Youth
World AIDS Day, Thursday 01 December 2016 - The event, now in its twelfth year, is a highlight on the local calendar.
Zip Zap Circus School will entertain locals at an action packed, free event on World AIDS Day, Thursday 01 December 2016 at the O.R. Tambo Hall, Govan Mbeki Road, Site B. in Khayelitsha from 14:30. The event, now in its twelfth year, is a highlight on the local calendar.
Grizelda Grootboom on being trafficked and prostituted in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Published on Nov 13, 2014
Grizelda Grootboom was 18 years old when a trip to Johannesburg turned into a nightmare. Trafficked in Yeoville she was tied in a room for two weeks and forced to work as a sex slave. This is her story. WATCH.